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Old Jun 20, 2008, 12:30 PM   #1
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My daughter, son in law and grandbrats are visiting from China. So I have to change my photography genre while they're here.

This is the type of shots I'm doing now. Made sure I used the 40-150 with the 500 to get away fron the water....:-)

'Talia at speed'....although sometime it seems more like "On" speed..!
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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Great way to capture the moment.

noob moment follows: Now with this type of image you had the shutter speed high correct?
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Old Jun 20, 2008, 12:49 PM   #3
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What I do when I'm taking anything with movement (Animals, birds, cars...and Kids!) is set the camera to "sports" setting. That automatically ups the shutter speed and balances outwith a widerF stop. Edit: I sometimes use the burst setting and shoot 3-5 shots (Thats per second) I get a choice of the one to keep and dump the rest.

Usually by upping the shutter speed it gives you a shallower Depth Of Field. Meaning you get less of an area in focus, your background (and foreground) get fuzzy and less distracting. Like the bushes behind Talia there.
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...........and that photo looks like it came through the 40-150, it is really good.

I like these kinds of photos, fun to take and fun to view, now and later when they grow up big.

I just went through a session of 'remember whens', we had some laughs.
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I miss the sports setting on the E-3 but when I use my E-300 or C7070WZ I do use the sports setting for the reasons you mentioned. It really works well in boating situations too, or any other mode when you the photographer is doing the moving...i.e. train, car, plane etc.


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I miss the sports setting on the E-3 but when I use my E-300 or C7070WZ I do use the sports setting for the reasons you mentioned. It really works well in boating situations too, or any other mode when you the photographer is doing the moving...i.e. train, car, plane etc.

That's interesting. I gues the figure anyone who's smart enough to figure out the E3 doesn't need the sports setting...:-)
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I miss the sports setting on the E-3 but when I use my E-300 or C7070WZ I do use the sports setting for the reasons you mentioned. It really works well in boating situations too, or any other mode when you the photographer is doing the moving...i.e. train, car, plane etc.

That's interesting. I guess they figure anyone who's smart enough to figure out the E3 doesn't need the sports setting...:-)
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Probably true and I am actually smart enough to figure out the stuff, but sometimes it is just so much easier to roll the dial to the sports setting and enjoy taking pictures without the need to think and work at having a good time.

I am retired now and a day in the life just needs to be an easy one sometimes, so I miss having the sports setting on the E-3.

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