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    Default Dragon Boat Race on 26 n 27 Nov

    A friend reminded me of this River Regatta along the Singapore River. Maybe, many CSers flock to the Expo this weekend.

    Great event to bring out your long lenses for the shoot. Hope it doesn't rain continuously this weekend.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    thanks for the info. this seems interesting to me.
    just wondering, would my 200mm focal length on D70 be sufficient for such event?

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    Any idea where it will held and what time is it ?

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    the event will be held at singapore river near uob plaza, i think. for schedule, u can check singapore dragonboat association's website:

    http://www.sdba.org.sg/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rEveRie
    thanks for the info. this seems interesting to me.
    just wondering, would my 200mm focal length on D70 be sufficient for such event?
    Dragon boats being very long, like 8 to 10m long, so, you 200mm with a crop factor of 1.5x should be good inuf la. Need 300mm only if you wish to zoom into the dragon head some other details. Well, go there to shoot and have fun. Hope this weekend is not so wet.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    Dragon boats being very long, like 8 to 10m long, so, you 200mm with a crop factor of 1.5x should be good inuf la. Need 300mm only if you wish to zoom into the dragon head some other details. Well, go there to shoot and have fun. Hope this weekend is not so wet.
    heheh that's nice =P
    can you advice how you shoot dragonboat race?
    do you stay at one location to compose or do you run around?
    hahaha sorry ar, newbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    A friend reminded me of this River Regatta along the Singapore River. Maybe, many CSers flock to the Expo this weekend.

    Great event to bring out your long lenses for the shoot. Hope it doesn't rain continuously this weekend.
    thanks for the reminder!

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    What time does things starts? Thinking of going to try out my 100-300mm lense, bought since june but never really had the chance to try it out.
    From Pentax to 4/3, back to Pentax and then back to M4/3 !?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b
    What time does things starts? Thinking of going to try out my 100-300mm lense, bought since june but never really had the chance to try it out.

    1st event starts at 11am tmr, all the way till 5+/6.
    Sat is the heats. Sunday will be the semis and finals.

    it's along Spore river, so normally it's quite crowded at the side where all the shops and rest are, you can try taking pictures from the Parliament House side of the river. You can try aso try taking pictures from the start point which is at Elgin Bridge.

    http://www.sdba.org.sg/docs/2005/srr...202005_map.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b
    What time does things starts? Thinking of going to try out my 100-300mm lense, bought since june but never really had the chance to try it out.
    I suppose you got the Sigma100-300F4 - I am thinking of getting it. Could you give us your review of it after shooting with it this weekend. BTW, which mount is it? Thanks in advance.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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    went down this afternoon between 3.30 to 5.30. hehe, quite cool, despite the rain.
    can check out my shots.
    http://www.pbase.com/svenstar/dragon...ace__singapore

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallaperture
    I suppose you got the Sigma100-300F4 - I am thinking of getting it. Could you give us your review of it after shooting with it this weekend. BTW, which mount is it? Thanks in advance.
    Pentax mount... It's nice, fast & sharp... not bad at all. Even though i believe it's quite an old model...
    From Pentax to 4/3, back to Pentax and then back to M4/3 !?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b
    Pentax mount... It's nice, fast & sharp... not bad at all. Even though i believe it's quite an old model...
    Thanks, wrx for the info. If it's fast inuf for wrx, sure it is fast inuf for an ordinary Toyota driver.
    I love big car, big house, big lenses, but small apertures.

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