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Old Nov 15, 2014, 3:55 AM   #1
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Here are some photos from the V8 Supercars Phillip Island 400 Friday practice session.
Can't wait for the ED 40-150mm f2.8 Pro & the ED 300mm F4 Pro lenses to come out, nice to have something a bit sharper & faster then the 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 II.
The MC-14 will also be nice to give both lenses some extra reach when needed (especially with motorsport).

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....super photos! I too am waiting for the 'call' 40-150 + MC-14, hope it is soon for us.

Thanks for the photos post Tom.
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Those are really good action shots. I think the last one is my favorite as the blurred background really projects a big sense of speed.
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Yeah, I really like the profile shots that convey the speed.
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Wow! Now that is some panning. Nice job.

Do you use a tripod for that?
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Old Nov 15, 2014, 6:19 PM   #6
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Wow! Now that is some panning. Nice job.

Do you use a tripod for that?
With the panning shots:
#3 handheld, tough shot cars coming over top of hill very little time to pick them up and trying to keep horizon parallel as cars going down hill into corner.
#6 handheld
#8 & #10 used monopod taken at 1/40 sec, cars going around very gradual corner. hard to get whole car sharp due to movement of car with slower shutter speeds.
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VERY nice panning results.
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Beautiful set, you did a great job panning and keeping the cars sharp and in focus.

Thank you for posting.

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With the panning shots:
#3 handheld, tough shot cars coming over top of hill very little time to pick them up and trying to keep horizon parallel as cars going down hill into corner.
#6 handheld
#8 & #10 used monopod taken at 1/40 sec, cars going around very gradual corner. hard to get whole car sharp due to movement of car with slower shutter speeds.
Thanks for the info Tom. Looks like you've been doing this type of work for some time. Can you give us a general idea of the settings? Best I can tell the scene mode sets it at 1/25 sec, f8 and lets the ISO float. My biggest question is do you use any of the Image Stabilization modes?

Thanks!
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Very enjoyable set of photos. Really like number 3, the Volvo S60. Not only have you kept the horizion on the level, but the track incline and the car's graphics and the body shape really creates a sense of real speed -- at least to my eyes. Like chiPersei, curious as to your IS settings.
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