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Photographing swimmers with Nikonos V

21 December 2005 - 08:53 AM

Hi, I'm looking to photograph elite swimmers in California and Australia. I'm going to go the film route to start and wanted to get a Nikonos V. The idea is that I will swim, with fins, beneath and along side a swimmer in a pool or open water and take shots of different phases of different strokes of swimmers. Ideally I'd like to get a full body shot or some half body shots, from about 6 to 12 feet away from the swimmer.

So two questions come to mind:

1) Lens choice
I'm guessing a 28mm lens will be good, but I'm not sure.

2) Strobe choice
Also I'm guessing the Nikon SB 104 will be good, but again I'm not sure.

Does anyone have any ideas on what equipment may work here? I guess the analogy may be taking a photo of a 6 foot fish. How close would one be to get the whole fish, and what sort of lens/strobe combination would work.

Thanks for anyones help