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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

hi guys
we have the Southern Hemisphere round of the "Red Bull" air race coming up next month, was wondering what the best camera settings would be for an event like this...using the 20D and 50-500mm lens...any info would be great!

thanks.


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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

sounds like a good time to use 1/4000  scratchchin 

i would be hopless trying to photograph something like that


User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5697 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3688 times:
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Quoting QANTAS077 (Thread starter):
we have the Southern Hemisphere round of the "Red Bull" air race coming up next month

Really... Where? Would like to see that!!

Settings... mmm fast moving (small) planes and props, there is a challenge.
I would be practising my panning if I were you!!

Wouldn't be going for 1/4000, certainly give you sharp subject but totally frozen on totally frozen background, won't make for a terrribly satisfying photo!

Chris



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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3662 times:

Wow! Tell me where????

I agree with Chris, Wouldn't be going as fast as 1/4000th. Depends on what you like. For blurred backgrounds and to give the feel of fast moving, keep the shutter speed low. What everything standing still speed it up. But I wouldn't go to 1/4000th. It would also depend on the weather on the day.

In other words, its hard to say!!!

[Edited 2005-10-10 03:45:51]

User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

it's going to be in Perth for the next 3 years...thanks for the advice


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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

only jokinggg !

good luck anyway, probably need it!


User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Thread starter):
we have the Southern Hemisphere round of the "Red Bull" air race coming up next month,

Go for it Monty, I was going mad when they came to Ireland at the Rock of Cashal,  banghead . I had already booked my holiday to Slovenia. I would love to see that. Do a search in the DB Monty, a few cracking shots here and here are two, e-mail the photogs and see what settings they use.

Have fun mate,  grumpy  wish I was there.

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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

The shot pointed out in the above reply was made with a shutter speed of 1/400.
Those older ones:

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with a preset shutter speed of 1/320 .

Hope this helps a bit
Peter



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5857 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

much appreciated Peter, stupid thing is the event is not due here for 13 months now, we all misinterpreted it as november 2005! info will be noted and used when it does come.  Sad


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User currently offlineEadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 8):
stupid thing is the event is not due here for 13 months now

Thats good as now I have time to save and get there. It should be a good show!


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

One more thing.
If they have a training day the day before the race or in the morning of the race day, make sure to be there already. Just to make you familiar with the course and figures they are flying for selecting your preferred viewpoint.



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