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Rip Curl Boardmasters 2006 Newquay Surf Comp (56K Nightmare)


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Some pics from the 7 days of the

Rip Curl Boardmasters 2006 Newquay Surf Comp

It was a well attended event 50,000 people on the Saturday
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Gordon @ Convergent AV said:
Wow, What lens did you use for those? The 400 or 500 I imagine.


Hi Gordon

Following kit was used for all photos

1Dmk2n + 500mm f4 IS L USM + 1.4xII + Gitzo 1348 + Kirk King Cobra.

I will put a few more up when I get a bit of spare time




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proper good shots.

Top drawer:thumbsup::thumbsup:


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T0MAT01 said:
Great shots! :thumbsup: Nice and sharp too.

What shutter speeds do you generally use for these? - the waves look really good.


I used a shutter speed of 1/640 or 1/800 for most of them.

I set my camera to TV (shutter priority) and selected either 1/640 or 1/800 and that would give me a decent DOF at arount f7.1 - f11 depending on what conditions were at the time. AISERVO (fast setting) was also selected so I could constantly track the surfer (note when using aiservo a lot it will use battery power up very fast) and 8fps shooting speed.

A nice steady tripod and a nice smooth well balanced head so you dont need to support the camera.

final point enjoy your days shooting


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