Sebring - race circuit and airport

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by RaceTripper, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    Turn 15 at Sebring.
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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice shots
     
  3. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    Thanks. I keep forgetting to switch between aperture priority and shutter priority, and slowing my shutter enough, so I froze the wheels on many of my shots. I should be at around 1/250 to get some nice blur in the wheel spokes. I think these pictures were around 1/500.

    What I really need is two bodies. One for the wide to normal range in aperture mode, and another for a telephoto in shutter priority. I'd love to have the 17-55/2.8 (or 28-70/2.8) and the 70-200/2.8 VR with a TC14E.
     
  4. I like the framing with the jet in the background.

    So in your experience, 1/250 is normally enough to give a blur to the wheels for a sense of motion? I have to work on my panning more. At 1/250, the cars are hit and miss in terms of sharpness for me.
     
  5. RaceTripper

    RaceTripper

    739
    Jan 6, 2007
    St. Louis
    That seems to be about the magic number. I have some at 1/320 that are not too bad, but still a bit frozen. As far hit and miss, me too. That's why I have a D200...so I can shoot 5/sec. and hope some come out.

    The panning is hard, and takes practice. I've only done one race (Sebring this year), so lots to learn and practice. USGP is coming up in June.

    Helps to have a lens with wicked fast AF. My 300/4 AF-S and Sigma 150/2.8 are good for that. My 18-200 VR not as good. I really want that 70-100 VR.

    Or I could skip the races for a few years and save up for the 200-400/4 VR. :eek:
     
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