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Got a note from a buddy yesterday asking if I would be interested in covering a track meet today. He is actually the guy that got me into shooting high school sports a few years ago. Even though I have sold the majority of my camera gear, I still have the stuff to shoot the runners coming at me...at 10 frames per second! :-)

He knows I have been busy building cabinets and understood when I declined the offer. There were two events, one an 800 meter relay and I forgot the other, but both were running events. One event was at 12:45pm and the other later this evening at 5:00 something. And the school is just down the road about 15 miles.

There is at least one paying customer and possibly several more, but I had to pass this time. Kinda sad, actually. I really do enjoy sports photography.

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Got a note from a buddy yesterday asking if I would be interested in covering a track meet today. He is actually the guy that got me into shooting high school sports a few years ago. Even though I have sold the majority of my camera gear, I still have the stuff to shoot the runners coming at me...at 10 frames per second! :-)

He knows I have been busy building cabinets and understood when I declined the offer. There were two events, one an 800 meter relay and I forgot the other, but both were running events. One event was at 12:45pm and the other later this evening at 5:00 something. And the school is just down the road about 15 miles.

There is at least one paying customer and possibly several more, but I had to pass this time. Kinda sad, actually. I really do enjoy sports photography.

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Sounds like you might be shooting a D1, or are you of the old school and shoot film, just courous, The photos are very good, photography can be almost as much fun as making cabinets huh?

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You catch some nice action shots Mike . You seem like a busy man as it is , and I'm sure you miss it . I know if I had your energy I'd be a millionaire lol
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I think Mike is a Canon man,,,,,,,

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I think Mike is a Canon man,,,,,,,
We won't hold that against him lol . Mike are you using a Canon EOS 1D X ?
Was wondering what you prefer for lens mm . My longest lens is 70mm-200mm , as I can't afford the 200-400 in a 2.8F

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I would have to go back and check, but I think they were taken with a Canon 20D. In 2009, I bought a new Canon 1D MK III ($4150, body only). It now has over 300K clicks on the shutter. I also used a 7D and it had 150K when I sold it to a fellow photog.

Most of my action sports were shot with either the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 and later a Canon 300 f/2.8=>awesome lens. Teamed with the MK3, focus is practically instant.

Note: The first pic of the girl coming out of the starting blocks is one of the best shots I have taken. That was with the Sigma lens. And it didn't sell. :-(

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A typo here, I meant to say 1D, I'm a Canon person too, been away from photography to long. Still wonderinging if he is shooting digital or film, do you know?

I had not read the other posts in which he told us about the camera body and lens.



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Note: The first pic of the girl coming out of the starting blocks is one of the best shots I have taken. That was with the Sigma lens. And it didn't sell. :-(

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Interesting as that one kind of caught my eye too . 4/9 the guy catching the ball is a great pic timing wise .
I didn't really think there was money in this . Maybe I should kibosh landscape photography

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Interesting as that one kind of caught my eye too . 4/9 the guy catching the ball is a great pic timing wise .
I didn't really think there was money in this . Maybe I should kibosh landscape photography
I tried selling rodeo pictures with out much luck. The ones that I framed and matted were nice, made nice gifts, but all it really did for me was to get me interested in woodworking, I'm referring to making the frames. Could have bought a couple of
1D's and some nice lens with what I've spent on woodworking tools, I'm not sorry for it though.

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I tried selling rodeo pictures with out much luck. The ones that I framed and matted were nice, made nice gifts, but all it really did for me was to get me interested in woodworking, I'm referring to making the frames. Could have bought a couple of
1D's and some nice lens with what I've spent on woodworking tools, I'm not sorry for it though.

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I didn't buy my cameras to make money , as it's pretty much a hobby as is photoshop . Plus it gets me out of the house hiking , although I really have to much on my plate to have hobbies right now .
I'm really looking forward to making my own picture frames next year though .

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