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07-23-2015, 09:30 AM   #61
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The K-3 turns off SR when it senses panning, which is a clear indication to me that Pentax believes panning and SR don't mix.
It depends on how fast you pan and how smooth you are. I have sharp results panning with SR on, but have not tested extensively. The situation is analogous to shooting inside a moving vehicle.


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It depends on how fast you pan and how smooth you are. I have sharp results panning with SR on, but have not tested extensively. The situation is analogous to shooting inside a moving vehicle.

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Put the viewfinder to your eye and focus with SR ON. Watch the little SR hand turn off and on as you pan and halt. It's almost instantaneous.

I don't believe this is like shooting from a moving vehicle. I haven't tested this in a car, but I expect it's relative motion turns SR off, not the fact that is moving in space. If it's a rough ride and you're joggling, it may turn off SR.
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You have to know how to take crisp action shots. It's not just about the camera AF system although that helps...
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You have to know how to take crisp action shots. It's not just about the camera AF system although that helps...
Very true. And SR hurts.

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A couple of my Favorite Pans.


Caught this one a couple of years ago at Barber Motorsports Park with my K200D with a DA-L 55-300.



Caught this on last year on my first weekend out with my K-3 with the same DA-L 55-300.



Panning just takes practice but once you get it it's like riding a bike. Yes I usually try to remember to turn SR off. I've always gotten better results with it off.
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Very nice kkoether, especially the car. Do you mind sharing how you choose a shutter speed?
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Very nice kkoether, especially the car. Do you mind sharing how you choose a shutter speed?
Thanks Dan! I usually try for a shutter speed 1/200th or slower. The Indycar was at 1/90th and the Hydro was 1/640th which really didn't give as much blur as I really like. The Indycar was probably traveling 145 to 160 mph as was the Hydroplane also. Here are a couple from back in 2009 at 1/25th using an old manual focus 75-300mm zoom on my K200D as you can see the boat isn't quite as sharp as it could be. This was really pushing the limit. Follow through is one thing I find that really helps. Keep panning even after you release the shutter.





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