HELP! 1DX w/ f2.8 300mm - Shooting from 90ft

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HELP! 1DX w/ f2.8 300mm - Shooting from 90ft
May 16, 2014

I need help!

I've been told I have to shoot from 90ft to cover a kitesurfing event. That's my platform 90ft.

If I'm shooting a subject on a kiteboard, lets just say it's a 6ft round subject with the board.

At 90ft with a 1DX and a 300mm lens am I going to be able to fill the frame????  I used a calculator and it says the max my subject can be is 3.8ft. That just does NOT seem right

I'm planted on the platform as the surfers go around me and I have to make the best of it!  I hope the 300mm is the right choice.

Advice please on another lens or the optimal lens for the other 1DX I'll be using too.

Thank you,


70-200 with at least 50% crop... But I don't remember the distance... Aghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

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