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Old 05-17-2006, 01:46 AM   #16
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On the Nikon, you have another option apart from the shutter priority mode - Program mode, you can rotate the command dial to all the various shutter speed and aperture combinations that give the same exposure.

Example, if F8 and 1/250 make it correctly exposed, then rotating the dial one way will take you to F5.6 and 1/500 or rotate it in the other direction for F11 and 1/125.

Basically it seems to do away with the need for the aperture priority or shutter priority mode. Or am I missing something
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:48 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mrai
Thank you for your help, appreciate but i just took a peak at the camera there is no 'S' on the dial, i think its a different one, 'AV'?! Anyways thanks again, hope TT can fill me in.
TV mode = Shutter priority

Dumb naming convention
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:39 AM   #18
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Havn't visited any car-events recently, but here are some of mine:

92mm, 1/80s:


108mm, 1/100s:


70mm, 1/200s:


168mm, 1/200s:


168mm, 1/160s:


200mm, 1/125s:


18mm, 1/13s:
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Old 05-17-2006, 01:12 PM   #19
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Here are a few of mine:





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Old 05-17-2006, 01:46 PM   #20
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Fucking awesome Sentra ... the plane landing shots are simply amazing 8) 0X
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:25 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by sameerrao
Fucking awesome Sentra ... the plane landing shots are simply amazing 8) 0X
Thanks man! 8)
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:30 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by sameerrao
Originally Posted by mrai
Thank you for your help, appreciate but i just took a peak at the camera there is no 'S' on the dial, i think its a different one, 'AV'?! Anyways thanks again, hope TT can fill me in.
TV mode = Shutter priority

Dumb naming convention
ehahaha thanks buddy. Let me get back to Dubai and i ll try it then, hope it works with me.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:31 PM   #23
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sentra_dude : Those are some awesome motion shots, love the plane ones and the bikes, but love the police car in action haha excellent pictures, thanks for sharing them. Hope i can achieve your standards.
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:43 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by sameerrao
On the Nikon, you have another option apart from the shutter priority mode - Program mode, you can rotate the command dial to all the various shutter speed and aperture combinations that give the same exposure.

Example, if F8 and 1/250 make it correctly exposed, then rotating the dial one way will take you to F5.6 and 1/500 or rotate it in the other direction for F11 and 1/125.

Basically it seems to do away with the need for the aperture priority or shutter priority mode. Or am I missing something

Programe Mode is the same as Auto Mode expect you can change a few settings like ISO, White Balance.

Av - Aperture Value
You choose the aperture and the camera auto selects the shutter speed to properly expose the photo.

Tv - Timing Value (S mode on Nikons)
You choose the shutter speed and the camera auto selects the aperture to properly expose the photo.
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:01 PM   #25
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Well, i thought its time i provide some more recent, and improved panning shots i've done (from earlier today)
First, we have a Monte Carlo here taken @F9.0/ 1/100th of a second ISO 200

This one is nearly the same, but being a white car, i changed it to F10 1/100th of a second with ISO 200.


If i can do this good w/out IS... i seriously wonder how awsome IS will improve my "abilities" :LoL:
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:45 PM   #26
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200mm; F5.6; 1/320 sec shot at 1:54pm


70mm; F10; 1/400 sec shot at 12:38pm


200mm; F3.5; 1/800 sec shot at 2:00 pm --> I had to shoot faster to capture the sparks


85mm; F2.8; 1/250 sec shot at 8:23 pm - this was in a darker section of the circuit - good for picking up the glowing brakes


200mm; F2.8; 1/250 sec shot at 8:27 pm


200mm; F2.8; 1/250 sec shot at 8:24 pm
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if only the last few had a bit more exposure... and well, the first few had more exposure (higher aperature too).

granted, its very hard to follow the sheer speeds of race cars! the first two shots are incredibly sharp!

thanks for sharing
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Old 05-22-2006, 12:25 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by mrai
sentra_dude : Those are some awesome motion shots, love the plane ones and the bikes, but love the police car in action haha excellent pictures, thanks for sharing them. Hope i can achieve your standards.
Wow, thanks dude! I'll admit, I'm pretty proud of the airplane shot.

I used 1/30sec for that shot, and did pretty much zero editing in PS, except for re-sizing. Definitely tough to get a clear shot with a plane going 80mph, and free-hand, but looks cool when it works...




Sameerrao, the glowing brakes are awesome, a really great catch! The Audi scraping is cool too :shock: is that supposed to happen?!

Are those pics from another topic...? I'd like to see the rest of those, and btw, it looks like you had a good position to shoot from, where were you situated?
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:43 AM   #29
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Good shots guys, but remember, much easier to have a sharp pic when resized to 600 or 800 bring on the high-res so we can proprely judge
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Old 05-22-2006, 11:26 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by sentra_dude
Sameerrao, the glowing brakes are awesome, a really great catch! The Audi scraping is cool too :shock: is that supposed to happen?!

Are those pics from another topic...? I'd like to see the rest of those, and btw, it looks like you had a good position to shoot from, where were you situated?
See here: http://www.motorworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=39510 --> there is a link provided in post #1

I moved around the track to take pictures from different locations. As long as you had a grandstand ticket they let you cruise thru the stands. Besides it wasnt that crowded anyway.

The Audi was scraping on the many bumps on the circuit. I asked Allan McNish, who was driving the car, about it - he jokingly remarked that it was just a way to make the car loose weight. The Audi was like a battle tank - damn that car is good. Along with the Porsche 956/962 it is perhaps the greatest prototype ever from a wins standpoint.

For all the good glowing pics that I got (about 6) I threw away about 50 pictures - it was tough shooting because the cars were really fast into the corner and weren't braking for more than 2 seconds or so. Also, some drivers (read better) like Seb. Bourdais did not make the brakes glow as much but were still faster on a lap time. They must be metering their braking very precisely. 8)

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There are about 300 pictures in the link provided in Post #1

Good shots guys, but remember, much easier to have a sharp pic when resized to 600 or 800 bring on the high-res so we can proprely judge
Admit it TT you are just a wee bit jealous



If you notice on a couple of shots you can see the fence pretty clearly in the image - I tried to increase the aperture to F9 to make the fence disappear but wasn't successful. The fence was about 30 feet from me and the car about 10 feet beyond - basically the fence and car are pretty close to each other and both are relatively the same distance away from me. Anyone knows how I can make the fence less obvious or is it a poor location to shoot from.
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