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London Paralympics

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by CiaranMc, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. CiaranMc

    CiaranMc Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jul 8, 2012
    As a follow up to my Olympics photos (1 and 2), here are some from a Paralympic swimming event.

    We were really far back so I had to use zoom at the full 150mm to get anywhere close.

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  2. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    Nice shots, it was tricky in the aquatics centre! Which flavour of 150mm were you using?

    I need to get round to processing the Oly/Paralympics pile but interested to compare as I've got similar swimmer shots with the 14-150 and some cropped shots with the 45mm at 1.8 (surprisingly equivalent at screen res!)
     
  3. CiaranMc

    CiaranMc Mu-43 Rookie

    23
    Jul 8, 2012
    Thanks! will be interesting to see what someone else came up with for the same subjects. I was pretty disappointed with the actual 'action' shots of the swimming - what looks good in motion is often crap when turned into a still image I guess.

    I was using the M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 that came with my EPM1 kit. Very tempted to get a better (200mm?) zoom.

    I didn't think to try my 45mm and crop afterwards but perhaps in retrospect that would have had better results, as the glass is a lot better and I could have had much lower ISO.
     
  4. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    I know that you mean, it's really hard to capture the atmosphere of the event. I did a pano stitch that worked OK but bent the ceiling oddly (more so than it's own odd bending!) - and worked out you'd need a 2mm lens to show it all, 150-odd degree view angle!

    The cropped 45mm is swings and roundabouts, it's sharper overall but cropping reduces it it to just a bit better than the 150mm shots. The aperture does get faster shutter/less ISO. The cost is you couldn't print them large - but for the swimming shots I was only ever intending showing on screen.

    By my latest count I'm 2500 images behind in processing including the Olympics and my honeymoon...argh!
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    You did a nice job with these! :cool: