Thom article and the 200-400mm

Started May 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
David Garth
David Garth Regular Member • Posts: 389
Re: Another perspective of the 200-400 VR...

You could wait for the right framing with a fixed focal length lens, but, the odds of the framing being close and the action at its peak at the same moment are not good.

With this type of rodeo action that usually comes right towards you, with a zoom lens you start zoomed almost all the way in as they come out of the gate across the arena and then zoom back out as the action moves towards you, shooting whenever it looks good.

It is possible to do it with a non-zoom lens, or with manual focus. (Heck, I started shooting high school football with a 4x5 Speed Graphic and pre-focusing on a spot on the field and then hoping the play would go there.) But, that's sure the hard way.

Here's two more taken the same day.

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