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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:59 am 
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I pick my A200 up on Sunday and straight away im heading out for a 'spirited' drive with a few friends.

As i will have literally just taken the camera out of the box and wont of had time to adjust any settings, can someone tell me quickly which settings i should use for such an event.

Will set to auto when the cars are stationary but might get some whilst the cars are moving, both infront and behind?

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Well, depending on available light, a fast shutter speed is probably a must to prevent blurry pictures. You might also experience some auto focus issues, so, you can pre-focus using manual focus and shoot whatever falls in your focus range.

If your shooting cars in front of you, try a slower shutter speed and keep you camera pointed at the car. You might get one useful shot where the car is reasonable sharp, but the backround has a motion blur effect (or you can fake it in photoshop).

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Switch it to S mode

Select a shutter speed of 1/60 to 1/250 or so. It really depends how fast they are moving. You are going to want to pan with your subject.

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if there very fast maybe 1/640 , but if the conditions are bright (oe. daylight) try 1/1000 it will freeze the action.

alternitivly you can pan with the motion of the car. for that watch

http://www.dslrtips.com/workshops/How_to_blur_action_photos/panning_action_photo.shtml

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