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Old Sep 3, 2004, 8:13 AM   #1
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Thought it would be good to see how many of you take photos at sporting events, which sports? also what equipment do you use?
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Old Sep 3, 2004, 1:43 PM   #2
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I use a 300d with a Sigma 50-500 as my prime lense for shooting surfing. When the surf goes flat i try to get more creative by using either 28-55 or 75-300 lenses for seascapes.
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How about you JoeB, what do you shoot mainly?
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I'm starting to take pictures of karate and taekwondo. Fun sport to take pictures of, but also quite hard. Right now I use the kit lens from the D70, but hope to upgrade soon.
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Old Sep 3, 2004, 2:30 PM   #4
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If it moves, i'll shoot it, If it doesn't move, what the heck i'll shoot it too.

What types of sports i've done: Marathon/triatlon, cycling. Car racing, both ontrack, as rallying, sailing and american football to name a few.

equipment: Canon 10D, Sigma EX lenses: 70-200 f2.8 with optional 1.4x or 2x extenders, 24-70 2.8, 20mm 1.8, Metz 54MZ-3 flash, and 2.5 GB of compact flash.

And i'm thinking of buying the "bigma" 50-500 lens



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Old Sep 3, 2004, 2:46 PM   #5
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either i am weird, or there is something wrong with this photo...

if you look right under the #4 on the car, you will see were the red/white striped tape that goes around the course wraps around a pole, but the pole looks clear! i can see it but just if i look for it, if you did this in photoshop, i'd love to know how!, was it the clone tool?



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Old Sep 3, 2004, 5:18 PM   #6
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That looks like a panned shot to me. You can see the background blurred in the direction of the vehicle, which he followed as it moved.
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That looks like a panned shot to me. You can see the background blurred in the direction of the vehicle, which he followed as it moved.

i understand this....but is that what casues the post to look like that?
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Old Sep 4, 2004, 12:23 PM   #8
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bradg wrote:
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That looks like a panned shot to me. You can see the background blurred in the direction of the vehicle, which he followed as it moved.
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i understand this....but is that what casues the post to look like that?
Well if hes panning then anything stationary would be blurred
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bradg schreef:
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either i am weird, or there is something wrong with this photo...

if you look right under the #4 on the car, you will see were the red/white striped tape that goes around the course wraps around a pole, but the pole looks clear! i can see it but just if i look for it, if you did this in photoshop, i'd love to know how!, was it the clone tool?



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Pretty easy to explain, The pole was just a thin metal rod, smaller than1 centimeter thick. The type of rodused toreinforce concrete. The car passed meat approx.80-100 KM/H.

Some details of the shot: iso: 100, Shutter speed, 1/60, aperture F/16, focal length 175 mm, Sigma 70-200 EX lens. The photo is unedited, except for size, and a touch of brightness added.

So it is definately a pan shot.At that speed, someting that small just becomes very transparent.


Mystery solved, now back totopic.No more sports shooters here??

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Old Sep 4, 2004, 1:33 PM   #10
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ohhh ok thanks for explaining!!
i looked kind of like a ghost pole!
i guess im weird then!:lol:

ya, sorry for hijacking this thread...
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