A package arrived here this week that I was eagerly awaiting. What sort of farkle have I purchased for the bikes now I here you ask?
Well it's not for the bikes at all but an addition to my new camera kit. I was looking for a telephoto lense but checking the camera shops all I found was hugely expensive pieces of glass. The more I looked the more depressing it became. What to do? I took my brothers advise and looked around for a second hand lense. I know that it could be a decidedly dodgy decision to buy a second hand camera lense as it could have quite easily been damaged/broken dropped etc but I could always on sell it on ebay if that was the case.
So on wednesday my Nikkor 70-300mm lense arrived but I didn't get a chance to try it out until today. There was a top rider training course on at Sydney Motorsport Park's south circuit. I have yet to check out the south circuit so it should be interesting.
Above is the used 300mm lense next to the 140mm lense that came with the camera. Unfortunately for me there were not many good spots to take photos from on the south circuit that didn't look north and into the low lying winter sun, making it hard to take any decent photos, well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Here's a gallery of pics I took today.
Just after I set up the session ended and there was a big gap with nothing happening, I hear roaring engines and looked to the north circuit where there was a car track day happening. A couple of snaps from about 3/400m away.
Shooting the bikes I heard some loud screeching, two cars drifting had lost it and spun out. I just caught the end of it.
I spent about an hour and a half at the track shooting pics and looking at all the bikes. It took me a little while to remember where to find the settings and change them but once done it was pretty easy. Much easier than the first time. I'm not a fan of the south circuit at SMSP, you cant get close to the track for spectating and to actually ride it half of it looks like 1st gear for an R1. A 600 would be the best choice for this circuit I would think by what I saw today.