Mathematics and shutter speeds
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13-12-11, 10:23 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Originally Posted by
Martin, VR needs a half second or so to lock, so the sequence should be VR, focus, shoot.. I think you should probably turn VR off. I've seen things that say it's not effective over 1/500 shutter speed.
If you don't give VR that 1/2 second to get up to speed, it will cause blur rather than eliminating it.
I agree. Turn off the VR, AF, the metering and all the other junk that just slows you down. Go manual, pre-focus on the jump. Take a couple of test shots of the crowd to get the exposure right. You could even set up on a tripod and fire a burst as soon as his front wheel comes into view.
Look at the pros around you and see what they do. I have a friend who does Rallying as a pro. He had a special bracket made for two Canons and a Video camera all bolted to a massive tripod and linked to a single shutter release. He sets everything up ½ hour before the first car is due sits down on his folding chair with a cup of coffee and just pushes the button everytime a car comes into his field of view. Simple.
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