A&P Suggestions for shooting a F1 race this weekend...

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  1. FusionZ06

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    I'll be using my 18-200mm VR with my D50 for the first time this weekend.

    Weather is supposed to be sunny...

    What settings would you guys suggest?

    Should I use the lens hood or UV filter?

    I don't currently have a UV filter is there a good place to get one?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as this will be my first time shooting any type of "moving" vehicle :mamoru:
     
  2. mobbarley

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    lens hood - yes
    uv filter - not really
    if you have a clear view then try to pan, start with high shutter speeds and work down from there while still keeping the car sharp.
     
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    What ISO? 200? +/- ev?
     
  4. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    you going to the st pete grand prix? I live right around the corner from downtown. I was thinking about bringing my gear and playing with my new lens, but it's going to be HOT and I'll probably be drinking.
     
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    dano OT Supporter

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    I'd maybe consider the UV filter depending on where you're placing yourself. Bring it along just in case, not like it's big or anything.

    I know last time I went to the Detroit Grand Prix when it was here (they're bringing it back this wear, woo!) there were places that you could almost climb onto the track. Shit kicks up everywhere. I'd rather clean off the filter lens than my real lens.
     
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    Yeah I'll be going as long as you aren't a freak I'll go with you :mamoru:
     
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    Yeah where can I get a UV filter in a crunch? Ritz?
     
  8. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Anywhere.... I'll also be there with full kit, and monopod.
     
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    :werd: cleaning off the filter is alot easier
    that would really depend on the lighting you have, just experiment until it looks good, should be pretty easy to dial in though
     
  10. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    The only thing any one can tell you is use a lens hood.

    No one knows what the weather will be like the day you shoot ... so the settings will depend on what light you have available.


    Oh and take a monopod. They are worth their weight in gold.

    And if you havent already pick up a better strap. The longer/hotter the day is the heavier that camera will get.
     
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    Oh yeah? Wanna meet up?
     
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    Yeah I have a good monopod I got for Christmas.
     
  13. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Sure bro. I will be their on Sat and Sunday mainly. Did you get pit passes? If you don;t I can see if i can get extras.
     
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    I haven't called my buddy yet he owns the Porsche racing team :eek5: Yeah the one that won last year :run:

    Pretty dang sweet...I at least want paddock passes.

    You have to wear pants in the pit which really sucks. Let me know...what you can do I'll be there Sat and Sunday.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    My friend works for safety clean so we can pretty much go anywhere
     
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    Alright I'm down for sure. I'll PM you my contact info you do the same.
     
  17. vtec1994

    vtec1994 It always rains at Le Mans

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    You know Roger Penske?
     
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    I don't know him...I know some other guy that is a financial partner in the team.
     
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    vtec1994 It always rains at Le Mans

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    :coold:

    Get me some hook ups at Road Atlanta in the fall?
     
  20. mads.

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    Damn, and i thought malaysia was this weekend :hsd:
     
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    vtec1994 It always rains at Le Mans

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    Yea its def. not an F1 race, its ALMS.
     
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    You're right
     
  23. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    its an indy race not f1. F1 is in malayasia
     
  24. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    a CP would be better than a UV filter.

    Sunny, ISO 100

    Partly Sunny, ISO 100 (200 if you use a CP)

    Partly Cloudy, 200

    Cloudy 400

    Overcast 800

    You may need to make minor adjustments but those should give you the shutter speed an aperture that you will probably use (1/150ish for cars doing 120-160mph, f/10)
     
  25. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I was going to say there is no F1 race this weekend
     

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