Tulsa Tough Races C&C

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  1. Tulsa

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    While most of you probably have never heard of Tulsa Tough, We had riders from all over the country compete, anyway, I grabbed my new Sigma 70-200 2.8 and my 1d and went to town, what do you guys think?
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    why are a few completely out of focus..?
     
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    I like the 2nd one the best. The rest I dont see a dominant subject that is sharp/focused. Perhaps it would have been better if you make the DOF deeper.
     
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    ?? which ones? I think 4 might be alittle.
     
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    1, 3, 4, and 5.
     
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    #2 and 3 are good. They are the only 2 where I could find the focal point... The others appear to me to be completely oof.
     
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    In all, except #2, the DOF is to shallow.

    #2 could have used some fill, but that can be handled in PP.

    Most lenses are not at their sharpest wide-open. Each of these were made at f/2.8 so you were giving away some sharpness of the focus before you ever released the shutter.
     
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    yeah, no need to be wide open in a bright day light like that especially on action shots like that.
     
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    what would be recommended? F4?
     
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    f 9- f11 is often a good aperture for a bright day. However, do some tests, and figure out where your lenses 'sweet spot' aperture is, that is, the sharpest aperture.
     
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    I would have shot in shutter priority instead of aperture priority and set to 1/1000s or higher. Then I would have kept an eye on the the aperture being selected and adjusted my ISO to keep the aperture from getting too large (too small DOF).

    The problem with setting to F8 or F10 in aperture priority at ISO 200 is the the shutter speed might end up being too low to freeze the action, depending on the scene.
     
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    ^^ or go full manual, and find a balance that works for the situation.
     

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