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12-11-2011, 06:21 PM   #16
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If you are shooting cars, use continuous focus and panning, but don't stop panning right when you push the shutter release button, continue panning as the car passes by.

Here are a couple I shot.

Btw, Both are running around 200 mph.
Stunning photos! Just did a recent car shoot and ill post up some rolling shots of the car on the freeway!

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I know it's been a couple of weeks, and this will tell you how my head is working, but I forgot to post another picture that has to do with panning a fast moving object.
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I can seem to get this to work. Fast moving object: my daughter

My setting AF.S, flash up and tracking with the AF button. I thought continues tracking will be done using the AF button. But doesnt seem so. If the focus light is blinking of course no shutter release. And everything seem to work just like pressing the shutter halfway.

If I use AF.C then then actually focus confirmation is not certain when the picture is taken.

Could this be a low light issue?
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Yes probably low light, what ISO, shutter speed, and aperture? Post an example here with that information.

AF.s means single, you press the button half way and it focuses, if you or your subject move the focus distance stays the same, it does not track the subject. AF.c means continuous so the camera will try to keep whatever it is aimed at in focus. How well it can do this is related to the amount of light available, the speed of the subject and the lens itself.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Culture Quote
I can seem to get this to work. Fast moving object: my daughter

My setting AF.S, flash up and tracking with the AF button. I thought continues tracking will be done using the AF button. But doesnt seem so. If the focus light is blinking of course no shutter release. And everything seem to work just like pressing the shutter halfway.

If I use AF.C then then actually focus confirmation is not certain when the picture is taken.

Could this be a low light issue?
If you go into the menu system - C, p3, #15 & 16 (K5 and probably K7 is the same - not sure what you have) you will find focus priority or shutter (release) priority. Depending on your aperture setting (and so DoF) switching to shutter priority could give you more keepers as the shutter will fire when you want it to and not when the camera thinks the subject is in focus. Worth a try.
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I have a k-m. I checked. I dont have this function. Will this function be different from AF.C?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
AF.s means single, you press the button half way and it focuses, if you or your subject move the focus distance stays the same, it does not track the subject. AF.c means continuous so the camera will try to keep whatever it is aimed at in focus. How well it can do this is related to the amount of light available, the speed of the subject and the lens itself.
True that. And even though I have a fast AF lens, low light shooting is sometimes annoying.
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I have a k-m. I checked. I dont have this function. Will this function be different from AF.C?
As I mentioned above ... IF you have this function then it enables you to disable the 'do not fire until focus lock has been achieved' and depressing the shutter button will hav the shutter fire immediately (so if your DoF is enough then the subject will be in focus). Since you can't find it where I suggested then naturally the Km's menu system will differ from that of the K5 and you should check the Km manual to see if you can find it there.

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