Impact Images Photography: Blog https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog en-us Images (C) Tim Keeton | Impact Images Photography (Impact Images Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:32:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:32:00 GMT Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX Launch https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2020/2/kawasaki-ninja-1000sx-launch I have spent the last twelve days in Córdoba, Spain shooting the launch of Kawasaki’s new Ninja 1000SX bike for Kawasaki and the European Press.

Over the winter months I trialled the new Sony a9ii camera bodies along with a selection of their lenses and found the results outstanding. So much so, that on the 17th January I completely swapped over to the Sony system. Bearing in mind this was a week before the Kawasaki launch this illustrates what confidence I had in their system.

The layout of the cameras is well thought out and extremely tactile. I have used Canon since 2000 and yet found the Sony bodies very easy to adapt to.

I was slightly sceptical about all the custom function buttons, but now that I have tweaked them to suit my taste, I am finding them invaluable. To be able to change settings without removing your eye from the viewfinder and go into sub menus means you are less likely to miss a shot. Similarly, to review images in the view finder, particularly in bright sunlight, gives you the confidence to quickly check on exposures and carry on shooting.

The built-in communications, whether it be to phone or laptop are simple and easy to set up and I found them invaluable when shooting statics of the bikes to check exposure and composition.

Another deciding factor for me personally, was the weight saving of the kit. With all the travelling and lumping cameras and lenses around a race track all day it is some consideration without wanting to compromise on quality. The Sony a9ii and 400mm f2.8 is getting on for 1.5kg lighter than my Canon equivalent!

At the moment Sony seems to have the lead over both Canon and Nikon in the mirrorless range with a professional spec camera and range of lenses, which produce stunning images.

I have attached a small selection of images shot on Sony a9ii bodies with Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G, FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM, and FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS.

A massive thank you to Ross Burridge and all the Kawasaki staff for being so accommodating and of course Graeme Brown (GeeBee) for his invaluable experience and co-shooting.

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(Impact Images Photography) a9ii Alpha Kawasaki Ninja Sony https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2020/2/kawasaki-ninja-1000sx-launch Tue, 04 Feb 2020 17:07:18 GMT
Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sport Lens https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2019/3/sigma-70-200mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-sport-lens Now that I have had a little time to 'play' with the latest addition to Sigma Sports family, the 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sport Lens, below are my considered thoughts.

The lens is so tactile and well thought out. The design is efficient and workmanlike. There are some really nice touches like the locking lens hood with a rubberised ring for grip. It is a pleasure to just be able to pick it up and use it without having to look where the various buttons are. They are all in the right place, making using the various functions second nature and switching from one setting to another seamless and fast. Essential for sports photographers whether pro or amateur. There are no particular vices or glitches in its operation and it delivers exactly what a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens should, particularly when you take into consideration the cost of the opposition! The lens is solid, (not too heavy as it is well balanced), well made and inspires confidence that it will stand up to professional use aided by the dust and moisture resistant construction and seals.

As with my other Sigma Sports lenses I have tweaked the custom focussing functions. C1 to be quicker on focus for fast objects coming towards the camera and C2 to be smother and more locked on, for slow shutter speed panning. This coupled with the Sigma Optical Stabilisation set to 2, makes for great results. Sigma quotes a four-stop advantage when using the OS system which would appear to be true. For action I would not normally use any inbuilt stabilisation, but I have had a play and I have to say I am very impressed. The standard setting was very useful and accurate when shooting handheld in low light in the pit box.

I cannot speak highly enough of this lens. In a nut shell, it has outstanding sharpness, with lovely bokeh. There is even performance across the zoom range with no flare and very low vignetting, no doubt because of the one SLD (Super Low Dispersion) element and 10 LD (Low Dispersion) elements. The front element is even fluorine coated to repel grease and water, however I would always use a UV filter for protection. Nice touch though. Then there is the price! Again, Sigma have produced a true professional lens at a more affordable price!

The Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sport Lens is a win, win situation, which in a sports photographers world is a given.

The following images were all shot on Canon 1DX bodies with the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sport Lens.

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Xavi Fores, Spain, Honda Racing
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 13th March 2019. Xavi Fores, Spain, Honda Racing.

 

TK1_1759TK1_1759 BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 13th March 2019. Scott Redding, Gloucester, Be Wiser PBM Ducati.

 

TK1_2169TK1_21692019 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 14th March 2019.
Glenn Irwin, Carrickfergus, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki,
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 14th March 2019. Glenn Irwin, Carrickfergus, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

 

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Tarran Mackenzie, Ashby, McAMS Yamaha
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 15th March 2019. Tarran Mackenzie, Ashby, McAMS Yamaha.

 

TK1_2138TK1_21382019 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 15th March 2019.
Tarran Mackenzie, Ashby, McAMS Yamaha, Jason O'Halloran, Market Rasen, McAMS Yamaha
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 15th March 2019. Tarran Mackenzie, Ashby, McAMS Yamaha and Jason O'Halloran, Market Rasen, McAMS Yamaha.
 

TK1_2307TK1_2307 BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 15th March 2019. Bradley Ray, Lydd, Buildbase Suzuki.

 

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Josh Brookes, Australia, Be Wiser PBM Ducati
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 15th March 2019. Josh Brookes, Australia, Be Wiser PBM Ducati.

 

TK1_2214TK1_22142019 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 14th March 2019.
Glenn Irwin, Carrickfergus, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki,
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 14th March 2019. Glenn Irwin, Carrickfergus, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

 

TK1_2709TK1_27092019 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre-Season Test, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal. 16th March 2019
Glenn Irwin, Carrickfergus, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki
BSB Pre-Season Test, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal. 16th March 2019. Glenn Irwin, Carrickfergus, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki and Ben Currie, Australia, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

 

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Ben Currie, Australia, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki
BSB Pre-Season Test, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal. 16th March 2019. Ben Currie, Australia, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

 

TK1_2260TK1_22602019 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 14th March 2019.
Ben Currie, Australia, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki
BSB Pre-Season Test, Monteblanco Circuit, La Palma del Condado, Huelva, Spain. 14th March 2019. Ben Currie, Australia, Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

 

Following a recent trip to Brands Hatch to photograph Nathan Heathcote of the Century Motorsport Team, who will be competing this year in the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup, below are some of his publicity photographs, shot with the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sport Lens.

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Nathan Heathcote, Century Motorsport team,
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Nathan Heathcote, Century Motorsport team,

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Nathan Heathcote, Century Motorsport team,
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Nathan Heathcote, Century Motorsport team,

Images © Tim Keeton | Impact Images Photography
 

 

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(Impact Images Photography) BSB Images Impact Keeton Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2019/3/sigma-70-200mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-sport-lens Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:45:38 GMT
Working with a Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2018/10/working-with-a-champion As JG Speedfit Kawasaki's Official Photographer in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, I have to admit that I was slightly apprehensive prior to this weekends final round at Brands Hatch. The responsibility of capturing all the appropriate action and celebratory imagers of Leon Haslam and the team, should he clinch the 2018 title, gave me a few sleepless nights.

What follows is a small selection of images I shot this weekend, which hopefully gives a flavour of what it is like to work with a Champion and Championship winning team.

On arriving at the circuit on the Thursday I wanted to try and capture a 'natural' picture of Leon. Something that showed the emotions and feelings he may be experiencing prior to one of his most important race career weekends. Eurosport were filming in the pit box and during a short break, Leon seemed lost in deep thought. The following image was captured in available light on the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens (so as not to interfere with TV) and was exactly the sort of image I was looking to get.

TK3_9458TK3_94582018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 11h October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
The weather forecast for Friday was dry, but windy, so I headed out to Sheene's curve, hoping that the backdrop of tree's would have an autumnal colour. Not only did they, but the gusty wind also occasional whipped up a cloud of leaves, resulting in the following image shot with the Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens. TK2_7161TK2_71612018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 12h October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
I spent Friday afternoon in pit lane and as Leon went out for FP2, he threw a cursory glance at the timing screen, or had he got eyes on the prize? (Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens) TK2_8008TK2_80082018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 12h October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Weather conditions were obviously still tricky, but Leon improved on his time in the morning by nearly a second, so set up was moving in the right direction. (Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens) TK3_0185TK3_01852018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 12h October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
On Saturday morning, the wind had dropped and summer seemed to have returned, but because of the time of year was casting long morning shadows across the track. (Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens and Sigma 1.4x TC-1401 Teleconverter) TK2_8419TK2_84192018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 13th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
As the final round is a Triple Header, with an extra race on the Saturday, Qualifying followed not long after FP3. Although Leon was visibly pushing hard, he was obviously thinking about the bigger picture. securing 8th place. However, with title rival, Jake Dixon, qualifying in pole, the race was going to be interesting. Leon rode within himself, finishing sixth and despite Jake having finished runner-up, this was enough to secure Leon the 2018 Championship. (Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens) TK2_9441TK2_94412018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 13th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
The celebrations ensued, with the usual, Champion t-shirt, special helmet and number 1 being affixed to the bike, with his team mate, Luke Mossey being the first to offer his congratulations. (Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens) TK7_1455TK7_14552018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 13th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
The relief was evident on the faces of his team. Jack Valentine, Team Manager, Pete Extance, Team Principal and Dale Extance, Leon's Tyre Technician. (Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens) TK2_9698TK2_96982018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 13th October 2018.
Jack Valentine, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Pete Extance, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Dale Extance, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

