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Learn more about sports lenses

1st May 2018

A telephotos lens lets you capture all the detail of fast moving action – getting you right in close when you’re actually standing further away. Here are some pointers for the best results:

  1. Use a high shutter speed or ISO to avoid blurry images
  2. Keep your camera as stable as you can to keep your shots sharp.
  3. Turn on Auto focus Tracking, (AI Servo AF) and the camera will maintain focus on your moving subject
  4. Consider using a tripod if you’re going to be shooting for a long time.

What is a Telephoto Lens

With a telephoto lens you can get up close to the action without compromising on quality.

Telephoto lens


Sven Martin

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa. The now Nelson based NZ pro photographer, Sven Martin, initially started shooting as a hobby in the skateboard industry while living in California, but his passion for mountain biking soon saw him travelling to some of the biggest races around the world, including the World Cup and Enduro World Series. In 2008, Sven decided to combine his love of action sports with photography to pursue it full time as a career and hasn’t looked back since. One of the top cycling photographers in the industry, being a professional rider in the past, has helped him develop a certain style and edge in his images as he knows the exact shots to get in order to create that emotional connection with the viewer.

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