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Old Jan 25, 2006, 3:28 PM   #1
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If you had a S5600 camera to take photos of race cars (approx 70 miles an hour) what settings would you use???

I would need a fast turnaround of crisp photos and no flash is required. Any help appreciated. I will have a practice then.
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Old Jan 27, 2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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set iso to 400

use shutter priority mode, set to 1/2000s (allow camera metering to set aperture)

practice 'panning' and squeezing the shutter release (if you know when it will 'click' you jostled the camera)

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Old Jan 27, 2006, 11:26 AM   #3
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Bernabeu, That is a cool shot!

Another thing that I think would help with action shots would be to use continuous autofocus. The manual warns about keeping your eye on the battery indicator, but I used C-AF on Christmas morning to take a lot of photographs and there was virtually no delay. The low battery indicator never displayed. Just get a couple of sets of 2500 MaH rechargeables, and you will get along just fine.
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bernabeu and jphess know what they are taking about so just one more suggestion, since the EVF is always slightly behind "real time", keep the other eye open to judge the best time to shoot. It takes a little practice but if you rely on the EVF alone you may get lots of pictures of cars driving out of the frame. This is really just an addition to bernabeu's comment on panning with the action but it may be helpful.

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Old Jan 27, 2006, 6:02 PM   #5
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Thanks Guys, a big help.

Love the bird shot, its cool.
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