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EOS Bodies / Re: Ron Martinsen Blasts the 7DII in his review
« on: Today at 03:19:22 AM »
I do believe I have read my last Ron Martinsen review ...

Thanks Eldar.  Your user experience comments are always well balanced and appreciated. I did read a couple of Ron's other reviews and they are inconsistent at best.

Some people blog for kicks while others blog just for the clicks ;D  I'll file him away with Northrup as unreliable and never to be viewed again.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: December 15, 2014, 07:33:21 AM »
Currently shooting a junior ice hockey international series.  These were from the first game ever to be played here with a pink puck. 

Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 11, 2014, 03:31:54 AM »
It's a Canon so most of the menu system, button labelling is always familiar but I still read the manual and refer to it from time to time just to make sure I'm getting the most out of it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:28:27 PM »
I understand what you are saying.  It's fast, the screens are dirty and scuffed, most times the rink lighting sucks but after all that your shots still came out good and will look better with some work in lightroom :)  The shot with the goalie in focus but the players blurred is something I was thinking of trying.  It gives a surreal sense to the goalie's position - calm and focused while everything around is chaos.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Tips on shooting hockey?
« on: November 07, 2014, 06:23:13 PM »
Good luck jd :)Looking forward to seeing the results.

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: November 05, 2014, 07:09:46 AM »
Falls Creek in Oz

Sports / Re: USGP 2014!
« on: November 05, 2014, 03:18:46 AM »
Hi V8.
More great shots.
Things like this always remind me of that line in Crocodile Dundee, "that's not a knife"

Wonder what his pics came out like?

Cheers, Graham.

Race images:

A few photogs in the crowd were feeling all manly with their big white zooms until this guy showed up. Something tells me he's well equipped in more ways than one :o

I'm sure he got some great shots of the grid girls  ;D

Hi V8.
Lovely pictures.
What a fantastic collection of classic motors, some decidedly fed up looking drivers, the guy in the dicky seat looks particularly peeved, no one to talk to! ;D

Cheers, Graham.

What a race. The side-by-side racing in the middle of the pack was incredible. There were so many passes that weren't captured on TV. I was surrounded by Brits, and hearing them cheer Lewis on was a real treat. Poor Button didn't get any love from his fellow countrymen in the crowd.  I'll post the images up in batches to make them more palatable.

Here's the pre-race stuff:

Snip 8<

Nice to see the variety of cars.  I wonder if they were chosen based on the driver's personality lol. Here they go for equality and have them parade around in the same type of car - Austin Healey 3000s one year, Corvettes another, Mustangs and so on.

Sports / Re: USGP 2014!
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:27:40 PM »
Excellent stuff mate!!  Love the buses lol.  I wanted a Martini Williams hat but they weren't available at Melbourne.  The livery is great plus I've always had a soft spot for Williams since AJ won their first world championship and Canon were a major sponsor of them in the 80s ;D

Sports / Re: USGP 2014!
« on: November 02, 2014, 08:45:17 PM »
A great drive from Lewis, especially after it appeared that Nico had turned the tables on him during quali. A poor start by Daniel was made up for by some brilliant passes during the race.  I love turn one at Texas as it has so many options for lines and passes - a bit like turn one at the old Burke airport course used by CART years ago.  There was certainly a lot of entertainment right up to the finish:)

Sports / Re: USGP 2014!
« on: November 02, 2014, 02:14:58 PM »
Yeah I will give it a go, see what happens, can only say no I guess.

I did take a sigma 150-500 in a couple of years ago no problems, funny thing though I was standing next to the toilets near gate 1 and the main guy who talks over the megaphone saw it and said " you did well to get that in here, you wouldn't have gotten that in through my gate".

All 4 days I walked in through that gate. All 4 days the didn't question it, oh well.    :D

Funnily enough, the same gate I go through ;D

I just have to say, that is some pretty good panning. 


Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:29:36 AM »
The Mercedes museum and Schlumpf collections are on my bucket list along with Porsche etc.  Thanks for sharing :)

Sports / Re: USGP 2014!
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:16:40 AM »
Thanks for posting!!  Great colour and action in the shots  :)

Wish I was there!

Hey Roo, what do you think chances are of getting a 400mm 2.8 into melbourne Grand Prix?
Will security at the gate knock it back? I've seen a few big lenses in there. Just wondering if they had any troubles getting in with it!

They were pretty gung ho on it a few years ago but the last couple haven't been so bad and a friend that runs one of the gates confirmed they've been a bit more relaxed (just not officially).  I haven't had any trouble getting the Sigma 150-500 or the Tamron 150-600 in but they don't quite stand out as much as the great whites.  You could probably get the 400 in no worries.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:48:21 AM »
Motorclassica was on here last weekend.  It's a combined Concours D'Elegance, auction, mortoshow and club event so it has something for everyone.  This year's event celebrated 100 years of Maserati, 50 years of the Mustang and 50 years since Sir Donald Campbell broke the land speed record at Lake Eyre.

Sports / Re: USGP 2014!
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:41:28 AM »
Thanks for posting!!  Great colour and action in the shots  :)

Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:28:30 AM »
Is anyone else heading out to Austin? I'd love to meet up with some fellow CR members :)

Looking forward to seeing your pics after the event :D

Since you asked so nicely.....

I figure this is one of the few times a Ferrari has passed anything this year :o

I loaded some more images up in a separate thread.

Ty, ty :D  How did you find the sound? 

Thanks to Keith for his great shots too:) 

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