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May 16, 2013 11:43 |  #16

Weather forecast says high 90s (F not C :D) so its going to be interesting for both fans and drivers.

Renting a 100-400 lens (should be here today - are you listening FedEx?) and will be doing some major wandering around to find good spots. At least they shortened up the track a bit so I won't have to head all the way out to turn 11.

I've seen some folks who get awesome shots thru the fences so I will try that, as well as practice panning.

Its not easy being a newb...


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May 17, 2013 10:09 |  #17

Good luck! I am not expecting much out of my set up, but it will be fun to try!


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May 17, 2013 19:10 |  #18

Got a couple of decent panning shots. I won't say how many it took me though :D

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May 18, 2013 22:38 |  #19

ill be there tomorrow...bright & early to get good seats & hopefully very little fencing...the 7D & 300f4 should be just enough




  
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May 18, 2013 22:38 |  #20

330cic wrote in post #15942455 (external link)
Got a couple of decent panning shots. I won't say how many it took me though :D

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what lens were these taken with?




  
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May 19, 2013 19:30 |  #21

ExplicitSnow wrote in post #15945439 (external link)
what lens were these taken with?

Rented a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM from lensrentals.com

Those were at 200mm with 1/40 sec


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May 20, 2013 21:12 |  #22

Awesome! Here are my results:

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=15951512#po​st15951512


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May 21, 2013 05:31 |  #23

So, it has to be asked.....how did you guys like the cars and the racing?


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May 21, 2013 07:27 |  #24

I would say the racing would be more well suited for a track like Laguna Seca or Sears Point. Seems modern f1 tracks are too big and wide for anything other than F1. But, the cars did manage to stay in a pack. The cars are really cool; I didnt know they switched to a common chassis. If we could only get Ford to bring over a Falcon!

I imagine its a bit of a chore, but all of the teams were very gracious and friendly during the pit walks. We had a 5 minute conversation with a Engineer on the Nissan Norton team about the PSI and torque of their tire guns.


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May 21, 2013 10:40 |  #25

The cars were awesome, great sound and great action on the track. Our seats are in Turn 15 but we spent some time watching them jump those curbs over around turns 4,5,6 which was great. The Red Bull guys did dominate (gee, sounds like F1 to me) but I was rooting for David - er, I mean Fabian - Coulthard.

Loved the open paddock (like Grand Am, unlike MotoGP). We skipped the PSL pitwalk because it was too late and we were too hot and tired.

I did like the shortened track. From T15 we could see everything from T3 through T16 and then just catch the rest on the video. It was nice that they kept the total number of turns the same (20) and made that new cut-through area more than just a straight line.

The support races were fantastic! Remember the name "Madison Snow". This 17 year old kid drove a Porsche GT3 Cup car like he stole it - the race was pretty much over after the first lap. I think by lap 14 he was already lapping other drivers. The other Pirelli TC races were cool too - a 15 year old kid (Ernie Francis Jr) won spec B.

The only issue I have is the weather. Sure it was abnormally hot for May, but we have about a 50/50 chance of blistering heat this time of year so hopefully next year the race will be scheduled a bit earlier in the season.

Parking was great (they are starting to pave lot F) and traffic flowed smoothly.


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May 21, 2013 10:46 |  #26

i enjoyed myself during this race...was posted up at turn 5/6 at the top of the hill...it was pretty hot between 12-5 (thats when i got most of my sunburn) seating was plentiful, fans were great...i was hoping for a little more bump/grind between the V8SCs, but overall it was awesome experience...traffic in/out was a breeze, especially compared to F1 last year, but thats expected

the open paddocks & pit lane access were nice too

Madison Snow killed it! he's got a great looking career building for himself...his name was over the PA over & over & over...same in November 2012

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May 21, 2013 17:04 |  #27

Being from the New Mexico desert, I didnt find the heat overly horrible. I guess its just a different type of hot!

The support races were awesome! Icing on the cake to see the V8SCs!

From purely an enjoyment factor, I liked posting up at Turn 1.

Next time I go, I need a 7D and bigger glass!


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May 21, 2013 17:07 |  #28

Jay-Bird wrote in post #15954267 (external link)
I need a 7D and bigger glass!

yep...my 7D & 300f4 combo worked well...i was able to get near full frame pans from turn 5/6 area




  
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