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As it seems that X-T2 is finally making breakthrough for sports photographers out there, I think it's time to make an open thread for sports shots also. So we don't need to make new topic any time someone shoots sports with Fuji :)

 

I start with some shots from this week.

 

30178576345_2de7ccb77e_h.jpgEstonia vs Gibraltar @A. le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 50-140/2,8

 

29850583740_0e1fa39dbd_h.jpgBC Tartu Ülikool vs Bakken Bears @Tartu Ülikooli Spordihoone, Tartu, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 18/2

 

30131629741_741d4bc68c_h.jpgEstonia vs Latvia @2017 Men's European Volleyball Championship qualification, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 90/2

 

29587496343_83812155cf_h.jpgEstonia vs Latvia @2017 Men's European Volleyball Championship qualification, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 90/2

 

 

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Last game of Estonian Football League. 

 

30183980244_97c87c50db_h.jpgFC Nõmme Kalju vs FC Infonet @Hiiu Stadion, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

30514920200_3976b8e933_h.jpgFC Nõmme Kalju vs FC Infonet @Hiiu Stadion, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

Both shot with X-T2 and 50-140/2,8 and are JPEGs from camera, slightly edited in LR. I'm more and more moving to only jpegs for my work on Fuji, as the results from straight out of the camera files are just so good and I can save a lot of time using only JPEGs!

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Fuji X-T2

XF 50-140mm @ 80mm 2.8

1/500

ISO 5000

 

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I always shoot night football on this field with a minimum shutter speed of 1/640, and try for 1/800 at midfield. Unfortunately, I rolled the dial on the finger grip and slowed down my shutter. Luckily Fuji fixed this with the lock feature on the new firmware. Unfortunately, it was after the season was over :)

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As I still am in favor of using one thread for regular photos of one theme, not making a new one for each sports category or event, I'm going to post my latest basketball shots here.

 

32761594181_09ea8957e3_h.jpgDeAndre Kane @Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 90/2

 

32042612614_40018b6179_h.jpgMickell Simmons @Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 14/2,8

 

32070608703_358252dae9_h.jpgRain Veideman @Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 14/2,8

 

All shot to JPEG and slightly edited in LR.

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Good shots - my question would be, how did they get to be silhouetted against the Hilton? Are they coming off of a small kicker? A big one? Are they coming out of a half pipe? Are they 5ft above the ground, or 50? Where are they going to land? If you include a bit more context the viewer will understand the story better

 

The picture below is from Getty Images. It's a motorbike not a skier - but the principle holds. The photographer had used a wide-angle lens to get in the take-off and the landing, and has included spectators for context. It tells a much more powerful story than a close zoom on the action alone

 

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Hi

Here's one with a little more context... ;) 

 

....it's from of Québec City's Winter Carnaval annual Ice Canoe Race.

First of all the English translation of the french expression "canot à glace" might induces some confusion, rest assure, the canoes are solidly made of high-tech layout of fiber: kevlar, carbon, fiber-glass, not ice. 

Ice Canoes were used to be a traditional way of travelling on the St-Lawrence River in winter has now evolved into an all out endurance and quite extreme sport with more than 40 teams and a circuit of ten races. Québec City's race is one of the oldest in existence dating back to 1894...

It's only a 3 kilometers ride across the St-Lawrence River from Québec to Lévis on the South shore and back to the starting point. But then, there is the ice, and to make things worse there is also the current and the tide that can be quite strong too, it's not an easy ride. In the elite class, the man will do it 3 times for a total distance of 9 km, the women 2 times and the participation class only once. It's really an all out effort: the best time this year in the men's elite was 1:26:01 hours, with the second and third place finishing just a few seconds later in a epic duel.

Shot with a X-T2 + XF50-140 with the 1.4TC and a X-T1 + XF16-55.
PP in LR6.8 + Irident's X-Transformer + Nik's suite
 

The Flickr album (44 pics): https://flic.kr/s/aHskQPBxiw

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FIS World Cup at Otepää, Estonia.

 

32821299032_2595310ccc_h.jpgWomen Sprint @FIS Otepää World Cup 2017, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 23/1,4

 

32821297572_bb3fa5cd95_h.jpgJohannes Hoesflot Klaebo @FIS Otepää World Cup 2017, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 35/2

 

And also two shots from Estonian Big Air Championships (where unfortunately due to poor light I shot mostly with my Canon gear).

 

32934805856_527a815735_h.jpgKelly and Henry Sildaru @Estonian Big Air Championships, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 90/2

 

32594734560_ccfb92754e_h.jpgSelfie @Estonian Big Air Championships, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 90/2

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Second day at FIS World Cup at Otepää. Weather was awfull - rain and quite windy, so didn't get too many great photos unfortunately.

 

32153189244_7bc3227786_h.jpgIlara Debertolis @FIS Otepää World Cup 2017, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 14/2,8

 

32182812973_73790e0993_h.jpgIrina Bykova @FIS Otepää World Cup 2017, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 14/2,8

 

32998158115_017aaaf123_h.jpgRaido Ränkel @FIS Otepää World Cup 2017, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 90/2

 

32872367041_e8d6ce83f3_h.jpgUp and Down @FIS Otepää World Cup 2017, Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 14/2,8

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Hi !

 

Here's a few pics of some really fast kids in the 1000 m race at the Coupe Québec No 3, a provincial level competition.

This was the last long track speed skating event of the 16/17 season at our local ice ring.  

Speed skating is really a nice sport to shoot, I think we are quite lucky to have this type of installation here in town.... 

X-T2 + XF50-140 + XF1.4TC

 

32457174683_489cea6106_h.jpgCoupe Qc No 3 #10 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

 

32428859624_949c5703db_h.jpgCoupe Qc No 3 #9 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

 

32888777270_b0026ad0ab_h.jpgCoupe Qc No 3 #4 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

 

32888767020_485054b547_h.jpgCoupe Qc No 3 #2 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

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From last weekend at the annual finals of the Winter Derby Competition....

X-T2 + XF50-140mm

32480053243_e9a80e9f66_h.jpgDerby Ste-Catherine #6 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

 

33253866686_4fc67dd1b6_h.jpgDerby Ste-Catherine #2 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

 

33294630145_e69e94dc61_h.jpgDerby Ste-Catherine #8 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

 

32911659440_ae44facd91_h.jpgDerby Ste-Catherine #4 by Gilles Baribeau, on Flickr

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IBU Cup at Otepää. First day. All shots taken with X-T2 and 50-140/2,8.

 

33167377502_5aee8b1a45_h.jpgIBU Cup @Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

32479937654_6483d74961_h.jpgLonely fan @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

33282042746_4eafd2fc3c_h.jpgVita Semerenko @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

33167532102_c347161283_h.jpgSecond Place @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

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Second day of IBU Cup Otepää.

 

32524517493_5cea5cc7bd_h.jpgIBU Cup @Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

32524519393_42b8b60f71_h.jpgNicole Gontier @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

32524520893_6448bbd49e_h.jpgAnna Nikulina @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

33213423871_3d8549aaf1_h.jpgTarvi Sikk @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

32498509334_469b3942f3_h.jpgHans Kristen Rootalu @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

All above shot with X-T2 + Walimex Pro 12mm F2 combo.

 

33186043312_1548bed974_h.jpgAlexander Loginov @IBU Cup Otepää, Estonia by Hendrik Osula, on Flickr

 

X-T2 + 35/2

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