Team Manager, Pete Extance, was also one of the first people to commiserate with Jake Dixon in parc ferme. (Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens) TK2_9740TK2_97402018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 13th October 2018.
Pete Extance, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, Jake Dixon, Dover, RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki
The weather forecast for Sunday was far from favourable and the second BSB race of the weekend was in difficult, wet conditions. With the Championship safely in the bag, Leon slipped and slid his way to and impressive victory. (Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens)

TK2_0233TK2_02332018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Between Race 2 and Race 3, Leon's crew worked against the clock to fit commemorative livery to his Kawasaki ZX10-RR-2018. (Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens) TK7_1587TK7_15872018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
The final race of the 2018 season was again in very difficult conditions. In the post race press conference, Leon said he was just glad to finish! He had several big slides and on exiting Graham Hill bend even found the time to check his progress on the big screen! (Sigma 500mm f/4 DG OS HSM Sports Lens) TK2_0575TK2_05752018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
The post race celebrations 'take 2' ensued, but this time with Dave Hopkinson, Leon's Technician joining in, which I was pleased about, as he has been working tirelessly for his rider all season. (Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens)
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
A quick sprint up the hill into the pits and clamber onto pit wall enabled me to capture Leon returning to the start finish line and the canon of ticker tape. Followed by the mobbing of the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Champion. (Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM) TK1_7836TK1_78362018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Jack Valentine and Pete Extance celebrated collecting the Winning Team Trophy. (Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM)
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Jack Valentine, Pete Extance, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Followed by Leon collecting the 2018 Championship Trophy. (Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM) TK1_8307TK1_83072018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Also captured remotely from the top of the tower! (Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens) TK7_1885TK7_18852018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

The long evening of celebration pictures then began. Firstly of Leon in the pit box with his crew and then Dad, Ron. (Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens) TK7_2020TK7_20202018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 14th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Followed by some more organised studio images. (Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Art Lens) TKS01164TKS011642018 British Superbike Championship, BSB R12, Brands Hatch GP, Kent, UK. 13th October 2018.
Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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Leon Haslam, Smalley, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

Once again the Sigma Art and Sport lenses served me well over the weekend in difficult weather. They didn't miss a beat as they haven't all year.

A massive congratulations to Leon on a well deserved Championship and I would like to wish him all the best in the World Championship next season. I would also like to congratulate everyone at the JG Speedfit Kawasaki Team for their Championship win too and thank them for their hospitality throughout 2018. It has been a pleasure and honour.

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(Impact Images Photography) Art Bennetts Haslam Imaging Kawasaki Leon Sigma Sport Superbikes https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2018/10/working-with-a-champion Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:14:42 GMT
Art for Arts Sake https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/12/art-for-arts-sake Back in November I shot the Jones Brothers (Matt and Jono), for MAXXIS Tyres, which until now has been embargoed from publication. They are two of the UK's most talented siblings on two wheels and although, they compete in differing disciplines of MTB'ing, they have been brought together under the MAXXIS umbrella for 2018.

The shoot was at the Woburn Bike Trail in Bedfordshire and as the weather was a bit overcast, was going to prove challenging under the woodland cover.

I had only just picked up the New Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART so was keen to see how it performed under challenging conditions. I needn't have worried. I quickly gained confidence in the lens so after shooting some product incidentals and portraits, lit with Eninchrom lights, I decided to try it out on some action too. The 1.8 aperture was great for creating a shallow depth of field and drawing your eye into the MAXXIS logo on the tyres. I was also extremely pleased with the facial rendition, sharp focus, excellent colour rendition and superlative bokeh on the portraits (which I had read so much about).

In addition to the Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM ART, the following images were shot on the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM ART and Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM ART with Canon EOS 1DX bodies. Although all of these lenses are 'ART' lenses, their excellent build quality, speed of focus and incredible sharpness doesn't just restrict their usage to studio! You can create Art anywhere with them.

Enjoy the images.

Tim

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(Impact Images Photography) jones maxxis sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/12/art-for-arts-sake Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:34:55 GMT
TT 2017 https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/tt-2017 I have spent the last twelve days on the Isle of Man, covering the 2017 TT races.

It has been a difficult couple of weeks for the organisers because of the weather and racing incidents, but they have done a great job to get as much action in as possible. One of my clients is JG Speedfit Kawasaki and their rider James Hillier, has been competing in the Supersport, Superstock, Superbike and Senior classes, with a much deserved 2nd place in the only Supersport race of the week.

As a picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, below is a gallery shot on Canon EOS 1DX's with the 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art, 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sports, and the TC-1401 converters.

TK1_0485TK1_04852017 IOM TT, Isle of Man, UK. 31st May 2017.
James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
TK2_9665TK2_96652017 IOM TT, Isle of Man, UK. 4th June 2017.
James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
TK2_1273TK2_12732017 IOM TT, Isle of Man, UK. 7th June 2017.
James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
TK1_4565TK1_45652017 IOM TT, Isle of Man, UK. 7th June 2017.
James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
TK2_0561TK2_05612017 IOM TT, Isle of Man, UK. 5th June 2017.
James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki
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James Hillier, Ringwood, JG Speedfit Kawasaki

 

 

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(Impact Images Photography) Hillier Kawasaki TT https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/tt-2017 Sat, 10 Jun 2017 13:15:43 GMT
Spanish Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/spanish-test I have spent the last week in sunny Spain, covering the British Suberbike Championship pre-season testing at Cartagena and Almeria. I have been using the new range of Sigma Art and Sports lenses for a little while now and have a lot of respect for this excellent range of glass. This week I have been able to fully explore the new addition to the 'family,' the simply outstanding, Sigma 500mm f4 DG OS HSM sports lens. Optically, it is simply faultless. For its size, it is light and beautifully balanced to enable handholding. Whilst I have managed to dodge any rain, the weatherproof seals have proved invaluable because of the dusty track perimeters where we work. It also works beautifully with the SIGMA TELE CONVERTER TC-1401 and TC-2001 producing crisp, punchy images.

As a picture is supposedly worth a thousand words, below is a gallery shot on Canon EOS 1DX's with the 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art, 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM Art, 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Sports, 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sports, and the TC-1401 and TC-2001 converters.

The images are from a selection of my work for one of my clients, Bennetts Suzuki and in particular one of their riders Taylor Mackenzie. I thought it better to deliberately narrow my selection to one rider from one team, rather than simply picking the best from all the images I have shot over the last few days.

Blog_01Blog_012017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki

Blog_05Blog_052017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_04Blog_042017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_06Blog_062017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_02Blog_022017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_09Blog_092017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_07Blog_072017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_08Blog_082017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_11Blog_112017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 2nd March 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_10Blog_102017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 2nd March 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_13Blog_132017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 3rd March 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_17Blog_172017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Test, Almeria, Spain. 4th March 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
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Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki
Blog_21Blog_212017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Test, Almeria, Spain. 4th March 2017.
Taylor Mackenzie, Ashby, Bennetts Suzuki

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(Impact Images Photography) Bennetts Mackenzie https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/spanish-test Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:38:36 GMT
BSB Pre-Season Pro Test, Cartagena Spain https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/bsb-pre-season-pro-test-cartagena-spain The start of the 2017 British Superbike Championship is almost upon us, when we make the annual pilgrimage to Cartagena for the Pro Test.

20170228_08491220170228_0849122017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.

Hopefully the rain in Spain stays away for the week.

TK2_9004TK2_90042017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
JG Speedfit Kawasaki Team Truck
The McAMS Yamaha Team sneak onto the track to bed in some engines.

TK1_0264TK1_02642017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
James Ellison, Kendal, McAMS Yamaha
And Michael Laverty's Crew chief, Pete Jennings, PJ, is carrying on where he left off last season.

TK2_9018TK2_90182017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Michael Laverty, Toomebridge, McAMS Yamaha

The teams are eventually able to start off-loading the trucks into the pits, as the sun sets.

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JG Speedfit Kawasaki Unloading Truck
And it is well into the evening before they have finished their preparations for tomorrow.

TK2_9067TK2_90672017 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pro Test, Cartagena, Spain. 28th February 2017.
Jake Dixon, Dover, RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki

 

 

 

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(Impact Images Photography) Dixon Ellison Laverty McAMS https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/bsb-pre-season-pro-test-cartagena-spain Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:26:57 GMT
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/9/sigma-150-600mm-f5-6-3-dg-os-hsm-s-crash-test I have been trying to find a set of pictures that perfectly illustrates the quality, and versatility of the new Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S.

Yesterday at Oulton Park, whilst covering the Round 9 of the British Superbike Championship I believe I may have achieved this.

Questions I frequently get asked by professional colleagues is why Sigma? Is it fast enough? Is the quality as good as Canon/Nikon? What about the build quality? Is it too much of a compromise? No it is not a compromise, build quality is excellent (MotoGP at Silverstone gave everything a soaking) and hopefully the following set of images clearly illustrates that the quality and speed is excellent! The body used was a Canon 1DX, 1/800th at f8.

As I say I was at Oulton Park covering the first of three BSB races from turn 1, Old Hall Corner. On lap 2, Howie Mainwaring-Smart lost the front end resulting in the following:

 

IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_01Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_02Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_03Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_04Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_05Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_07Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_06Sigma 150=600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S Crash Test2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.<br/>Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_08IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_082015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_09IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_092015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_10IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_102015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_11IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_112015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_12IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_122015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_14IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_142015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_15IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_152015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_16IIP_BSB_Mainwaring_Crash_162015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R00, Oulton Park, Chester, UK. 5th September 2015.
Howie Mainwaring-Smart, Aylesford, Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki crashes out in spectacular style
This occurred on lap two, so there were still several professional photographers at turn 1, who had come to cover the first corner action of the opening race. It would appear that I am the only professional to have the full sequence, purely because of the speed, quality and "push/full" zoom facility. My colleagues who were all on Canon and Nikon prime lenses, appear to have missed this spectacular crash either in part or all together!

