niaou wrote in post #15825573
Hi to everyone , although i photograph a lot , i've never done motosport photography which is funny because i am crazy about motorcycles and especially racing.
These are from my first track day , I had a really good time and i would like to get more involved into motosport photography.
Apart from any welcomed critique i would like a hint - tip you name it. If you had the money would you invest to a great dslr + good lense combination or the other way around ,
So let's say 1dx + 400 f5.6 or 5d mark iii + 300 f2.8??
Thanks a lot
Based on the photos you have posted, I think you did well at your first track event. I would always strive for having sharp photos.
With regards to equipment, there are a couple of things you need to consider. In an ideal world the 1DX and 300mm 2.8 would be the ticket, however, I would first question what your intent is?
Are you doing your photography as a business, or a hobby? Either way, it comes down to money. The 1 DX will give you a full frame with about a 10 to 14 frame per second burst depending on file format, whereas the 5D mkIII is good for about 6 frames. Is that important to you? If you're doing motorsports, in theory, the 1DX will allow you to double your work output. With regards to the lenses, the 2.8 will work well in low light conditions, however, how often will you be in need of 2.8 glass in low light? These are some considerations worth pondering.
As I mentioned, is this a business or a hobby? If you're running it as a business, you need to consider what is best for your business, and how will that improve the quality and quantity of your work? You also need to justify that expense. If it is a hobby, same logic applies to use, but it may make a difference if there is no real income being generated.