Hangtown Motocross

Joined
Jan 24, 2007
Messages
456
Location
Spring Grove, PA USA
Nice shots! What settings did you use? SS etc.

You have any plans to go to the MX of Nations in September at Budds Creek? Should be an awesome event!
 
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
1,086
Location
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
How do you guys cope with the insame amount of dust that we encounter during these events ? I'm not to worried about my D2H but I always feel awkward with the 70-200 VR as I fear tiny specks of dirt will find their way inside and mess with the VR and the AF motor.
 
Joined
Apr 12, 2007
Messages
36
Location
SoCal
Great shots...thanks for reppin' SoCal the way it should be and not the way I do :frown:
What is up with the rider in #4..no goggles?!? I need a pair just to look at these pix with all the dirt and mud flying around!!
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
1,781
Location
IN
I stayed away from this thread until I watched the race on Speed channel.

nice work, bryno. :biggrin:

Speed offered no explanation as to why Stewart lost his goggles. do you know what happened bryno?

btw, the Lites (I hate that word) race airs Tuesday at 3pm est on speed.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
1,781
Location
IN
How do you guys cope with the insame amount of dust that we encounter during these events ? I'm not to worried about my D2H but I always feel awkward with the 70-200 VR as I fear tiny specks of dirt will find their way inside and mess with the VR and the AF motor.
here's my MX setup;

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


:biggrin:
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2007
Messages
456
Location
Spring Grove, PA USA
Speed offered no explanation as to why Stewart lost his goggles. do you know what happened bryno?
I don't have the speed channel yet so I didn't see the race on TV but didn't Stewart crash pretty hard in the second moto and lost his front brake? Might have had something to do with that??
 
Joined
Apr 29, 2007
Messages
31
Location
Cypress, California
  • Thread Starter Thread Starter
  • #13
I stayed away from this thread until I watched the race on Speed channel.

nice work, bryno. :biggrin:

Speed offered no explanation as to why Stewart lost his goggles. do you know what happened bryno?

btw, the Lites (I hate that word) race airs Tuesday at 3pm est on speed.
I saw james take his googles off, But I'm not sure why.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2006
Messages
1,781
Location
IN
Jim, Is that just a clear bag? I wanted to get something for the Budds Creek MX incase it rains or is extremely dusty. Last year the dust wasn't bad at all.
yes, just a clear bag. they had a nice interview with RC. he announced the races he's running.; the first 5(which includes Red Bud:biggrin:), then he will take a break until the Millville race. then he will take a break until the MX Des Nations. :biggrin:
 
Joined
Feb 20, 2007
Messages
1,133
Location
N. Texas
cool deal, getting shots of the pro's :)

I am hoping to be at the Nationals here in Texas on Labor day weekend,
even hoping to ride the Vintage races on that Monday :)
on a 1977 Bultaco 250 !
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2007
Messages
1,135
Location
Kelowna B.C. Canada
How do you guys cope with the insame amount of dust that we encounter during these events ? I'm not to worried about my D2H but I always feel awkward with the 70-200 VR as I fear tiny specks of dirt will find their way inside and mess with the VR and the AF motor.
I don't, (worry that is) I just take the dust and after I leave, I just used canned air to spray off my gear. The dust probably harms the equipment (even if it takes a while to do any visible damage or wear) But I don't buy equipment to play it "safe" all the time, So I just take it as fact and work with it.

For rain I use a plastic bag held in place by the lens hood, But It makes turning the zoom ring on the 80-200 a bit difficult, so I don't bother doing the same for dust.
 
Joined
Sep 6, 2006
Messages
1,086
Location
Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
here's my MX setup;

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


:biggrin:
I should have thought of that...
I don't, (worry that is) I just take the dust and after I leave, I just used canned air to spray off my gear. The dust probably harms the equipment (even if it takes a while to do any visible damage or wear) But I don't buy equipment to play it "safe" all the time, So I just take it as fact and work with it.

For rain I use a plastic bag held in place by the lens hood, But It makes turning the zoom ring on the 80-200 a bit difficult, so I don't bother doing the same for dust.
I don't buy equipment to play it safe either but I am not in a situation where the income generated covers the price of the equipment I buy so I tend to take extra measures in order to make sure my equipment lasts a little longer. Also, I'm not big on using compressed air to "clean" my gear. I always fear that fine particles will be "pushed" inside the lens. I'm not so worried with the D2H body but I prefer not to push my luck with the lenses.

I'm sure turning the zoom ring is a little more difficult with the plastic bag but having worked with primes for a long time, I don't mind not usind the zoom ring all the time. I'll preset it to the proper focal length and I'll go from there.
 

Latest posts

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom