ART Suggestions for shooting a F1 race this weekend...

FusionZ06

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I'll be using my 18-200mm VR with my D50 for the first time this weekend.

Weather is supposed to be sunny...

What settings would you guys suggest?

Should I use the lens hood or UV filter?

I don't currently have a UV filter is there a good place to get one?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this will be my first time shooting any type of "moving" vehicle :mamoru:
 

mobbarley

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Mar 4, 2005
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Sydney
lens hood - yes
uv filter - not really
if you have a clear view then try to pan, start with high shutter speeds and work down from there while still keeping the car sharp.
 
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FusionZ06

FusionZ06

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mobbarley said:
lens hood - yes
uv filter - not really
if you have a clear view then try to pan, start with high shutter speeds and work down from there while still keeping the car sharp.

What ISO? 200? +/- ev?
 

ballz

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Sep 25, 2004
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you going to the st pete grand prix? I live right around the corner from downtown. I was thinking about bringing my gear and playing with my new lens, but it's going to be HOT and I'll probably be drinking.
 

dano

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Aug 28, 2006
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Far enough outside Detroit
I'd maybe consider the UV filter depending on where you're placing yourself. Bring it along just in case, not like it's big or anything.

I know last time I went to the Detroit Grand Prix when it was here (they're bringing it back this wear, woo!) there were places that you could almost climb onto the track. Shit kicks up everywhere. I'd rather clean off the filter lens than my real lens.
 
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FusionZ06

FusionZ06

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ballz said:
you going to the st pete grand prix? I live right around the corner from downtown. I was thinking about bringing my gear and playing with my new lens, but it's going to be HOT and I'll probably be drinking.
Yeah I'll be going as long as you aren't a freak I'll go with you :mamoru:
 
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FusionZ06

FusionZ06

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dano said:
I'd maybe consider the UV filter depending on where you're placing yourself. Bring it along just in case, not like it's big or anything.

I know last time I went to the Detroit Grand Prix when it was here (they're bringing it back this wear, woo!) there were places that you could almost climb onto the track. Shit kicks up everywhere. I'd rather clean off the filter lens than my real lens.

Yeah where can I get a UV filter in a crunch? Ritz?
 

e.pie

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Dec 3, 2004
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dano said:
I'd maybe consider the UV filter depending on where you're placing yourself. Bring it along just in case, not like it's big or anything.

I know last time I went to the Detroit Grand Prix when it was here (they're bringing it back this wear, woo!) there were places that you could almost climb onto the track. Shit kicks up everywhere. I'd rather clean off the filter lens than my real lens.
:werd: cleaning off the filter is alot easier
FusionZ06 said:
What ISO? 200? +/- ev?
that would really depend on the lighting you have, just experiment until it looks good, should be pretty easy to dial in though
 

Cobber

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Jul 5, 2003
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The only thing any one can tell you is use a lens hood.

No one knows what the weather will be like the day you shoot ... so the settings will depend on what light you have available.


Oh and take a monopod. They are worth their weight in gold.

And if you havent already pick up a better strap. The longer/hotter the day is the heavier that camera will get.
 
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FusionZ06

FusionZ06

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Cobber said:
The only thing any one can tell you is use a lens hood.

No one knows what the weather will be like the day you shoot ... so the settings will depend on what light you have available.


Oh and take a monopod. They are worth their weight in gold.

And if you havent already pick up a better strap. The longer/hotter the day is the heavier that camera will get.

Yeah I have a good monopod I got for Christmas.
 
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FusionZ06

FusionZ06

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turbodude said:
Sure bro. I will be their on Sat and Sunday mainly. Did you get pit passes? If you don;t I can see if i can get extras.

I haven't called my buddy yet he owns the Porsche racing team :eek5: Yeah the one that won last year :run:

Pretty dang sweet...I at least want paddock passes.

You have to wear pants in the pit which really sucks. Let me know...what you can do I'll be there Sat and Sunday.
 

vtec1994

It always rains at Le Mans
Jun 11, 2001
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Atlanta
FusionZ06 said:
I haven't called my buddy yet he owns the Porsche racing team :eek5: Yeah the one that won last year :run:

Pretty dang sweet...I at least want paddock passes.

You have to wear pants in the pit which really sucks. Let me know...what you can do I'll be there Sat and Sunday.
You know Roger Penske?
 

Derrict

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Nov 19, 2003
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Delaware, USA
FusionZ06 said:
What ISO? 200? +/- ev?
a CP would be better than a UV filter.

Sunny, ISO 100

Partly Sunny, ISO 100 (200 if you use a CP)

Partly Cloudy, 200

Cloudy 400

Overcast 800

You may need to make minor adjustments but those should give you the shutter speed an aperture that you will probably use (1/150ish for cars doing 120-160mph, f/10)
 

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