A picture is worth a thousand words. Hopefully this set of images will answer most question about the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | S, which I regard as being an outstanding lens and excellent value for money.

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(Impact Images Photography) crash test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/9/sigma-150-600mm-f5-6-3-dg-os-hsm-s-crash-test Sun, 06 Sep 2015 08:07:35 GMT
John McGuinness wins Senior TT https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/john-mcguinness-wins-senior-tt The 2015 Isle of Man TT races certainly weren’t working out that well for John McGuinness up until Friday.

In the PokerStars Senior race, John McGuinness took his 23rd TT victory and shattered Bruce Anstey’s outright lap record from last year’s Superbike race with a sensational speed of 132.701mph as he came home 14.2s clear of James Hillier, with Ian Hutchinson in third.

The flexibility and portability of the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM Sport Lens, Sigma 24-105mm f/4.0 DG OS HSM Art Lens and Sigma TC-1401 1.4x Teleconverter, enabled me to record this, without any compromise on quality.

With the two lenses on a Canon EOS 1DX and 5DmkIII and the converter in a pocket, I was comfortably able to get around the Mountain Circuit on a scooter (courtesy of GB Racing), without being laden down with bulkier heavier lenses.

The results are shared below.

TK1_0472John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 7th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda/Jackson Racing

 

TK1_0475John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 7th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda/Jackson Racing

TK1_0528John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 7th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda/Jackson Racing

 

TK1_4466John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 12th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda Racing

 

TK1_4709John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 12th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda Racing

TK5_8579John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 12th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda Racing

TK5_8598John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 12th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda Racing

 

TK5_8647John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 12th June 2015.<br/>John McGuinness Honda / Honda Racing

 

TK1_4798John McGuinness wins Senior TTIsle of Man TT 2015. 12th June 2015.<br/>James Hillier Kawasaki / Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki, John McGuinness Honda / Honda Racing, Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki / Paul Bird Motorsport Ltd

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(Impact Images Photography) Art Sport https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/john-mcguinness-wins-senior-tt Sat, 13 Jun 2015 16:51:00 GMT
Shooting Fast Action with the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens and Image Stabiliser https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/shooting-fast-action-with-the-sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-lens-and-image-stabiliser _1TK2910Dean Hipwell, Doncaster, CDH Racing2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Dean Hipwell, Doncaster, CDH Racing Dean Hipwell, Doncaster, CDH Racing, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D -X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/640 sec; f8; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK2035John Ingram, Hindley, Morello Racing2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>John Ingram, Hindley, Morello Racing John Ingram, Hindley, Morello Racing, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D -X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/640 sec; f6.3; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK1990Rob Mcnealy, Sittingbourne, McNealy Brown ltd2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Rob Mcnealy, Sittingbourne, McNealy Brown ltd Rob Mcnealy, Sittingbourne, McNealy Brown ltd, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D -X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/640 sec; f7.1; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK8896Chris Taylor, Coventry, In Moto Corse2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015.<br/>Chris Taylor, Coventry, In Moto Corse Chris Taylor, Coventry, In Moto Corse, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D -X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/640 sec; f7.1; ISO 400; Shutter priority. _1TK2074Leon Jeacock, Kirkby Mallory, Geo E Davies Racing2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Leon Jeacock, Kirkby Mallory, Geo E Davies Racing Leon Jeacock, Kirkby Mallory, Geo E Davies Racing, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D -X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/640 sec; f7.1; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK2117Benjamin Godfrey, Long Eaton, BPG Racing , Cody Nally, Athlone, MWR Motorsports2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Benjamin Godfrey, Long Eaton, BPG Racing , Cody Nally, Athlone, MWR Motorsports Benjamin Godfrey, Long Eaton, BPG Racing , Cody Nally, Athlone, MWR Motorsports, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D -X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/800 sec; f5.6; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

 

Its not all about capturing crashes! _1TK1395Jenny Tinmouth, Ellesmere Port, Honda Racing2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Jenny Tinmouth, Ellesmere Port, Honda Racing Jenny Tinmouth, Ellesmere Port, Honda Racing, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Plus Sigma TELE CONVERTER 2x TC-2001, Focal length 600mm ; 1/1000 sec; f11; ISO 400; Shutter priority. _5TK9061Shane Byrne, Sittingbourne, PBM Kawasaki2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Shane Byrne, Sittingbourne, PBM Kawasaki Shane Byrne, Sittingbourne, PBM Kawasaki, celebrates on the podium, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015. Canon EOS-5D MKIII, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/400 sec; f6.3; ISO 400; Shutter priority.

 

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens Image Stabiliser.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I now have had a little more time to get used to the new Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens and although it performs brilliantly out of the box, it was now time to make use of the Sigma usb Dock and tweak some of the lenses settings to suit my needs.

This blog relates to shooting high speed action coming towards the camera, as opposed to panning.

I connected the lens to my Mac with the usb dock and launched the Sigma Optimization Pro software and then clicked on the Customization tab. As the focusing was not an issue, I moved onto the Customization Mode Setting tab.

I have altered the C1 settings to the following; to latch onto fast moving subjects coming towards, or away from the camera:

AF Speed Setting - Motor's Drive Speed Priority

OS Setting - Moderate View Mode

I have left the Focus Limiter Setting unchanged, as I don't find this an issue.

The British Superbike Championship is a fast paced action sport with riders pushing their bikes to the limits. Sometimes pushing too hard, resulting in them crashing. This all starts to happen in a fraction of a second and may not be where you are directly pointing the camera. So how quickly could the AF of the Sigma 120-300mm lens react and how would the OS 'smooth out' any camera movement in my haste to capture the incident?

As you will see from the images above, it performs absolutely brilliantly.

Motorbike Racing photography is not just about capturing crashes. Far from it. That is why I have also included the semi-silhouette of BSB's top female rider, Jenny Tinmouth, during the early morning Warm Up Session. Shot from a low angle, into the rising sun, as she crests the rise at over a hundred mph. This is a big ask of any lenses AF and OS capabilities.

To the victor goes the spoils and the image of Shane Byrne celebrating on the podium, to me captures his sheer delight in taking victory. What you can't see is that this picture is taken with me balancing precariously on a pit wall railing, to try and rise above the distracting chrome barrier, which would otherwise obscure the riders face! The AF can sometimes latch onto the spray from the champagne so you need it to be fast to refocus where you need it to. The OS has brilliantly illiminated any camera movement from my far from text book camera stance!

Again, you may have to adjust your focus settings/options on your camera body, to work in harmony with those of the lens. Please refer to your own manufactures guide for this.

Thank you for reading.

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(Impact Images Photography) OS SIGMA https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/shooting-fast-action-with-the-sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-lens-and-image-stabiliser Fri, 01 May 2015 11:31:29 GMT
Panning with the Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens using customized Image Stabiliser https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/4/panning-with-the-sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-lens-using-customised-image-stabiliser _1TK9565Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan, Buildbase BMW Motorrad2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015.<br/>Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan, Buildbase BMW Motorrad Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan, Buildbase BMW Motorrad, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 269mm; 1/200 sec; f8; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK0526Josh Waters, Australia, Bennetts Suzuki2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 5th April 2015.<br/>Josh Waters, Australia, Bennetts Suzuki Josh Waters, Australia, Bennetts Suzuki, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/125 sec; f13; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK1520Broc Parkes, Australia, Milwaukee Yamaha2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 6th April 2015.<br/>Broc Parkes, Australia, Milwaukee Yamaha Broc Parkes, Australia, Milwaukee Yamaha, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/200 sec; f14; ISO 200; Shutter priority. _1TK9938_1TK99382015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015.
Billy McConnell Australia, Smiths Racing BMW
Billy McConnell Australia, Smiths Racing BMW, 2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB R01, Donington Park, Derbyshire. 4th April 2015. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 252mm; 1/125 sec; f8; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

 

Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens Image Stabiliser.

I now have had a little time to get used to the new Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Lens and although it performs brilliantly out of the box, it was now time to make use of the Sigma usb Dock and tweak some of the lenses settings to suit my needs.

On connecting the lens to my Mac with the usb dock and launching the Sigma Optimization Pro software, I firstly checked that the Firmware was up to date, which it was. I then clicked on the Customization tab. As the focusing was not an issue, I moved onto the Customization Mode Setting tab.

I have altered the C1 settings to the following; to latch onto fast moving subjects coming towards, or away from the camera:

AF Speed Setting - Motor's Drive Speed Priority

OS Setting - Moderate View Mode

I have left the Focus Limiter Setting unchanged, as I don't find this an issue.

 

I have altered the C2s setting to the following; to pan with fast moving subjects across the plane of the camera:

AF Speed Setting - Focus Accuracy-Priority

OS Setting - Moderate View Mode

Again I have left the Focus Limiter Setting unchanged.

 

On speaking with the extremely helpful Sigma Technicians at Welwyn Garden City, they explained that the OS Setting adjustment is concerned with what you see through the viewfinder. If you want to see the OS working, then switch to the Dynamic View Mode. If you want the OS to perform better without the image jerking around in the viewfinder, then select the Moderate View Mode. As I am primarily working with fast moving subjects I am more concerned about end result of the OS and in particular, not having distracting subjects 'jumping around' in the viewfinder as the OS shows me what it is doing.

