This week I spoke to our swimming and diving rules editor, Becky Oakes, about any images she would like me to capture. This turned out to be a very valuable conversation. Some of the items I'd not thought about were rightly suggested. Some of the goals include:
- Starting positions of the feet for the backstroke.
- Underwater kicking during the breaststroke and freestyle, shot at several frames per sec.
- Kick underwater on turns
- Relay Take-offs
- Watch for records to be broken.
- The Carmel team is likely to break some state records and possibly national records in multiple events.
Canon 1D X
Canon 5D Mark II with the battery Grip.
Spare batteries for both cameras - fully charged.
Canon 70-00mm f/2.8 L Series II
Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L Series II
Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 L Series II
Canon EF 8-15mm L Series Fish-eye.
Other Gear: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and Canon Speedlite transmitter. Since flash use will be minimized I'm only bringing one flash tomorrow.
Fast CF cards for the 1D X (Lexar 1000x 64GB (2)) and the same Lexar 1000x 64Gb for the 5D and a Lexar 32GB SDHC for the second slot.
I'll take the MacBook Air so that I can work on and upload images during breaks in the action. I'll also have an iPad Retina with me as well. A new twist will be using the Canon Wireless WFT-E6A for this event. I'll be able to easily transfer images to my iPad and share it via twitter. The ShutterSnitch IOS app works with with this combination. I'll have my Verizon 4G MiFi running to ensure I have access to upload if I cannot connect to the event system. If a record is broken I hope to post images quickly using mobile devices without going to the PC and ejecting a memory card, etc.
The rest of the kit is rounded out with a Gitzo mono-pod (possible use during diving), spare filters, a Lexar pro USB 3.0 card reader, tools, chargers and cleaning supplies. It will all pack nicely into the LowePro 200x Pro Roller bag.
This should be a fun event and I'm grateful to the IHSAA for allowing access to it on behalf of the NFHS.