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Old Jul 6, 2012, 1:34 PM   #1
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I am Going to the Calgary Stampede Grand Stand Show
with me E-520 or E-PL1
This will be a first for me . After living here for 35 years
I managed to get tickets on the 3rd balcony at the front.
No body in front of me.

I think the 14-54 and 40-150 would be the best
the 70-300 would be too much

Or my E-PL1 with 2 lenses

Forcast is Sunny Hot and Crowded

Suggestions ???
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Old Jul 6, 2012, 4:40 PM   #2
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.....I personally would take the 70-300 to get some 'first jump' out-of-the-gate shots. Simple setting to 'sports mode' pre-focus and finger on the button shoot bursts of 5. This should work for all but the later seconds of most events i.e. the bucking events and the gate shots for roping. Bulldogging & roping climax shots might be iffy but fun trying.

Just my 2-cents, but if you have that rail in front of your seat the 70-300 could work very well.

I've not been to a rodeo for many years, sounds fun...... make lots of files and enjoy.
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Ummm, I certainly am no expert on shooting rodeos, but I wonder if taking both cameras with you would serve you well. One camera with your 14-54mm and the other camera mounted with the 70-300. You would be able to quickly cover everything from wide angle to telephoto.
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Ummm, I certainly am no expert on shooting rodeos, but I wonder if taking both cameras with you would serve you well. One camera with your 14-54mm and the other camera mounted with the 70-300. You would be able to quickly cover everything from wide angle to telephoto.
Great minds...

I was thinking the same thing as I read the OP.
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Old Jul 8, 2012, 5:59 PM   #5
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Thank you for the reply's
Bob Steven and Gary

Bob was right about the 70-300. I got a map where I will be sitting.
about 75 yards from the gates . I will need the 70-300 for that.

I will try sports mode and also A priority
The sun will be right behind me .
With good light the E-520 and 70-300 should get a shutter of 1250 or 1600. at ISO 400.

I tried burst for the first time this morning .

2 cameras . Sounds good with 2 lens .
They will easily fit into my camera bag with the only sacrifice of 1 less Beer . The forcast is for 85 F. For Calgary that is HOT
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....using burst, be sure to use the fast mode, I think the 520 has both slow & fast burst mode.

For baseball I always shot 3 to 5 shot bursts depending on the play situation. For the rodeo action I suspect you will find some exciting action files.
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