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  1. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Took some pics this past weekend, new 70-200 2.8 helps allot. However I just can't seem to get a good balance between sharpness, depth, and still leave the speed slow enough to get some motion blur. Anybody have any suggestions? Keep in mind, these .jpg's are converted from raw and not quite as good, but I think it still shows some pretty clear mistakes.

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    They dont seem to be focused on the riders
     
  3. MAD PUNK inDC

    MAD PUNK inDC Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Yeah I was thinking I didn't have the AF set right, or possibly the correct IS mode set.
     
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    Youre also using pretty fast shutter speeds for panning shots.

    Camera Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
    Image Date: 2008:05:19 15:29:57
    Flash Used: No
    Focal Length: 200.0mm
    CCD Width: 7.33mm
    Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
    Aperture: f/10.0
    ISO equiv: 200
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual

    Shoot at the lowest ISO possible and shoot with a slower shutter speed to get more blur.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    were you using AI servo?
     
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    Dont use manual unless you KNOW what you are doing with moving objects.

    Better off using the Tv setting, and set your exposure time to a much slower speed
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    thats what i do. for 80 mph 1/80, for 60 1/60, and so on.
     
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    :werd:

    Sometimes they're going to fast to even guess, but this is a 1/250th

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    this general "rule" is way too general. There are too many factors that motion blur depends on.

    shutter speed focal length
    distance to subject
    Speed at which the subject is traveling
    direction at which subject is traveling in relation to the camera

    To say that an object traveling at 80mph should be shot at 1/80 would be just throwing out an arbitrary number.
     
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    They call it a rule of thumb for a reason :hsugh:
     
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    just a little pelf there.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    its worked for me.
     
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    yes rules of thumb are called so because they are general, however THAT rule is virtually pointless as it's WAY too general.
     
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    nah. Even though these camera's have so many features, I still believe that the old way is the best way to learn. Memory and drive space are cheap, and I don't mind shooting a bunch of semi decent pictures if I can eventually learn something out of it. I believe after doing some reading up, that I do need to play with the autofocus and image stability settings. Guess all it really boils down to is more time, more practice. :hs:
     

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