Jessie J and the 400mm


cabstar

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 11:49
Spent the weekend shooting V Festival and due to contractual issus ended up shooting some artists from the crowd with the Tamron 400mm f/4 on steps on a monopod, it was a bit wobbly at times



















Finally with the Pentax 2 x L doubler, which made the depth of field razor thin and is a little front focussed...




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tyronet2000

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 12:03
Nice set Gary.
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Stuey

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 13:37
Decent job there Gary
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cabstar

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 13:45
Oh and bumped into another Pentax tog shooting for a magazine....
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stub

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 13:57
Fabulous outcome Gary. You and that lens have produced... Couldn't have been easy,
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cabstar

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 19:01
It was a hard shoot. I think i am going to add a piece of meta to my steps to stick the monopod in
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 19:07
Pretty so so by your very high standards but I enjoy viewing them nonetheless, even though the outfit is daft.
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cabstar

Link Posted 19/08/2013 - 22:15
DrOrloff wrote:
Pretty so so by your very high standards but I enjoy viewing them nonetheless, even though the outfit is daft.

I think thats the difference when you have the advantage of the pit and shooting from a static position around 60 metres away
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 20/08/2013 - 08:09
cabstar wrote:
DrOrloff wrote:
Pretty so so by your very high standards but I enjoy viewing them nonetheless, even though the outfit is daft.

I think thats the difference when you have the advantage of the pit and shooting from a static position around 60 metres away

Indeed.
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Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 20/08/2013 - 08:11
cabstar wrote:
Spent the weekend shooting V Festival and due to contractual issus ended up .....

Care to elaborate a bit ?

What happened? Was there some restriction for the pit for when Jessie J was performing?
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Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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cabstar

Link Posted 20/08/2013 - 14:07
I was shooting the festival for an agency rather than a publication and some of the artists have a strict no agency policy. There are also some artist which require a strict contract signing which may have limitations with regards to times or even rights grabbing, before access to the pit and on these occasions I would rather shoot from the crowd? Jesse J was no agencies so in the crowd it was...

I dont mind shooting from the crowd, however a popular artist tends to draw bigger crowds, so with huge glass, monopod and steps escaping out of the crowd before the set is over is near on impossible. So you are literally stuck there for the whole set. The crowd for jesse j tended to be teenage girls who where very interested in the photography and enjoyed the view from my steps, which tended to be a fair trade for big old me being in there way
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Last Edited by cabstar on 20/08/2013 - 14:09
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