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Dec 21, 2012, 02:32 AM
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I've been enjoying the great natures photos on this thread so I thought I would add one of a Sphinx moth hovering while taking nectar from a Moonflower. Notice the left wing is flipped over backwards as it hovers. That's their secret to being able to hover as they do.

Alan
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Jan 02, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Testing the ISO performance of the Nikon D7000. Not bad at 3200.


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Jan 02, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Can anyone give me a settings starting point for shooting indoor electric flying in an average HS gym? I took my ISO quite high but the majority of my shots were still blurry. Using a dx5100 with stock 55-300mm lens.
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Jan 03, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Testing the ISO performance of the Nikon D7000. Not bad at 3200.


DSC_9471 by dwhart24, on Flickr
Cool! New toy?
Jan 03, 2013, 03:23 PM
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Yep. New toy.
Jan 03, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Hornetnz
Can anyone give me a settings starting point for shooting indoor electric flying in an average HS gym? I took my ISO quite high but the majority of my shots were still blurry. Using a dx5100 with stock 55-300mm lens.
I haven't shot much indoors, but unless you have something like a f2.8 lens, it may be hard to get some fast action shots in a gym. Besides that, the only other option you have is bumping the ISO up. You will have to be good at your panning as well. What shutter speed were you at?
Jan 03, 2013, 04:13 PM
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I haven't shot much indoors, but unless you have something like a f2.8 lens, it may be hard to get some fast action shots in a gym. Besides that, the only other option you have is bumping the ISO up. You will have to be good at your panning as well. What shutter speed were you at?
Yep! You need a fast lens for that. Something that will allow you to bring your shutter speed up.
Jan 03, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Yep. New toy.
You're gonna like it! I love mine! I almost pulled the trigger on a D600 a couple of weeks ago, and decided not to, because I'm so happy with the D7000. Only benefit of the D600 was the full frame...otherwise I think the D7000 is a superior camera.
Jan 03, 2013, 04:26 PM
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You're gonna like it! I love mine! I almost pulled the trigger on a D600 a couple of weeks ago, and decided not to, because I'm so happy with the D7000. Only benefit of the D600 was the full frame...otherwise I think the D7000 is a superior camera.
That's good to hear. I'm liking it so far. It's taking a little getting used to. I shot an RC event with it on Sunday. I realized a few things about the focus options after looking through the photos. More shots than I expected were a little out of focus. Hopefully I have the focus a little more dialed in now.
Jan 04, 2013, 09:45 AM
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That's good to hear. I'm liking it so far. It's taking a little getting used to. I shot an RC event with it on Sunday. I realized a few things about the focus options after looking through the photos. More shots than I expected were a little out of focus. Hopefully I have the focus a little more dialed in now.
Mind sharing what you realized?
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Jan 04, 2013, 09:47 AM
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I haven't shot much indoors, but unless you have something like a f2.8 lens, it may be hard to get some fast action shots in a gym. Besides that, the only other option you have is bumping the ISO up. You will have to be good at your panning as well. What shutter speed were you at?
I dont recall my shutter speed, but I assumed what you said...that I need a faster lens. That always leads to a problem...spend money on R/C or camera gear!!
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Jan 04, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Mind sharing what you realized?
On page 209 of the manual, there is a setting for a3: focus tracking with lock on. This gives you 5 options for locking on to a sublect while tracking it. Option 5 being that once it locks on the subject, the focus will not change until 5 seconds is up. Option 1 being 1 second. The camera comes default at setting 3. I did not know about this setting until I started really digging in as to why a lot of the shots were out of focus. So I turned this option off. I think what was happening is, I started to focus on a model as it was coming at me. The first shot was in focus, but as the model got closer it starting getting out of focus. Now that I have shut that option off, it will stay continously focused as I pan with the model.

The reason this lock option is so the camera, is so when you are focused on something and say something walks between the camera and the subject, the camera won't try and refocus on whatever walked in the frame. Whew....

Here is a shot from this camera over the weekend.


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Jan 04, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I dont recall my shutter speed, but I assumed what you said...that I need a faster lens. That always leads to a problem...spend money on R/C or camera gear!!
I know what you mean. I actually contemplated selling some of my RC stuff for camera equipment.
Jan 04, 2013, 03:01 PM
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The reason this lock option is so the camera, is so when you are focused on something and say something walks between the camera and the subject, the camera won't try and refocus on whatever walked in the frame. Whew....
Good to know! I'll have to see if my 5100 has that option as well. Thanks
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Jan 06, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Dwhart24
On page 209 of the manual, there is a setting for a3: focus tracking with lock on. This gives you 5 options for locking on to a sublect while tracking it. Option 5 being that once it locks on the subject, the focus will not change until 5 seconds is up. Option 1 being 1 second. The camera comes default at setting 3. I did not know about this setting until I started really digging in as to why a lot of the shots were out of focus. So I turned this option off. I think what was happening is, I started to focus on a model as it was coming at me. The first shot was in focus, but as the model got closer it starting getting out of focus. Now that I have shut that option off, it will stay continously focused as I pan with the model.

The reason this lock option is so the camera, is so when you are focused on something and say something walks between the camera and the subject, the camera won't try and refocus on whatever walked in the frame. Whew....
David,

Thanks for that Tip!!!!


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