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Surfing photos with K10D
Posted By: mikerigel, 04-11-2007, 08:31 AM

Here's a few shots taken last weekend in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Lens used was Sigma 70-200mm F/2.8.
Not many waves that day but it was still fun to practice with the sigma for the first time.

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04-11-2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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Very nice, the first and the last ones are my favorites...
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Those are some tight shots! I really like the "frozen" water droplets. Can you post some EXIF data?
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Great shots Mike and I have to say I'm a bit jealous, warm sun and warm water look mighty inviting. Snow forcast for tonight, meh! spring?

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Nice images!

I wonder, did you use a TC of some sort, or were you close enough to the waves, since this seems like a slightly higher magnification than what I think my 70-200 will give me if I shoot similar shots with it.

I'll see if I can get some shots like these, this summer.

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man these shots make me feel outta shape...

Like the last one... deeerna deeeerna.... derna derna derna derna
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QuoteOriginally posted by button Quote
Those are some tight shots! I really like the "frozen" water droplets. Can you post some EXIF data?
Thanks! The EXIF should still be available but here it is:

1) 1/2000s f/4.0 at 70mm iso200
2) 1/4000s f/2.8 at 200mm iso200
3) 1/4000s f/3.5 at 200mm iso200
4) 1/3000s f/2.8 at 200mm iso200
5) 1/2000s f/4.0 at 200mm iso200
6) 1/3000s f/2.8 at 200mm iso200
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asad_Masede Quote
Nice images!

I wonder, did you use a TC of some sort, or were you close enough to the waves, since this seems like a slightly higher magnification than what I think my 70-200 will give me if I shoot similar shots with it.

I'll see if I can get some shots like these, this summer.

Cheers!
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Hi Asad, I didn't use any TC at all, I was very close and even in the water in some of them... I did try a few shots with a TC but the results were pretty bad...

I'm sure you can get shots like these, that was the first time I was using the sigma with continuous shooting and focus.. and it did pretty good! I will definitely do that again!

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Great shots man now I wish I lived near a real beach.
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Love that last one. Wow you're keen getting into the water, hope you gave the lens a very thorough wipe down later. I's like to see some more if you get any decent size waves there.
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You must be brave enough to enter into the water. Pity the shots are mainly backlit with faces appearing on the dark side. The water looks so silky coating these surfers. Nice
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Excellent action shots! It just makes me want to dive into my monitor and enjoy that sun that we're lacking here
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Those are all great, but I really like the first and last, also.

I love how close you were able to get! I haven't been there (I usually go to Sebastian Inlet) since I've had a digital, but I will one day soon, I hope!
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What filters were you using, if any? I've been thinking about getting a polarizing filter to handle glare off of water. You don't seem to have any glare so I may not need one.
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