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14th of April 2005 (Thu), 14:48
ISO Speed 50
Focal Length 5.8mm
14th of April 2005 (Thu), 16:49
Good effort. I've tried shooting these before - they are soooo fast!!
14th of April 2005 (Thu), 18:28
hahaha! Cute! Those things are wicked fast. I've seen them go before.
20th of April 2005 (Wed), 22:08
Nice shots! My fiance has one... I have a hard time getting good shots coz they are so damn fast lol
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 00:24
I also didn't fair well the last time I went to a r/c touring race. I couldn't get close enough.
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 10:09
Next time, get down and dirty and get some shots from track level..........
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 10:48
Yea, follow John's advice, best way to go is to get level with cars, makes the shots look more more intense!
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 11:45
Pepe - Use a prefocus method on a P&S camera. Prefocus on a spot of the track by pressing shutter half way down then looking through your viewfinder locate the rc car you want to shoot. Pan that car all the way back to the spot you prefocused on then push shutter rest of the way. This will also help with shutter lag too. Use TV mode around 500 on shutter speed. This should still give you some wheel motion blurr but keeping a sharp image. Here is a shot I took with my Olympus 3000C zoom 2 years ago before I got a DSLR camera.
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 11:49
Oh also nice shots you took by the way. Keep more coming.I love rc cars I race them on the weekends. Here is one more example taken with my 20D and 70- 200 f2.8 L lens.
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 13:34
I shot these with my 10D and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 (http://home.swbell.net/ryer52/rc/). They were cropped rather heavily. Auto focus couldn't keep up with them. Pre-focusing is about the only way to go. The touring cars are probably a little bit faster than their dirt-bound cousins. Makes me miss my old nitro... it met a mail box at 45mph.
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 18:30
21st of April 2005 (Thu), 20:36
They sure are difficult to shoot, especialy with a P&S.
I shot this one with a G5, prefocused on manual, cropped and tuned in PSE-3
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