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Old Mar 11, 2012, 6:04 PM   #1
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Here are some Motor Racing shots taken with my FZ150 at the Phillip Island Classic.
All taken with manual focus as continous focus struggled to lock on














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Absolutely stunning TG!!! Congrats
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DAMN AMAZING PANS!!!

DUDE!

Will you please share the technique?
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Love #5 and #6.

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Great job! Some images are very sharp.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 7:48 PM   #6
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Excellent set of shots TG! You really did well with the panning.
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DAMN AMAZING PANS!!!

DUDE!

Will you please share the technique?

To get these shots I Prefocused and used Manual Focus. Set the focus selector switch to MF, use the the Focus Button below the switch to AF on a point where you want to take the shot. Follow the car keeping it in frame and take your shot at the point you prefocused on. Following the car on 3/4 pans (car coming towards the camera) is important when you start using slower shutter speeds keeping the camera movement at the same speed as the subject. Will be trying slower shutter speeds next time out as I am getting a ND filter this week. I tried Burst Mode but I prefer to use Single Shot.
This is my second time out with this camera shooting Motor Racing (have shot with dSLR before) so I am still working things out with this camera.
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Thanks for looking everyone & for the kind words.
It's nice to show what a P&S camera is capable of now days & you donít necessarily need a DSLR with expensive lenses to get good motor sport (action) photos.

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Very nice shots, especially #5 and #6, where the cars are so well focused and the sense of fast motion very clearly coming through. Well done, indeed!
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To get these shots I Prefocused and used Manual Focus. Set the focus selector switch to MF, use the the Focus Button below the switch to AF on a point where you want to take the shot. Follow the car keeping it in frame and take your shot at the point you prefocused on. Following the car on 3/4 pans (car coming towards the camera) is important when you start using slower shutter speeds keeping the camera movement at the same speed as the subject. Will be trying slower shutter speeds next time out as I am getting a ND filter this week. I tried Burst Mode but I prefer to use Single Shot.
This is my second time out with this camera shooting Motor Racing (have shot with dSLR before) so I am still working things out with this camera.
Thanks a mil mate..... I've got to try doing that...
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