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Old Dec 5, 2004, 3:26 AM   #1
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hi all, i'm newbie of fz20, I try use scene mode panning in my camera, so far i'm pleased with result but maybe anybody can gimme tips or comments, thx
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Old Dec 5, 2004, 8:34 AM   #2
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Greets and welcome! Love this action shot. Focus is soft but it's still a fun photo. As far as advice? In a word... "practice"!
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Old Dec 5, 2004, 9:37 AM   #3
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This may help you.

1. Pick a spot that you want the subject to be when you take the shot.

2. pre-focus in manual focus mode panning on another subject till you get the camera focused on the spot you want.

3. use one of the burst modes, and press the shutter slightly before the subject reaches your focus point, and hold it til slightly after.

4. When panning, start panning as soon as you can, so you can get a nice smooth pan by the time the subject gets to your focal point.

As Nick said... This takes practice, but you should get great results once you get the hang of it.

Hope this helps...

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I've read that you should continue to follow through after the shutter in pushed.

Can't say it works. Never been able to do good pans not even with my 35mm. It's always been hit-n-miss.
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Old Dec 5, 2004, 10:20 AM   #5
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You know, this picture seems to be less a case of focus than a case of motion blur. Ever try these with a 1000 shutter speed? You lose that blurry motion effect, though.
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Nice motion of the picture but the object is out focus, and I think you tilt the camera while panning.

Pre-focus first, or start following and focusing the object at the same time, and try to keep the camera panning as horizontal as possible. Start following the moving object before pressing the shutter release. Choose a small aperture + slow shutter combo instead of a large aperture + fast shutter combo. I always use manual exposure for panning.

IMHO focusing is the biggest issue for panning photo, since FZ10/20 has a much slower AF system than a SLR/DSLR, so be more patient and indeed need a lot of trail & error.
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try to pan something else :lol:

keep the pace with the moving object, and everything else won't be too hard.
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Old Dec 6, 2004, 12:34 AM   #8
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thx nick, bob, akib for your all comments and tips, like you say nick, "keepin practice", once again thax for all of u
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Here are a few I took today on a smoke break at work.

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