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06-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #811
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Stasis might be the worst thing for an ongoing thread. My contribution from a recent race to keep it going....
If you look closely you can see the flash on building behind the cyclist. I think this was @ 1/30th or maybe 1/50.

Wow this is a super picture!

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Here's my question regarding my previous post......

I'm landing about a 30% success rate with this technique at best. And I'm losing a lot of opportunities like elpolodiablo did above because I'm trying to be artistic rather than accurate. Obviously dragging the shutter to 1/50th ain't the best approach for sports but anything less and I don't imply the motion that I'm trying to get. Is this approach just a low percentage shot, is it an over-expectation of the Pentax AF system, or is deplorable technique on my part? I'd love to sit there with a Nikon and try the same shots to compare the results.
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Here's my question regarding my previous post......

I'm landing about a 30% success rate with this technique at best. And I'm losing a lot of opportunities like elpolodiablo did above because I'm trying to be artistic rather than accurate. Obviously dragging the shutter to 1/50th ain't the best approach for sports but anything less and I don't imply the motion that I'm trying to get. Is this approach just a low percentage shot, is it an over-expectation of the Pentax AF system, or is deplorable technique on my part? I'd love to sit there with a Nikon and try the same shots to compare the results.
Well I guess that parts of it are just about having the luck that a good part of the image is good looking getting the boost from the movement of the rest. It is also in the technics, since I only do it on rare occasions.

The best part of this is that you really only need one good shot like this and your day is perfect!


This one with K20D:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20195454/motorpan.jpg

This one with Sony Nex-5:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20195454/fietspannen.jpg
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A bit of panning experiment, at 1/15th, I think I should go a bit faster on the shutter
I really like that first one!

QuoteOriginally posted by Deiberson Quote
Obviously dragging the shutter to 1/50th ain't the best approach for sports but anything less and I don't imply the motion that I'm trying to get.
1/100th shot with a large aperture using ND filters will give a really good definition, the larger aperture will help in blurring the background a little more while also isolating the subject from the background a bit more essentially giving that blurry artistic shot while making the subject pop.

Excellent shot BTW...

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With sporting "Blurr" shots, subject is hard, nice rolling subjects like cars, bikes, skiers, ect ect are easier to capture with a nice blurred background as they are generally moving in only one plain so easier to pan with, something like a jogger, will be harder as they are not only moving forwards, but up and down, its not the Pentax AF thats letting you down, it's that the subject is moving in two different plains.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cmohr Quote
With sporting "Blurr" shots, subject is hard, nice rolling subjects like cars, bikes, skiers, ect ect are easier to capture with a nice blurred background as they are generally moving in only one plain so easier to pan with, something like a jogger, will be harder as they are not only moving forwards, but up and down, its not the Pentax AF thats letting you down, it's that the subject is moving in two different plains.
Quote for truth, panning for running is hard, my keeper rate is not very good, whereas last year the few shots I took of Tour de France turn out alright.








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Some "old-boys" stuff from the festival weekend. I pretty much just walked past the field but stopped to take a couple of shots.












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Here's some photos of baseball I took the other night. Not sure how to cross-post.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/191103-sports-take-me-out-ball-game.html

I was pretty impressed with the k-5's performance. My first attempt at sports photography.
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AFL (Aussie Football) Sydney Swans vs Western Sydney Giants on 30 June 12, night game, K5 with Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM II uncropped:

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Stadium lighting is not as bright as I thought it would be, was a struggle keeping shutter speed up and iso down. The Sigma's lightning fast focus helped a great deal. The K5 in Continous mode shooting is a joy to use.

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AFL (Aussie Football) Sydney Swans vs Western Sydney Giants on 30 June 12, night game, K5 with Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM II uncropped:
Really nice shot mate!
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I only wish I had gotten the whole ball into the frame...

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Really nice shot mate!
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