Morning sun portrait.
S5 with 300mm f/4 and Tamron 1.4x TC @ f/6.1
Not happy with the 300mm/Tamron TC/Fuji S5 combo btw. Not sharp enough.
Last edited by Jorgen Udvang; 12th January 2010 at 19:07.
Nah, I think it's a bit too hot for Scotsmen here
Taking photos of golfers is a bit like taking photos of old Greek and Roman sculptures, except the golfers only stand still for a fraction of a second. Angles and poses are similar though.
S5 with 300mm f/4 and Tamron 1.4x TC @ f/7.1
Excellent shots, Matt.
LLoyd: There's the missing 200mm f/2 again
Jorgen: It ocasionally looks pretty wild where you are! You were talking about "bigger" lenses. Have you ever looked at the newish Sigma 120-400. This was taken with it. I owned it for a week and then sent it back and bought an older 70-200mm f/2.8.
D300; Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM; 400mm; 1/640s @ f/8; ISO 250
Yes, I've considered it, and came to the conclusion that the 150-500 is sharper, although larger and heavier. The problem I have with both of those (and the Nikkor 80-400) is that they expand when zooming. If I run down a golf course (or along a car racing circuit), there's always a chance of bumping into things, and if I forget to retract the expanding part of the lens, I'm afraid it may get damaged or stuck.
Still, it is an option, but when it comes to Sigma, I consider the 100-300 f/4 and 120-300 f/2.8 more interesting candidates. They don't have OS, but for this kind of photography, I mostly use a monopod anyway for the long focal lengths.
Matt, i could look at your Bear shot's all day! The Best!!
TR..Love the color & comp!
Jorgen...Excellent Golf! Love the Heineken Boat Image!
Little Color To Brighten Up Your Day...
D700, zf 100 & d300, sig 50
Wow! What a way to start the day! I agree, Jorgen, very much like sculpture.
Matt: The use of the now-missing 200/2 wasn't lost on me. And that now post is brilliant!
Steve: Breathtaking... truly.
thanks mang getting a lot of mileage out of that one tutorial you recommended and silverfx pro
Glad it helped... wish I used it as well as you do.
go on you hold da crown!!
And splendid colors on the macro shots above!
(same goes for Matt's butterfly!)
Agreed with the performance. There are other reasons, but being a regular 50mm prime shooter this lens (along with the 105VR) will keep me in the F-mount camp for some time. I feel it's underated because of its verstility it is not so obvious to tame -especially mixed with the vast range of ISO options offered by the D700/D3 family. There's an adaptation period (well at least in my case) to know what's what and make the good decisions on each shot to get the most out of it, but once you're getting a good practice it's probably among the very best 35mm piece of glass out there.
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What's striking in your whole series, as always, is feel of "perfect moment with ease" (not an elegant formulation, just what's coming to mind), stolen within a millisec lapse of time. Especially outstading with at best limited -if any- fps burst compared to the competition. Or super fast lenses...
Impressive job, really.
actually it is the hand colored part, instead of utilizing channel mixer as the black and white layer, I use silver FX instead or alien exposure really cool sometimes..
another one ..
One thing I experienced during the tournament, is that good physical health helps a lot (All those hours in the gym paid off, once again ). It helps giving the strength to hold the camera for another few seconds or minutes, in case an interesting situation or motive appears out of the blue, and it helps towards the end of the day, when at hole 15, most of the photographers take the shortcut to 18, to rest while they wait for the final outcome.
Here's the last golf image from this tournament; Henrik Stenson preparing for his final put at hole 18, a put he eventually sunk, winning the hole, making his match a tie and giving the European team the victory with a one point margin.
D80 with Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 @ f/4.0
Jorgen, excellent framing,focus & IQ!
Very innovative sunset, Steve
I kind of like this one, so here's one more. Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki, waiting at the 18th green after Thongchai Jaidee has retaken the lead over Henrik Stenson by scoring a birdie at the 17th.
D80 with Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 @ f/4.0
Whew... I return to even more stunners!!
Here the Urban Giraffe stalks at night....
Thanks for the kind comments on "dem bears".
Jorgen: That's probably why i got rid of the Sigma. I'm spoiled by fixed length zooms. Your golf shots are really very good!
Steve: Beautiful flowers. The color and light's stunning. Nice catch on the reflection
Matt V: The B & W of the first statue is incredible. The dynamic range, as Corlan noted is "serious".
Jason: Nicely seen. Is a street lamp creating the shadow.
Thanks, Lloyd,Jorgen,Matt V.,Matt D. & Jason!
Jorgen, Excellent Face!
Jason, Comp & P.P. are Super as usual!
And beyond, maybe the true moral is that how much boring or even pointless one may find it at the time, serious training will serve you in the long term.
(darn, i should have paid better attention when i was younger)
Love the final put (nice name for a video btw ) and Ozaki-san photos. Great IQ and context!
Steve: Nice ride. A little car lust...and now pasta.
1. D700; 50mm f/1.4; 1/200s @f/1.4; ISO 320
You know how to capture expressions, Matt. Beautiful!
Matt,love the expression & look here! What pasta? Your PP is down to a Science!
D3, 200VR 2.0
Very kewl, Steve.
A few shots on the boat with D700 (new firmware) and 24-70/2.8.
Steve- all three shots are excellent, the first one though plays in the Rolling Stone material category!
Osman, i like the second shot here a lot. Delicate, subtle hues despite the late day contrasty light. The portrait is excellent, too. Would that one deserve a tad more pop?
Thank You Corlan.
Osman, what a Beautiful Woman & Lovely Expression!
The second image has very nice lines,light & composition!!
Osman/Steve: Thanks. Cheers.