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Ryan Briscoe

I was not at all happy with the photos I got of the race Saturday night. This was probably the best I got, and if you look close, it's not even remotely as sharp as it should be. And the exposure is off, too.

 

This was the first race in a while I haven't rented a monster lens to take to the track. It's becoming apparent to me that it's just about impossible to take good photos of night races without renting some serious hardware. Even at 1600 ISO (the max my 20D will do) with the lens wide open, the fastest exposure I could get was 1/125, which is not at all sufficient for capturing a car moving at 220 mph.

 

I think to get anywhere near what would make me happy at races like this one I need to be able to shoot at 3200 ISO and f/2.8.

 

Anyone have a big pile of money they want to give me so I can make that happen?

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Taken on June 6, 2009