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#1501 elansprint72

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 18:49

I'm confused. With a DX lens on my D300 I see the entire viewfinder filled with the exact image I'm going to get, no matter whether I have a DX or FX lens attached. Reading what's available so far online on the D750, I gather that with a DX lens attached, I'd only see a small image in the viewfinder, though I'm not sure if that's a small image with black around it, or a large image with the centre DX bit marked by a reduced outline, just like my dad used to get on an M3 Leica with a 90mm lens fitted. I want the entire viewfinder to show the exact image I'm going to end up with, whether I'm using a DX lens or an FX one, am I asking the impossible?

This gives a pretty good explanation:

http://photographyli...s-on-fx-cameras

 

The video output of the D800 (and 750) is "broadcast quality" as Eric said. There were some TV guys at Le Mans Classic doing just that, in preference to using a hulking video-cam.

 

Even my D700 is able to take a moving shot of a black cat in a coal hole; the newer units are better still. :)

 

The "full frame" viewfinder is (daft thing to say) undoubtably the best thing about a "full frame" camera. All smaller-sensor digi-cams I have used before have been a bit of a struggle for shooting motor-sport (not to mention even faster things).

 

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And here is one where I nearly pulled it off but should have gone for a faster shutter, panning one way with two blokes going the opposite way. Not bad timing though (I only ever take single shots) all those years of trying for the "decisive moment" with cars, eh?  ;)

 

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Edited by elansprint72, 23 September 2014 - 16:53.


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#1502 uffen

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 15:44

I'm confused. With a DX lens on my D300 I see the entire viewfinder filled with the exact image I'm going to get, no matter whether I have a DX or FX lens attached. Reading what's available so far online on the D750, I gather that with a DX lens attached, I'd only see a small image in the viewfinder, though I'm not sure if that's a small image with black around it, or a large image with the centre DX bit marked by a reduced outline, just like my dad used to get on an M3 Leica with a 90mm lens fitted. I want the entire viewfinder to show the exact image I'm going to end up with, whether I'm using a DX lens or an FX one, am I asking the impossible?

I just meant to say that the viewing image is bigger with FX size and so it is easier to pick out the details.



#1503 TimRTC

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Posted 06 October 2014 - 22:28

My first night race, the FIA WEC 6 Hours of COTA. Aside from the challenge that, like too many modern tracks, COTA is horrible for spectator photography - massive fences, fences inside the fences so you can't get anywhere near the wire and grandstands that don't rise above the fences - I have never taken night shots before and hadn't really thought through the settings needed.

 

Using my D600 in full manual for the first ever time, I set to 1/500, ISO 6400, Aperture of 5.0.

 

Aiming for a very small pool of light, this was my best shot:

 

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Does anyone have any good night shooting tips as I am strongly considering another night race next year.



#1504 E1pix

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 07:35

For that shot I'd hedge towards wide open at the shutter speed closest to, or just a bit slower than lens length, shoot several cars as free insurance, and use ISO to match that. Lowest ISO is a first consideration always at night, or really anytime.

#1505 ktrhe

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 17:08

I do my night shots with an external flash light.

Maybe my exif datas helps you a little bit

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Canon EOS 7 D

Speedlight 600EX RT

Setting Manuel

Canon Lens 100 - 400 mm IS

1/100

f5

160 mm

Iso 640

 

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Canon EOS 7 D

Speedlight 600EX RT

Setting TTL

Canon Lens 100 - 400 mm IS

1/60

f5

160 mm

Iso 500



#1506 MCS

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 17:51

....

And here is one where I nearly pulled it off but should have gone for a faster shutter, panning one way with two blokes going the opposite way. Not bad timing though (I only ever take single shots) all those years of trying for the "decisive moment" with cars, eh?  ;)

 

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All great shots, Pete.  Well, to me anyway! :up:



#1507 E1pix

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:45

Second that, a real lensman and never seen a bad one yet. :-)