3 thoughts on “This car was travelling very fast – but the shutter speed (1/4000 second) froze it completely.

  1. That crow is also shifting it! ;o)The trade-off with capturing fast cars is trying to give a sense of the movement while keeping focus. I haven’t done much trackside, but I did some interesting experiments on a friend’s toy train set. The trains were haring about on his tinplate O gauge setup at a show, and I used a fairly slow (about 1/60th I think) shutter and panned with the thing as it went past. All the surroundings were smeared, but the subject was pretty sharp.

  2. That crow is also shifting it! ;o)The trade-off with capturing fast cars is trying to give a sense of the movement while keeping focus. I haven’t done much trackside, but I did some interesting experiments on a friend’s toy train set. The trains were haring about on his tinplate O gauge setup at a show, and I used a fairly slow (about 1/60th I think) shutter and panned with the thing as it went past. All the surroundings were smeared, but the subject was pretty sharp.

  3. I was trying a variety of settings on the camera to see what results I can get out of it. I was using autofocus (the camera will track focus as I shoot), but there is the skill of keeping the pan smooth while retaining the car in the frame as it goes past. Those things are fast – so much harder to do, especially with a big, heavy lens.

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