I feel that the C2 settings I have now loaded into the lens, enable me to pan with more confidence and with a better hit rate. With the images I have included with this post, whilst the shutter speeds are not fantastically slow, please remember these are relatively small subjects moving at great speeds. Yes I could shoot at 1/30th or less, but I am working for clients at race weekends, who expect a broad selection of images, with their sponsors visible and sharp across the bike. I will have a further experiment at a test, or something, to truly test this excellent lens' performance.

Similarly, with the modern DSLR you may have to adjust your focus settings/options to work in harmony with those of the lens. Please refer to your own manufactures guide for this.

To see the results of the C1 settings to work with subjects moving towards, or away from the camera, please see the separate Blog.

Thank you for reading.

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(Impact Images Photography) OS Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/4/panning-with-the-sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-lens-using-customised-image-stabiliser Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:40:40 GMT
Smiley Eclipse https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/smiley-eclipse _1TK4775Smiley Solar EclipseSmiley Solar Eclipse taken on Sigma 500mm F4.5 APO EX DG and Sigma TELE CONVERTER 2x TC-2001

Smiley Solar Eclipse taken on Sigma 500mm F4.5 APO EX DG and Sigma TELE CONVERTER 2x TC-2001

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(Impact Images Photography) Eclipse Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/smiley-eclipse Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:52:55 GMT
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Review https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-12-24mm-f4-5-5-6-ii-dg-hsm-review TK5_0008Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 4th March 2015.<br/>Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Be Wiser Kawasaki bodywork and pit box, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS 5D MarkIIISigma 12-24mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 17mm; 1/200 sec; f5.6; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK5_0008Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 4th March 2015.<br/>Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Be Wiser Kawasaki pit box setup day, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS 5D MarkIIISigma 12-24mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 16mm; 1/200 sec; f5.6; ISO 800; Shutter priority.

TK5_0008Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 4th March 2015.<br/>Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Stuart Easton (GB) PBM Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS 5D MarkIIISigma 12-24mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 17mm; 1/250 sec; f8; ISO 400; Shutter priority.

TK5_0008Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 4th March 2015.<br/>Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Tommy Bridewell (GB) Tyco BMW, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS 5D MarkIIISigma 12-24mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 24mm; 1/250 sec; f5.6; ISO 800; Shutter priority.

 

The Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens compatible with digital SLR cameras with 35mm full frame image sensors.

http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_67&product_id=70

My previous lenses in this range were the Canon 15mm f2.8 fisheye and the Canon 17-40mm f4L USM. So straight away I was keen to see if the one Sigma lens could do the same job as well as my previous two?

The lens feels solid and well made, with nice grippy rubber and a built in lens hood. The AF/M switch sticks out a little and although there is a positive click, it may be all too easy to accidently switch the AF off.

The lens produced sharp images in the pit box and seemed to be sharp across the whole of the image with a reasonable aperture. There was good contrast, with detail in the shadow areas, which considering the teams had no livery, (so the garages were quite dull), was most impressive.

This ultra wide angle zoom range is extremely useful for working in tight, cramped pit boxes enabling you to capture the atmosphere of it all, without any compromise in quality. I also no longer have to swap lenses and so with the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A on another camera body and the speed of the HSM’s, I should have no excuse for missing anything in the pit box this season.

 

In conclusion, the Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM is an extremely versatile ultra wide-angle zoom lens, which sits nicely alongside the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A. Despite only being an f4.5-5.6, it produces good contrast, sharp images at a very affordable price.

 

 

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(Impact Images Photography) 12-24mm Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-12-24mm-f4-5-5-6-ii-dg-hsm-review Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:07:21 GMT
Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM review https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-150-600mm-f5-6-3-dg-os-hsm-review Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review.

TK1_3791Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 7th March 2015.<br/>Andy Reid, Newtownabbey, Team Traction Control

Andy Reid (GB) team Traction Control, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS-1D XSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 840mm; 1/800 sec; f9; ISO 400; Shutter priority, with Sigma x1.4 TC-1401 Converter.

TK1_3791Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 7th March 2015.<br/>Andy Reid, Newtownabbey, Team Traction Control

Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS-1D XSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 600mm; 1/800 sec; f7.1; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_3791Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 7th March 2015.<br/>Andy Reid, Newtownabbey, Team Traction Control

Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS-1D XSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 600mm; 1/250 sec; f14; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_3791Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 7th March 2015.<br/>Andy Reid, Newtownabbey, Team Traction Control

Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS-1D XSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 600mm; 1/1000 sec; f6.3; ISO 400; Shutter priority.

TK1_3791Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 7th March 2015.<br/>Andy Reid, Newtownabbey, Team Traction Control

Phil Wakefield, Sandbach, PWR/Sandbach Scrap Metal Yamaha, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS-1D XSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 600mm; 1/640 sec; f8; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_3791Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 7th March 2015.<br/>Andy Reid, Newtownabbey, Team Traction Control

Luke Mossey (GB) Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS EOS-1D XSigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, Focal length 600mm; 1/1000 sec; f6.3; ISO 400; Shutter priority.

 

The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM is the second zoom lens in the Sports category of the new Sigma Global Vision Range of lenses. However, this is a super telephoto zoom lens, covering an incredible range.

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/sports/s_150_600_5_63/features.html

Straight out of the box, the lens feels solid, tactile and well made. Like the 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM the mount connection area, manual focus ring, customization switch and other controls, switch panels and cover connection areas are all designed to be dust and water-resistant.

Again, the first thing I did was to connect the lens to the docking station and update the firmware.

Now my usual trackside lens is the Canon 500mm f4L IS USM so I had my reservations as to whether this was going to be a fair comparison – a prime lens verses a zoom, an f4 verses an f5-6.3?

The lens felt very comfortable and wasn’t too heavy to hand hold for panning. However, for a normal race weekend, I would attach the lens to a monopod.

The focus lock switch, was useful for not only locking at the 150mm end for carrying, but for also locking at a focal length for panning. It was also easy to switch off and re-engage the zoom.

I was surprisingly pleased with the results; bearing in mind I was shooting in very bright light, across gravel traps and with brown, dusty backgrounds at bikes predominantly running no livery. This would obviously provide little contrast for the AF to latch onto. However, when it did lock on, it was faultless.

I tried shooting at fairly wide apertures and then stopping down a bit and to be honest, there was no discernable difference. Similarly by adding the new X1.4 TC-1401 Converter, the AF continued to function at 840mm! The hit rate was down a bit, but as I have said, I was asking a lot of this lens and Sigma are continuing to tweak the focusing via software updates. Back in the UK I am sure this lens will perform much better under less taxing and extreme conditions. Being old school I found the Manual Override switch to be very useful. As we all know, AF does have its limitations no matter what the camera and/or lens you are using. Sigma is aware of this and again this is where the docking station comes in very useful, as you can adjust the sensitivity of the Manual Override to suit you.

 

So how does the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens compare to a prime lens of the big two? Pretty admirably and when you take into account the performance over the vast zoom range, the portability, weight saving and price, it is in a league of its own. I kmow this lens will prove to be invaluable when I cover the NW200 and Isle of Man TT road races later in the year.

 

 

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(Impact Images Photography) 150-600mm Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-150-600mm-f5-6-3-dg-os-hsm-review Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:40:27 GMT
Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A Review https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-24-105mm-f4-dg-os-hsm-/-dg-hsm-a-review Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A Review

TK5_0765Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 6th March 2015.<br/>Jakub Smrz (CZ) Lloyds British Moto Racing Ducati

Jakub Smrz (CZ) Lloyds British Moto Racing Ducati, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, Focal length 24mm; 1/320 sec; f13; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK5_0765Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 6th March 2015.<br/>Jakub Smrz (CZ) Lloyds British Moto Racing Ducati

James Ellison (GB) JG Speedfit Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, Focal length 38mm; 1/250 sec; f16; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK5_0765Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 6th March 2015.<br/>Jakub Smrz (CZ) Lloyds British Moto Racing Ducati

K-Tech Suspension in Chris Walker's Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, Focal length 105mm; 1/200 sec; f4; ISO 800; Shutter priority.

TK5_0765Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 6th March 2015.<br/>Jakub Smrz (CZ) Lloyds British Moto Racing Ducati

Be Wiser Kawasaki Team Principle, Tommy Hill, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, Focal length 28mm; 1/125 sec; f13; ISO 200; Manual.

 

The new Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM, is the standard zoom lens from their new "Art" line, of lenses in the Sigma Global Vision Range.

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/art/a_24_105_4/features.html

My previous lens in this focal range was the Canon EF 28-70mm f2.8L USM and this was going to take some beating, as it is one of my favourite lenses.

Again, after unpacking, I updated the lens firmware and set about seeing what I could do with it in the pit box at the BSB test in Cartagena.

The lens feels very solid, and all the buttons are well located. They have a slight recessing and a positive click, so you will not accidently switch off the AF, or OS. The zoom ring is tactile and I like the way that the focusing ring is much smaller and recessed, so as to avoid knocking shots out of focus manually.

I quickly felt at ease with this lens and found it to be surprisingly sharp, not just in the centre, but at the edges too. Thanks to the HSM, it was quick to latch onto subjects, even in dull lighting conditions. It was also possible to shoot wide open and still throw the somewhat messy and confusing backgrounds out of focus. This was an attribute of the Canon lens that I particularly loved and was concerned if the Sigma lens could replicate it. The added bonus of the OS will also enable you to shoot at much slower speeds without any fear of camera shake, thereby cancelling out that it is an f4.

I found that the contrast of the images produced was excellent, whether shooting in bright sunlight with clear blue skies, or in the concreted grey environment of the pit boxes. There was also good definition in the shadows.

