Sebring plans finalized

May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
BTW for anyone that cares I gave up on focus tracking at night and went back to single point. I put the point on the nose of the car and took 5 frames, leading and following through as if I were shooting Skeet. I'm sure with a different lens with OIS this would work better because my form was good I feel
 
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May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Glad I took a couple days to think about re-tooling my kit. Sebring was great fun. I have tons of great shots but, I came away not enjoying the experience as much as I thought. My back hurt, my knees hurt and I had a hangover lol along with 100,000 more race fans. It's an exhausting event that requires a ton of cash.
Looking back on it the introvert in me loves my Saturday morning ventures to shoot whatever and I spend 10 bucks on breakfast. I'm keeping my kit lighter and enjoying it more. I'll see which way this takes me 23,56,90 I think with the 18-55 in there. Honestly I'm still up in the air on the 16 and the 90. There's one thing for sure, something in the 90 range is the ticket for Sebring if I go again.
 
Dec 31, 2013
124
Louisville, Ky
23/56/90 is the historically traditional three prime kit. Equaling 35/85/135 in full frame terms. You might want to consider the 18mmf2 or 16mm 2.8. Instead of the 18-55. Maybe even the 16mm 1.4, although that will be heavier and more expensive. Unless you want the 18-55 for a one lens walkaround solution.
 
May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
Yep. I already have the 16 1.4 and I'm trying to get to a three lens kit. My 23 is the f2 which has been pretty good but I'm itching to try the 23 1.4. You know "Greener Pastures" and all that. I also have the 35 f2 which leads me to go 23 f2, 35f2 56 and 90. I have adopted 35mm as my length so the 23 stays either f2 or 1.4 . I haven't got to know the 56 yet. Your first suggestion sounds the most solid to me really.
 

KillRamsey

Super Moderator
Jun 20, 2012
124
Hood River, OR
Kyle
Regarding the 23 1.4: I had it, and wanted to love it badly, but never did. Had it for ~ 3 years, and shot it a ton. I've made good with the rokinon 12mm, 18-55, 27 pancake, 35 1.4, 56, 50-230, Minolta 55... just never got to a place where I "got" the value proposition of that big 23. Huge, heavy, and soft wide open. I have the travel f2 version now and vastly prefer it.

--my 2 cents.
 
May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
I have the 12 Roki, the 23 f2 and the 35 f2 , 56 1.2 and 18-55 on the keep list. My cut list possibly includes a 16 1.4 and 90 f2 along with the 50-230. Except for Sebring I have taken 90% of my shots with the 18-55.
 
May 31, 2017
124
Central Florida
Timothy Williams
To say I loved Sebring is def an understatement. Got drunk there for the first time and watched so many epic races, and parked a huge U-Haul Rental in the middle of Main Street in my home town when I was 17 . After the cop woke me up he let me go because I dragged raced him numerous times.. Glory Days Lol. I loved my younger years Lucky I survived
 

davect01

Hall of Famer
To say I loved Sebring is def an understatement. Got drunk there for the first time and watched so many epic races, and parked a huge U-Haul Rental in the middle of Main Street in my home town when I was 17 . After the cop woke me up he let me go because I dragged raced him numerous times.. Glory Days Lol. I loved my younger years Lucky I survived
Sounds like a wonderful tradition
 

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