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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:31 pm 
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After coming back from a delightful trip to the Belgian Grand Prix, I've uploaded some of the best shots I took to my Flickr account.

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Nice photos. Some of them say they were taken with a 7d and others with a 550d. Did you rent a 7d for the weekend and did you get any lenses to accompany it?

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That's right. I hired a 7D and a Canon 300mm f/2.8 prime w/ a 1.4x extender.

My 70-300mm was by far the most used lens over the weekend for me.

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Nice set - it's good to see lots of varied angles and corners there so it looks like you had good access. How's Eau Rouge?


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Nice lens! I'm thinking about going to the British GP next year. Hopefully by then I will have either the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 OS or the canon 70-200mm 2.8 is II (the canon if I can afford it :D). Were most of your shots taken under 200mm or would I need either a teleconverter or to rent another lens.

Thanks.

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jameswilby5 wrote:
Nice lens! I'm thinking about going to the British GP next year. Hopefully by then I will have either the Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 OS or the canon 70-200mm 2.8 is II (the canon if I can afford it ). Were most of your shots taken under 200mm or would I need either a teleconverter or to rent another lens.

There was a lot of variety with the focal lengths but for most of the close shots, I was shooting at 300mm (my 70-300mm zoom) although the classic cars for Schumacher's 20th F1 anniversary were shot at 420mm (300mm prime w/ 1.4x extender) as were a couple of the Porsche Supercup photos. However, that's not to say you can't get up close and personal without that long a focal length - as you can see with my shot of Johnny Cecotto in the GP2 race, that was taken at just 70mm but I was fairly close to the track from exit of Eau Rouge for that shot. Whether you need a long focal length depends on how close or far you are from the track. It's been a very long time since I went to Silverstone but I'd imagine the 70-200mm f2.8 would be adequate if you're in the stands at the Luffield to Copse complex or at the end of the Hangar Straight going into Stowe though I can't see it hurting to use the 1.4x extender just for that bit more reach.

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Nice set - it's good to see lots of varied angles and corners there so it looks like you had good access. How's Eau Rouge?

Thanks for the feedback. That's one of the many beauties of Spa, there are lots of good vantage points. Eau Rouge seemed steeper than I remembered it the last time I went to Spa or perhaps it's just that I'm not as fit as I was ten years ago. :mrgreen:

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Thanks Rorschach I guess I could always rent a teleconverter for the weekend.

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