Panasonic G9 Motorsports Shots

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Robstar1963, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. speedy

    speedy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 27, 2015
    No idea what he was doing then. Sounds like operator error. Heck, my GX8 has quite a bit less sophisticated AF system than my G9, yet manged these.

    23717178502_8b01aebad6_h. KX80 by speedygz, on Flickr

    23799511156_e784517f60_h. KX80-2 by speedygz, on Flickr

    At f/1.8
    25872646040_99b315af41_h. 3wheels by speedygz, on Flickr

    f/1.8 again
    31213108866_7b56c3a892_h. Alfa 15 by speedygz, on Flickr

    And again. This is just part of a series of shots, between the barriers where the AF could get distracted, yet it nailed every single one
    31259760855_ca9b857cef_h. Mini Garage 2 by speedygz, on Flickr

    Edit -this was actually the shot I meant to post
    31318804211_f9d9afd33e_h. car 16 3 by speedygz, on Flickr

    If you read & believed all the reviews out there, you could convince yourself of anything you wanted, and not buy a thing. Heck, I could even manage these with my old EOSM, which apparently has the worst AF of every camera ever invented, past & present.
    Also, I'm certainly no expert -I get to the track once or twice a year, if I'm lucky. It takes me 1/2 a day or so, just to get my eye in a little bit -which shows to me it's not ALL to do with the camera. Take that as you wish.
    16249538333_05faf72ff3_h. Kawa 45 by speedygz, on Flickr

    16357453571_43177ab5af_h. Levi D 1 by speedygz, on Flickr

    15715749560_8094354790_h. RS 555 by speedygz, on Flickr
     
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  2. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2012
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  3. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Some great pictures there Simon especially no 2 which to note is at 1/30th !
    What speed was this one travelling at - full speed or on run down lap ? Superb panning in any case !
    I’m hopefully going to F1 at Silverstone on Friday ( just for practice sessions)
    I’m going to try to get some super slow shutter speed shots there
    Regards
    Rob
     
  4. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 26, 2012
    Cheers Rob. #2 was taken during a race, so they're flat out. It's also on the approach to Tower Bend, so probably the second quickest point on the circuit :) 

    Simon.
     
  5. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Stunning panning to get this clarity at 1/30th Simon !
    Im hoping to experiment a little more at F1 this week if I make it.
     
  6. ToxicTabasco

    ToxicTabasco Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 2, 2018
    South West USA
    Robstar1963, that's some great action photography with the G9. Amazing skills with exposure and a steady hand. Some of the best I've ever seen. And with a Olympus pro lens on a Panasonic body to boot. Excellent work.
     
  7. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Many thanks for the kind comments ToxicTabasco
    Regards
    Rob
     
  8. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    I’m on an 04.15 am ferry tomorrow morning to get to F1 at Silverstone UK !
    Really looking forward to it !
    Have been to F1 several times years ago including three day camping visits during the Senna vs Prost days (oh if only it was still like it was then !) and about 12 years ago for a practice day but have never been since getting back into photography when my little girl was born 9 years ago (which was the catalyst for buying into M43 with a GH1 for recording stills and video during her early years)
    Only there for a Friday practice (2 x 1.5 hour F1 sessions)
    Hoping to get some decent shots to show here :2thumbs:
    Not coming back until 22.30 ferry tomorrow night so probably won’t be able to post until Saturday
    Hoping to get something eye catching for the forthcoming season at my local photography club (they see quite a few motorcycle shots so something with cars in will make a nice change there too :flowers_2:
     
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  9. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    Looking forward to seeing what you manage to capture. Just make sure to Photoshop out the halo :D 
     
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  10. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Ive have been short of time for processing and posting from last weeks Speedway and dust was an issue again so results not great but here’s a couple with G9
    G9 Oly 300 f4.0 @ f4.0 1/50th ISO200
    ABEFDC76-F335-42C4-888A-8D5E15F26EF2.
     
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  11. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    G9 Oly 300 @ f5.6 1/160th ISO 400
    5DD2D029-8166-446D-923E-0AD8AE4B708D.
     
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  12. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    G9 Oly 300 @f 5.0 1/250th ISO 800 (recovered jpeg due to reduced contrast etc due to dust in the air around riders)
    D058346D-17FB-45BC-8EB0-AD7F32978042.
     
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  13. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Just off to another Speedway event shortly tonight then coming home to get a couple of hours sleep before getting on the ferry for F1 tomorrow - it’s all go in the world of Motorsports photography this time of the year :biggrin:
     
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  14. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    This one is great Rob. The lower angle, out-of-focus foreground, and reflection the roder’s goggles makes for a great image.
     
  15. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Many thanks @ijm5012@ijm5012 much appreciated
    regards
    Rob
     
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  16. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    After a long day today starting at 03.00 I got something like 3000 frames at Free Practice 1 and 2 at Silverstone F1 today
    Absolutely knackered so won’t be posting until tomorrow
    One of the most enjoyable parts of the day was photographing some older F1 cars during some parade laps
    Inspired by Ian @ijm5012@ijm5012 and Simon @srhphoto@srhphoto with their very low shutter speed shots I decided I had to dig deeper today and managed to get a few of the F1 oldies with lower shutter speeds
    Will post some tomorrow
    Was going to try to get out to do some shots of the Round the Island yacht race tomorrow but I think I may be struggling with that one !
    Well see tomorrow :coco:
     
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  17. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Re the G9 vs EM1/2 I am able to reduce the ISO on the EM1/2 to the extended LOW setting equivalent to ISO 64
    This gives me the opportunity on the EM1/2 to lower my shutter speeds to get back ground blur on a bright sunny day which is extremely useful ( I realise I lose some dynamic range but this is perfectly acceptable on a bright day where I would otherwise lose some impact on my pictures)
    I am not aware of something similar on the G9 so my use of it was more limited partly for that reason
    The last time I backed the ISO settings down on the G9 to what I had foolishly thought was an extended LOW setting similar to the EM1/2 I found it was in fact intelligent ISO !
    Does anyone using the G9 happen to know if there is a similar extended LOW setting on the G9 for use next time ?
    I realise I should read the instructions but dont always manage to do everything I should
    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    Rob
     
  18. Davidof_CR

    Davidof_CR Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Jul 16, 2017
    Pilsen
    You have to go to C Wrench / Exp. / extended ISO and set it to ON

    David
     
  19. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 10, 2011
    Isle of Wight England UK
    Robert (Rob)
    Thanks David
     
  20. Davidof_CR

    Davidof_CR Mu-43 Regular

    51
    Jul 16, 2017
    Pilsen
    I'm glad I could have helped you to create more inspirational pictures. Trying to photograph sport as well, it is very nice to see the real limits of the system I'm using :) 
     
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