All in all, this is a very good lens. It sits in the standard zoom range, which is an extremely competitive area. Technically it is more advanced than its competitors (see above link) and this clearly shows in the final images. Do I want my old lens back? No thanks, the Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, is a definite keeper!

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(Impact Images Photography) 24-105mm Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-24-105mm-f4-dg-os-hsm-/-dg-hsm-a-review Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15:25:26 GMT
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-review Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 300mm; 1/640 sec; f8; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

James Rispoli (USA) Team Traction Control, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 235mm; 1/640 sec; f10; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 120mm; 1/640 sec; f10; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Ian Hutchinson (GB) PBM Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 161mm; 1/200 sec; f11; ISO 200; Shutter priority.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Josh Waters (AUS) Halsall Suzuki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 252mm; 1/200 sec; f5; ISO 200; Manual.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Chris Walker's Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 269mm; 1/125 sec; f13; ISO 200; Manual.

TK1_0365Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM Review2015 British Superbike Championship, BSB Pre Season Test, Cartagena, Spain. 5th March 2015.<br/>Danny Buchan (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki

Chris Walker (GB) Be Wiser Kawasaki, Circuito de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, Focal length 139mm; 1/200 sec; f10; ISO 200; Manual.

 

The all-new Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM is one of the revised lenses in Sports Category of the new Sigma Global Lens range.

http://www.sigma-global.com/en/lenses/cas/product/sports/s_120_300_28/features.html

Sigma says it is a “Durable high performance lens, redesigned with the photographer in mind.”

They certainly seem to have listened to professional photographers needs, as straight away the lens feels solid, tactile and well made. The mount connection area, manual focus ring, customization switch and other controls, switch panels and cover connection areas are all designed to be dust and water-resistant (not that I needed the latter in Spain).

After updating the lens firmware with the Sigma Docking Station, I set about putting it through its paces at the BSB pre-season test in Cartagena, Spain.

My previous kit in this focal range was the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM, and 300mm f2.8L IS USM. The Sigma large aperture 120-300mm F2.8 zoom lens eliminates the need for changing lenses, allowing the photographer to concentrate on composition and filling the frame. There is absolutely no compromise on quality whatsoever with the 2.8 aperture running throughout the entire focal length. For me however, the added advantage of not missing shots because of not having to change lenses is huge.

This is a very, very versatile lens. The quality, as you would expect with an f2.8 is simply outstanding. Images are crystal clear. It is equally comfortable capturing head on action, panning, candid portraits in the garage and PR portraiture. The attached images I hope illustrate its versatility and performance.

It is that good, I think it will stay on a camera body for the entire length of a race weekend, when the season starts at Donington Park in April.

Out of the box it was spot on, so I did not ‘play’ with the docking station, which enables you to adjust the focus position and other parameters. I will come to that over the next few days.

Okay the lens is heavy to hand hold for prolonged periods of time, but when you take into account what it replaces, then it is no heavier and if anything, more convenient. When shooting in the pit box, the OS comes into its own, enabling you to shoot pin sharp images at slower shutter speeds. The only issue I did encounter was lens flare when shooting some pit lane portraits towards the sun. The lens hood will have been designed to accommodate the 120-300mm focal range and so when shooting at the 300mm end, the lens could do with being a little longer, like on a prime 300mm f2.8. Whether this could be overcome in the future with a slide out extension to the existing hood, or a petal lens hood?

 

In conclusion, this is an outstanding lens. Well thought out, durable enough to meet professional needs, extremely versatile with exceptional optical performance. Sigma no longer just make good value for money lenses, they are making some serious professional performing quality pieces of glass to rival (if not better) the big two.

 

 

 

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(Impact Images Photography) 120-300mm Sigma https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-120-300mm-f2-8-dg-os-hsm-review Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:36:31 GMT
First Impression: New SIGMA Lenses Ooze Quality https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/Sigma-First-Impressions TK1_0002First ImpressionsCanon EOS-1D X, Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A , 1/4000sec, ISO 200, Shutter Priority, Pattern Metering

First Impressions Matter.

“So why SIGMA lenses?” I here you ask. Particularly for a professional with over 25 years experience and a CPS Canon stalwart since the year 2000 after changing over from Nikon with the introduction of the digital Canon Kodak DCS 520. Whether that stands me in good stead to make an informed evaluation, only you can judge.

Whilst I was agency staff, we did have some SIGMA zoom lenses in the pool cupboard, and to be honest although they were optically fine, the AF was slow, a bit searching and the motor was very noisy. So, for me, they tended to stay in the cupboard.

However, that was a long time ago, particularly in terms of technology. SIGMA has, as I say, always produced good quality; value for money lenses for the amateur market and has arguably been the leading independent lens manufacturer. With the introduction of their new Global Range, on paper these look to not only rival the big two, but dare I say, would appear to be much better specked!

My current Canon lenses are:

  • 15mm f2.8 Fisheye
  • EF 17-40mm f4L USM
  • EF 28-70mm f2.8L USM
  • EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM
  • Extender EF 1.4x mkII
  • 300mm f2.8L IS USM
  • 500mm f4L IS USM

Not a cheap investment, by any means!

As a sports photographer, covering motorbike racing and in particular the British Superbike Championship (BSB), this is a not an insignificant amount of kit to lug around a track all day long. To me the SIGMA equivalents (as follows) not only lightened the load, but also tightened up the focal ranges covered.

  • 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM
  • 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A
  • 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM
  • 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
  • TELE CONVERTER 1.4X TC-1401

Being ‘old school’ I have always been told that zooms are a compromise over prime lenses and that converters diminish image quality and AF effectiveness. However, my Canon EF 28-70 is my favourite lens and the 500mm with x1.4 Extender is my standard lens at circuits like Silverstone. However, on paper, the SIGMA’s Hyper Sonic Motor ensures quiet, high speed, accurate auto focusing. Similarly, the new converters are specifically matched to the new Global Lens Range, so all should be well.

To me First Impressions count for a lot and I have to say, that on unpacking the lenses, I could instantly tell that the build quality of the new SIGMA lenses is in the same league as the Canon equipment I possess and considerably better than the last experience of SIGMA lenses I had many years ago. The new range feels solid, with well thought out switch placements. The hoods are not flimsy and I like the little touches such as the locating plates to prevent you not attaching them properly. There is weatherproofing on the mounts of the sports lenses and the paint feels tactile and substantial. All in all, they just ooze quality.

The first task was to register the lenses with SIGMA. This is not only straight forward, but extends your warranty to 3 years in total! So they are prepared to back their products!

Then I set about updating the firmware on the lenses. Yes, the lenses! We are all used to having to update the firmware on our camera bodies, but SIGMA now enable you to do this via a docking station (sold separately which is mount specific). This way you can keep your cameras and lenses up to date. You can also tweak some focus settings too. Don’t panic, if it all goes wrong, you can simply restore the settings at the click of a button.

As a professional, I cannot afford to compromise on the quality of my images. The SIGMA lenses are not a decision I have taken lightly. Technically they are second to none. Now I have them all set up and paired with my camera bodies (1Dx and 5DmkIII) I am anxious to see if they perform in reality as their technical specifications suggest.

I will post specific reviews on each lens, in due course.

The details for the above image are:

Canon EOS-1D X, Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A , 1/4000sec, ISO 200, Shutter Priority, Pattern Metering

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(Impact Images Photography) Quality SIGMA https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/Sigma-First-Impressions Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:48:43 GMT
SIGMA Lens Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-lens-test SigmaSIGMA Lens TestSIGMA Lens Test in Spain. I will be putting the 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM, 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, TELE CONVERTER TC-1401, TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 and USB DOCK through their paces at the British Superbike test in Cartagena, Spain, this week. Look out for my thoughts in due course. Big thanks to MPB Photographic in Brighton and of course Sigma Imaging UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up coming SIGMA Lens Test in Spain. I will be putting the new 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 II DG HSM, 24-105mm F4 DG OS HSM / DG HSM | A, 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM, 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM, TELE CONVERTER TC-1401, TELE CONVERTER TC-2001 and USB DOCK through their paces at the British Superbike test in Cartagena, Spain, this week. Look out for my thoughts in due course. Big thanks to MPB Photographic in Brighton and of course Sigma Imaging UK.

 
 
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(Impact Images Photography) Sigma test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/sigma-lens-test Mon, 02 Mar 2015 08:48:17 GMT
Pair of Beauties https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/12/pair-of-beauties TK1_3328Pair of Beauties!A stunning pair of period Triumph Daytona bikes photographed at Tithe Barn, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, for Classic Bike Magazine. A stunning pair of period Triumph Daytona bikes photographed at Tithe Barn, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, for Classic Bike Magazine.

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(Impact Images Photography) Daytona Triumph https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/12/pair-of-beauties Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:01:22 GMT
2015 TTC Announcement https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/2015-ttc-announcement TTC Team2015 TTC AnnouncementJoe Francis and Andy Reid join Team Traction Control for the 2015 Season. Joe Francis and Andy Reid join Team Traction Control for the 2015 Season.

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(Impact Images Photography) Francis Reid https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/2015-ttc-announcement Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:54:22 GMT
Rare Classic https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/rare-classic TK1_2983Rare ClassicA classic Norton, one of the many bikes at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. A classic Norton, one of the many bikes at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

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(Impact Images Photography) Norton classic https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/rare-classic Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:51:27 GMT
Making a Splash https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/making-a-splash TK2_3975Making a SplashA Ford Escort enters the water splash at the Neil Howard Stages at Oulton Park, Cheshire. A Ford Escort enters the water splash at the Neil Howard Stages at Oulton Park, Cheshire.

