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Feb 28, 2010 16:51 |  #1

C&C away.40 degrees and cloudy.Used my 50mm lens F/3.2,ISO 100,Exposure@Shutter Priority,Exp. time 0.003s(1/400)


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Feb 28, 2010 16:56 |  #2

I see the first shot is way out of focus.


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Feb 28, 2010 18:58 |  #3

don't even bother shooting sports with a nifty fifty... focus way to slow... this is unless you can get your focus right beforehand.




  
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Feb 28, 2010 20:14 |  #4

First pic- Push your iso up to like 400ish. shutter priority to 1/500th or higher. at that range maybe f4-5.6 to get the whole bike in focus. Center point focus and try not to pan. Let him come into frame.
Second pic- you missed the focus or improperly set it up. Set to center point and try again.

Nifty fifty is not the fastest focusing for sports but doesn't do that bad of a job if used correctly. Its a better lens for sunny days but it will work.




  
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Mar 02, 2010 00:40 |  #5

FMX wrote in post #9702547 (external link)
don't even bother shooting sports with a nifty fifty... focus way to slow... this is unless you can get your focus right beforehand.

Really? Shot this with my 50...

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Mar 02, 2010 01:06 |  #6

I wasn't saying it couldn't produce good results, just that you will be working much harder with a slow focus system.




  
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Mar 02, 2010 01:19 as a reply to  @ BrownDogWilson's post |  #7

This one too..

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Mar 02, 2010 08:56 |  #8

How did I know BDW would post up some killer shots from a nifty fifty. Whats funny is the second one is a little noisy but still an awesome shot. Must have been really dark. Cudos for the great capture in poor lighting.




  
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Mar 02, 2010 12:56 |  #9

fifty is one of the worst lenses for mx, so slooooooooow, yes you can get some awesome shots with it, but the kill rate is far to high...


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Mar 02, 2010 12:57 |  #10

But cracking shots BDW


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Mar 02, 2010 15:48 |  #11

FMX wrote in post #9711660 (external link)
I wasn't saying it couldn't produce good results, just that you will be working much harder with a slow focus system.

I am just giving you a little grief!:lol: It is very tough to use for sports, I have just been lucky a few times! I got really lucky with this one!

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Mar 02, 2010 18:04 as a reply to  @ BrownDogWilson's post |  #12

BDW Do you shoot in manual mode ? Should I use AV mode or TV mode?


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Mar 02, 2010 23:24 |  #13

You can use any of those modes. I use Av, because I'm constantly walking the track to find better angles, and the sunlight and shade change as I walk.


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Mar 03, 2010 00:37 |  #14

I love how BD just stole the thread. To the OP, the first one is definitely out of focus and then second looks a little OOF as well. I would bump up the ISO to 200 or 400 and use a higher shutter speed. Good luck!


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Mar 03, 2010 13:13 as a reply to  @ Emberghost's post |  #15

I prefer to shot MX in TV mode. Setting the shutter to about 1/320th or 1/400th is fast enough to freeze the action but you still get some background and tire motion blur. Aslo this shutter speed will stop the action pretty good if you have a bike approaching directly towards you.

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