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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


I have been out of photography for about 8 years and am looking at getting back into surf photography.

99% of my shooting will be surfing

I previously shot with 1DIIN and 600/4 and 400/2.8II lenses

I am looking at a setup for about 10K AUD or 8K USD on a lens and body combination

So for those of you who submit to publications what body would you opt for, I am pretty sure lens wise I'll get a first version 600IS lens or 400/2.8IS as these can be had for about 5 thousand AUD ish

Now the camera body has me flummoxed, I've always loved the solidness of 1 series bodies, I'm not really interested in a 1.6x crop body unless someone can really make a case for them if they have advanced to, AF with all points at F8 or if the frame rate is high and AF sensationally quick and accurate and the 5D MkIV I could be convinced on if it stacks up somewhere near the funstionality of a 1Dx or even a 1D MkIV if its any good and if its cheaper that might allow me to get another shorter lens.

I think the obvious set up will be 600IS or 400/2.8 with a 1.4x on the back and 1Dx version 1s of both those, as the prices of the new versions are some what ridiculous









Aug 28, 2017 at 06:40 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


darryn patch wrote:
I have been out of photography for about 8 years and am looking at getting back into surf photography.

99% of my shooting will be surfing

I previously shot with 1DIIN and 600/4 and 400/2.8II lenses

I am looking at a setup for about 10K AUD or 8K USD on a lens and body combination

So for those of you who submit to publications what body would you opt for, I am pretty sure lens wise I'll get a first version 600IS lens or 400/2.8IS as these can be had for about 5 thousand AUD ish

Now the camera body has me
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so you will be potentially at any beach? I'd want a 1DX2 and 600 f/4 or 500/4 and a second body with a 200-400 or 70-200 for the closer in shots.
But I do with far, far less gear for my surfing pics!

www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless



Aug 28, 2017 at 01:20 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


For surf pics, I'd seriously, seriously consider the D500 and 200-500mm combo for a third of the cost. It might not be able to compete in super low light, but for everything else it will be razor sharp, 10 FPS, and great focus tracking.


Aug 30, 2017 at 02:48 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


OK I'll have a look at that


never shot Nikon and know nothing about it



Aug 30, 2017 at 08:53 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Mark Kuhlmann wrote:
For surf pics, I'd seriously, seriously consider the D500 and 200-500mm combo for a third of the cost. It might not be able to compete in super low light, but for everything else it will be razor sharp, 10 FPS, and great focus tracking.




From what Ive seen and read over the last hour or so it doesn't seem to be overly sharp for distant subjects, the birds in flight images lack critical sharpness

so I'll stick with a 500 or 600 on a 1Dx



Aug 30, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Might be worth a few hundred dollars to rent so,e equipment to see what your thoughts are.
You could get used 7dii and both lenses for around your budget. I bekieve used 1div not much more than 7dii.



Sep 02, 2017 at 09:31 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


I am settling on a 1Ds mkIII and most likely a mint condition 500/4IS version 1 which I can pick up for about $4500AUD or $3500USD quite a bargain really


Sep 04, 2017 at 07:50 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Looking forward to seeing your results. The 500mm f/4L IS is a beast of a lens!

The 1Ds III is an amazing camera, I really love it and it's the only Canon item I held onto when I sold my lenses. (Using it with adapted glass now)

I'll get a 300mm f/4E PF with 1.4x TC for my D810 and try some surf photography next summer.
With the 36MP Sensor I can use the crop mode and still end up with roughly 18 MP files at an equivalent 630mm field of view.



Sep 18, 2017 at 09:46 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


mbphoto_2.8 wrote:
Looking forward to seeing your results. The 500mm f/4L IS is a beast of a lens!

The 1Ds III is an amazing camera, I really love it and it's the only Canon item I held onto when I sold my lenses. (Using it with adapted glass now)

I'll get a 300mm f/4E PF with 1.4x TC for my D810 and try some surf photography next summer.
With the 36MP Sensor I can use the crop mode and still end up with roughly 18 MP files at an equivalent 630mm field of view.




Did you have a manfrotto 028 tripod for sale on Ebay that I just bought


http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Manfrotto-3246-baugleich-028B-Triman-/263181331475?_trkparms=gh1g%3DI263181331475.N41.S2.R1.TR1&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=GK%252FjOKGZEVcimcsfcyKJUG6Y3So%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc



Sep 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Nah, sorry.

I have a light plasticky (Aluminium) Manfrotto but just because I got it for free. Can't imagine anyone would want to buy this.

I usually shoot on a Feisol carbon tripod.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Guys, the gear talk is great but can someone please post some surf photos?


Sep 19, 2017 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


MikalWGrass wrote:
Guys, the gear talk is great but can someone please post some surf photos?


did the o.p. get a camera?

TatianaWestonWebbsurfercutbackSuperGirlPro2017 by DragRacingTV.com, on Flickr






Oct 12, 2017 at 12:56 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


No idea if the o.p. finally bought some gear. Thank you for posting the photo.


Oct 12, 2017 at 02:01 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


yep got a 1Ds MkIII




Oct 12, 2017 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


DP, you gonna post?


Oct 12, 2017 at 01:32 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


MikalWGrass wrote:
DP, you gonna post?


pictures of surfing??

yeah you bet, I am an awesome surf photographer, just wait and see

would you like a sneek peak??

























hows those look??










Oct 13, 2017 at 05:57 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Excellent photos. So far so good. Number 4 is my favorite by far.




Oct 13, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


cool pics o.p.!

you guys got plenty of surfing to shoot on the gold coast, wish that i could say the same about so cal :-/ our light up here is generally pretty weak, as well.



Oct 13, 2017 at 06:19 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


OK here's mine. Sorry about the big file. Actually resized smaller.







Nov 14, 2017 at 01:14 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · surf photogpraphy getting back in the loop question


Before I clicked on this site, I said to myself, "I wonder where all of the surf photos are." Always happy to see a surf photo.


Nov 14, 2017 at 02:55 AM







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