LIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
would like to try to challenge myself with a few panning shots. Can you suggest an average "time/sec" setting to have good results during a sunny day light conditions and landings/take-offs scenes ? Thanks in advance.
LIPH From Italy, joined May 2004, 848 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Thanks for input guys,
actually I'll shoot with my Canon 100-400 IS, so, yes, probably I'll have less problems with camera shake, even if the 100-400 is a bit heavy to hold ! Browsing the database I've noted various timing for panning shot : some of them are even shoot at 1/15-1/25...This will be a real challenge !
This was taken at 1/40th (no IS, so it is possible at that speed). I usually shoot in Aperture Priority, but here it is obviously best to choose your preferred shutter speed and let the camera do the rest. But, depending on the brightness, you may end up with a very small aperture, which can start to impact on overall quality (depending on your lens).
My only other comment would be to ensure you press the shutter when the aircraft is directly in front of you (perpendicular to its line of travel), otherwise you get into this issue of the front travelling faster than the rear (relative to you) - or vice versa - which means you may catch part of the aircraft perfectly, but another part is slightly blurred.
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
This was taken with in-built IS on the Pentax K10D...
Settings I think were 1/60th ISO100 -1.0 f19. But try your own settings. I think with panning its best to practice in low light where low shutter speeds are required. That way you can work out what works and what doesn't.