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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:04 am 
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So, hopefully, I will attend LeMans 1000miles in Silverstone in September, ofcourse I will take my camera with me. :lol: I have 75-300mm lens now, but I found this website (http://www.hireanalphalens.co.uk/) - there are some decent lenses available. I was looking at Minolta 100-400mm or Sony 500mm f8 Mirror. If it changes anything I have A580.

So, which one would be better for a job? Maybe my 70-300 will be good enough, but i doubt that.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:53 am 
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200mm f8 would be best :D


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75-300 should be OK. Presumably you'll be given access to all stands, which will give you the chance to change perspectives a lot, which will be a big plus. You'll be doing a lot of panning so a balanced set up will be advantageous.

Make sure you change your viewpoint if you can though as there is nothing worse than 200 shots of cars from exactly the same point.

And start shooting conservatively. Aim for fast shutter speeds first to get some keepers before changing settings and trying to get better panning shots. You'll then find your comfort zone for shutter speeds at various points of the circuit. There would be nothing worse than shooting away and finding out after the event that you haven't got much in the can. What looks acceptable on the camera LCD won't necessarily hold up when you upload to the computer.


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And please forget the f8 mirror! That will be a disappointment I think for your needs. When the light's OK you might be OK but come twilight you'll won't be able to shoot for s$$t! You'll need relatively fast shutter speeds and in fading light that really won't hold up.


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Go get a 70-300G SSM...Or if you feel like spending more, a 70-400G SSM. Both are superb lenses.

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