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Dec 08, 2010 15:01 as a reply to  @ post 11416849 |  #61

I always wonder what if real life, face to face personalities are the same as internet personalities. If so, there would sure be a lot of people with missing teeth.:)


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Dec 08, 2010 15:35 |  #62

whuband wrote in post #11418054 (external link)
I always wonder what if real life, face to face personalities are the same as internet personalities. If so, there would sure be a lot of people with missing teeth.:)

Many years ago, during the switch from BBS forums to web sites and internet forums, a wise man posted a sort of directive on how people might best communicate with strangers through this new medium. His advice was to conduct yourself as if you were speaking with a Clergyman whom you were meeting for the very first time. It's probably a bit over-the-top and a bit of a dated reference for most people but it can certainly do no harm to raise your standards instead of lowering them as most do today.
Your point is well taken - it's all to easy to come across as what I call a IBSD* when you are hiding behind a keyboard and an IP address.

*Internet Big Swinging Dick


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Dec 08, 2010 15:44 |  #63

dinanm3atl wrote in post #11400961 (external link)
That is simply just not true. It depends on the track and where you are. Say Road Atlanta... If you are using the 500 you will need to leave the 'credential area' and go out into spectator areas to shoot down into the Esses. A 70-200 or 300mm IMO is more useful at Road Atlanta than lugging around a 500.

Is the 500 the 'motorsport lens of choice'? Probably. Doesn't mean I would say get that lens first off if you want to shoot motorsports. I would recommend renting a 300mm f/4 IS and a 1.4x TC... and experiment and see if that is what you want to do.

Furthermore if you are at Road Atlanta... you could shoot the whole thing with a 70-200 and if you want to get a little more reach a 300mm f/4 IS. Even if you are in the spectator area. Some spectator spots are within 6 inches of the credential areas. What do you lose? Some zoom compression? Look of a big 500mm?

First day of Petit 2010 I wore shorts because it was hot and I was just messing around... 70-200 @ 200mm on a Canon 40D... from spectator area at 10a/10b.

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all i used at the nascar race is what is on my signature...and i dont understand how there are lenses say 16-24 or something like that...whats all that all about...ive tried doing research on this stuff but damn it gets complicated!!! and dinanm3atl,did you see the pics on the other thread about nascar and see what i came out with..i want to shoot better shots before the next nascar go around in march before formula drift and the long beach grand prix in april..thansk for your time


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Dec 08, 2010 16:34 |  #64

nascarsbeanr48 wrote in post #11418278 (external link)
all i used at the nascar race is what is on my signature...and i dont understand how there are lenses say 16-24 or something like that...whats all that all about...ive tried doing research on this stuff but damn it gets complicated!!! and dinanm3atl,did you see the pics on the other thread about nascar and see what i came out with..i want to shoot better shots before the next nascar go around in march before formula drift and the long beach grand prix in april..thansk for your time

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=4​&APIComp=3 (external link)

this may help you make a decision on what you need to use.




  
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Dec 09, 2010 10:45 |  #65

nascarsbeanr48 wrote in post #11418278 (external link)
all i used at the nascar race is what is on my signature...and i dont understand how there are lenses say 16-24 or something like that...whats all that all about...ive tried doing research on this stuff but damn it gets complicated!!! and dinanm3atl,did you see the pics on the other thread about nascar and see what i came out with..i want to shoot better shots before the next nascar go around in march before formula drift and the long beach grand prix in april..thansk for your time


I do not quite understand what you are asking. Want me to check out your shots and comment? Want to post some here?


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Dec 09, 2010 12:03 |  #66

Flores wrote in post #11418565 (external link)
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=4​&APIComp=3 (external link)

this may help you make a decision on what you need to use.

im sorry but i am totally confused!!!! lol


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Dec 09, 2010 12:11 |  #67

dinanm3atl wrote in post #11422600 (external link)
I do not quite understand what you are asking. Want me to check out your shots and comment? Want to post some here?

im basically asking what lenses with so little focal length like 16-24 or somethin like that do compared to a 50-200 you know?? and what lenses what you recommend for motorsports?? and here is the link to the thread my pics are in..

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=944740


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Dec 09, 2010 19:51 |  #68

nascarsbeanr48 wrote in post #11423119 (external link)
im basically asking what lenses with so little focal length like 16-24 or somethin like that do compared to a 50-200 you know?? and what lenses what you recommend for motorsports?? and here is the link to the thread my pics are in..

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=944740

This is based on using a consumer level camera to shoot mostly from the stands or what? Sorry if I've missed any information you've given previously.


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Dec 10, 2010 07:36 |  #69

nascarsbeanr48 wrote in post #11423058 (external link)
im sorry but i am totally confused!!!! lol

LOL.

that is an archive of test shots with different lenses at different settings.

you should be able to pick lenses your interested in, and figure out which one has the ability to take the 'best' picture.

if it looks a little fuzzy, or has some color fringing in the test image, you can be certain your pictures will look the same way with that lens.

the lens selected on the left is the picture you see, if you move your mouse over the image, it will switch to the lens on the right.




  
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Dec 14, 2010 02:34 |  #70

aphphoto wrote in post #11425524 (external link)
This is based on using a consumer level camera to shoot mostly from the stands or what? Sorry if I've missed any information you've given previously.

well,for nascar i am shooting in the pit terraces right above the pits...and for the long beach grand prix,i will be shooting from anywhere i can find a good location to shoot from general admission..and i am using only the stuff in my signature bacause i didnt want to make any more bigger purchases until i pay these off ya know?


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Jan 20, 2011 12:04 |  #71

adamsti wrote in post #11403464 (external link)
Down under things may differ, but at the ALMS race at Road America it's very hard to find anybody who is not carrying a 500 around with them, media of course, not the spectators.

Agreed about Road America. I go there all the time for the vintage races and ALMS. I used a 100-400L down in turns 5-8 there this year, but am going to give the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 (I have a few TC's just in case) a try this year. I found the autofocus was a little slow with the 100-400, and cloud cover was really killing my results, so we'll see if I have any better luck with the Sigma.

Just an amateur here, but there's a lot of places at Road America where you can about stand right next to the press photographers...




  
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Jan 26, 2011 09:59 |  #72

I shoot for a Snowmobile and ATV magazine and shoot most of my stuff with the 70-200 f/4L and 1D MKII. The 70-200 hasn't let me down yet, and while it would be nice to have the extra stop with the 2.8, I haven't run into to many situations where I was in dire need of a faster lens. As for the 1D MKII, they can be had for cheap now, and are brilliantly fast and accurate. That package shouldn't run you anymore then $1500.


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