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03-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #1186
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Wow, am I glad to see this thread! I shoot everything, including lots of sports. (Mostly kids and HS) and tons of racing (American Lemans) and when I saw reviews dissing the K-5 for Sports Photography, I thought, could it really be any worse then my 6+ year old K200D (which takes awesome sports shots). I picked up a very low use one (under 3K shutter actuations) and plan on taking it to Laguna Seca this coming May. Already ordered a grip, more SD cards and plan on a Stereo Mic for video. Hoping my Eye cup from my K200 fits also.

Love the shots in here, keep it up!

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Didn't climb myself today so I had a chance to take a few shots. Here is Samuel Hammer age 14 training his fingers!

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hum ! the joy of the Gullich's
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
@Ron,

How many un-level shots do you get when doing a game? I'm getting several because i'm not concentrating on the background.
Lots, usually happens when I'm tracking a play and it concludes in a flurry of activity. Usually easily fixable in Lightroom. Having a vertical marker lke a goal post or a fence line helps.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Miguel Quote
easily fixable
Agree--keeping consistently level while shooting is not a high priority for me..
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Regarding levelling in PP:
QuoteOriginally posted by Miguel Quote
Lots, usually happens when I'm tracking a play and it concludes in a flurry of activity.
That's why I use a tripod rather than a monopod. I spend some time levelling before the game, and as long as I don't knock the tripod too much, it reduces the need to level afterwards.

Using a tripod with a large lens on a tripod mode (Sigma 70-200/F2.8 or DA*60-250/F4) makes it a bit more difficult when you change position. I usually carry the tripod with fully extend legs+camera+lens over my shoulder, making sure that, during the rain, the front of the lens hood is facing downwards.




Here are some shots from the 1st day of the Queensland Little Athletics 2013 South East Regional Championships held at Browns Plains. It drizzled or poured for much of the day. The grass track was a mess. K-5 & DA* 60-250/F4. No raincoat for either me or my equipment. Ah, happy times!

U12 1500m
- this was one of the first events and it set the tone for the day. 60mm FL was too tight for this, so I had to move back to fit it in.











U16 & U17 800m


The puddle they are splashing around in is the Finish line. This was an early lap so they're not straining like mad yet.


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QuoteOriginally posted by dosdan Quote
Regarding levelling in PP:

That's why I use a tripod rather than a monopod.

Dan.
For me, the value of either a tripod or monopod depends on both the particular sport I'm covering and my role within the coverage plan. For games played partially in the air, like soccer, both are not all that helpful. If I'm covering solo, I've got to move around the pitch somewhat, and that extra hardware slows me down. I also like to stay low at player level for typical passing plays and then be able to rise to the occasion.

If I have the luxury of working with other shooters, then my field position can be more stable and sometimes hardware support can be nice. Some sports, like baseball, track (nice shots BTW), bicycling etc require participants to move more predictably and in line, and I agree on the utility of a tripod.

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One with a K5iis and a *50-135 2.8 likely wide open ISO 3200

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I was in the rain and cold too last saturday. Covering a game from the girls that helped out with the catering on the opening of my photo-exhibition:

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the girls that helped out with the catering on the opening of my photo-exhibition:
Great idea!
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Had the chance to shoot some track and baseball this week.













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Okay, I will add a few.
The first and the second shot are excellent.
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The first and the second shot are excellent.
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