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Old Dec 3, 2009, 9:58 AM   #1
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According to this article in the San Jose Mercury News, the possible arrival of fifty foot waves off Half Moon Bay next week could trigger the Mavericks Surf Contest. This has to be what a sports photographer lives for! And I'm guessing that only a mega-expensive lens would achieve the desired results. Am I right? Would I have a prayer with a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L?

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Old Dec 3, 2009, 10:37 AM   #2
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IMO it's a little bit short... I tried with my 500L on a 1DMrkII before and found I need a little more reach depending on where the waves are... (i.e. a 1.4xTC might do it)

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IMO it's a little bit short... I tried with my 500L on a 1DMrkII before and found I need a little more reach depending on where the waves are... (i.e. a 1.4xTC might do it)
Did you shoot from a boat? Apparently some people do. I might go just for the experience. I think I'll leave my big wave, stellar surfer photo ambitions for another time. Thx.

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