A lesson in slow panning..

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  1. Vladdo

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    Some recent pans at the Warbirds Down Under Airshow at Temora, NSW & Lilydale AIrshow, VIC.

    Most, if not, all shots are at 1/60th @ 400ish mm

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    Nice work!

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    Wow... just wow. Excellent job!
     
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    Awesome - I have never done panning shots like this but I suspect is is much harder than you have made it look here.
     
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    do you happen to have an aim bot in that lens? :lol:

    awesome shots!
     
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    haha no aimbot.. just a _lot_ of practice..

    I shoot in Shutter priority and it's taken me about 3 years to go from about 1/320th, down to 1/50th with some level of accuracy. That said, it really helps to have some sort of foliage/background so you get that nice blur and in a takeoff, I just hold the shutter down, so in a burst of about 20 shots I get 1-2 keepers... You only need 1... it literally transforms photos from being like everyone elses into a work of art..

    The 100-400 II has a 4 stop IS which helps immensely.. the rest is just brute force and patience :)
     
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    I assume you can set the IS to ignore one axis?
     
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    Yeah most of the decent sport/action lenses with IS come with two IS modes, one which stabilises X+Y, one X only.
     
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    3 actually :p:p:p:p

    Newly Added IS Mode 3: The new IS II super-telephoto lenses are the first to introduce Canon’s new IS Mode 3. This new stabilization mode is similar to IS Mode 2 in the respect that it can detect and correct for panning by shutting off IS correction in the panning direction, but the difference is that IS correction occurs only during the actual exposure in IS Mode 3. (As in IS Modes 1 and 2, camera shake and panning detection occurs whenever the shutter button is pressed halfway.) As a result, the image in the viewfinder moves more naturally while panning, and battery power is conserved. This feature is expected to be welcomed by sports photographers as well as those who photograph birds in flight.*

    I shoot exclusively in Mode 3 on both lenses.. The above pic of the Ansett themed DC3 was shot at 1/30th and is a personal favourite. Might have to keep 1/30th as my new baseline as the subject isolation is simply superb.

    The chopper/R44 was also a technical milestone as that was shot at 1000mm @ 1/50th.. Not an easy feat handheld..
     
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    Ooo look at mr fancy pants and his 3mode IS :p




    I only have 2 :(
     
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    I keep telling you to get some quality Canon glass but you insist on 3rd party stuff.. hahaha
     
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    I keep inviting you to the bank robbery and you keep turning me down!
     
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    Phenomenal stuff. What kind of distance were these taken from?
     
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    I'm set.. I don't need to rob any banks.. maybe your new partner in crime can help tho :p

    Thanks.. The first lot (at Temora) were about 200 metres and the second lot (Lilydale) was about 400 metres..
     
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    Unreal skills. What do you supoose your keeper rate is?
     
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    Just stunning pictures :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks.. For takeoffs, I'd guess out of about 20 shots I'd get 1 to 2 keepers.. Trick is, I only need one.. But that one shot is freaking sweet.

    I've tweaked my frontpage a little and am pretty happy with it..

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