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Mar 30, 2012 02:58 |  #2311

haha!!
and once that is in place, you just sit still and wait for it to happen!

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Mar 30, 2012 04:51 |  #2312

dioladetus wrote in post #14179416 (external link)
haha!!
and once that is in place, you just sit still and wait for it to happen!

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Mar 31, 2012 02:13 |  #2313

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...or High! :D
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Yeah, or that that as well, shooting the 500m above your head is one crazy trick I have done plenty of time and each time you can feel the blood running away from your brain, just before your feel like your gonna pass out you push the trigger button in time to get your shots. Then you breath! LOL, Nice shot Jay.


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Apr 04, 2012 11:19 |  #2314

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14179024 (external link)
More like going from an F1 car to a NASCAR ride...

You can do very fine work with it, but brute force is still the underlying support! :D

F1 car is wayyyyyy more advanced than NASCAR.......


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Apr 04, 2012 12:12 |  #2315

gintasr wrote in post #14208610 (external link)
F1 car is wayyyyyy more advanced than NASCAR.......

It's not about the "advanced" technology...

It's about the brute force needed to hoist the beast but still have your fine motor skills intact to be able to shoot with it.

Ever watch NASCAR on a road course? They do some pretty fine driving for being in 3800lb cars! ;)


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Apr 04, 2012 13:26 |  #2316

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14208845 (external link)
It's not about the "advanced" technology...

It's about the brute force needed to hoist the beast but still have your fine motor skills intact to be able to shoot with it.

Ever watch NASCAR on a road course? They do some pretty fine driving for being in 3800lb cars! ;)

with mostly subbed-in drivers. debate for another day lol. I have respect for NASCAR despite being a far bigger F1/WRC fan.


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Apr 04, 2012 13:43 |  #2317

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with mostly subbed-in drivers. debate for another day lol. I have respect for NASCAR despite being a far bigger F1/WRC fan.

Not to beat a dead horsepower, but the record of the so-called "Road Course Ringers" isn't as great as most might think. Boris Said won at Sears Point back in 2003 but he's the only "hired gun" to win there since 1989.

At Watkins Glen, all the winners back to 1986 were NASCAR regulars...


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Apr 04, 2012 14:30 |  #2318

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At Watkins Glen, all the winners back to 1986 were NASCAR regulars...

like Montoya? lol ok ok sorry, back on topic...

While this thread always blows me away I've decided to cancel my rental for this coming August. It's pretty clear there's a huge learning curve that I won't be able to round in just 5 days to avoid having all my shots look terrible. I'm just going to keep working with what I have and try to get better with that first.

But I was wondering...Is the hardest thing just balancing/hand-holding it?


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Apr 04, 2012 15:23 |  #2319

The physicality of wielding this much glass can't be overstated. It's honestly a workout to hand hold it for eight hours or more. Then there's actually carrying it around too!

Certainly nowhere near as painful as the 400mm f/2.8L IS but it's enough of a load to let you know what you've been doing. Personally, I think the 400, 500, 600 and 800 should all come with a free bottle of Advil! :lol:

Montoya is a regular IMO... :p. I was surprised to see Barachello in Indy Car though.


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Apr 04, 2012 15:23 as a reply to  @ Leftcoast_Mike's post |  #2320

I know, I'm an outsider from the 600 thread, but just to put my 2 cents in, I've long thought about switching TO the 500 because of its handholdability. The 600 is far to heavy to just hold up and shoot with for anymore than a minute without using myself for bracing by kneeling or leaning on something. Are there any other that have experience in hand-holding the 600, then switching down to a 500 for ease of use?

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Apr 04, 2012 15:34 |  #2321

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14209750 (external link)
The physicality of wielding this much glass can't be overstated. It's honestly a workout to hand hold it for eight hours or more. Then there's actually carrying it around too!

Certainly nowhere near as painful as the 400mm f/2.8L IS but it's enough of a load to let you know what you've been doing. Personally, I think the 400, 500, 600 and 800 should all come with a free bottle of Advil! :lol:

Montoya is a regular IMO... :p. I was surprised to see Barachello in Indy Car though.

I'd like to try it someday for sure but I think it's best I don't pin hopes on it for a once a year event lol. Thanks for that and I look forward to more images being posted here!

Oh, and I singled out Montoya because he's a regular who came from F1 and won the Glen thus sort of supporting both arguments lol :p


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Apr 06, 2012 05:19 |  #2322

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Apr 06, 2012 07:30 |  #2323

a goose from this morning:

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Apr 06, 2012 21:54 |  #2324

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a goose from this morning:
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Down LOW is the only way to go! Loving the extreme low angle on these, well done!!!

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