Aussie V8 Supercars
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Raskill
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 223
Country: Australia

Hi folks,

Just a few pics from my first real outing with the Sigma 120-300 F/2.8

The bulk of the images are from the 'Oran Park' round of the V8 supercars series.

The lens performed great, producing some extra sharp images, in fact it performed better than I though it would. I let it down by poor lens handling and poor technique. I need to learn how to pan using a monopod, so any hints will be accepted!!!

Heres my pics:

The Commodores of Skaife and Richards duelling for position.







The Valvoline Racing Team.







The Commodore of Richards goes off-road.







The Ford Falcon of Craig Lowndes in the late afternoon sun.







Comments and criticism welcome!

(and hints for monopod panning also!!!!)


Adam H
Registered: Sep 06, 2005
Total Posts: 478
Country: United States

Holy camber!



redal
Registered: May 25, 2005
Total Posts: 1341
Country: New Zealand

Alan , nice shots .
I was hoping to see one of Murphy , but i know it is easier to get the cars at the front of the race.
My tip on monopod panning is dump the pod , those guys do about 30 laps per race so have a break between the cars you want to shot . And try next lap or next car.

Allan



Raskill
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 223
Country: Australia

Adam H wrote:
Holy camber!


I gather this isn't a criticism

Allan, I'm thinking that might be a idea. The next race I'm attending is the Mt. Panorama 1000 at Bathurst, so with 4 days of racing I should either A) get my technique down pat, or B) be utterly knackered by the end of it with no real improvement.

Thanks for the comments.



John Reynolds
Registered: May 31, 2005
Total Posts: 667
Country: United States

I'm assuming Adam is referring to shots 2 and 3. You can see the huge amount of negative camber the car has in those photos. Anyway, that's what I thought when I read his comment.

In #1, are they coming downhill into the corner? It appears the corner is flat so that's what it seems like to me.

Nice sharp images and great colors.



Adam H
Registered: Sep 06, 2005
Total Posts: 478
Country: United States

Precisely. I guess I forgot that this isn't an automotive forum.



BSimonseth
Registered: Feb 05, 2006
Total Posts: 366
Country: United States

Allan do you have any pictures of Russell Ingle and Greg Murphy ?



unta8
Registered: Jan 18, 2006
Total Posts: 256
Country: United States

can someone explain the series to me? Do these cars go off road and track? Thats pretty cool. Very nice shots, beautiful color.



redal
Registered: May 25, 2005
Total Posts: 1341
Country: New Zealand

Hunter ,

The cars are track only , the cars are either a ford / holden(GM) V8 powered and have limits on what they can do to them , they have speed limitors and other things for saftey.
The curcuits they race on are quite tight and passing is limited to corners( except Bathurst) so thats why they are on the dirt as well as the track .



Raskill
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 223
Country: Australia

They only go off track by accident!

The cars are supposedly 'what average people can buy'. That being said, the only thing that is the same as what the average punter can buy is the shape of the body. There are only two manufacturers, Holden (General Motors basically) and Ford. It makes for close racing, with the country split 50/50 in who to support.

The website of the series is here.

It's a great series, some of the drivers are international drivers, but mainly they are fromNew Zealand or Australia. We sometimes export drivers to you guys, Marcus Ambrose is driving those Nascar Truck things you have over there.

Thanks for the comments folks. The Sigma is great (I never thought I's say that....)



Frighten
Registered: Sep 17, 2005
Total Posts: 140
Country: United Kingdom

They often do, but they're not meant to! It's kind of like Touring Cars, i.e. traditional track racing.



zoomfactor
Registered: Aug 04, 2004
Total Posts: 158
Country: United States

unta8 wrote:
can someone explain the series to me? Do these cars go off road and track? Thats pretty cool. Very nice shots, beautiful color.


Think NASCAR on steroids on road courses - Down Under

Nice shots.