Canon Europe with Tom Jenkins On the EOS 1D X Mark II, Shows “The Money Shot” from shooting sports photography find out the pressure, risks and lengths to achieve the best images in the field with the Technology, On the EOS 1D X Mark II.
From Canon Europe:
“As a sports photographer, every second counts. Getting the ‘money shot’ is what sports photographer Tom Jenkins’ job is all about.”
“The Canon Ambassador can often be seen sprinting the length of a pitch as he follows the action. With three cameras attached to three sizeable Canon L-series lenses in tow, it’s no mean feat: I’ve got a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.6-5.6L IS II USM lens that has this amazing lightweight technology in it, and it has made such a difference! I can get up and down a bit quicker, which means I’m not so exhausted towards the end of the match when the most crucial events might happen.”
“Tom will be photographing his fifth Rugby World Cup this year for The Guardian, looking to capture atmospheric images like shown in this video. Taken on a Canon EOS-1D X with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens at 1/1328 sec, f/4 and ISO4000.”
“There are photographers all around me, and we’re all out to get the best shot.” You’re under pressure to take a risk with exposure or shutter speed to get something different, but the stakes are high: You’re standing at the end of the 100m straight, and you’ve got Usain Bolt coming towards you, at quite a speed. It’s nine seconds, and it’s gone. You’ve been there all day setting up those cameras. It won’t be repeated. That is pressure.”