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ashleyb4
27-09-2007, 09:40 PM
Ive taken a few pics at Oswestry tonight it was very dark down there i used a camera i borrow from college i know its not a dslr but it seems ok at taking pictures it has a 28-300mm lens on it and it seems ok i thought it just looked the buisness but it seems to do the buisness to sorta need more practise at panning.

Bit far away this one

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8379/dscf2608le3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

This one if my favriot of the night phil channons x6 I think this onelooks really good
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/8761/dscf2612rb4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Again this one is abit far away dont really want to edit them its set to low quality as it is to saveon memory but so far ive taken 55 pics and its not full.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5534/dscf2619qp0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

My xx4 being destroyed by craig jones
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/1760/dscf2622si8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Hue and Jamie racing for the corner
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/8772/dscf2609bl8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Matts car someing into the corner i think this is a bit blury hard to tell on thumbnails
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/5813/dscf2627qn4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Jamies T3
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8681/dscf2629tt6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Jamies t3 again but this time going out of shot sorta run out of turning in my body god jimmy must be able to spin round 360

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/252/dscf2634qz6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


And of course everyone ges these shots when taking pics lol
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/178/dscf2642uw1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


To fast!!

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ashleyb4
27-09-2007, 09:51 PM
And this is what happens when you let mike elliot loose with your car

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5558/dscf2593rb4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

rolly polly

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ashleyb4
27-09-2007, 10:14 PM
What do you reacon guys???

Also need some help with some settings after the sorta succes of tonight i want to giv eit a go at kiddy on sunday. Ive read your tips and tricks jimmy but still alittle confused as i can change the F number in a few diffrent ways and i think it will go up to 8 but there is this other number that goes up to 4000 at the side of it Confused. There is also i setting on the camera which looks like a man running so im thinking this maybe a sorta highs peed mode which blurs background etc but focuses on the foreground. Help!!

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josh_smaxx
28-09-2007, 06:26 PM
You want the lowest F number with the highest shutter speed (the one that goes up to 4000) as a basic rule of thumb :)

Stu
28-09-2007, 06:32 PM
They are really good Ash, I think that Jimmy will be, as you say, 'eating his heart out'.

:)

Chris Green
28-09-2007, 06:37 PM
The 2 settings you are on about are Aperture Size (F2.8 to F8 or so), and Shutter speed (measured in seconds (needing a tripod), tens, hundreds & thousands of seconds).

I'm sure a better photographer than me will correct me if wrong, but this is how I understand it (in my laymans terms)....

The aperture is used to set depth of field. This is basically how much of the photo will be in focus. An aperture setting of F2.8 will have the foreground in focus, and the background blurred.

The shutter speed is how long the shutter of the camera stays open. A low shutter speed can be used to achieve motion in some shots (if you pan with the moving object). A high shutter speed can capture the action better, but sometimes the photo's can lack any sign of movement, and make the cars appear stationary.

Does this help?

Mrs oOple
28-09-2007, 06:40 PM
You have some good shots there Ash, it can't be easy taking photos of fast moving cars in poor light. My photos mostly come out like that grassy one at the end!
Well done, keep up the good work :)

ashleyb4
28-09-2007, 06:49 PM
As for the F number i just set it on auto focus as i didnt have a cluw how to focus it but ive figure out how to change the f number the cpecs say it has a shutter speed of 1/4000 but it doesnt seem the quick as i have to press the shutter and then follow the car for a short while before it takes the pic.

ive been doing some toying and ive found a way to change the f number so the higher the number the less light it lets in and the lower he number the more light it lets in i think the highest it goes is f8.

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ashleyb4
28-09-2007, 06:57 PM
I think ive figured my problem you cant auto focus in high speed mode so ive put it into another mode and it seems quicker. Which is good. I may get one of these camera's myself as i found them on amazon new for 150 quid and my old camra has broken so i will need a good camera for college and i can also use it for racing just to take the odd shot or two nothing as good as jimmy, stu, p_b and jordan do but it will give me something to do during the long break between rounds at meetings. The only thing it doesnt have is the option to change lense but oh well this seems ok its a 28-300mm super macro lense.

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josh_smaxx
28-09-2007, 09:48 PM
The 1/4000 is the time the shutter stays open, not the time between pressing the shutter and the shutter opening/closing :)

On my fuji i just use continuous auto focus and focus on the spot the car will come into, then follow the car and take the picture.

VintageRacer
29-09-2007, 05:14 AM
One of the major benefits of dSLR's over compacts or bridge cameras is the response time. As Josh mentioned, the 1/4000th of a second is how long the shutter is open for, but the camera might take 1/2 a second to focus, read the light levels to set the exposure before it actually takes the photos.

You might find if you put the camera in manual focus mode and pre-focus on a specific spot the camera reacts quicker (although this probably depends on the camera model I guess).

mole2k
03-10-2007, 07:13 AM
One of the major benefits of dSLR's over compacts or bridge cameras is the response time. As Josh mentioned, the 1/4000th of a second is how long the shutter is open for, but the camera might take 1/2 a second to focus, read the light levels to set the exposure before it actually takes the photos.

You might find if you put the camera in manual focus mode and pre-focus on a specific spot the camera reacts quicker (although this probably depends on the camera model I guess).

I've noticed on compact cameras prefocusing and using full manual if available helps reduce the shutter lag but it is still significant compared to a dSLR.

Im not sure what the average on a compact/bridge camera is these days but I know the 20d is around 60ms and the 1d is around 34ms, non slr digital cameras i've used often have up to a second of shutter lag which makes them very annoying for action shots.

VintageRacer
03-10-2007, 11:36 AM
non slr digital cameras i've used often have up to a second of shutter lag which makes them very annoying for action shots.

One of the main reason I got a dSLR this time. Trying to take pics of a 2 year old that won't keep still for long wasn't easy with my bridge.

mole2k
05-10-2007, 04:32 AM
I got my dslr for the speed and high iso noise responce.

dirtrider
04-04-2008, 07:03 PM
Get a dSLR with a decent sports lens... compact digi camera's are often too slow for fast moving stuff (as you noticed) and the absence of light even makes it more difficult... You did a good job considering the equipment you used and the poor lighting conditions.

glypo
06-04-2008, 03:55 PM
You don't need an SLR. I have tonnes of good photos with a compact.

As people say, lowest F number is good. I find it easiest to shoot in Av mode (aperture value). Setting a nice low F number to let in plenty of light and use the ISO to control shutter speed.

showtime
06-04-2008, 04:01 PM
hey Jimmy i know you like your lenses
how about this beauty :drool:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/showtime777/n655669135_295022_6989.jpg

yeah i know its a video camera but any of the stills wil be pretty good :thumbsup:

apparently that a 64,000 lens on a 100,000 camera:wtf:

glypo
06-04-2008, 04:38 PM
Did you see Arnauds lens at the Neo though? It was a 500mm prime I think

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/neo08/day4/bigimages/OOP_5560.jpg

Pretty frickin massive by it's own right. I wonder what he is compensating for? lol Only joking of course, top guy with great skills.