MotoGP Silverstone UK August 2014 EM10 + Panasonic 100-300

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Robstar1963, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Hi
    Was planning to get to the Silverstone MotoGP last year but the trip never happened due to constraints upon my time
    To ensure I went this time I bought Grandstand Tickets In Advance !
    Was in front row of the Grandstand at Beckett's on the Day of The Race on the best day of the week for weather with a fine view of several corners and straights (straightaways)
    Took almost all photos on Qualifying Day (Saturday) and very few on race Day itself as I wanted to make the most of watching the event
    Hadn't been to MotoGP for a few years and never with a good camera and lens
    Lots of trial and error and experimentation involved in trying to get good photos of machines travelling so fast with far more failures than successes - not helped by the well known limitations on viewing positions and high fencing surrounding the track

    Here's one to start - Pedrosa panned at high speed cropped from EM10 and Panasonic 100- 300
    (I am a huge admirer and supporter of 'the boy' as I affectionately call him - Marc Marquez - an absolute genius on these things - take a look at his Wikepedia page to see how many records he has already broken at the age of 21 - he has had 10 pole positions this year from 12 starts and 11 wins from those 12 races !!!)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/14955505488/

    and another of 'the boy' Marquez himself:-

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/14955534230/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/14955566609/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/15142415805/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/15119491066/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/15142592165/

    Rossi 46
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/15142550415/

    Shots From Moto2 Heavily Cropped
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/15139347281/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/15142358295/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/85846444@N02/14955904838/
     
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  2. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 8, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Nice work, Rob. The Moto2 stuff is great.... you' d never know the shots were heavily cropped.
     
  3. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Thanks Biro
    The relative speed of the bikes in the Moto2 photos was lower and my vantage point was better and closer
    Most of the other shots were at greater distance and higher speed so focusing was more difficult
    Rob
     
  4. synthetictone

    synthetictone Mu-43 Regular

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    May 22, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Dean
    Nice pics. I wondered how well that lens would do for action shots. I took my 35-100 Panny to a AMA Superbike event and it did great while i was working next to to pits but I needed more reach anywhere else.
     
  5. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Hi
    I was using 300mm nearly all of the time - only reducing to 200mm on very few occasions
    Bearing in mind that all of the shots here were heavily cropped - i could not have acheived satisfactory results with a shorter reach
    It is a good lens for such events and very manageable with the Em10 fitted with the ECG1 grip
    Regards
    Rob
     
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  6. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Hi
    Could someone very kindly explain how add a thumbnail image to the post when I link to a photo in flickr please
    I have managed to link my photos ok but without the thumbnail others on the forum seem to get
    It is nice to have a preview of the image showing on the thread
    Many thanks in anticipation
    Regards
    Rob
     
  7. Timmy

    Timmy Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 3, 2013
    Wiltshire - UK
    Great use of that lens, I gather it's pretty tricky to get nice shots of fast moving objects from it.

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