Shooting some runners...Question

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Running a marathon Sunday and hoping to finish soon enough to grab the D2X and photograph my friend finishing his first one. Planning on using the 85/1.4. It is forecast to be bright and sunny. What APERTURE would members here who have experience with these sorts of events use?

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My 2 cents

Patrick,

I would recommend against the 85 for the race. You're more likely to miss focus when shooting runners with that lense. I'd go with the 70-200, with a narrow dof, maybe in the 3.2 to 5.6 range, depending on if your focusing on an individual runner or a group. You'll have a lot more flexibility and the AF system will be your friend. I used it to shoot the Olympic marathon trials here last year and it worked great.

Tom
 
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I'd have to agree with Tom. The 70-200 VR will be a good lens for the runners. Besides faster focusing, you'll have the convenience of the zoom.

BTW Tom - I grew up outside of St. Louis before moving to San Francisco about 2 years ago. Born & raised in Highland, IL then moved to Edwardsville, IL after High School.

Dave
 
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dkapp said:
I'd have to agree with Tom. The 70-200 VR will be a good lens for the runners. Besides faster focusing, you'll have the convenience of the zoom.

BTW Tom - I grew up outside of St. Louis before moving to San Francisco about 2 years ago. Born & raised in Highland, IL then moved to Edwardsville, IL after High School.

Dave
Dave,

My sister and brother in law lived in Highland for about 5 years, quite a while back. (in teh late 80's). He was pres. of St. Joseph's hospital there.

San Fransisco sounds like a step in a good direction!

Tom
 
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tweber said:
Dave,

My sister and brother in law lived in Highland for about 5 years, quite a while back. (in teh late 80's). He was pres. of St. Joseph's hospital there.

San Fransisco sounds like a step in a good direction!

Tom
Talk about a small world! My mom works at St. Joseph's hospital as a nurse. She's been there almost 30 years now.

Dave
 
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Tom[/quote]

Talk about a small world! My mom works at St. Joseph's hospital as a nurse. She's been there almost 30 years now.

Dave[/quote]

Dave,

Small world, indeed. Next time you talk to your Mom, ask her if she remembers Jim Brophy.


Tom
 

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