Mid-Ohio AMA Races 2008

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  1. DanielJay

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    I was at the Mid-Ohio races on August 1st weekend. My first motorcycle race and first time to really break in my 70-200mm f2.8 Canon lens.

    What do you think?
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    First off, those pics are just flat out awesome. Secondly, your canon 70-200 2.8, IS or non-IS?
     
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    Non IS. I wish I had the little extra $$ for the IS but was not sure that it would make that much difference for what I shoot so I stuck with the non-is.

    *Also this was hand held.
     
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    i got the same lens non IS... awesome lens.
     
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    Those are awesome panning shots!!!
    Well done!

    I think that lense may like you. ;)

    CHeers
     
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    You can't do any better with panning than that. I would crop some to have the rider not so much in the center.. but great shot none the less.
     
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    Very impressive panning!

    The first one stands out between the two. The angle is more compelling to me. After pondering the yellow line in that image, I'm still somewhat undecided as to whether I like it there or not. I believe it frames the subject nicely. Perhaps I'm being fickle.. the image could easily be published.
     
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    AAARRRRGGGGG!!!!!! I was SO ready to go to Mid-Ohio that weekend, literally. The wife & I were headed out of the house, cooler loaded, cameras in hand, only to find a puddle of anti-freeze in the driveway. Damn water pump went out on the Cherokee. I've had that truck for 5 years and NEVER had to have a single repair done except for normal maintenance items, and then that.

    Anyway....fantastic panning images, and I hope you had fun. I wound up watching the races on SPEED, so I probably saw you....:lol:
     
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    Phranquey, that is rough. Hope you got everything fixed.

    I had a great time at the races. I am wanting to go back again for more races. To bad it isn't just a little bit closer. (I am a little over 4 hours away).

    Out of about 2000 pictures I took trying to get some practice/good shots I got about 375 that I would actually say were good/worth showing anybody. Both of the above shots were taken in turn 1 right off of the pits.
     
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    Not to hijack this thread....but I had the SAME problem on my 97 Cherokee Sport!! Came outside, and there was the puddle of antifreeze. Other than that though, it was a perfect vehicle. I miss it!!


    Great panning shots. I shoot a lot of motocross and I always struggle with that shot more than any . The fluidity and smoothness of road racing always amaze me.
     
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    :thumbup: Freakin' BITCHEN!! :thumbup:

    I have the same lens on my 30D. I love it too. As soon as I get home, I think I'll go to the drag races! I need to shoot something fast besides these stupid horses........:er:
     
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    Hey, just like to say amazing photos, they look really good
     

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