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  1. TexPhoto

    The Fisheye in Sports

    The fish lens was one i always desperately wanted when I was young. The photos were very rare, but when sports illustrated did a big multi-page layout you might see one. That always made it special to me. Anyway here are some of mine, show me some of yours.
  2. TexPhoto

    Cable Release Drives me Nuts.

    I shoot a 5D IV and 7D II right now, but have owned 10 or so other canon bodies. I have a Canon RS-80N3 cable release. When the cable release is plugged into either body, many of the cameras buttons go dead. The play button for example. Take a 30 second exposure, let me see if it looks...
  3. TexPhoto

    Extenders, Still worth it, now that cameras have tiny pixels?

    I shoot most field sports in both day and night conditions. When I acquired my 400mm F2.8 IS almost 11 years ago, I purchased a 1.4X and 2.0X Externder, both version II. At the time I was shooting a 5D with 12.8 MP, and I found the quality not perfect, but much better than simply cropping. A...
  4. TexPhoto

    Surfing Puerto Rico, Corona Pro Circuit

    Arriving Early for that morning light. This is on the West Coast of PR, so the sun rises behind you.
  5. TexPhoto

    Recover lost photos but not "unlost" photos

    OK, a client has given me a huge task of recovering photos from free space on drives. But the drives have 1000s of photos on them that are not lost. The drives have not failed, they were just reformatted at some point and used again. So far my efforts to recover photos is really slowed...
  6. TexPhoto

    More Golf

    I was able to shoot the Puerto Rico Open for the 2nd time this year. This year i went back with better equipment and the cool resolve of an experienced pro. And immediately encountered tons of problems. Rain, heavy expensive equipment, more rain, power outages, distant muddy parking, a very...
  7. TexPhoto

    Bike Polo

    We have a n annual Bike Polo Tournament here in San Juan PR. Many of the players fly in, more than half from New York. It is a great combination of Sports shooting and people shooting. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr...
  8. TexPhoto

    Motion Blur vs Frozen Action

    Ok some people like one, some like the other. Which is best? Is it OK to go both ways? Post your opinion. Post your Photos. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr
  9. TexPhoto

    Major League

    Thanks to some good timing and persistence, I was able to shoot two Washington Nationals games. The first on 9/11. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr...
  10. TexPhoto

    7D II 6.5 stop recovery from RAW vs Jpeg

    I was shootingi a pro soccer game and using my 7D II as my 2nd camera. I set both camera's to my preferred night setting for this stadium where I shoot very often. 1/1250, f2.8 and ISO Auto, and RAW + JPG. I use ISO auto because at night the stadium's lights are terrible and there are dark...
  11. TexPhoto

    Golf (I think it is a sport)

    I had a chance to shoot a PGA golf tournament, the Puerto Rico Open. A very interesting experience so far. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr
  12. TexPhoto

    What about the Fans?

    Sometimes the better picture is not the game but the fans. Let's see some your pics of sports fans. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr REX_7580 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr
  13. TexPhoto

    Blended Multiple Exposure

    While this is definitely a post processing technique, I think it works very well in sports photography. The technique I use is pretty simple if somewhat labor intensive. When shooting, a tripod is ideal, but you can handhold. You want to capture the ball (or person/object that is going to...
  14. TexPhoto

    Shoot 1/8000, Just do it. (occasionally)

    From time to time I like to set my Camera to Tv, Set the Shutter to 1/8000, and the ISO to Automatic. Even in bright sunlight, this probably means an ISO of around 400. Who cares. Freezing the action so well is just cool. And yes, you can mostly freeze action with 1/1000, 1/2000 etc. But...
  15. TexPhoto

    Basketball with a 7DII

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  16. TexPhoto

    Sigma 350-1200 f11

    I did not know this lens existed until i came cross one on eBay. Searching there find's 3 for sale right now. I love the Olive Drab color, gives it a nice military feel. Format: 35mm SLR Focusing: Manual Focus (MF) Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX), Pentax K First year of...
  17. TexPhoto

    FutBall / Soccer / Football (with 7DII)

    I had a chance to shoot from the field for a Canada vs. Puerto Rico game. Like most sports in Puerto Rico, it's played at night. The 7DII did very well. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr
  18. TexPhoto

    Aircraft

    Attended a small "fly-in" at an airport an hour from home. Not quite a Blue Angels Air Show, but still much to see and photograph. Shot all my Long photos with 7DII and Sigma 120-300sport, sometimes adding a 1.4X converter. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on...
  19. TexPhoto

    Surfing Photos with 7DII

    I loved the 7D, and while considering looking for a used 1DX, an upcoming surf competition pushed me over the edge into a 7DII. The extra reach with my 400mm IS was welcome. Even with 1.4X and 2X extenders, the 7D was the best choice for the distant action of surfing photography. Untitled by...
  20. TexPhoto

    Canon EF 22-55mm f/4-5.6 USM

    This is a rare and strange lens. I bought mine used on Ebay for $12. It is hilarious, but shoots very nice photos. Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr