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    Default What settings for taking cars in motion?

    not referring to F1 speed, but cars on Singapore roads, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfstan View Post
    not referring to F1 speed, but cars on Singapore roads, etc.
    panning?
    1/60
    or if your hands are stable 1/30.

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    Default Re: What settings for taking cars in motion?

    yep, panning. any other suggestions, please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfstan View Post
    yep, panning. any other suggestions, please?
    monopod.
    practise practise practise.

    but seriously, it aint that difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    monopod.
    practise practise practise.

    but seriously, it aint that difficult.
    Care to share some tips sis? Haven't tried doing panning shots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfstan View Post
    not referring to F1 speed, but cars on Singapore roads, etc.
    Pan and shoot.

    This is just abt the only suggestion u'll get for shooting vehicles in motion unless u are talking abt setting up multiple cameras with motion sensor detection.

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    Default Re: What settings for taking cars in motion?

    1) Wear a white shirt and blue pants and a blue cap
    2) Bring along a tripod
    3) Stand at any of the overhead bridge along expressway
    4) Start shooting

    You can see cars start to slow down for you to shoot...
    You may get some special effects also, when you see drivers e-brake and the one who tailgate behind come kissing on their backs..
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    Default Re: What settings for taking cars in motion?

    depends on the focal length for shutter speed. actually its up to you

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    Default Re: What settings for taking cars in motion?

    I guess anything from 1/30 to 1/60 works out pretty well.
    Panning is pretty easy, car to car shots generally look better, but also harder to execute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    Care to share some tips sis? Haven't tried doing panning shots.
    already did mah.above 2 post lor.really, it's not difficult.try it.just follow the motion of the car and fire away.
    usually i put to 3 frames per sec, sometimes just single shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    already did mah.above 2 post lor.really, it's not difficult.try it.just follow the motion of the car and fire away.
    usually i put to 3 frames per sec, sometimes just single shot.
    OK, shall try it when I have the time. Thanks.
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    think start off with 1/30. If you've practised hard enough / good in this, try 1/15 or 1/8 to get a better blur

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    handheld 1/60 or 1/80 i forgot.
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    Use wide angle like 35mm and stand close to the road. Shutter speed from 1/10sec to 1/30sec is good for panning
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    Thanks for the tips.
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    Default Re: What settings for taking cars in motion?

    I've found that generally the inverse of your focal length is a good yardstick for setting your shutter speed to begin with. That is assuming you will be filling the frame with your subject.

    Eg. if you have a 300mm lens, start at around 1/250s and work down. If AF cannot cope with the rapidly changing subject, then prefocus before tracking and firing.

    Panning is a physical process that requires you to swing your body through an arc while tracking the subject steadily in the viewfinder.

    After knowing the settings, just remains to practice, and keep practicing.

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    Default Re: What settings for taking cars in motion?

    woah.. rx-7?

    was the shot taken in sg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rTwin View Post
    woah.. rx-7?

    was the shot taken in sg?
    yah in sg.. doing laps and showing off his loud exhuast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    1) Wear a white shirt and blue pants and a blue cap
    2) Bring along a tripod
    3) Stand at any of the overhead bridge along expressway
    4) Start shooting

    You can see cars start to slow down for you to shoot...
    You may get some special effects also, when you see drivers e-brake and the one who tailgate behind come kissing on their backs..

    hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay View Post

    handheld 1/60 or 1/80 i forgot.
    It has an Amemiya body kit is it? A lot of these old RX-7 very loud sia, but i dun see them very fast...

    Only in this video though...

    RX-7 club racing on public expressway in the wee hours of the morning... 300km/h+

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN1DXCxnrVc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD45tktcucE

    How powerful are the rotary engines i dunno... Maybe 450bhp to 550bhp? It's amazing that the 1300cc twin rotary engine can be tuned to this level...

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