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May 25, 2012 11:22 |  #1

Hi Guys,

Im going to the Formula 1 race in July this year, I have never shot anything like this before and I only have amateur entry level equipment can I get some tips/guides on how i can make the most of it with what i have.

Im going to be down at Stowe corner so will have the cars coming at me from the hanger straight and then away.

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May 25, 2012 13:37 |  #2

Don't bother. Go and enjoy the race. Its hard enough to shoot from in front of the fence at Silly (my local track) let alone behind it!


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May 27, 2012 13:47 |  #3

Best place to go at Silverstone with your 50-250 would be between Vale and Club Corner there is a raised area there. Also you could get some shots round at Woodcote, really does depend when your there if it's only raceday it will be heaving but if you are going Friday and Saturday should be able to move around a bit.


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May 28, 2012 05:37 |  #4

steve46 wrote in post #14491871external link
Best place to go at Silverstone with your 50-250 would be between Vale and Club Corner there is a raised area there. Also you could get some shots round at Woodcote, really does depend when your there if it's only raceday it will be heaving but if you are going Friday and Saturday should be able to move around a bit.

Thanks for the Info will be only there for the Sunday not sure if ill be able to move about but ill see what i can do.. cant wait.


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May 28, 2012 05:47 |  #5

The big problem at Silverstone is the distance the spectator is from the track. They seem to have heeded the wisdom that motor racing is dangerous and kept us from what we came to see.

Compare that to a track like Spa, where the photographic possibilities are endless. Even Monaco. I have been leaning on the armco as the F1 cars were about 6" the other side as they moved to the outside of turn 1. Its a shame Silverstone is so bad.


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May 28, 2012 05:47 |  #6

Well... never been to Silverstone.
But stay on Stowe. Hopefully, you'll see MSC crash and break his legs again. :p


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Jun 27, 2012 09:02 |  #7

I've never been to Silverstone either. I was going to take my 5d and 70-200 but maybe I shouldn't bother...

What do you reckon?


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Jun 27, 2012 09:58 |  #8

200mm is never going to be powerful enough for Silverstone.


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Jun 27, 2012 10:26 |  #9

Lowner wrote in post #14639166external link
200mm is never going to be powerful enough for Silverstone.

specially on a full frame sensor! :lol:

oh well...


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Jul 01, 2012 11:08 as a reply to gonças's post |  #10

The closest you'll get will be at luffield, but this area tends to be for silver and gold ticket holders.

Ive been before and I was shooting at about 300mm the majority of the time. Your best bet is hiring out a lens if you have the funds, try hireacamera.com . I've gone for a sigma 100-300 with a 1.4 converter, which hopefully do the job!


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Jul 01, 2012 14:57 |  #11

You can as this post prooves, you just have to get creative sometimes:
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Jul 02, 2012 04:19 |  #12

I tend to use a 100-400L with a 1.4x convertor, which gives me 560mm and I find at Silverstone its not enough. Compare that to Donnington where I rented a 500mm prime which proved an excellent choice for that track.

The problem with Silverstone is that they have taken safety too seriously, the viewing areas are waaaay to far from the action.


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Jul 18, 2012 04:05 |  #13

To update this I found 400 mm too long at times, and reverted back to just the native 70-200




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Jul 18, 2012 05:03 |  #14

You must have been very close to the track, far closer than I have ever managed. Care to share a few?


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Jul 18, 2012 20:17 |  #15

Pop into the gallery section and you will see a thread there.




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