A&P I need a nikon lens for shooting racing...

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  1. dmora

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    Cars will be about 200-1000 feet away :sad2: Damn fences.
     
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    1000 ft? :eek4: Thats more than 3 football fields. :sad2:
     
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    nikon 70-200
    sigma 120-300 f/2.8 or nikon 300mm

    the 300mm will limit your shots, but for motorsports you usually spend a bit of time taking the same shot over and over then you switch it up, so it won't be a big deal

    :o

    invest some money in wire clippers too.. :naughty:
     
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    Now that I think about it, you might need even more range than that. The 120-300 w/ a teleconverter would probably be the best solution so you could switch from 120-300 vs whatever-450 or whatever. You're going to be pretty damn far away though..

    2/3 football field - 3 1/3 football fields. if you can, rent a really long prime :dunno:
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    If you are shooting racing, don't try to shoot the whole track from one point. Shoot one corner from one spot, get your shots there, move to the next spot and get your shots there...

    otherwise you're gonna need a ton of lenses with different reaches.
     
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    TheEvil1 Hell is other people OT Supporter

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    the Sigma 50-500 will give you the giggest range for the least money, its a really nice lens, only drawback is that it is a little slow at f/6.3 @ 500mm, but with whatever crop factor your camera has if you have a dSLR that like 700+mm for like 1/4 of teh cost of a 400mm or 500mm zoom

    the Sigma 300-800mm f5.6 EX IF APO HSM is another choice but it is a freeking MONSTER, its not cheap either
     
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    not really, a 1/4 track is 1320
     
  8. dmora

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    well im going to be renting the lens. And i will be shooting from the pits on the start/finish line as well as some spots around the track.
     
  9. dmora

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    I was thinking about trying to find an 80-400VR
     
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    McTool Room 3 :bowdown:

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    or a press pass :wiggle:
     
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    its HPDE, no such thing ;)
     
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    Daniel,
    If your shooting from the pit area, I would suggest a modest zoom like a 30-200. For other areas around the track, a fixed focal length like a 400mm would suffice. I have a 130mm and 400mm lenses that work well for racing shots.
     
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    you need this lens :bowdown:
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    If you have $120,000 to spare :o
     
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    would definitely give you some good reach on a D70.. the 80-400VR focuses slowly. you can work around that by prefocussing if you're shooting a particular corner, so who cares.

    Would love to have a play around with one of the longer nikon zooms sometime :drool:
     
  16. dmora

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    :cool: thanks.

    :eek3: I never knew. i dont watch sports.
     
  17. dmora

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    :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: thats almost as big is my dong!
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    The 80-400mm VR is indeed not that fast on a CAM900 AF body like the D70.

    On a D1H/D1X/D2H, it is a different story.



    A 300mm or 400mm f/2.8 AF-S and a monopod would be good for any of your long shots. Use the kit lens for pits.
     

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