Today and another archery competition. Today, Lauren was registered for her first away from home competition in a little over three years and she would be joining three other AoR archers competing at the Fenland Archery Club, based in Whittlesey, Peterborough. With only four archers to concentrate on, I thought that it was another good opportunity to take along the Canon 7D with the 18-135mm kit lens and see how it performs.
The 5D with my Pro glass will continue to be my lead equipment for events, but this backup camera is certainly surprising me with its reach and quality. It is great that the body is almost identical to the 5D and I have found myself right at home from the off. I miss the bulk afforded by the addition of the battery grip, but this body is all about what I can capture with a relatively light camera system.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased with the images that I captured in the sports hall spanning three badminton courts and those images are now available online for the four archers, if they want them.
As far as the tournament was concerned, well everyone appeared to have a good time. The venue was good and everyone at the shoot was very friendly and the shoot was generally very well run. With regards to the four AoR archers, they all had a good solid shoot with everyone pushing their personal best scores. Considering Lauren has not shot 20 yards since January and she had no sight marks when we arrived, she did extremely well to claim fourth place and about 15 points off her personal best.