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27th of April 2009 (Mon), 05:39
I usually use the 1D originals center focus point with great results to my eye's, but yesterday I tried using the lower one on my new mark II to see if I could get a better result but it seems hit and miss. Think I had turned on active points and using 7 maybe or 11 cannot remember.
Shot at 1/80 f/13! 200 iso with f4 70-200
Also I see a lot of noise in these images compared to my dinosaur, sorry about the image being small.
Oh the focus point is on the rear right tyre/spoiler yet everything above is mostly in focus? Is this something to do with the focus system or what?
27th of April 2009 (Mon), 06:21
I would think this is more to do with using f13 !
27th of April 2009 (Mon), 19:41
yes did notice that, safety shift was on. Still reading up on some of these functions. Usually I shoot manual. Thanks
27th of April 2009 (Mon), 20:41
You're going to have a lot of motion blur at 1/80. Plus the rest of the car isn't moving in the same plane as your sensor.
27th of April 2009 (Mon), 20:48
I shot mostly all around 1/80-1/160 not too sure what was going on with the aperture though never shot in TV before. I have just updated the software too that was still original I think. I will shoot this coming weekend with a clean sensor and shoot some drifting and see If I get better next time round. Using the lower point again.
27th of April 2009 (Mon), 20:54
Was reasonably happy with this shot for example, shot at 1/80 and aperture f/10 :o, guess if your a newbie ya gonna get some mixed results. More reading required but I love the practice part better.
28th of April 2009 (Tue), 23:20
The side pan should be good since the car is moving parallel to the sensor. The front/rear of the car will show the most blur. I think John Thawley's site contains a pretty good explanation about the car's path of motion compared to the sensor's path and what sort of image will result.
29th of April 2009 (Wed), 00:21
Great thanks for that :)
3rd of May 2009 (Sun), 22:13
Got mush better results this weekend but still not where I want it, upgrading the software helped, now it's practice really as it is not the camera fault I suck so cannot keep blaming the tools.
3rd of May 2009 (Sun), 22:55
Not real experienced here but have been doing a lot of reading lately, iirc, there really is no purpose is using a slower shutter speed when the subject is coming straight at or away from you.
Personally, I think that might have been the problem with that first image above.
If you're panning knowledge is lacking, definitely heed B55's advice and visit J.T's site for that read.
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