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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:20 AM   #1
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Took this just and still can't get it right....C&C Very Welcome

SS: 1/500th sec. f6.7 and ISO 500 in TV Mode at full zoom 500mm

By the way i had to be quick, they don't seem to wanna stay still when chasing a Stolen Car....

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:24 AM   #2
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Colour looks pretty good although I looks to be to far away to get good quality. Also looks very noisy, what settings did you use?
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:25 AM   #3
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There above you mark...Just Edited posting
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:31 AM   #4
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Cool.

I'm not sure why all the noise then unless it was heavily under exposed and you had to boost it.

Did you shoot in RAW or Jpg?

Just for future shooting of aircraft (both fixed wing and rotary) that have moving blades then you need to bring down the shutter speed from what you would usually have. Something like 1/125 or 1/160 are what you need otherwise you freeze the movement in the blades.

Here is one I shot last year while at a hockey match.
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:35 AM   #5
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I shot it in RAW and then croped it down quite a bit so i think thats one of the problems and yeh i had to lighten it in PP..It's very Overcast here and it came out way to dark. Looked fine on the LCD though...Better luck next time...


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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:42 AM   #6
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Don't forget the camera is going to try to expose for the sky not the helicopter so you would usually need to over expose by a bit (you need to look at the situation and see what you get).

For now I would personally stick with shooting in Jpg as it is going to be quicker for you and as you are trying lots of things out the quality gain from RAW is not going to be a biggy.
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:45 AM   #7
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Thanks Mark, So from now on it's Jpeg for me until i get more Practice..Yeh..??

I'm going have to Read Read Read more on the settings on my Cam as i'm still getting lost...Somewhere...Cheers


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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:52 AM   #8
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I just took this with "No" PP atall and i think this came out ok..Ish

Well it's abit blurry but then nothing done to it....
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LOL, I wouldn't worry about it you will get there. Part of me thinks you might be trying too many things at once so can't take it in....... brain overload warning!! It might be better to focus (pardon the pun) on something specific such as landscape, portrait, architecture, nature, sports etc and go from there. Or try a few things but poss not everything. Just a thought.

If you like, or think you might like to give it a go then find a local football, rugby or hockey team (outdoors in good light is better than trying indoors or night) and pop along.

Firebrands (hockey team) have a mens 3rd team match tomorrow for example. Have a look at http://www.firebrandshockeyclub.co.uk/and get in touch with someone to find time and location (they are somewhere in Bristol). Sorry I only have team info on hockey so can't point you in the direction of other sport teams up there.
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Yeah as usual your right tryin to gain to much in one go and it's doing my head right in...Thanks for the tips and your honest opinion...I'm going to find out like you said and get practice taking shoots of sport then i can always progress from there when i'm good enough...If ever that happens..Lol

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