One(pic) today with my 80-200AF-S

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by carauction, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Shot this today at Belmont Park racetrack. D3

    C&C appreciated.

    Thanks

    Mike

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  2. 2 more........

    Hey, with all the money I made at the track today....what the heck!

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  3. C&C — I'd like to see the jockeys face and the way the horses rear foot is planted, looks awkward. Otherwise, the color is perfect and it's nice and sharp. Do you shoot a sequence or one shot at a time?

    The bottom two are perfect!

    —Vince
     
  4. Great shots Mike. I always like your shots from the track.

    In addition to the fact that they're great shots with great color, the musculature in the horse in image #1 is amazing. That is one super strong animal!
     
  5. itsmike

    itsmike

    Mar 2, 2008
    Greenlawn NY
    Great shots.. Horse #1 looks like he could contend with Young Arnold!!!
     
  6. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Love them!

    What AF modes were you using?
     
  7. Thanks snap.

    Yes, this horse does appear rather awkward. I usually shoot a burst of about 4 or 5.

    Thanks TMR.

    I am very critical of how a camera resolves horse flesh, re: detailed musculature. This is one area that the D3 shines. Love it.

    indeed. Thanks much.

    Thank you

    C-AF. Set to release on 'focus' only. 9 point dynamic.
     
  8. vcackerman

    vcackerman Guest

    Did you have the #6? :) 

    Great shots!
     
  9. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Nice stuff, tell me however do you have a photo of a horse with all four legs off the ground? :smile:
     
  10. Those are gorgeous. I really like the 80-200 AF-S. Here's one shot wide open from my favorite testing grounds -- Mission San Juan Bautista -- shot in the worst time of the day.

    Camera: D700
    Lens: 80-200/2.8 AF-S

    ISO200, 200mm, 1/5000s, f/2.8
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    Craig
     
  11. I believe I have a photo with all 12 off the ground...3 horses.

    real nice & thanks.

    Agreed. I find this to be nicest of Nikon's 70/80-200's.

    mike
     
  12. NJDJ

    NJDJ

    469
    Apr 15, 2006
    Nice but I'd like to see less DOF. Open up the lens to blur the background more.
     
  13. 12 off the ground

    Shot this with my old Sigma SD10 a year or two ago.

    Mike

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    IMG10102pslightened.
     
  14. Thanks.

    Sometimes when you are shooting at an angle, 2.8 is not enough field.

    But I am going to gamble a bit next time anyway.

    mike
     
  15. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Great timing Mike! Cool shot.
     
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