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Old Apr 29, 2007, 5:39 PM   #1
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Here is two shots from a Tae Kwondo competition.

This athletes move very fast and I had a hard timegetting some decent shots. My 50mm f1,4 is MF and it didn`t make it any easier. This is two of my favorites from nearly 300 pics. C&C welcome as allways.

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Old Apr 29, 2007, 6:19 PM   #3
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They look pretty good to me, that DOES sound like a pretty challenging shoot. I like the ref in the first shot, he looks like someone had to wrestle him down to force him into a shirt and tie :-).

About the only suggestion I could have, and you probably tried it, would be to focus on one area of the ring, wait for the action to enter that area, and then snap away.

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Geir, Nothing wrong with those. Sometimes you have to put up with technical issues (like noise) in order to get the shot. I think you got the shot and I think the trade off was worth it!!

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Actually Tim that was a good tip! I`ll try that next time around. About the ref... My guess is he rides a Harley and wears a lether jacket:lol:

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Good shots Geir.

Manual focus - love it or hate it. I don't like it, but have to put up with it sometimes, and I am as slow as hell in getting that sweet focus spot. In this case I would be on match one when the combatants were on match 4!!


Congrats on getting some useable shots.


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Old Apr 30, 2007, 5:11 AM   #7
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these are good geir. problem is you can't take shots like these with a pentax. haven't you read that ? are you shooting with an 85mm f1.4? if not , what lens??

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edit: i'll take either of the galson my side anytime.
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Hi Roy

Noo.. I must have missed that memo:roll:lol

Don`t get confused by the exif info. It is a 50mm f1,4 but I forgot or entered the wrong lens size on power up...

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Geir,* Nothing wrong with those.* Sometimes you have to put up with technical issues (like noise) in order to get the shot.* I think you got the shot and I think the trade off was worth it!!*

Glenn
Geir,

Great shots and capture. I second what Glenn said. The alternative of noisy pict is no shots at all.
Here is a noisy pict.
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/70731924
Who cares

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I think the noise problem in action shots like that it overstated. if you take any daily paper with sport column in it and look at the photos they were all taken with high iso speed and there's not much details in them anyway. even with C or N and wery fast long lens they still have to crank up iso to get decent shutter speed to freeze the action. so when somebody moans at noisy action photo like that it's best to say: go and try better with any camera. I think if you can freeze action and still can tell who's on the picture that's fine with this kind of photography.

these are both fine images

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