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    Question panning shots

    Hi there..
    Can anyone please explain to me...for panning shot.
    Is it best to set the camera at AI servo with continuous shot or only single shot?
    subject moving @300km/h.thanks

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    Anyone out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monyol
    Hi there..
    Can anyone please explain to me...for panning shot.
    Is it best to set the camera at AI servo with continuous shot or only single shot?
    subject moving @300km/h.thanks
    AI Servo and multi shots. Either centre AF or multi AF - multi makes it easier to achieve focus though..... esp if subject does not fill up the entire frame.

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    subject moving at 300km/h in the sky will seem to move slower than 300km/h right in front of you...it depends...

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    On my 350D, I tried AI servo, centre pt AF, cont shots, Tv at 1/60 to 1/100. There are lot of rejects in panning shots, but its the few sharply focused shots that makes the shoot a success. You may need a telezoom to frame the object.
    Are you shooting speeding cars at 300kmh?

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    try panning a few cars on the road. i tried and its so difficult to achieve what i want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLSK
    On my 350D, I tried AI servo, centre pt AF, cont shots, Tv at 1/60 to 1/100. There are lot of rejects in panning shots, but its the few sharply focused shots that makes the shoot a success. You may need a telezoom to frame the object.
    Are you shooting speeding cars at 300kmh?

    I'm shooting bikes at a race circuit actually....and using 70-200mm telezoom lens.
    And btw which metering mode did you use?

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    Only tried it out once while I was waiting for a bus:


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    Here is my try, taken today.
    Monyol, taken using AI servo focusing. Using 75 - 300 zoom lens @ 75 mm setting.
    Last edited by Canew; 24th September 2005 at 10:16 PM.

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    Another try. (same setting as above photo)
    Last edited by Canew; 24th September 2005 at 10:16 PM.

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    For panning, wide angle is recommended unless you're really far from the subject...
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    Hhhmmmm. For panning, there are 2 ways to focus.

    1. AI Servo AF.
    2. Pre-focus (using One-Shot AF) on the location where the subject will pass.

    May we have a show of 'hands' on which method that we use?

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    I can't choose focusing modes on my 300D, for that above shot I prefocused at a certain point.

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    Here is my another attempt at panning yesterday.

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    Here is my first attempt in panning using a PnS camera. (IXUS 50)

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    the blur effect dosent seem to appear when using the PnS.......

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    JediForce4ever,

    Yeah. I could not control the shutter speed as with a DSLR. With the IXUS 50, one can control the shutter speed for periods ranging from 1 sec. to 15 secs. (in the steps of 1, 1.3, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15 secs.)

    A 1 sec. shutter speed will be too long. So, I took that shot in Auto mode but deactivated the AiAF in order to use the center focusing point only. Since there is no servo AF, I used the pre-focus method.

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