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Old Jul 27, 2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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I am building a special camera rig for paparazzis and photographers who need to take pics on emergency : which camera controls are they using when being on a rush ?

I would have thought that some speed and some apertureis already set-up, and that the photographer would only use the zoom and the fire button.

Or is there an absolute need for more controls like aperture?

I am talking about real life cases, not theorical. I need "hands-on" paparazzis on that one...

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Old Jul 27, 2007, 3:27 PM   #2
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Paparazzis can't always get close to their subjects. That means long focal lengths, which means focus. They might get by with program mode maybe program shifted toward high speed and spot focus. But I would imagine they are like concert pianists on the zoom and focus rings.

If you want fast shutter speeds and long focal lengths your DOF can be small. Making focus critical.

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Old Jul 28, 2007, 10:11 AM   #3
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Thx. What about all these paparazzis buzzing around starlets whenjumping into their car ?


I am not sure that they have the time to work on focus when they can only see their subject for 3 seconds ?
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If you are making a rig just for stars getting into cars use a short focual length, small aperture, flash and hyperfocal distance for the focus. If it makes you comfortable – you never ever under any circumstances have to focus.


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Old Jul 28, 2007, 11:49 PM   #5
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Slipe, yo just made my day. Thank you so much.

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