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(Impact Images Photography) splash water https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/making-a-splash Sat, 08 Nov 2014 14:48:48 GMT
2015 Yamaha R1 https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/2015-yamaha-r1 TK1_18532015 Yamaha R1New 2015 Yamaha R1. New 2015 Yamaha R1.

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(Impact Images Photography) 2015 R1 https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/2015-yamaha-r1 Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:44:59 GMT
Byrne BSB Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/byrne-bsb-champion TK1_0853Byrne BSB Champion2014 British Superbike Champion, Shane Byrne, Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 British Superbike Champion, Shane Byrne, Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki.

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(Impact Images Photography) Byrne Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/byrne-bsb-champion Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:10:15 GMT
McConnell Supersport Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/mcconnell-supersort-champion TK2_2543McConnell Supersport Champion2014 British Supersport Champion, Billy McConnell, Smiths Triumph. 2014 British Supersport Champion, Billy McConnell, Smiths Triumph.

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(Impact Images Photography) Champion McConnell https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/mcconnell-supersort-champion Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:08:10 GMT
Ryde Stock 600 Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/ryde-stock-600-champion TK2_1806Ryde Stock 600 Champion2014 British Superstock 600 Champion, Kyle Ryde, Pacedayz Trackdays Yamaha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 British Superstock 600 Champion, Kyle Ryde, Pacedayz Trackdays Yamaha.

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(Impact Images Photography) Champion Ryde https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/ryde-stock-600-champion Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:05:14 GMT
Buchan Stock 1000 Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/buchan-stock-1000-champion TK2_8415Buchan Stock 1000 Champion2014 British Superstock Champion, Danny Buchan, Tsingtao WK Kawasaki. 2014 British Superstock Champion, Danny Buchan, Tsingtao WK Kawasaki.

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(Impact Images Photography) Buchan Champion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/buchan-stock-1000-champion Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:02:02 GMT
Rubbing Shoulders https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/rubbing-shoulders TK2_9562Rubbing ShouldersHowie Mainwaring-Smart gets up close and personal with Josh Brookes on his way to victory in the opening Brands Hatch race. Howie Mainwaring-Smart gets up close and personal with Josh Brookes on his way to victory in the opening Brands Hatch race.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Mainwaring https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/rubbing-shoulders Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:59:04 GMT
A Blur in Black https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/a-blur-in-black TK1_0015A Blur in BlackJames Rispoli powers out of the woods and back onto the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch on his Team Traction Control Yamaha James Rispoli powers out of the woods and back onto the Indy circuit at Brands Hatch on his Team Traction Control Yamaha.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brands Rispoli https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/a-blur-in-black Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:55:27 GMT
The Showdown Six https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/the-showdown-six TK1_9047The Showdown SixThomas Bridewell, Milwaukee Yamaha, Dan Linfoot, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Ryuichi Kiyonari, Buildbase BMW Motorrad, Shane Byrne, Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, Chris Walker, Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki, Josh Brookes, Milwaukee Yamaha. Thomas Bridewell, Milwaukee Yamaha, Dan Linfoot, Quattro Plant Kawasaki, Ryuichi Kiyonari, Buildbase BMW Motorrad, Shane Byrne, Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, Chris Walker, Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki, Josh Brookes, Milwaukee Yamaha.

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(Impact Images Photography) Showdown Six https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/the-showdown-six Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:51:28 GMT
And then there were Two https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/and-then-there-were-two TK2_6223And then there were TwoRyuichi Kiyonari, leads Shane Byrne into the last corner at Silverstone in Race 2, to take the Showdown down to the wire. Ryuichi Kiyonari, leads Shane Byrne into the last corner at Silverstone in Race 2, to take the Showdown down to the wire.

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(Impact Images Photography) Byrne Kiyonari https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/and-then-there-were-two Sun, 05 Oct 2014 12:47:36 GMT
Soggy Silverstone https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/soggy-silverstone TK2_3334Soggy SilverstoneChris Walker sets off down the Hangar Straight at Silverstone, on his Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki, as the heavens open. Chris Walker sets off down the Hangar Straight at Silverstone, on his Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki, as the heavens open.

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(Impact Images Photography) Silverstone Walker https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/soggy-silverstone Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:43:53 GMT
Just a Blur https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/just-a-blur TK2_2663Just a BlurAustralian, Josh Waters, is just a blur as he powers his way onto the start finish line at Silverstone on his Tyco Suzuki Australian, Josh Waters, is just a blur as he powers his way onto the start finish line at Silverstone on his Tyco Suzuki

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(Impact Images Photography) Silverstone Waters https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/just-a-blur Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:38:29 GMT
Business Lounge https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/business-lounge TK1_7322Business LoungePaul Nelson of Nelson Recruitment Services, Birmingham. Paul Nelson of Nelson Recruitment Services, Birmingham.

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(Impact Images Photography) Business Lounge https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/business-lounge Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:42:23 GMT
Battling for the Ball https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/battling-for-the-ball TK2_9084Battling for the BallAngharad James of Bristol Academy Women holds off Jill Scott of Manchester City Women at Stoke Gifford Stadium. Angharad James of Bristol Academy Women holds off Jill Scott of Manchester City Women at Stoke Gifford Stadium.

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(Impact Images Photography) Football Womens https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/battling-for-the-ball Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:35:43 GMT
Long Termer https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/long-termer TK2_8466Long TermerMCN Andy Downes looks longingly at his long Termer BMW NineT, before it is returned. MCN Andy Downes looks longingly at his long Termer BMW NineT, before it is returned.

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(Impact Images Photography) BMW NineT https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/long-termer Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:31:36 GMT
Leader of the Pack https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/leader-of-the-pack TK2_7711Leader of the PackJames Rispoli backs his Team Traction Control Yamaha into turn 1 at Assen, on his way to the podium. James Rispoli backs his Team Traction Control Yamaha into turn 1 at Assen, on his way to the podium.

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(Impact Images Photography) Assen| Rispoli https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/leader-of-the-pack Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:35:19 GMT
Scenery is a Blur https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/scenery-is-a-blur TK2_6871Scenery is a BlurJosh Brookes, is going too fast on his Milwaukee Yamaha, to take in the scenery at the Assen TT circuit in Holland. Josh Brookes, is going too fast on his Milwaukee Yamaha, to take in the scenery at the Assen TT circuit in Holland.

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(Impact Images Photography) Assen Brookes https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/scenery-is-a-blur Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:31:37 GMT
Losing It https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/losing-it TK2_3677Losing ItChristophe Ponson seems to be losing the fairing of his Bimota Alstare Junior Team superbike, as he powers out of turn 1 at Assen. Christophe Ponson seems to be losing the fairing of his Bimota Alstare Junior Team superbike as he powers out of turn 1 at Assen

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(Impact Images Photography) Ponson fairing https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/losing-it Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:26:26 GMT
Wallace Wins https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/wallace-wins TK1_5131Wallace WinsAndy Reid, does his best Wallace impression on the podium after victory in the Stock 600 race at Donington Park. Andy Reid, does his best Wallace impression on the podium after victory in the Stock 600 race at Donington Park.

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(Impact Images Photography) Reid Wallace https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/wallace-wins Sun, 07 Sep 2014 11:58:16 GMT
Roger is a Star https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/roger-is-a-star TK1_4993Marshall is a StarAmerican James Rispoli of Team Traction Control Yamaha, thanks Roger Marshall for his help by wearing a replica of the helmet Roger used to wear when racing.

American James Rispoli of Team Traction Control Yamaha, thanks Roger Marshall for his help by wearing a replica of the helmet Roger used to wear when racing.

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(Impact Images Photography) Marshall" Rispoli https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/roger-is-a-star Sat, 06 Sep 2014 11:52:12 GMT
Hanging On https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/hanging-on TK2_7435Hanging OnFreddy Foray hangs onto his Honda Racing stock bike, at he approaches Goddards at speed. Freddy Foray hangs onto his Honda Racing stock bike, at he approaches Goddards at speed.

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(Impact Images Photography) Foray Goddards https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/hanging-on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:42:51 GMT
Poetry in Motion https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/poetry-in-motion TK2_3316Poetry in MotionMarc Marquez using all the track (and more) on his way to victory in the Herz MotoGP at Silverstone, today, on his Repsol Honda Marc Marquez using all the track (and more) on his way to victory in the Herz MotoGP at Silverstone, today, on his Repsol Honda

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(Impact Images Photography) Marc Marquez https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/poetry-in-motion Sun, 31 Aug 2014 19:10:25 GMT
Elbow Down. https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/elbow-down TK2_2797Elbow DownScott Redding gets his elbow down at Brooklands Corner, Silverstone on the special liveried Go & Fun Gresini Honda during Qualifying for tomorrows British MotoGP. Scott Redding gets his elbow down at Brooklands Corner, Silverstone on the special liveried Go & Fun Gresini Honda during Qualifying for tomorrows British MotoGP.

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(Impact Images Photography) Redding Scott https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/elbow-down Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:11:22 GMT
Just a Blur! https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/just-a-blur TK2_1496Just a Blur. Marc Marquez blasts down the start finish line on his Repsol Honda during FP1 at Silverstone prior to Sundays Hertz British MotoGP Round. Marc Marquez blasts down the start finish line on his Repsol Honda during FP1 at Silverstone prior to Sundays Hertz British MotoGP Round.

