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Mark0159
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 04:15
Hey All

Today was the start of the V8 Series at Pukekohe raceway, which is just south of Auckland, NZ. Anyway it was the first test with the Sigma 100-300 F4 lens which I must say after today, I am glad that I have brought it. And thanks to Wazza I used the Sigma 1.4x attached and also found I had a few good photos with this attached.

Anyway here are a few photos from the day.

http://www.cuthbert.net.nz/potn/IMG_9755.jpg
Sigma 100-300 with 1.4x attached @ 420mm - F/9 - 1/200s - iso200

http://www.cuthbert.net.nz/potn/IMG_9768.jpg
Sigma 100-300 with 1.4x attached @ 420mm - F/10 - 1/200s - iso200

http://www.cuthbert.net.nz/potn/IMG_9777.jpg
Sigma 100-300 with 1.4x attached @ 420mm - F/10 - 1/200s - iso200

http://www.cuthbert.net.nz/potn/IMG_9820.jpg
Sigma 100-300 with 1.4x attached @ 420mm - F/10 - 1/200s - iso200

http://www.cuthbert.net.nz/potn/IMG_0346.jpg
Sigma 100-300 @ 300mm - F/8 - 1/320s - iso100

note: All images are as they are from the camera with no pp at all, apart from the first 4 being cropped. The last shot is just resized.

Enjoy and any comments are welcome :)

kiwirota
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 04:33
nice pics

i should post up some of mine sometime

are you accredited????

Mark0159
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 04:45
are you accredited????

Nope, just happen to be at the right place at the right time. This shots was taken in the infield, just down from the hairpin.

forsaken
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 05:29
nice shots Mark

Wazza
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 05:37
:lol:
What's this new lens you're talking about?
100-400 Sigma? :)
100-300 and 140-420 definately a good range. Mine at 120 minimum without a converter I find a little too long at times. Glad you had some good shots there. Hopefully you can get a 1.4 soon, and I'll try to get a 2x converter one day when I can afford it.

Nice shots too. Cya tomorrow.

NordieBoy
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 07:01
That Falcoon shot is very nice :)

badgerbaiter
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 09:41
i hope you dont mind some constructive criticism, but that 1st and 3rd photos look very pasty and not very sharp. What camera are you using and how much of the photo did you crop off?

edit: just checked the EXIF and i see you are using EOS 10D... my pics with a 10D had exactly the same problems.. upgrading to the 20D was the best thing i did. It has much less noise at higher ISO, so you can use higher ISO and have much more flexiblity with aperture and shutter speed without getting lots of noise

Cadwell
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 09:57
Mmm... I suspect his settings were more conscious choice than camera limitation. The 10D is acceptable as far as noise goes at ISO 400 and the lens + TC combination he was using is good for f/5.6. 1/320th or 1/400th shutter speed were easily within reach for him.

Personally I would have shot them at 1/320th as I think 1/200th is a little too slow for head on shots.

Wazza
21st of April 2006 (Fri), 15:55
I've had a look at my shots, and I shot manual for 90% of the time. Generally aiming for 1/320th and 1/400th.
With the longer and heavier 120-300, I just couldn't get steady shots at 1/200th anymore. And as the cars are moving with pace, it's hard to get the front and back of the car sharp.

Mark0159
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 03:58
Personally I would have shot them at 1/320th as I think 1/200th is a little too slow for head on shots.

Most of the day I was using ISO 100, which still gave me iso 200 and 400 before I would have stopped shooting. Despite the 10D being old it still does a good job.

In hind sight I would have shot at 1/320, and I did alot of playing around yesterday as that was the real world use of the 100-300. I had found even at 100% with out any coping the photos look good. Trust me there was planty more that didn't look that hot.

anyway got some more shots today and I am sure that I will end up posting them.

Stubbienz
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:10
Hi Guys

Also there today. Wont be a day I forget in a hurry. Had the luck of watching a GT3 leap the fence right in front of me. Pic's were taken after the car had come to rest. Never moved so fast in my life luckly I still had my camera around my neck. My seat was 1 to the left behind the fire extingisher. Glad to be home in one piece post some more pics of the racing later.

Regards, Paulhttp://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3074_resize_resize.jpghttp://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3075_resize_resize.jpghttp://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3076_resize_resize.jpghttp://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3077_resize_resize.jpg

joeseph
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:16
A-mazing..... that last one says it all, a lot of very lucky people in the front row.
Well captured! thanks for sharing. See you there again tomorrow?

