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May 09, 2013 14:07 |  #1

Anyone on here going to be at The Circuit of the Americas next weekend for the V8 Supercars race? Should be good stuff, the Pirelli series and Porsche Cup will be there as well.

I am flying in for it. The track looks big, I dont think my 5d II and 70-200L will be enough focal length to get on track stuff. I am thinking of taking along a crop body to get a bit more out of my lens. What is everyones thoughts on this idea?


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May 09, 2013 15:56 |  #2

I will be there. Turn 15 section 4. I have my trusty Canon XTi and a rental 100-400 L lens. Can't wait!


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May 09, 2013 21:23 |  #3

There are two pretty extensive threads on here about CoTA and lens options. Check those first if you want all the details. The quick summary is bring the longest lens you have.


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May 10, 2013 17:33 |  #4

Dang, after reading, may have to rent a bigger zoom and teleconverter.


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May 11, 2013 02:18 as a reply to  @ Jay-Bird's post |  #5

Here are a few photos from the V8's which have been over here in Perth, Western Australia last weekend. Hope you enjoy it.

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May 11, 2013 10:15 |  #6

Awesome - can't wait! Got my ear plugs, sunscreen and batteries all charged up!


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May 11, 2013 11:44 |  #7

Oh heck yes! Yet another reason why I need to travel to Australia!


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May 11, 2013 21:22 as a reply to  @ Jay-Bird's post |  #8

I work with V8 Supercars and it's great to see people excited to come to the race (not to mention these amazing photos). I hope you'll share some of your photos of the weekend and we can't wait to see you there! Enjoy!




  
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May 11, 2013 21:50 |  #9

depending on where your standing, the 70-200 will probably be ok. your biggest problem is going to be finding a good line of site for the action that doesn't have a fence to shoot through ;)

I sat on Turn 1 for F1, and the 300 was very good, going to 600 with a 2x TC was too close, and the 1.4x was challenging :)

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and this was 50mm

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wish I were going, but one of my corporate gigs decided they wanted to run their event that day :( Can't turn down the money



  
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May 12, 2013 11:26 |  #10

TBurton wrote in post #15922776 (external link)
I work with V8 Supercars and it's great to see people excited to come to the race (not to mention these amazing photos). I hope you'll share some of your photos of the weekend and we can't wait to see you there! Enjoy!

I cant wait, Aussy V8's racing is some of the most enjoyable to watch motorsports out there!

I have been to F1, and its more about the spectacle than the actual racing, this is going to be pure awesomeness. . I was at the ill fated 2005 US GP in Indy, all of the Michelin cars pulled out due to tire degradation. Saw Schumacher win, in very interesting circumstances.


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May 12, 2013 15:16 |  #11

Do you have a media pass? or just shooting from public areas?

Either way, I'd highly suggest at least a teleconverter + crop body. There aren't many areas where you can get a good clean shot with just a 70-200 on a FF body, IMO.


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May 12, 2013 16:35 |  #12

Nope, just shooting from public areas. Its not gonna break my heart not be shooting all the time. I want to see the racing.

Im gonna go with a Crop body/70-200.


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May 15, 2013 22:21 |  #13

TBurton wrote in post #15922776 (external link)
I work with V8 Supercars and it's great to see people excited to come to the race (not to mention these amazing photos). I hope you'll share some of your photos of the weekend and we can't wait to see you there! Enjoy!

Would be a great series to actually crack the big time in Tim, I`ve tried many times, with my photography,.,.,now just gotta work out how to post a pic or 2




  
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May 16, 2013 07:09 |  #14

All you guys going to the V8 race have fun and hopefully download some photos here. I will be watching it on TV for sure




  
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May 16, 2013 07:32 |  #15

werner1919 wrote in post #15937227 (external link)
...I will be watching it on TV for sure

Me too, but rather be watching from where I am than where you are.
It's on at 0430 in Adelaide, which is bad enough.
Tough getting up at 0300 in Perth to watch it live.


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