Any surf photographers out there?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by thaniel98, May 28, 2008.

  1. thaniel98 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    I am new to photography and being a surfer myself, I really like to take pictures of surfing.

    Some of the areas I travel are RI, Florida, California, and of course the North Shore of Oahu. I will be heading back down to Oahu in late November to catch some triple crown action.

    Right now I have a 40D with an EF 75-300 zoom lense. I know its not the greatest lense so I was wanting to know what lenses everyone else uses?
  2. dllavaneras macrumors 68000


    Feb 12, 2005
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Fellow member srf4real takes some really awesome surf pics. :)
  3. TommyD macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    Stirlingshire, Scotland.
    A quick look through the photo of the day thread would have answered this question.:rolleyes:
  4. rouxeny macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2008
    I like shooting surf. I've had some luck in Waikiki and tried shooting Pipeline. I think to do a decent job, you need at least a 300 mm lens. Having a 1.6x multiplier will definitely help. An acquaintance of mine shoots with the canon 600 mm and gets some really great shots.

    I'm shooting with a 70-200 and it's really not good enough.

    Pipeline is probably one of the best surfing locations. The break is so close to shore....

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