QANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5887 posts, RR: 38 Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
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!
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Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3901 times:
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.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3845 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, . 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.
PUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3743 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.