::John::
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:20
It is on the news here in Sydney - amazing crash.

badgerbaiter
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:20
Holy Moley!

Wazza
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:25
Incredible the capacity grandstands didn't have anyone hurt. :o

::John::
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:29
On TV I saw at least 2 people with cameras slung around their necks hi-tailin' it outta there. Wicked.

Mark0159
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:34
there are some lucky people around the country today. If I was one of them I would have left the V8's to buy a lotto ticket :)

they are some great shots there. really glad that no one was hurt. it will be interesting to see what tomorrow brings.

I hope that Wazza iKirst and joeseph will get some good shots. I'm going to be lazy :) and not go

Stubbienz
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:39
Sure was amazing no one got hurt. At the time I was more worried about the wheel when it came off as I thought that was going to go over our heads but the fence ended up catching that, once the car hit the armco and launched at the fence I got up and started hurdling up the chairs. Once I turned around there it was on the other side.

Here are some more pics from other racing

Paul

http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_2958_resize.jpghttp://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3050_resize.jpghttp://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3053_resize.jpg

Stubbienz
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 04:44
Last 2 for today

Cheers Paul

http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3039a_resize_resize.jpg
http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/%7Estubbie/IMG_3055a_resize_resize.jpg

NordieBoy
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 05:45
The "follow the leader" shot is cool.
Cropped would be cooler but :D

kiwirota
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 08:33
where do yo guys get most of these shots from??

forsaken
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 08:36
well it looks like I will be heading out there tomorrow as the Mrs's boss wants me there (fark knows why).

Wazza
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 14:59
kiwirota: as I've said before. The entrance to pit lane, and also a few from the hairpin yesterday.

Stubbie: So you had Radisich grandstand seating? Will you get it back today? They said so...

You would have walked past 5 of us with Canon gear.

Looks like you were near the TV camera man.
I went past there around the time of the Pitt Special aircraft going past the 2nd time, when I went to get an icecream.

Stubbienz
22nd of April 2006 (Sat), 15:38
Hi Wazza

Should get our seats back today. Just a matter of replacing the post as it broke just above ground level.

Saw you guys lined along the fence there. Liked it a bit better further along as you get them through the corner then down through the chicanes.

Just about to head out. Has just started pissing down here at home so should be in for a slippery one.

Paul

Wazza
23rd of April 2006 (Sun), 17:57
Hi Wazza

Should get our seats back today. Just a matter of replacing the post as it broke just above ground level.

Saw you guys lined along the fence there. Liked it a bit better further along as you get them through the corner then down through the chicanes.

Just about to head out. Has just started pissing down here at home so should be in for a slippery one.

Paul

That is my favourite spot to see them exiting the hairpin, but sadly there was no fence position.
On Sunday, we were even further towards pits, just before the 40km/h pit sign, at the turn in. Still managed some decent shots.

Mark0159
24th of April 2006 (Mon), 06:12
That is my favourite spot to see them exiting the hairpin, but sadly there was no fence position.
On Sunday, we were even further towards pits, just before the 40km/h pit sign, at the turn in. Still managed some decent shots.

Bugger about the location. I had thought you guys was planning on leaving early :) I guess alot of people had the same idea.

anyway I thought I would post a pic of the winner, even tho the shot wasn't taken on sunday, Mark Skaife was the winner of this round.

http://www.cuthbert.net.nz/potn/IMG_0362.JPG

Wazza
24th of April 2006 (Mon), 06:54
I've edited a few shots now, just thrown them on the desktop.

But here's a teaser anyway.
Will be several days possibly even a week or two, before I can go through them all, trash the bad ones and edit a few of the ok ones.

Here's my number one driver
http://wazz*****scity.com/20d/fabian.jpg

Fabian Coulthard. Put him in a faster car, one which wasn't a composite of 3 scrap cars, and he'd do better.

BTW, nice shot Mark. :)

forsaken
24th of April 2006 (Mon), 16:32
thats a great shot of Fabian there Wazza

iKirst
25th of April 2006 (Tue), 16:22
Fab shots of the toyota series, Mark. Pleasure meeting you and your brother too.
Paul - good capture of the devistation. Lucky noone was hurt.
I had Forsaken relaying to me, via text, what was happening, because we couldnt see a damn thing from our vantage point.