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(Impact Images Photography) Marc Marquez https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/just-a-blur Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:03:51 GMT
Bennetts Ambassadors https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/bennetts-ambassadors TK2_5325Bennetts AmbassadorsBennetts Ambassadors, Scott Redding, Josh Owens, Rory Skinner and Neil Hodgson at Silverstone Bennetts Ambassadors, Scott Redding, Josh Owens, Rory Skinner and Neil Hodgson at Silverstone

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(Impact Images Photography) Ambassadors Bennetts https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/bennetts-ambassadors Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:18:31 GMT
Slip, Sliding Away https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/slip-sliding-away TK2_4897Slip, Sliding AwayJosh Brookes slips off his Milwaukee Yamaha at the Mountain, handing victory to Peter Hickman on the RAF Reserves Honda Josh Brookes slips off his Milwaukee Yamaha at the Mountain, handing victory to Peter Hickman on the RAF Reserves Honda.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Hickman https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/slip-sliding-away Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:36:54 GMT
Hiding in the Trees https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/hiding-in-the-trees TK3_8634Hiding in the Trees. Josh Brookes goes through Barn Corner at Cadwell Park, on his Milwaukee Yamaha. Josh Brookes goes through Barn Corner at Cadwell Park, on his Milwaukee Yamaha.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Cadwell https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/hiding-in-the-trees Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:32:32 GMT
Honda CBR300 Road Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/honda-cbr300-road-test TK2_9784Honda CBR300 Road TestHonda CBR300 Road Test Honda CBR300 Road Test

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(Impact Images Photography) CBR300 Honda Road Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/honda-cbr300-road-test Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:28:41 GMT
Like Son, Like Father https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/like-son-like-father TK2_1512Like Father, Like SonDec Crutchlow shows that MotoGP star, Cal, is a chip off the old block as he crests the Mountain at Cadwell Park on the Ducati TriOptions bike. Dec Crutchlow shows that MotoGP star, Cal, is a chip off the old block as he crests the Mountain at Cadwell Park on the Ducati TriOptions bike.

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(Impact Images Photography) Crutchlow Ducati https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/like-son-like-father Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:19:55 GMT
MCN World Exclusive Cover https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/mcn-exclusive-cover DSC_0206MCN World Exclusive CoverWorld Exclusive of the Lotus C-01 on the cover of this weeks MCN and across pages 5 and 5. Shot on location in Munich, Germany.

World Exclusive pictures of the Lotus C-01 on the cover of this weeks MCN and across pages 4 and 5. Shot on location near Munich, Germany, by Tim Keeton/Impact Images.

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(Impact Images Photography) Lotus MCN https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/mcn-exclusive-cover Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:18:29 GMT
Two up Kiyo https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/two-up-kiyo TK2_8497Two up KiyoRyuichi Kiyonari, of Japan, on his way to his first of two victories on the Buildbase BMW Motorrad at Oulton Park, over the weekend. Ryuichi Kiyonari, of Japan, on his way to his first of two victories on the Buildbase BMW Motorrad at Oulton Park, over the weekend.

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(Impact Images Photography) Kiyonari Oulton https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/two-up-kiyo Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:13:13 GMT
Hide and Seek https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/hide-and-seek TK2_8978Hide and SeekAustralian, Josh Brookes, plays 'hide and seek' on his Milwaukee Yamaha at Lodge corner, Oulton Park, Cheshire. Australian, Josh Brookes, plays 'hide and seek' on his Milwaukee Yamaha at Lodge corner, Oulton Park, Cheshire.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Oulton https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/hide-and-seek Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:09:30 GMT
Smartly does it. https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/smartly-does-it TK2_9738Smartly does it!Scott Smart comes out of 'retirement' to ride the Anvil Hire TAG Racing Kawasaki at Oulton Park, Cheshire. Scott Smart comes out of 'retirement' to ride the Anvil Hire TAG Racing Kawasaki at Oulton Park, Cheshire.

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(Impact Images Photography) Scott Smart https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/smartly-does-it Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:06:03 GMT
World Exclusive https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/world-exclusive TK2_7608World ExclusiveAndy Downs, of MCN, is the first journalist to ride the Lotus Prototype. Photographed in Königsbrunn, Germany. Andy Downs, of MCN, is the first journalist to ride the Lotus Prototype. Photographed in Königsbrunn, Germany.

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(Impact Images Photography) Lotus Prototype https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/world-exclusive Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:26:05 GMT
Brookes drifting at Thruxton https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/brookes-drifting-at-thruxton TK2_5128Brookes drifting at Thruxton.Josh Brookes drifts his Milwaukee Yamaha out of the chicane at Thruxton on his way to his second victory of the day. Josh Brookes drifts his Milwaukee Yamaha out of the chicane at Thruxton on his way to his second victory of the day.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes drifts https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/brookes-drifting-at-thruxton Sun, 03 Aug 2014 20:00:15 GMT
In the zone https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/in-the-zone TK2_5618Bridewell in the zone.Tommy Bridewell gets in the zone prior to qualifying on his Milwaukee Yamaha at Thruxton. Tommy Bridewell gets in the zone prior to qualifying on his Milwaukee Yamaha at Thruxton.

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(Impact Images Photography) Bridewell Thruxton https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/in-the-zone Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19:54:53 GMT
Rispoli out on his own. https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/rispoli-out-on-his-own TK2_3233Rispoli out on his own.James Rispoli, USA, out on his own during FP1 on his Team Traction Control Yamaha James Rispoli, USA, out on his own during FP1 on his Team Traction Control Yamaha

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(Impact Images Photography) James Rispoli https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/rispoli-out-on-his-own Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:47:30 GMT
Stormy Sky over Brands Hatch https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/stormy-sky-over-brands-hatch TK1_6449Stormy Sky over Brands HatchThere is a storm brewing. The sky turns black over Brands Hatch, prior to the 2nd British Superbike Race There is a storm brewing. The sky turns black over Brands Hatch, prior to the 2nd British Superbike Race

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(Impact Images Photography) Brands storm https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/stormy-sky-over-brands-hatch Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:18:38 GMT
Easton Chasing Shadows https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/easton-chasing-shadows TK1_5966Chasing ShadowsStuart Easton, chases shadows during qualifying on his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki Stuart Easton chases shadows on his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki during qualifying at Brands Hatch.

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(Impact Images Photography) Easton Stuart https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/easton-chasing-shadows Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:39:38 GMT
Pacesetter Shane Byrne at Brands Hatch https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/pacesetter-shane-byrne-at-brands-hatch TK2_9133Pacesetter Shane Byrne at Brands HatchChampionship leader, Shane Byrne, sets the pace at a sweltering Brands Hatch on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki. Championship leader, Shane Byrne, sets the pace at a sweltering Brands Hatch on the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki.

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(Impact Images Photography) Byrne Shane https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/pacesetter-shane-byrne-at-brands-hatch Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:33:00 GMT
Mason Law takes a tumble https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/mason-law-takes-a-tumble TK2_7138Taking a TumbleMason Law takes a tumble exiting the hairpin at Knockhill on his Trik Moto Kawasaki, but somehow still manages to show off all his sponsors logos. Mason Law takes a tumble exiting the hairpin at Knockhill on his Trik Moto Kawasaki, but somehow still manages to show off all his sponsors logos.

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(Impact Images Photography) Law tumble https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/mason-law-takes-a-tumble Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:43:34 GMT
Stormy Skies https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/stormy-skies TK1_3523Stormy Skies AheadAustralian Josh Brookes on his Milwaukee Yamaha at Knockhill with stormy skies overhead. Australian Josh Brookes on his Milwaukee Yamaha at Knockhill, with stormy skies overhead.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes skies https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/stormy-skies Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:10:49 GMT
SBK Freight Train https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/sbk-freight-train TK1_2765SBK Freight TrainTom Sykes on the factory Kawasaki ZX-10R, leads the rest of the SBK pack on lap 1, in Misano Italy Tom Sykes on the factory Kawasaki ZX-10R, leads the rest of the SBK pack on lap 1, in Misano Italy.

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(Impact Images Photography) Misano Sykes https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/sbk-freight-train Sun, 22 Jun 2014 14:39:52 GMT
Snipers View https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/snipers-view TK1_2242Snipers ViewLeon Haslam on his PATA Honda CBR1000RR at Misano, Italy as viewed by a sniper! Leon Haslam on his PATA Honda CBR1000RR at Misano, Italy as viewed by a sniper!

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(Impact Images Photography) Haslam Misano https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/snipers-view Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:37:22 GMT
Backing it In https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/backing-it-in TK2_8318Backing it InLorenzo Zanetti drifts his PATA Honda CBR600RR, at Misano, Italy. Lorenzo Zanetti drifts his PATA Honda CBR600RR, at Misano, Italy.

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(Impact Images Photography) Misano Zanetti https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/backing-it-in Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:35:14 GMT
Conor Cummins flies the flag https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/conor-cummins-flies-the-flag
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Conor Cummins flies the RAF Reserves flag at Snetterton after a difficult few weeks for the team.

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(Impact Images Photography) Conor Cummins https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/conor-cummins-flies-the-flag Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:01:47 GMT
Karl "Bomber" Harris #RIP https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/karl-bomber-harris-rip TK2_2719Karl Harris loving the camera!Larger than life character, Karl Harris who had his his own way of doing things. Always a fun guy to work with, who will be sadly missed. Thinking of his family and close friends at this sad time. Larger than life character, Karl "Bomber" Harris who had his his own way of doing things. Always a fun guy to work with, who will be sadly missed. Thinking of his family and close friends at this sad time.

