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At The Motorcycle Races - E-M1+50-200

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Koru, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Superbikes and others using the new firmware. Mostly C-AF, some with C-AFtr, all with S-IS-2 and H settings. It went reasonably well and not too much lens hunting. At first I would be too slow when panning, with the bikes tending to be half heading out of the image (they were going plenty fast), but then I remember you see the last image in the VF each time, not the present view I think!). So I compensated by keeping a little ahead which seemed to work.
    The girl with pink hair is the ballast in the previous sidecar picture.
    Cheers,
    Don
    Superbikes-00001-rs. Superbikes-00002-rs. Superbikes-00003-rs. Superbikes-00004-rs. Superbikes-00005-rs. Superbikes-00006-rs. Superbikes-00007-rs.
     
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  2. paul macro

    paul macro Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 10, 2011
    Nicely shot good background blur with sharp subjects ,why do you use s-is-2 over other settings also what s/s did you use .
     
  3. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks for commenting Paul.
    I used IS-2 as I was panning, to dampen up and down camera movement. I have never tried it before, but it certainly caused no problems.
    Sorry, what is s/s?
    Cheers,
    Don
     
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    These are all good but the B&W ones really pop for some reason.
     
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  5. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    S/S: shutter speed, I think...

    FxiF plugin shows 1/200 - 1/400.

    Barry
     
  6. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks Barry. Indeed, I was keeping the shutter speed low for the feeling of movement.
    Cheers,
    Donn
     
  7. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    I prefer the B&W too. There was a lot of glare off the track, and I think it suited that rather than the garish colour of the bikes.
    Thanks,
    Don

    Typical today, 90% of the track looks like this to the amateur photographer.

    Superbikes-00008-rs.
     
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  8. zathras

    zathras Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Waikato, New Zealand
    Chris Nielsen
    Mate, where abouts was that? Looks like great fun and your images are great too.
     
  9. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Zathras, thanks for commenting.
    Hampton Downs, Auckland, NZ. National Superbike Championships.
    Cheers,
    Don
     
  10. zathras

    zathras Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Waikato, New Zealand
    Chris Nielsen
    Awesome - I am in the Tron, should get up there some time for some racing

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  11. Dr650 sos

    Dr650 sos New to Mu-43

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    Mar 9, 2015
    New Zealand
    Sean Gray
    Awesome stuff! and great to see a couple of Kiwis using M43
     
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  12. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    Chris
    Great work. I, too, favored the B&W images, but they all seem well exposed in tough conditions. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, were you using the 50-200 SWD or non-SWD. I have the non-SWD, and am waiting for my E-M1 to come back from Olympus. I am anxious to try the CF with Firmware 3.0, and am wondering if the non-SWD performs significantly better.
     
  13. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks.
    Non-SWD. The 'old' version works fine, and I have never heard the SWD version is noticeably faster.
    Besides, its got a larger lens hood and looks even sillier than the smaller one at full stretch :)
    Cheers,
    Don
     
  14. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Superbikes-00009-rs.
    One more using the m43 75-300mmII. I needed extra reach, but don't like this lens at 300mm, though very good at 200mm. This was 300mm.
     
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  15. zathras

    zathras Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Waikato, New Zealand
    Chris Nielsen
    I have the same issue with my 75-300 although I don't even like it at 75mm
     
  16. paul macro

    paul macro Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 10, 2011
    Sorry I meant shutter speeds abbreviated s/s
     
  17. stuntman

    stuntman M43 FOR THIRDS 4 EVER

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    Jul 6, 2011
    Connecticut
    ED
    Like very much!
     
  18. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Oh, of course! :)
    200-400 mostly to give some sense of movement.
    Don
     
  19. kidrussell

    kidrussell Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    Chris

    Thanks for the reply, Don. And that is good to hear about the non-SWD. Unfortunately, my E-M1 is stuck at Olympus waiting for parts. (5 weeks and counting :wtf:)

    Regards,

    Chris
     
  20. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Yes, the SWD version does have a large lens hood, it's like a bucket on the end (I've just bought that lens), but then the hood for the 75-300 isn't much better & that is why I've modified the standard 40-150 hood to fit instead (it can be reversed too).