Karting Summer Championship lives up to its name....

29th May 2012

Round-3 of the Guernsey Kart & Motor Club Summer Karting Championship was raced in perfect Summer conditions, nice.
I took the opportunity to bring out one of my 'big guns' - the 400mm F2.8 Nikkor lens.

Sorry, I know that this is boring to the racers but us photogs get all excited about quality 'glass' in the same way that you guys get excited about new tyre compounds!

The 400mm F2.8 is one of the finest lenses made by Nikon... and Nikon are the best, aren't they? OK, I know I'm a Nikon 'Fanboy'!
The resulting pics have left me wondering why I don't shoot with this lens more often. The colour, contrast and clarity this lens produces is unbelievable and sets it in a completely different class even when comparing it to accomplished lenses like the new 70-200 F2.8 or the 200-400 F4. The penalty is the substantial weight - a monopod is almost essential - although a few of the pics in the Gallery were taken hand-held.

A new picture Gallery has been added featuring Round-3 of the Summer Championship. Let me know if you can see a difference from the use of the 400mm lens. It will help me to justify the 'work-out'.... oh those aching biceps ;-)

View the latest pics here: