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W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:54 PM
.... other than John Parker. These are the guys that did not make it to the weekend. I hope you enjoy.

Bill Pearce

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:55 PM
another

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:56 PM
Hope you bring her back next year Mike.

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:56 PM
4360

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:57 PM
The Buick going about 450.

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:58 PM
Hope to see it back for action next year.

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 09:59 PM
Okay so Voodoo did make it to Sunday but we just did not see enough.

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 10:00 PM
another

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 10:01 PM
again

W J Pearce
09-24-2003, 10:02 PM
Okay last one, I'll give Wayne's server a break

Kilo Hotel
09-25-2003, 09:51 AM
Absolutely top notch photos, Bill; congratulations. Damn, I wish the Tigercat had held together to run in the heat races; I missed seeing it fly, arriving as I did late Wednesday afternoon.

Do you mind telling us what gear you used to get these photos?

W J Pearce
09-25-2003, 10:52 AM
Thank you KH. I used a Fujifilm S2 (similar to a Nikon D100) and a Sigma 50-500mm lens. I really hope the Tigercat will be back. Everyone must see and hear it rounding the pylons; trully something you will not forget. Thanks for looking.

Bill Pearce

Victor Archer
09-25-2003, 12:41 PM
Great shots Bill!!! Thanks for posting the pics of the Big Cat. I was really looking forward to seeing
The Boss Man turning the pylons but I didn't get to the races untill Friday.
What film are you using? Your photos sure are sharp.

Victor Archer
09-25-2003, 12:59 PM
OOPS!!! Film that was funny, Bill your using a digital SLR right? I'm still stuck in the relm of the film world but I'm really thinking of switching. What resolution are your shots taken at and how many pics can you get on a chip?

W J Pearce
09-25-2003, 07:44 PM
Im shooting at 12mp jpg, which makes each pic about 4.5 mb. I can get 220 on a 1 gb mocrodrive and 211 on a 1 gb compact flash card. I have a Portable Storage Device that I download the cards to so I can take zillions of pics. Thanks for looking Victor.

Bill Pearce

Peashooter
09-25-2003, 08:45 PM
[i] 12mp jpg
Bill Pearce [/B]

Wow! That would explain why we can see all the way down to the donut crumbs in Voodoo's cockpit...:rolleyes: Peas

LesDMess
09-25-2003, 11:15 PM
Outstanding photos, especially like that first shot with the frontal view of the Big Bossman! Too bad I couldn't attend all days of the event but judging from the view of your shots, you weren't in the Pit area like me cause my 1000mm couldn't get me as close as you did with the 500mm! Not even if I put the 2X on it. Where were you at? Now that I'm moving to Reno, I'll be able to scope it out better next time. Thanks for sharing.

W J Pearce
09-25-2003, 11:34 PM
Oh man... I'm giving up all my not-really-a-serect secrets. I was in the pit area for all the shots and I don't think any were taken at the full 500mm. On my Digi cam there is a 1.5 crop factor which means the size of film is 1.5 times the size of the CCD sensor. So, 500mm lens on my camera shoots as if it is a 750mm. Basically the center 2/3 of the 500mm film image is all that you get making it a 750mm. Make sense? Also, these are crops of the originals.

So, you combine the two and I can pretend that I have a 1xxx mm lens.

Besides, it's hard enough handholding a 500mm. Now, if I could get RARA to gimme a press pass, without the intent on publishing, and with all the problems I gave them this year..... I don't think I will be getting one.... EVER.

Thanks for the comments

Bill Pearce

Victor Archer
09-26-2003, 12:15 PM
Bill Thank you for all the info! Some of your photos are awsome.
The big lens I used is a 650-1300mm made by Phoenix. I got it just for my trip to Reno this year, it's nothing special, fixed f8, T-mount but it's what I could afford at the time. It's big about 2' long and kinda heavy, oh and I have some kind of mental problems cuz all my shots are hand held.

Peashooter
09-27-2003, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by Marauder61
oh and I have some kind of mental problems cuz all my shots are hand held.

It's a balancing act! <g>