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May 21, 2011 10:10 |  #1

From the third turn, the final Saturday morning practice session before the start of time trials for the Indianapolis 500.

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May 21, 2011 14:49 |  #2

very nice shots




  
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May 21, 2011 15:34 |  #3

Excellent photos!!


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May 21, 2011 17:13 |  #4

Hey look! You got Ho-Pin Tung before he wrecked, heh.

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May 24, 2011 18:10 as a reply to  @ bensley's post |  #5

I love the shot with the sun reflecting off the front wing of Ed Carpenter. Great shots!


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May 24, 2011 18:14 |  #6

those are great!! Does IZOD sponsor everyone? haha


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May 24, 2011 19:16 |  #7

Brendo666 wrote in post #12472152 (external link)
Does IZOD sponsor everyone?

Yes, they do.

Izod is the IndyCar series' title sponsor. (external link) As happens with title sponsors in most racing series, Izod gets a mandatory sticker on every car. There's nothing new or unusual or unique about this practice.




  
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May 24, 2011 21:19 |  #8

those are great images well done




  
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May 25, 2011 00:48 |  #9

Just curious DC Fan, I've noticed all your pics (or the ones I've checked) are taken with a Rebel, and they're sensational - showing the user is more important than the equipment.

Judging by your pics you're an experienced shooter and have been doing it a for a while.

From what I hear the shutter mechanism on cameras have a certain number of shots before they fail - 10,000 shots or whatever.

Do you keep buying Rebels or have you not had a shutter mechanism go?




  
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May 25, 2011 09:09 |  #10

Strattos wrote in post #12474426 (external link)
From what I hear the shutter mechanism on cameras have a certain number of shots before they fail - 10,000 shots or whatever. Do you keep buying Rebels or have you not had a shutter mechanism go?

Shutter assemblies have gotten more durable with each generation of camera.

My first Canon DSLR, a D30 (the 2000-2001 model that was also the first DSLR manufactured by Canon), had the shutter mechanism fail three times. Fortunately, the first two were covered by an extended warranty. The D30's shutter failures were odd; the flash stopped discharging, but the camera would still take pictures. Canon replaced the D30's shutter mechanism with the assembly from the second-generation D60, but it still was fragile under heavy use.

After the D30 went down for the third time, the most affordable Canon DSLR available was the original Digital Rebel, the 300D. Both of the Digital Rebels I bought had shutter failures: one when a shutter blade broke, the other when the spring failed on the unusual hinged shutter cover. Those problems arose even though the 300D was limited to four continuous frames in a burst, which should have limited stress on the shutter mechanism.

Then I moved to a pair of XTi's, which have had no shutter problems. However, the shutter buttons on both cameras needed to be repaired. The XTi's remain in use as bad-weather backups after four years in service.

The current first-string camera is a T2i. It's handled tens of thousands of exposures over the last 11 months with no hints of trouble.

The Digital Rebel series has offered good performance at a relatively low price. With Canon's history of releasing new models with upgraded features, it should be time to buy a replacement for the T2i in 2013-2015.




  
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May 25, 2011 09:15 as a reply to  @ DC Fan's post |  #11

nice crisp shots, apart from #2, it's a bit soft. Would like to see some cropped in a bit closer, as the foreground fence is distracting.

Love the sparks....


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May 25, 2011 10:51 |  #12

now that we are on the subject of your gear, what lens did you use? Are you in the middle of the track or are you in the stands?


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May 25, 2011 11:12 |  #13

Great shots!
Dollar general has a car? That whole concept of a dollar store where nothing is really a dollar must be paying off!


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May 25, 2011 12:44 |  #14

Brendo666 wrote in post #12476322 (external link)
now that we are on the subject of your gear, what lens did you use? Are you in the middle of the track or are you in the stands?

All images came from a Canon T2i. Images 1, 2, 5 and 6 used a Sigma 150-500mm OS lens. Images 3 and 4 used a Canon 70-300mm IS lens. Image 1 was taken at 1/200, and the rest at 1/160. The slowest cars at that location are traveling around 200 miles per hour.

The images were taken from a ground-level general admission location, though a metal-weave fence.

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A hint of the fence's impact on a static image. Working close to the fence and using a slow shutter speed and long focal length minimized the fence.



  
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May 25, 2011 22:45 |  #15

Perfect panning shots!


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