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Burn Up That 1/4 Mile
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm Camera: K5 Photo Location: Denver Colorado 
Posted By: Bob Harris, 07-09-2013, 06:29 PM

Jet dragsters race the 1/4 mile near the mile high city of Denver. This is the first time I have used this lens, makes for a great walk around, not too large or heavy and focuses quickly.

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07-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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Holy smokes! 277 MPH 6 second 1/4 mile. Wonder how those guys fit their huevos in those seats?!
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Holy smokes is right....6 second 1/4's. What a thrill that had to be for a muscle car guy like yourself.
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If you flip them upright, do they reach orbit?

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Glad to see you are enjoying that lens Bob. It is indeed a nice walk around lens.
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Holy smokes! 277 MPH 6 second 1/4 mile. Wonder how those guys fit their huevos in those seats?!
They are actually slower than they used to be. NHRA won't allow them to go over 300 due to safety reasons I think I read. Still way too fast for me
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Holy smokes is right....6 second 1/4's. What a thrill that had to be for a muscle car guy like yourself.
Years back they had Rocket Cars run at the drags, now those were fast.

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If you flip them upright, do they reach orbit?
I think if you would put wings on them they would fly, not sure about upright
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Can't go over 300MPH?...Ah right, I didn't know that.
Obviously they're not as quick as their "conventional" counterparts, but they're VERY spectacular.....but, ya wouldn't catch me driving one!!
Cheers, Pickles.
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Pretty crazy old buddy . Great series - well done.

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It was a great day, all of the family was there and the grandkids had never seen anything like this before.
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Glad to see you are enjoying that lens Bob. It is indeed a nice walk around lens.
I've enjoyed it so far and I thought the price wasn't too bad for the quality a person gets.
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Wow now that is moving ...great series Bob.
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Some top high speed shots, nearly as fast as the cars.
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