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T. Adams
05-27-2006, 08:12 PM
Slow pan, 1/25th at 140mm.

http://www.timadamsphotography.com/1312%20911%20Speed%20Blur.jpg

MMPerk
05-27-2006, 08:24 PM
Wow!!

I have so much to learn.

Great shot.

Lonnie

Nick
05-27-2006, 08:56 PM
WOW!!! Very Nice!! :thumbsup:

So did you spawn from a neighboring planet of Victor's or what?

jarrodeu
05-28-2006, 03:01 PM
Excellent work!

Jarrod

integ29
05-29-2006, 03:22 PM
nice show, i wonder how many laps it took to get that. lol

T. Adams
05-29-2006, 03:32 PM
It took a few shots!! Here is one at 1/15th. When you go this slow you obviously are showing the speed. There just is no way possible to get the whole car sharp this slow.

http://www.timadamsphotography.com/1333%20SLOW%20Mustang%20pan.jpg

ignomini
05-30-2006, 11:14 AM
Great shot, and well chosen subject (I mean the Porsche, not the Mustang).

Victor Archer
05-30-2006, 11:19 AM
Excellent shots Tim! :thumbsup:

As you can see in the second shot if you go too slow the area of sharpness gets very small also the faster the object the smaller area of sharpness also applies. If you could shoot a race plane at 1/15 the area of sharpness might be just the tip of the spinner. One other point in slow shutter speed & panning, you start to see a new tpye of noise which I like to call digital confusion :D .

T. Adams
05-30-2006, 11:30 AM
Great shot, and well chosen subject (I mean the Porsche, not the Mustang).

Ouch!! American muscle car fans take it on the chin. :D

As for the slow stuff, most of the motorsports guys that I have seen post some of the real slow stuff, just post a few, and most of the time aim to get the driver (open wheel), or the door in focus. It is real hit or miss. You get a lot of digital blobs!!

I posted the rest here,
http://www.timadamsphotography.com/tim_adams1.htm

Peashooter
05-30-2006, 05:18 PM
Awesome Tim! Is #146 a Chapparal? And why is the rear glass on the Mustang fastbacks knuckled -- does that provide some downforce?

T. Adams
05-30-2006, 06:21 PM
Awesome Tim! Is #146 a Chapparal? And why is the rear glass on the Mustang fastbacks knuckled -- does that provide some downforce?

From the SVRA website, #146 is a '63 Huffaker Genie. As for the glass I would say so, I don't know.

marada mx3
04-28-2008, 10:24 PM
It took a few shots!! Here is one at 1/15th. When you go this slow you obviously are showing the speed. There just is no way possible to get the whole car sharp this slow.

http://www.timadamsphotography.com/1333%20SLOW%20Mustang%20pan.jpg

Tim and/or Victor:

Are you guys using AF or manually focusing on these shots? Same question for aircraft passes. My AF has a hard time zeroing in on the planes, so I switched to MF, but got a lot of blur.

Beginner DSLR user.
Thanks!
Tommy

jarrodeu
04-28-2008, 11:21 PM
What lens are you using?

Jarrod

T. Adams
04-29-2008, 07:17 AM
AF, never use MF on action shots. I can't see the EXIF data here at work, my guess is the 100-400, or 70-200 on that shot. I did not have the 300 when I took this.

marada mx3
04-29-2008, 09:42 AM
What lens are you using?

Jarrod

I'm using A Sony 75-300 f/4.5 on my Maxxum 5D. I think I know what I NEED to get, but at the moment I'm still learning how to shoot with this equipment. This last Saturday was the first airshow I've been to with this equipment, so I was in experiment mode. I think I will have to go shoot some sprintcars next weekend to work on my technique. :dunno:

Any and all advice/criticism is appreciated! :thumbsup:
Thanks!
Tommy

Victor Archer
04-29-2008, 03:44 PM
I use full AI Servo Focus on both my 20 and 1D, if I have the time I switch to center focus. 1/15th on race cars? Tim has skills!!! :D

I also think, to a point, that you have to "know you can" and not "hpoe you can" even if it doesn't work and it will not work all the time, never does.