- Nikon D300
- Nikon 18-200mm VR — see samples shot the same event with the 18-200.
- Nikon 70-300mm VR
- Olympus SP-570UZ
The Nikon D300 was set on Vivid Picture Control with the modifications documented here.
Photos were shot with the Nikon D300 in JPEG Large, Fine mode. They were then imported into iPhoto, and a few of them were edited within iPhoto itself.
White Balance was on Automatic with 0 fine-tuning, and ISO 400 was used to help keep shutter speeds up.
Anyway, the Nikon 70-300mm VR lens turned out to be the main workhorse at this race event in Sepang, 2008. I used it on the D300 to capture a couple of portraits and also the race cars.
Here are a couple of image samples from the race taken with the Nikon D300 plus Nikkor 70-300mm VR combination.
Head shot portrait of a race queen
This was taken with the 70-300 zoomed all the way out to 300mm. There were many other photographers jostling for position. This lens allowed me to stand farther back from the crowd and capture her face every time a little opening in the sea of people presented itself.
Some examples of how useful the 300mm end of the zoom is …
300mm — Navigating the ‘S’. I had to shoot this through a glass door (the front element of the 70-300 VR was placed right up to the glass). I think it still turned out OK after a level and contrast edit in iPhoto:
In-between focal lengths are also handy …
Nikon 70-300mm VR – Main page.