One thing is for sure…I enjoy using my wide angle lenses during crits.  Yesterday, I spent most of the day using my Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 paired with the Canon 7D.  During the Sugar Land Crit, I pretty much used the Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 with the Canon 40D.  Whole different perspective when looking through an ultra wide lens (10-22mm) and a wide lens (17-70mm).  Here’s one shot from yesterday’s Houston Grand Crit taken at the second right hand turn.

Exif info: Canon 7D, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 @ f/4.0, 1/2500, 17mm, ISO 800, AI Servo Mode.

Here are the links to each category…followed by some pictures from the crit. Please contact me for any questions or requests. Enjoy!

Cat 4/5

Jrs Open

Cat 3/4

Women

P/1/2/3

I think is just a matter of time before I get hit with a bike or an elbow on one of the races.  At first it would hurt, but I would feel the same as if a cyclist goes down on a crit…I’m OK, but what about my bike?  In my case…I’m OK, but what about my camera and lens?  I like a lot the perspective when I use a wide angle lens.  To get that perspective I have to get really close to the action.  When shooting with my 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, I lose the the perception of proximity.  Things look far..when they are really close.  They should have the following warning on the wide lenses: Objects view through a wide angle lens are closer than they appear!