I posted the photos of the Portsmouth, NH Rotary’s Thunder Chicken 5K Road Race. Click on the photo below or this link to go the them. Its an excerpt of photos from the race. If you don’t see your photo please contact me using my contact form and make sure to give me your bib number. I have about 50% of the race covered. If I have it I’ll make your photo available to you. I’m currently shooting less photos of each race and working on increasing my quality.
I shot this photo with my Nikon D7000 and Nikon AFS VR 70-300 lens. It is adequate for the job, but its not a 70-200 VR-II either. Working on my focus, I set the D7000 to a focus zone and upped a lot of my photos to f9 and 1/640th of second when possible, letting my ISO float around. As you can see from the above photo I hit ISO 720 and f5.6 at 1/500th of a second. Right on the edge of where I want to be shooting. From an exposure standpoint a 70-200 f2.8 wouldn’t help, but from an IQ standpoint there is no comparison.
On a future post I’m going to compare my D90 to my D7000. I know there are a ton of reviews out there, but in practical shooting terms I’m getting significantly better results with my D7000 vs my D90. And I’m seeing that even when I have a great lens (24-70 fs.8) on my D90 and an “adequate” lens on my D7000 (70-300 VR).