I visited my native La Union the morning after our Christmas party to be with my sister who's based in SG. Instead of looking for feathered creatures, I trained my long glass on folks surfing the waves at San Juan town, a few minutes drive from my ancestral home. ;D
The 1D4's and 7D's AF didn't disappoint. I used the first for close action, and the second for longer shots and video.
Some surfing action filmed at San Juan, La Union, Philippines, on December 9, 2010.
Shooting info - all clips were filmed with a Canon 7D + 500 f4 IS + stacked Canon 2x/1.4x TCs, 1400 mm focal length, manual focus and manual exposure, 475B/3421 support.
Music - "Down Home Rockin" by Kevin MacLeod (royalty free).
Post by Bobby Kintanar on Dec 12, 2010 4:02:33 GMT
I saw your video and stills at DP Review Ka Mastah. Strange, but of all the 7D captures in the "Post your Surfin' Photos" thread, yours was the only one I can truly call "Sharp." The others were either soft, or just somehow focused in some other area of the photo, and not on the surfer. If it weren't for your shot, I'd have the impression that the 7D still has focusing issues. :-)