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(Impact Images Photography) Harris Karl https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/karl-bomber-harris-rip Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:25:31 GMT
Team-mates race at Donington WSBK https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/team-mates-race-at-donington-sbk TK2_0518Team-Mates Race at Donington WSBKKawasaki Team-Mates Tom Sykes and Loris Baz enjoy close racing at the Donington Park WSBK Round Kawasaki team-mates, Tom Sykes and Loris Baz enjoy close racing at the Donington Park WSBK Round with Tom winning both races.

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(Impact Images Photography) Baz Sykes https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/team-mates-race-at-donington-sbk Sun, 25 May 2014 15:58:14 GMT
Coming in to Land https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/coming-in-to-land TK2_7172Coming in to LandMichael van der Mark approaches the Melbourne Loop on his PATA Honda CBR600RR, as an aircraft makes it final approach into East Midland Airport. Michael van der Mark approaches the Melbourne Loop on his PATA Honda CBR600RR, as an aircraft makes it final approach into East Midland Airport.

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(Impact Images Photography) Mark der https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/coming-in-to-land Fri, 23 May 2014 14:32:30 GMT
Wet Donington https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/wet-donington TK2_5928Wet DoningtonA torrential downpour at Donington Park turns the paddock into something resembling a lake, prior to SBK Round 05 A torrential downpour at Donington Park turns the paddock into something resembling a lake, prior to WSBK Round 05

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(Impact Images Photography) Donington SBK https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/wet-donington Thu, 22 May 2014 16:19:40 GMT
Simon Andrews https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/simon-andrews Home_063Si_AndrewsThe death of Si_Andrews, who succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash at the NW200, was most upsetting. He was a brave professional with a cheeky side, who will be sadly missed. The death of Simon Andrews, who succumbed to his injuries sustained in a crash at the NW200, was most upsetting. He was a brave, determined, professional, who had more than his fair share of bad luck. He was quiet in the paddock, but had a cheeky side. This image, to me, epitomised his character. A fairly simple news shoot prior to the 2011 TT was required. Next thing I know, Si has climbed up on the bike and "struck a pose"

He was always a pleasure to work with and will be sadly missed. Gone, but not forgotten. My thoughts are with Simon's parents Stuart and Dee and sister Claire.

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(Impact Images Photography) Andrews NW200 https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/simon-andrews Wed, 21 May 2014 10:18:45 GMT
World Exclusive MCN Cover https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/world-exclusive-mcn-cover MCN CoverNorton TT Bike World Exclusive on MCN CoverNorton TT Bike World Exclusive on MCN Cover, plus 2 other features inside

Norton TT Bike World "Exclusive" on cover of May 14th "MCN" along with 2 other features inside, 100 Years of British Bikes and Chad gets TT fit, shot by Impact Images, Tim Keeton

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(Impact Images Photography) Exclusive MCN https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/world-exclusive-mcn-cover Thu, 15 May 2014 08:58:51 GMT
Mucky Pair https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/muck-pair TK2_5280Mucky PairGreat day had with Richard Newland (BMW) and Neil Watterson (Land Rover). BMW R1200GS vs Range Rover. Great day had with Richard Newland (BMW) and Neil Watterson (Land Rover). BMW R1200GS vs Range Rover.

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(Impact Images Photography) BMW R1200GS https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/muck-pair Fri, 09 May 2014 14:16:02 GMT
Jubilant Andy Reid celebrates victory https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/jubilant-andy-reid-celebrates-victory TK2_3842Jubilant Andy Reid CelebratesA jubilant Andy Reid celebrates victory on his FFX Yamaha in the Superstock 600 Race at Oulton Park A jubilant Andy "Reid" "celebrates" victory on his FFX Yamaha in the Superstock 600 Race at Oulton Park.

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(Impact Images Photography) Reid celebrates https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/jubilant-andy-reid-celebrates-victory Mon, 05 May 2014 21:50:19 GMT
McConnell Wheelies to Victory https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/mcconnell-wheelies-to-victory TK2_2797McConnell Wheelies to victoryAustralian Billy McConnell Wheelies to victory at Oulton Park on his Smiths Triumph Australian Billy McConnell Wheelies to victory at Oulton Park on his Smiths Triumph

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(Impact Images Photography) McConnell victory https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/mcconnell-wheelies-to-victory Sun, 04 May 2014 23:48:13 GMT
Formula 1 Legend, Ayrton Senna https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/formula-1-legend-ayrton-senna SennaSenna "Formula 1" Legend, Ayrton "Senna", who tragically lost his life, 20 years ago today at Imola. Pictured on the grid at Silverstone, prior to the British GP.

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(Impact Images Photography) Formula 1 Senna https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/formula-1-legend-ayrton-senna Thu, 01 May 2014 06:30:10 GMT
McConnell leans on Gowland https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/mcconnell-leans-on-gowland McConnell Leans on GowlandBilly "McConnell" leans on his Smiths Triumph team mate Graeme "Gowland" round Clarke Curve on the last lap of the Supersport race at Brands Hatch Billy "McConnell" leans on his Smiths Triumph team mate Graeme "Gowland" round Clarke Curve on the last lap of the Supersport race at Brands Hatch

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(Impact Images Photography) Gowland McConnell https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/mcconnell-leans-on-gowland Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:00:28 GMT
Splashdown - Tommy Bridewell crashes out of qualifying at Brands Hatch https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/splashdown---tommy-bridewell-crashes-out-of-qualifying-at-brands-hatch TK2_6580Splashdown - Tommy Bridewell crashes out of qualifying at Brands Hatch, on his Milwaukee Yamaha Splashdown - Tommy "Bridewell" "crashes" out of qualifying at Brands Hatch, on his Milwaukee Yamaha.

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(Impact Images Photography) Bridewell crashes https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/splashdown---tommy-bridewell-crashes-out-of-qualifying-at-brands-hatch Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:08:03 GMT
James Westmoreland pushes hard on his Buildbase BMW https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/james-westmoreland-pushes-hard-on-his-buildbase-bmw Westmoreland Paddock HillJames "Westmoreland" pushes hard coming out of Paddock Hill Bend on his "Buildbase" BMW, at Brands Hatch. James "Westmoreland" pushes hard coming out of Paddock Hill Bend on his "Buildbase" BMW, at Brands Hatch.

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(Impact Images Photography) Buildbase Westmoreland https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/james-westmoreland-pushes-hard-on-his-buildbase-bmw Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:21:53 GMT
Michael Dunlop at Snetterton BSB Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/michael-dunlop-at-snetterton-bsb-test TK2_8904TK2_8904 Michael "Dunlop" prepares to go out on the Buildbase "BMW" at the BSB Test at Snetterton

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(Impact Images Photography) Buildbase Dunlop https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/michael-dunlop-at-snetterton-bsb-test Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:43:35 GMT
Byrne has a wheelie good time at Donington BSB Test https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/byrne-has-a-wheelie-good-time-at-donington-bsb-test Byrne has wheelie good time at DoningtonReigning BSB Champion Shane "Byrne" has a wheelie good time at the "Donington" Park test on his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reigning BSB Champion, Shane "Byrne" has a wheelie good time at the "Donington" Park test on his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki.

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(Impact Images Photography) Byrne Donington https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/byrne-has-a-wheelie-good-time-at-donington-bsb-test Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:07:39 GMT
Brookes bathed in sunshine https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/brookes-bathed-in-sunshine  

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Josh "Brookes" bathed in sunshine on his "Milwaukee" Yamaha, on day 3 at the pre-season BSB Test in Cartagena, Spain

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Milwaukee https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/brookes-bathed-in-sunshine Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:21:52 GMT
Bridewell Goes Fastest https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/bridewell-goes-fastest Bridewell Goes FastestMilwaukee Yamaha's, Tommy "Bridewell" goes "fastest" on day 2 of pre-season BSB testing in Cartagena, Spain.

Milwaukee Yamaha's, Tommy "Bridewell" goes "fastest" on day 2 of pre-season BSB testing in Cartagena, Spain.

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(Impact Images Photography) Bridewell Fastest https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/bridewell-goes-fastest Sat, 08 Mar 2014 07:14:57 GMT
Hopper Chases Brookes https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/hopper-chases-brookes Hopper Chases BrookesJohn "Hopkins" gives chase on his Tyco Suzuki as Josh "Brookes" leads the way on his Milwaukee Yamaha in Cartagena John "Hopkins" gives chase on his Tyco Suzuki as Josh "Brookes" leads the way on his Milwaukee Yamaha in Cartagena

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Hopkins https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/hopper-chases-brookes Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:53:59 GMT
Brookes and Waters Trading Places https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/brookes-and-waters-trading-places Brookes and Waters Trading PlacesLooking forward to replicating this image in Cartagena on Thursday with Josh Water and Josh Brooke after they have swapped team jackets for 2014. Looking forward to replicating this image in Cartagena on Thursday with Josh Waters and Josh Brookes after they have swapped team jackets for 2014.

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(Impact Images Photography) Brookes Waters https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/brookes-and-waters-trading-places Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:28:13 GMT
Bikesport News and Impact Images Noriyuki Haga Fireball T-Shirt https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/bikesport-news-and-impact-images-photography-t-shirt T-ShirtsBikesport News and Impact Images Noriyuki Fireball T Shirt from Oulton Park 2004 BSBBikesport News and Impact Images Noriyuki Fireball T Shirt
Bikesport News and Impact Images Photography - Noriyuki Haga Fireball T-Shirt from Oulton Park 2004 photograph when Ducati burst into flames in BSB race.

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(Impact Images Photography) Haga T-Shirt https://www.impact-images-photography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/bikesport-news-and-impact-images-photography-t-shirt Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:19:10 GMT