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  1. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Canon 350D arrived yesterday. Let me just say, although I'm a total n00b to this, I was immediately impressed with the quality of this camera. Rock solid construction, so precise, so well laid out. :love: It's so easy to take multiple pictures since the shutter speed is so damn fast compared to P&S cameras. :bowdown:

    Used it for the first time today shooting pics of the Tour de Georgia Time Trial. I'll post up pics as I resize them.
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i was on my way home when the TDG rode right past me on MLKing

    my tamron lens came today too :wiggle:
     
  3. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    You don't find it small and makes your hand sore after extended use?
     
  4. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Remember..this is my FIRST shoot...be gentle. After looking over these pics, I have a lot to learn about action photography. :hs:

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    Auspicious one New Member

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    i think the guy is in focus , and dof is good, and i think your cuaght the action well :dunno:
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    camera of the gods :coold:
     
  7. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I would've shot portrait instead of landscape and get a tighter crop.
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    good shot for your first attempt with the camera. i think you're doing fine. i've seen much worse from people
     
  9. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    it was on full-auto mode. this weekend, i'm really going to play with the settings.
     
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    not bad for a first pic. and welcome to the CANON family :)
     
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    Canon Crew ftw.

    watch your skies.
     
  12. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    a faster shutter would have helped with that shot.
     
  13. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    It would have helped with most of the shots. But, I'm sure some of it was me. At first, being used to P&S cameras, the shutter was really fast and I snapped pics too early:

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    and some too late:

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    a wide-angle lens would have helped here:

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    This one could have been so much better: :wtc:

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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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  15. Bike race through MLKing... :eek3: IBngaStoleMyBike! :run:
     
  16. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    You don't appreciate how fast those guys are going until you see it live :eek5:
     
  17. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    ~ 15 - 20 mph. You'll have to practice on how to pan and slow the shutter speed down to blur out the background but keep the rider in focus.
     
  18. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Are there some sort of directions in the owner's manual or should I refer to the stickied EDU thread?
     
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    monopod would probably be really useful to shoot those guys.
     
  20. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    You can google "panning" and probably find a few.

    Basically:
    AI Servo AF mode
    Various shutter speeds (slower shutter = more background blur)
    Follow the main target to focus and follow through as the shot is taken

    There are other factors you'll have to practice on, such as aperture settings, ISO settings, how tight/loose you want to shoot, etc.
     
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    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    I'd say a little faster even. I can ride over 14mph for 2 hours up and down hills and I'm no where near a professional or even close to being able to keep up in a race. On straight parts they probably were over 30mph
     
  22. Climbing Cracker

    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    You would be correct sir. :) It's in the neighborhood of 28-40 mph, just depending. Coming down Lookout Mtn, someone was clocked at 70mph :cool: I :love: cycling.
     
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    Climbing Cracker I am the Devil. And I am here to do the Devil's w

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    Gotcha.

    I was messing with the "Sport" setting when I took this:

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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    If you look at the horizon on those shots, most are going up hill, hence, 15-20 mph.
     
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    AI Servo?? wouldnt you use one shot so no risk of the AF changing & ruining the pic?

    I mean if your panning the distance to car/rider should be pretty much the same the whole time?
     

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