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01-17-2012, 12:16 AM   #391
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Awesome pics of the 1/8th nitro buggies and the SC10! Where are you located?

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QuoteOriginally posted by epa4wd Quote
Small and fast moving objects, K-5 worked flawlessly.
Nah, it's easy with those slow nitro buggies... try the same with XO-1 Supercar



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Ron, great shots (as usual!).

Ed, love that last one of yours!
01-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #394
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Those NitroCars do look like a lot of fun. I guess that panning with these small cars isn't an option?

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Thanks I'm located in PR.

Yes panning is an option, I do use panning usually in races that take place at night, to avoid using high ISO
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Panning at night, used FA 50mm, very dark, did not use flash because I did not want to blind/bother drivers



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Do you ever use a flash or do you just use natural and event lighting.

I'll be photographing an indoor offroad arena tomorrow except I will be using my flash to freeze motion.

I set the flash on the same siother the track as the driver's stand and point it towards the track and away from the drivers.
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Usually natural and event lighting, but will give a shot at using the flash next time, problem I had that day was that the only place I could stand was the section pointing towards the driver's stand. I will probably go to a night race on the 28th.


Looking forward to seeing the pictures!

01-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #399
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BTW what lens will you be using?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Near my town in Eindhoven in the national Swimming Stadum there is from 16 - 29 januari the European Championship Waterpolo for men and women. I will attend this tournament every day (didn't see any other Pentax, but there was a Sony next to Canon/Nikon). So some pictures will come here..
Fantastic work!
It's images make the Pentax name look good!
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BTW what lens will you be using?
I will be using a 70-200. The track was just enlarged and will allow even 1/8th scale electric buggies to stretch their legs a bit.
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Nice, any issues with lens making a shadow with the flash? since the 70-200 is physically long, also will you be using anything for softening the light? I'm worried about flash bouncing off the bodies, they are very reflective
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No issues with the flash. I won't have it on camera anyway. As at as the harshness of the flash, I am going to use the diffuser that was included with my flash. If that doesn't work, next time, I will use a large flash bender to soften the light.

I will post results in a couple of days. Hopefully I am able to get some good shots as you have.
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Wow, I like that first panning shot! Didn't think it would look this good.
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Thanks, it was my first time doing a panning shot, I did make one mistake though, I had the SR on, which I remember after that pentax recommends having it off, luckily the picture came out ok enough. I also shot them with manual focus and had pre-focused on that section of the track, as the FA lens is a bit slow and obviously at night it slows more... so tracking the cars as they move so fast and erratically is a challenge.

IIGQ4U, I'm looking forward to the pics, nice to know someone else shooting R/C with pentax, maybe we can help each other improve and experiment with what works and what doesn't in regards of taking pics of R/Cs
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