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Old 09-10-2008, 06:11 PM   #61
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through the launch u get way left, just before the hill, then initiate the lean to the right, and get on the gas as you go over the hill, right? that's what i do.
yup. i start turning in just before i crest the hill, from the far left (or close to it.)
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:13 PM   #62
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I don't think you want to know how much the lens he was shooting with was worth.
i dont think mike was shooting with his safari lens this time

he probably had like x-300 w/o a tele converter .. from where he was at a 300mm would be just fine
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:14 PM   #63
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:23 PM   #64
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I don't think you want to know how much the lens he was shooting with was worth.
Actually I was slummin' it with the lens. I was just using a Nikon 70-300 VR. I think they go for around $500. I did have to use my D300 with it. the D200's shutter has given out after over 100,000 pics. I usually rent a Nikon 400/f2.8 that goes for $6k+ but I wasn't able to get a reservation for it this time.

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I was shooting with an Olympus E-20P and an Olympus 3x telephoto. Both seem to be pretty nice and cost a pretty penny back when they first came out. Is there any way to get my pictures to look anywhere close to as vivid as yours, Mike? IS there postwork done to them?
Most of the pictures are straight out of the camera. If a pic is a bit too dark because of shadows I might use one of the sliders in Aperture to boost the shadows a bit but that's usually about it. I took 8,000 pictures on Saturday so I wouldn't want to adjust them all! you learn quick to get it right in the camera.

I mostly use a slow shutter panning technique. The Nikon's VR (image stability) function help a lot with this but good technique is important too. Better equipment makes it easier but as long as you have a SLR I think you can get some decent shots. I'd just run shutter priority mode and keep the shutter speed pretty high until you get the technique down and then you can slow the shutter more as you get more comfortable with it. I think some of your pictures are probably coming out soft because of the lens you have. I'm not sure what options you have for lenses but I think that setup you have may not be optimal?
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:30 PM   #65
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Ah...yes I was told you usually rent that big mama jama lens for the weekends.
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2. The paint is haht, Gonzo! Awesome job, Tony That first pic of you is kickass. I can only hope that my body positioning will be half as good as yours someday
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