Beach Handball Pan Am Nationals 2018 shot with Sony a9 and Sony FE 90mm lens

The Pan American Beach Handball Championships were held in Oceanside CA, on 3/2018. A total of 20 teams were scheduled to compete, with both Men’s and Women’s Tournaments built around group play, that sets up seeding for the knockout tournament, that all teams will advance to. The top four teams of each gender advance to the World Beach Handball Tournament in Russia. USA BEACH HANDBALL TO HOST THE 2018 PAN AMERICAN BEACH HANDBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Most beach handball action revolves around the limit line that defines the goal area, that outfield players from both teams can’t enter. The exception to that rule is when offensive players are making jumping throws from outside the goal area, but then land inside it. They have to leave the area immediately afterwards.

All photos were shot with a Sony a9 and an FE 90mm f/2.8 macro lens, shot wide open at 15fps.

Dan Euritt

Surfing Photos from the Vans US Open of Surfing 2017

Surfers from around the world met up at Surf City USA for the Vans US Open of Surfing. This surf/BMX/skateboarding event was sanctioned by the World Surf League, as a qualifier for surfers to get on the Championship Tour circuit. There was an unusually big swell, with perfect conditions for most of the event. Sage Erickson and Kanoa Igarashi took home the trophies. These surfing photos were shot with a Sony a7R, LAEA4 adapter, and Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens, shot wide open, at 1/2000th-1/2500th.

Dan Euritt

Hurley Pro 2017 surfing photos at Trestles shot with Sony a9 camera

The worlds best pro surfers met up at Lower Trestles for another WSL surf contest, and it proved to be a historic event, in part because Trestles is not on the WSL circuit for 2018. Of course no one knew that at the time; the news was all about the John John Florence title hunt, Jeep Leader Jordy Smith, etc. In the end, Brazil dominated, with Felipe Toledo and Silvana Lima taking the titles. Felipe was always a contender of course, but Silvana was a surprise, she put on a stunning performance that dominated the worlds best women surfers.

All photos shot with the Sony a9 and the Tamron 150-600mm G1 lens, with the aperture wide open, 1/2000th-1/2500th shutter speed.

Dan Euritt

Glamis 2017 Sand Duning Motorsports Photos Sony a9 150-600 Lens

Time for another round of Glamis off-road madness, shot with the Sony a9 and Tamron 150-600 G1 lens, on Thanksgiving weekend 2017. These photos were taken at Oldsmobile Hill, and at the sand drags. Many of these rigs are specialized high horsepower sand rails, costing upwards of $100k or more. They move at speeds that are a challenge for any autofocusing system, but the a9 did a pretty admirable job of it. The lens was at it’s weakest at the 600mm focal length, and after getting really hot in the sun at one point, it started giving focus errors. Things got better after it cooled down. The LA-EA3 adapter has been updated, so it allows for 10fps.

The first picture, of the canal, was a stack of several images, shot with the Sony A7r and an old Olympus 28/3.5 lens.

Dan Euritt