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Old Apr 20, 2007, 9:45 PM   #1
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Three meets this week--Tuesday, Thursday and tomorrow (Saturday)
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 9:46 PM   #2
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My daughter completes the handoff. All shots K100D with DA 50-200mm
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 9:48 PM   #3
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High jumper...
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And, hurdles
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 9:49 PM   #5
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My youngest long jumping
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 10:46 PM   #6
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Those are some great shots Rick, you are doing wonderfully at stopping the action and capturing the expressions on the athletes faces.

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Great timing, good shots, well done.
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Very nice shots. One suggestion though: to use a larger aperture in order to get more background blur like in shot #1. Will make focusing more crucial, but will also enhance the motive.

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Rick, I like them all, but especially the hurdlers.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 1:47 PM   #10
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These are really wonderful!

Out of curiosity, what technique are you using? Whatever it is works very well for you, but I'm curious. Are you prefocusing on a point and then waiting for the action to come to you, or are you using continuous focus and following the action? The couple of times I've tried track I was using a manual focus lens and sohad to usethe prefocus and wait technique. Also, do you use continuous shooting or single shot? I thought the single shot was more useful to me - the fps when shooting raw (should have changed to jpg but didn't think about it) was too little for what I tried it out on. Should I give it another try using jpg?

As far as aperture, the DA 50-200 is a bit limiting - found that out at the horse show. However, having a deeper DOF does mean that focus isn't quite as critical so there's trade-offs.
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