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I only see 5 but who's counting. Number 1 and the last one has it going on. Ironically hand eye coordination in most sports is a skill and we can find how important that is in photography. Also, if you wait for the action to happen you will miss it. I think you have to have a little esp and fast buffer speed for action sports to capture the true moment or you will miss it.
Everyone needs to understand that it's much harder then it looks.
Nice stuff RG.
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I agree... In fact,.... when I was forced into digital, I was then shooting with the ultra-fast EOS 1nRS body for outdoor professional soccer,... (my competition made me go digital),....and what I was able to afford then, was only a pair of D30 bodies.. the 1D had not yet been released at that time....nor could I afford a pair of them anyway.. and here I was with the god awfulest camera to shoot sports with...it's ultra-slow shutter lag, cropping factor of 1.6, a slow frame rate of 3fps, and an iso that limited me to 1600!! vs the camera with the fastest shutter lag ever produced in a camera, up to 10 fps in RS mode, FF 35mm, any the ability to push my fuji to 3200iso...and built for pro use, that cost me nearly half as much per body than the D30 (then 3k ber body only, no grip),...and here I am,...being expected to turn over the same results with this "stone age" like performance that I just invested all this money into.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
I tell you,... I learned about "hand eye coordination" along with "stinking slow POS camera coordination" very quickly...because I had to.. & I wasn't shooting just wide stuff either.. I was shooting 300mm f2.8 which had a tighter crop than my 400mm f2.8 on a FF/ film camera! & shooting tight is essential...especially with the increased dof now because of the 1.6 cropping factor,... I managed to make it through most of the season, until I learned that they were going bankrupt..and I lost my gig.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Yep,...them were the days alrighty.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
It sure is nice to have better equipment these days!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Some shots from that season:
Wow...just look at that noise!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Yep,...that's all we had then..