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Old Apr 18, 2016, 7:14 AM   #1
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Default V8 Supercars with Panasonic Leica 100-400mm & 40-150mm Pro

Got the Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm just over a week ago. Weather hasn't been good so this was my first real outing with it besides some shots around the house. So far I'm happy with this lens bit more changeling shooting at 400mm than I remember (Did have a Canon 400mm f5.6 L & use to use with a 1.4x TC on my 1D MKII N (still had AF at f8 on this camera) gave me a focal length of 560mm and 35mm FOV of 728mm on the APS-H sensor (1.3 crop)), might go out to the zoo next weekend and give this lens a workout.
These are from Sunday qualifying & race at the V8 Supercars Phillip Island SuperSprint. With this series of shots light wasn't the best at this corner with the sun coming in at the front of the car at an angle leaving the side in the shadows. Normally I shoot here in the morning but the V8's weren't out until around midday.

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1/500 f8 ISO 200

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1/400 f8 ISO 200

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1/500 f7.1 ISO 200


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1/320 f8 ISO 200


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1/400 f7.1 ISO 200


Panasonic 100-400mm @ 300mm

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1/320 f8 ISO 200


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Panasonic 100-400mm @ 200mm

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Old Apr 18, 2016, 7:33 AM   #2
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Some panning shots with the 40-150 f2.8 Pro, used a ND8 filter with the slower shutter speed shots.

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73mm 1/200 f10 ISO 100


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82mm 1/320 f8 ISO 100


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52mm 1/80 f8 ISO 200


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And lucky last, my favorite shot of the day.
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40mm 1/80 f10 ISO 200

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The panning shots are great.

How you liking the 100-400 so far? Seems to tick a lot of boxes. I'm sure the Olympus 300mm is fantastic but this seems more usable (for me anyhow).
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The panning shots are great.

How you liking the 100-400 so far? Seems to tick a lot of boxes. I'm sure the Olympus 300mm is fantastic but this seems more usable (for me anyhow).
Thanks Sammy, Happy with the lens so far definitely a challenge shooting at 400mm, got to keep the shutter speeds up a lot higher when hand holding without IS. (like to think my hands aren't to bad but theirs definitely a lot of camera shake at 400mm). Panasonic's OIS is much better than the Olympus built in IS. Not as as sharp as the Olympus 300mm Pro (even with the TC) form the shots I've seen online and samples I've downloaded but still very good (I think this is to be expected with a zoom compared to a prime lens). Seen a lot of bad shots at 400mm form the Panasonic online but I think a lot comes down to technique. Happy with my choice as the the 300mm was to expensive for me and wanted the versatility of a zoom over a prime this time around.

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Tom, I am continually amazed at your panning skill ... great bunch of photos here; always enjoy seeing your cars & motorcycles at speed shots, well done.
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Tom, I am continually amazed at your panning skill ... great bunch of photos here; always enjoy seeing your cars & motorcycles at speed shots, well done.
Thanks Bob, the panning shots were taken at corner 1 where the cars are doing 187 kph (116 mph) fastest corner on any Australian race track. Absolutely amazing watching cars or bikes at this corner & not the easiest spot to pan.

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Tom, I am continually amazed at your panning skill ... great bunch of photos here; always enjoy seeing your cars & motorcycles at speed shots, well done.
Yes, I agree with Bob as he said what I was thinking.
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Fabulous set Tom, I agree with all that's been said.
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Good set, I must admit I'm a bit jealous of you aussies and your V8 supercars, seems so much better than our nascar series, thanks for sharing!
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Good set, I must admit I'm a bit jealous of you aussies and your V8 supercars, seems so much better than our nascar series, thanks for sharing!
Whoa. As a big Nascar fan, I respectfully disagree.
Been to Formula, Indy, sport, drag, dirt, and other races; but I definitely prefer the big NASCAR stockers. Nothing beats sitting in the stands watching the Daytona 500.
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