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Old Jul 1, 2012, 5:50 AM   #1
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Default Cyclists.... a few pics

Having taken pics at the London Marathon a few months back got me itching to shoot some sport - runners, tennis, cycling etc. I was going through LR4 and stumbled on some pics that I took back in 2008/2009. My recollection of the day was that most of the pics were OOF and I remember giving up and moving on to something else because the AF just seemed to frustrate me but now looking back at the pics I was surprised to find that quiet a number of the pics were actually in focus. Now all of the panning shots were OOF and that I can blame on my lack of experience and teh E-3s AF not being up to par.

All taken with the E3 + 35-100F2, RAW pp LR4. I think IS was on for all of the shots.










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Old Jul 1, 2012, 12:10 PM   #2
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These arent bad HarJ. Not as easy as one thinks this action stuff. Too bad the panning didn't work out, that's were the action shows with the blurred, streaky background.
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Nice shots Harj. I really like the concentration on the face of the rider that you captured in shot #3.
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All I remember from that day was coming away feeling annoyed that I couldnt get the shots that I was hoping too. I think the catwalk show earlier that month where I ended up with nothing because the AF couldn't track and focus on the models left me feeling that the E-X's AF simply wasn't up to the job. Looking back I wish I hadn;t been so hasty esp when I only took 20 shots and at least 8-10 were aok.
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Nice shots and a hard job to make these. I simply hated fast movements.
Since the E-3 this has be changed, I have the feeling comparing to the E-500 that the E-3 does deliver a huge difference in making photographs of fast moving objects.
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