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SamJT

Member since Aug 2011 • Last active Sep 2014
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Summer wheelset... I'm 70kg, what do we think?

    Archetype clinchers, novatec hubs 24/28 with dt comp spokes... trying to go reasonably light on a budget, any advice?

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    I have to say I'm really impressed with instagram's new editing update, it works pretty well. Here's me after a muddy mtb ride...

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    I really like the colour shot and one with the spectators by SamJT.
    Panning doesn't have to be just about getting the subject perfectly recognisable though - that 'blurry mess' can be exploited and taken to extremes, as long as something is sharp.

    Love those shots, sometimes the whole thing being a blurry mess can work too ;) this is a swimmer doing a tumble turn...

    *possible repost

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    I found it really helps having a view finder with a circle in the middle, that way i just try my best to keep the subject in the circle whilst panning and usually I'm quite successful. Other than that its basically luck, a vertical plane helps a lot though

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    Sorry to clarify, I'm using a 70-200 f4 so to deal with the lack of light which is normally a problem in woods and the last few times I've shot its been evening time anyway so the light is low, so I'll be at f4. That's just a general rule I use, some of those ^ were shot at a smaller aperture. I probably would stay around f8 if it was in good daylight. I definitely wouldn't go to f1.4 cos the chances of getting anything in focus then is pretty low, sorry I didn't make that very clear at all!

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    That second shot is brilliant. Would love to shoot some downhill but need some longer lenses...

    I didn't think the second one was anything special to be honest, but you guys seem to like it! Here's some similar ones...

    And for some more general downhill ones...

    love the kids reaction this one (rider is downhill world champion, Steve Peat)

    I like my black and white

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    Cheers, shooting pans on a rough mtb course is a nightmare because of the vertical movement as well as horizontal, but that one came out ok. I shoot at 8fps as well which is handy because in bursts of 3 or 4 usually one comes out ok.

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    I pretty much only ever use 1/30th for pans, max aperture then adjust the ISO for the right exposure.

    there's a few more examples at www.samtaylorphoto.co.uk (shameless plug)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Are you a twig?! ;)

    Seriously though, you want light: the SL versions of those hubs you mentioned, search ebay. then kinlin tb20 for rims, there tubs though, but will ultimately lead to a lighter wheel compared to clinchers, plus they're 400grams, if you want clinchers though, stans 400's, the stans sponsored pro's and cx'ers all use these over the 340's, for a reason I imagine.

    Then for spokes dt swiss revolution front and rear non-driveside with dt swiss comp driveside

    Yeah I do resemble a twig... I'll look into the 400's thanks

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    Good point, I was thinking more ploughing over CX rock gardens etc, I guess its a different kind of strength

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