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Old Mar 15, 2007, 5:32 PM   #11
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Tim, those are really nice shots. Clear as a bell and just the right panning to indicate motion. I gotta admit, though, that Cobra is beautiful!

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 4:15 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback ya'll. I will be out there working tomorrow for the big race, the area I am responsible has several good spots to catch straight aways. Hopefully I can grab a few opportunities to take pictures myself.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 8:20 PM   #13
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I like your series. Very well done IMHO.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 9:16 PM   #14
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These shots are awsome. I really like the Cobra shot.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 10:41 PM   #15
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NonEntity1 wrote:
I was using a Tamron Adaptall SP 180mm f2.5 lens for most of these shots.* This is the limited edition anniversary lens.* After giving up on ever affording a Green * Pentax lens, this seemed like the next best thing.* The other lens I used is the Sigma 24-135mm; I immediately noticed better color and sharpness with the Tamron.

These first shots were taken standing next to a Nikon shooter.* He was a very pleasant fellow who was giving me tips and was completely shocked when I told him I was using a manual focus/manual meter lens.*
Great capture and the lens is simply amazing. I believe the Tamron Adaptall SP are their best in manual lens. Just the pict alone has shown it is worth its reputation. The Nikon man should be surprised that the old lens has S R which is only available in the best of Nikon range.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 11:36 PM   #16
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you have realised one of the secrets to motoorsport photos with manual focus is to pick a spot and pre-focus and wait for the cars to come to you.

I often do this when using an autofocus lens for motorsport.

Truly excellent shots

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 4:52 PM   #17
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What a coincidence, I got some form Sebring.

Were yours also from1966?

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 5:44 PM   #18
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Great Shots !!! I personally have found the panning not that Difficult. I am a skeet and trap Shooter from way back. And i agree with you, its just the same.
Also I have lots of practice, as at least twice a year I Shoot at a Busch North Event and take in an Air show.

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Old Mar 17, 2007, 6:18 PM   #19
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Tim, I like the ones where you used a slow enough shutter speed that the wheels are moving instead of the ones where the wheel movement is not there.


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Old Mar 17, 2007, 7:36 PM   #20
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tim, ahhh, about all i can say is DITTO to all of the above. i think you may have this panning technique down.

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