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Apr 22, 2013 19:19 |  #16

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The fence mesed up a bunch of mine as well. But since you are limited to a 10 inch total length lens shooting from the stands wasn't an option since I like the close ups.

That was an old regulation that has been eliminated. I've seen some monster lenses in the stands for F1, Grand Am and MotoGP.

See http://circuitoftheame​ricas.com/prohibited-items (external link)


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Apr 22, 2013 20:22 |  #17

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I was at turn 15 as well. Not only am I a newb to photography, I am also a newb to MotoGP. Been a big F1 fan for a few years now, but I have to say the bikes are really cool too.

Loved the posing, etc after practices - so cool! I will find some of the pix I like and post them here. I rented a 100-400 lens for the weekend and so glad I did.


Turn 15 section 13 here.

I never had been to a motorcycle race before. Watched them, but never in person. Was quite a learning curve for me at this race. I got great results. I'll post a few more tomorrow as I think I will be MOSTLY done with sorting.

We also did F1 last year and will be back again this year for F1. We do general admission for that race. The grandstand seating is just too much cash for me.

Most of mine are with the 100-400 as well. Unfortunately this track is a 300mm+ lens track. And 500 would do even better.

MotoGP and F1 willl be annual events for me and the wife.


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Apr 22, 2013 20:23 |  #18

330cic wrote in post #15856413 (external link)
That was an old regulation that has been eliminated. I've seen some monster lenses in the stands for F1, Grand Am and MotoGP.

See http://circuitoftheame​ricas.com/prohibited-items (external link)


+1 this is no longer being enforced, or I wouldn't go. I told the corporate office I would never go back if they #1 charged the rates they do, plus ban my camera lens.

So they lifted that nonsense even before Last Year's F1 race and has remained since.

I mean, CMON I gotta pay 15$ for a burger, the least you can do is let me get a photo that does not suck!

...and boy these events bring out the camera GEEKS! I love it :)


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Apr 22, 2013 20:57 |  #19

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Nice shot of Jorge ... any of Rossi?? or any other Yamaha riders??

Rossi is here http://www.flickr.com …/12371185@N02/8​674215156/ (external link)

He's the only rider I know :-)


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Apr 22, 2013 21:01 |  #20

330cic wrote in post #15856740 (external link)
Rossi is here http://www.flickr.com …/12371185@N02/8​674215156/ (external link)

He's the only rider I know :-)


Good shot too !


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Apr 22, 2013 21:07 |  #21

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Turn 15 section 13 here.

I never had been to a motorcycle race before. Watched them, but never in person. Was quite a learning curve for me at this race. I got great results. I'll post a few more tomorrow as I think I will be MOSTLY done with sorting.

We also did F1 last year and will be back again this year for F1. We do general admission for that race. The grandstand seating is just too much cash for me.

Most of mine are with the 100-400 as well. Unfortunately this track is a 300mm+ lens track. And 500 would do even better.

MotoGP and F1 willl be annual events for me and the wife.

We did the PSL thing when they started offering $500 off. Getting access to the PSL tent is great (shorter lines for food, bathrooms, etc) and the "season ticket" includes F1, MotoGP and Aussie V8 Supercars. Plus a "personal sales dude" for just about everything else.

We are turn 15 section 4. Just above the fence line (I chose carefully!)

Last year we sat at turn 12 for F1 and it was a great spot (Hamilton's overtake on Vettel was right in front of us, and everyone went wild).

On Friday morning F1 practice we hung out a lot around turn 4 - they let you go pretty much anywhere on Friday and the light coming up over the back of the bleachers just made those cars glow!


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Apr 22, 2013 22:18 as a reply to  @ 330cic's post |  #22

Yea the rates are just a tad expensive. 60 bucks to park in a dirt field. And if you are disabled and can't walk a long way its really tough on you. We finally caught a shuttle after we'd walked halfway down the long back stretch. Didn't leave much energy left to explore. And I didn't see any electric scooters for disabled either do they allow those? Anyone know why they are going to cut the track length in half for the V8 supercars?

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Apr 23, 2013 06:40 |  #23

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We did the PSL thing when they started offering $500 off. Getting access to the PSL tent is great (shorter lines for food, bathrooms, etc) and the "season ticket" includes F1, MotoGP and Aussie V8 Supercars. Plus a "personal sales dude" for just about everything else.

We are turn 15 section 4. Just above the fence line (I chose carefully!)

Last year we sat at turn 12 for F1 and it was a great spot (Hamilton's overtake on Vettel was right in front of us, and everyone went wild).

