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Superbikes With E-M1 & 40-150Pro

Discussion in 'Sports and Action' started by Koru, Mar 6, 2016.

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  1. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    It went pretty well really on C-AF, 4.5fps, 9 focus points, ND filter and mostly 300/sec. I used the filter mainly to slow the shutter speed using a wide aperture, and keep control of the highlights.

    Cheers, Don

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    This was not the start of the sequence. There were around a dozen altogether. It did pretty well, only 1 oof.
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  2. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2014
    Vancouver
    Peter Campbell
    Killer shot
     
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  3. woollyback

    woollyback Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2015
    Rob
    They look pretty darn good to me lovely set of images
     
  4. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 10, 2016
    Toronto
    Rob Campbell
    these are great. Well done!
     
  5. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Thanks for commenting. My go-to camera for this work has been a Canon 1DIII, and I still use it half the time. But the Olympus gear is edging closer all the time.
    Cheers,
    Don
     
  6. agray88

    agray88 Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 3, 2016
    Richmond, VA USA
    Adam
    Amazing captures, Don! Interesting that you use an ND filter. I would think you'd want ss at least 1/1000 or faster but the images speak for themselves! Which filter is that? I can't wait to use my EM-1 + 40-150 PRO for motorsports! VIR is about 70 miles away and I intend to see a Moto GP race some time this summer. 4th and 5th shots in sequence are amazing. Well done!
     
  7. dh202

    dh202 Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 27, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Hi Don,
    Those look awesome over here. ;-)
    Cheers, David
     
  8. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    You want a slower shutter speed when panning in shots like Don shared, as it helps add the sense of motion and speed to the image because the everything with the exception of the subject will be blurred.

    You're very luck to live so close to a great track like VIR. Get out there and practice, and if you want to practice panning start with a shutter speed of around 1/250 and go slower to induce more blur and motion in the images.
     
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  9. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    @Koru@Koru, fantastic set of images. Your technique is obviously well established, as evidence by excellent images. Getting tack sharp images that are that tightly cropped is very impressive and not easy. That last shot is fantastic with the flame coming out of the exhaust.

    Thank you for sharing, and please continue to do so. I love motorsport images, it's a favorite subject of mine to shoot so I always enjoy seeng what other m43 shooters are doing in this space.
     
  10. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    As Ian says, I used the 3 stop ND filter so that I could use the lens near to wide open (f3.2) to isolate the machine from the background, and a slow shutter speed to show movement when panning, 1/200sec in this case.
    It's a balancing act though, and did not quite work out for this image below, which I had high hopes for in the field. At home, I find only the front of the machine is in focus, so I cropped it right in including some of the out of focus rider, to emphasize the front end of the bike. Pretending I planned it that way :)
    Cheers,
    Don.

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  11. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Great photos! Any more sidecar shots? They're the craziest ones out there!
     
  12. maritan

    maritan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Two of my loves. Motorcycles and photography. Great shots. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  13. agray88

    agray88 Mu-43 Regular

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    Richmond, VA USA
    Adam
    Same here. It's a little painful I can only take photos of my bikes standing still!!
     
  14. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Ok then....

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  15. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    More great shots! Sidecar "monkeys" used to have knee pucks in the strangest places, i.e., on their butts and shoulders. Interesting that they don't do that anymore.
     
  16. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    Not in public anyway. :biggrin:

    These are really good shots.
     
  17. DoofClenas

    DoofClenas Who needs a Mirror!

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    Clint
    Excellent shots as usual Don.
     
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  18. bjurasz

    bjurasz Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 10, 2014
    Cedar Park
    Nicely done indeed. But I question the need for wide open on a side pan shot. The motion blur of the background should provide all the isolation you need, correct? Its always been what i've found.
     
  19. Benzy

    Benzy Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 18, 2014
    Great photos. As a new owner of the 40-150 pro, I am simply amazed in every category. This is by far the most expensive lens I have ever owned but it is worth every penny.
     
  20. Koru

    Koru Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 23, 2014
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Could be because I'm still in experimentation with this lens. I'm also not sure about the nervous bokeh at times which is another reason I tend to use it wide open. But as you say, the panning should wipe that out.
    Cheers,
    Don