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D300 + 80-200 + Dirt biking

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by cleoent, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. cleoent

    cleoent

    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    I'm astonished at how blazingly fast this combo focuses. I would say about 95% of the shots from the day were in focus... wow!

    Here's a few of my favs, I'm completely open to CC.

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    You can check out the rest here if you want!

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  2. very nice shots
    that worked out to be a great combo for you

    #s 1 and 7... without being able to see the face, the pictures don't "look" as good
    in focus
    nice action
    but.... seeing the face makes them better to most viewers.... FWIW
     
  3. cleoent

    cleoent

    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    i agree, i think what i liked about those shots was it kind of looked like he was jumping to nowhere..... But great insight and i will keep that in mind. I find myself enjoying the pics more when i see their faces, and it's good to know others do as well.

    Thanks :smile:
     
  4. Hey Leo, you are right, the shots are sharp! I use that same killer combo for baseball and basketball. Nice series. Just out of curiousity, what AF settings, metering, SS did you use? 51pt, 21pt, dynamic I assume? Metering? Shutter speed?
     
  5. cleoent

    cleoent

    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Hi Harry, I actually experimented.

    Most of them were shot 51pt 3d tracking, i was using aperature priority at F4, and i was using spot metering for the most part. BUT, if you have questions on specific pics i'll look up the exif data, i hate that "save for web" in PS strips the data off :(  Grr!

    I'm not sure what you mean by SS though...
     
  6. kjohansen

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    These are few that I caught last summer at the Washougal national.. I was shooting a Nikon D2x and a 70-200mm f/2.8

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  7. cleoent

    cleoent

    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    that last one is pretty bad ***!
     
  8. kjohansen

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    Here is James Stewart hauling butt up Horsepower Hill at Washougal..

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