mikeassk wrote in post #6571999
They are great.
The last one is superb!
Thanks...I appreciate that
leitch wrote in post #6572161
Tell the girl in #8 to watch the girl in #7 for how to do a good roundoff/tsukahara on vault
Great shots, I really miss competing.
You made me smile. I have quite a few shots that a coach could use for technique review
Thanks...harder than it looks sometimes.
khall wrote in post #6575251
Not sure of the technicality's in Gymnastics but picture quality is good.
Thanks...I have been shooting for a long time and youth Gymnastics has proven to be a very big challenge. Worse than HS Basketball by a mile.
gymdad wrote in post #6579144
Nice shots, GBRandy. I think you alluded to this somewhere else (not sure where), but what are your thoughts about the 85/1.2 for gymnastics? In other words, would you buy this lens if gymnastics photography was its primary intended use?
The only gymnastics reason to own the 1.2 is for shutter speed. I use it almost exclusively on the vault as I pre-focus that event and wait for the gymnast to arrive. Trying to get that grenade of a lens to focvus and track is pretty tough in that regard it is quite slow....and i have the MKII version. Anything past f2 and the other 85 I have goes on...usually for beam & sometimes for floor.
As a freind of mine stated elswhere...the day my daughter is done with gymnastics I will be dropping some exepensive gear right & left. The 85 f 1.8 lens is the most underated lens in both Canon or Nikon lines....it is awesome.
Funny... I like that too and most never notice. Thanks for looking.