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Photography Technique / Re: Fast Motorcycles!
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:14:48 AM »
Thanks again for the replies. I will hopefully get to the vantage point mentioned, either Wednesday or Friday.


Photography Technique / Re: Fast Motorcycles!
« on: May 29, 2014, 04:34:00 PM »

Thanks so much for the advice. I am now really looking forward to giving it a go.

At the speeds the riders will be doing, what shutter speed would be appropriate and how wide should I go with the aperture do you think?


Photography Technique / Re: Fast Motorcycles!
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:53:09 AM »
Thanks for the reply. Sorry if I didn't make myself clear.

I won't be in a position to pan. They will be too close (maybe 2 metres) as they pass directly in front of me. I will need to take the shot maybe 10 to 15 metres before they get to me so it will almost a head on shot.


Photography Technique / Fast Motorcycles!
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:01:21 AM »
Hi Everyone

I have followed this site for a few years and learnt some invaluable stuff - so thanks.

This is my first post (I think!) but a rather pressing one!!

I am taking photos of the Isle of Man TT races (this week and next). I usually go to viewpoints where the bikes go relatively slowly and I pan as they pass me. For one of the races this year though, I have been offered a spot in a friend's garden. The bikes will be coming towards me at between 150 and 180mph, not quite head on, but almost. They will be moving at a fairly constant rate.

I am pondering which technique to use:

a) pre-focus on a point in the road and fire away as the bikes go through that point or

b) attempt to autofocus track the bikes as they come towards me. (If you think this is the best option I would be grateful if you could let me know which autofocus tracking sensitivities you feel would be best.)

I will be using a 5Diii and a 70-200 2.8 II.

Thanks in advance.

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