On Friday morning F1 practice we hung out a lot around turn 4 - they let you go pretty much anywhere on Friday and the light coming up over the back of the bleachers just made those cars glow!


They do give some perks, thats for sure! What did that end up costing though? Most likely too rich for my blood.


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Apr 23, 2013 06:41 |  #24

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Yea the rates are just a tad expensive. 60 bucks to park in a dirt field. And if you are disabled and can't walk a long way its really tough on you. We finally caught a shuttle after we'd walked halfway down the long back stretch. Didn't leave much energy left to explore. And I didn't see any electric scooters for disabled either do they allow those? Anyone know why they are going to cut the track length in half for the V8 supercars?

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What annoyed me was on-site, they were only charging 30$ for parking. I paid 60$ online.

But thats nothing. F1 parking is $200.00.


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Apr 23, 2013 06:49 |  #25

True. I had my 300 2.8 and a sigma 50-500 sitting on turn 1 for F1 last year. had one of the hospitality guys come up to me and try to tell me my lens was too long. I laughed at him and said 'how long is to long?'

he said 10". I chuckled and said. this lens is 9 and 11/16th inches long. I measured it very carefully before I brought it out here. thanks for checking.

he went away confused.

apparently, someone who had never been to a race before was 'concerned' about being able to see past our camera lenses. which was silly, since the minute the race started they had an entire row of people standing in front of them.

not to mention the fact that where we were sitting, having to 'look past' our lenses would have meant you were looking at the people sitting in front of us, not the track.

sure wished I could have hit moto gp this past weekend, but I had family stuff that was more important. :(




  
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Apr 23, 2013 07:31 |  #26

Well, what was sad was, back in Sept of 2012 when I already purchased my F1 tickets, COTA said.. No lenses/cameras/video cameras.

I went back and forth with someone at COTA via email and they were convinced that other tracks banning cameras was common. I said they were full of horse hockey and didn't know what they were speaking of.

....and I'd never been to a race before!!!

FINALLY after facebook exploded and emails sent to every corporate email address I Could find they backed off their asinine assumptions.

The sad part again, this time at MotoGP was some people were being hassled at the gates for having a monopod, when their website clearly says it's FINE. I wish I Was there. The wife told me about it. I would have pointed the gate staff to their own website where it says its fine.

The people who came up with no lenses in grandstands had no idea what they were speaking about, either. As you said, if you are looking at my glass, you arent looking at the track, and if this is their threshold, then why did they allow umbrellas?


Anyway, now that all that nonsense is over with, the track is quite nice. The only part I am still dissapointed with is that my 400MM lens is -BARELY- long enough for this track, to fill the frame. I got some pretty nice shots ( at least in my opinion ) from turn 15 which I am still working on right now, though I had to crop a bunch of them. Hopefully I can get them sorted and posted on my gallery today or tomorrow. Going to try to sort them via race category, but that will require a bit of extra work as I cant pick out riders by name yet.

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True. I had my 300 2.8 and a sigma 50-500 sitting on turn 1 for F1 last year. had one of the hospitality guys come up to me and try to tell me my lens was too long. I laughed at him and said 'how long is to long?'

he said 10". I chuckled and said. this lens is 9 and 11/16th inches long. I measured it very carefully before I brought it out here. thanks for checking.

he went away confused.

apparently, someone who had never been to a race before was 'concerned' about being able to see past our camera lenses. which was silly, since the minute the race started they had an entire row of people standing in front of them.

not to mention the fact that where we were sitting, having to 'look past' our lenses would have meant you were looking at the people sitting in front of us, not the track.

sure wished I could have hit moto gp this past weekend, but I had family stuff that was more important. :(


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Apr 23, 2013 08:13 |  #27

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They do give some perks, thats for sure! What did that end up costing though? Most likely too rich for my blood.

Each seat PSL was $1500 (we are row 19 so its the 2nd level, lower seats were $1000). That is for 14 years. So $1500 per year divided by say 5 race events is $30 per weekend and its worth that just for the PSL tent alone.

The season tickets (F1, MotoGP, Aussie) were about $650 each.


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Apr 23, 2013 11:44 |  #28

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Each seat PSL was $1500 (we are row 19 so its the 2nd level, lower seats were $1000). That is for 14 years. So $1500 per year divided by say 5 race events is $30 per weekend and its worth that just for the PSL tent alone.

The season tickets (F1, MotoGP, Aussie) were about $650 each.


You know, now that you put it this way, its something I might consider.:cool:


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