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Some photos taken at the athletic festival


Running like the wind:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED


Start dash:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED


Passing of the batons:  PENTAX K200D + smc PENTAX DA 1:4-5.6 50-200mm ED

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8 responses

  1. Great photos Yan, you really get great action photos….I can see you have a very nice quick lens…I need a new telephoto with a fast lens.

    October 11, 2010 at 02:19

    • Thanks Maureen!
      I was lucky to get these photos at the athletic festival. I took them with my PENTAX K200D but I found the camera cannot satisfy me for sports shooting…
      For the lens I used, I made mistyping. It should be “1:4-5.6” instead of “1.4-5.6”!! It’s not quick one, sorry for that.

      October 11, 2010 at 22:29

      • Ah yes that lens isn’t that fast. I think your photos are very good.

        I have a K20 and find that my canon 50D is a better camera for taking photos of action.

        October 11, 2010 at 22:48

      • I agree with you. My friends sometimes ask me what is the best DSLR for him/her. When their purpose is to take picture of their kids, I usually recommend CANON or NIKON.

        BTW, have you already checked PENTAX K-r and K-5? K-r is now on sale and K-5 will be released by the end of this month, though I keep on using my K200D and K-x for the time being.

        October 12, 2010 at 13:14

  2. Freedom Smith

    These are fantastic!! I wish you could come and give me a lesson on how to capture movement like you do. I love the intense looks on the boys faces. It is neat, as well, seeing them pass the baton!

    You take spectacular photographs, yancunyong!

    October 11, 2010 at 10:48

    • Thanks Freedom!
      I wish I were in your city.
      I want to try panning with more slow shutter speed next time. I didn’t want to get too much blur so I selected shutter speed of 1/125 and 1/320 this time.

      Please try to take photos in front of exchange zone where drama can happen :)

      October 11, 2010 at 22:47

  3. I agree with everyone else — you do such a great job of getting people in motion!

    October 12, 2010 at 13:45

    • Thanks archiegrrl!
      I was lucky to get good position to shoot :)

      October 14, 2010 at 12:34

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