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kaihp

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #120 on: June 21, 2016, 05:54:06 PM »
I thought I'd better contribute to this thread. Saturday, the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition was jumping from the roof of the Copenhagen Opera Theater.

I was shooting from the general public viewing area, from the other side of the harbor - about 180m away. I guess I could have used a 600mm + 2x TC to get closer  ;D

First diver is Mike Hunt (UK, and the winner of this event), the second is Michal Navratil (CZ, 6th place)

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« Reply #120 on: June 21, 2016, 05:54:06 PM »

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« Reply #121 on: June 21, 2016, 06:01:47 PM »
The second one is very good - you have managed to maintain the sense of height without showing the full drop.

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« Reply #122 on: June 21, 2016, 11:20:53 PM »
Boy that takes courage.  I thought only Superman did stunts like that.

Nice shots, agree the second conveys something the first doesn't.

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #123 on: June 22, 2016, 02:47:44 AM »
Mikehit, Jack Douglas, thanks for your kind words.

FWIW, they're diving from 27m above the seawater.

I think the second shot was my best from the day. The series of 8 shots of that dive are just nailed, contrary to a lot of the other dives. This was my first time shooting cliff diving, and not just shooting but processing them have been an interesting learning experience.

For one thing, the most advanced/highly scored dives certainly isn't the most photogenic dives. The 'simple' dive in the second shot makes this quite easily.

Secondly, the beginning of the jump is the best part, from a shooting point of view. Once they pick up speed, you can almost just not bother shooting as the picture will get 'too busy'.

I should have done a DoF calculation before the start (DoF=30m!), set the focus on the edge of the platform and be done with it (MF).

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« Reply #124 on: June 22, 2016, 11:38:15 AM »
kaihp, thanks for the information, it makes viewing more informative and interesting. 

Jack
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« Reply #125 on: June 23, 2016, 06:42:44 AM »
kaihp, thanks for the information, it makes viewing more informative and interesting. 
Jack,

You're welcome. If I can just contribute a wee bit back to the forum members here, I can't really ask for more.

Kai

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #126 on: June 26, 2016, 10:28:32 PM »

_61A7928 by -OlAf-, on Flickr

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« Reply #126 on: June 26, 2016, 10:28:32 PM »

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« Reply #127 on: June 27, 2016, 04:09:24 AM »

_61A7928 by -OlAf-, on Flickr

I have loads of shots like that when the birds have flown off as I was too slow.
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« Reply #127 on: June 27, 2016, 04:09:24 AM »