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    motor cross lens

    O.K, after 5 years of doing MX photograghy
    yah think id know all about it...

    using me K10D with me DA 50-200
    as soon as the sky(jump pic) is involved i get white sky..
    fuzzy rider...im in manual mode, 250th sec, i change the apperture accordingly to the light
    cloudy/sunny.
    have tried the other modes/tv/av/ect.. but they always seem dark???????
    Any ideas..
    clubmanc is helpin me..
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    Pentax K5; + 50-200 DA(SMC);18-50 DA(SMC);Sigma 18-125.Tokina RMC 80-200 Tamrom 18-200

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    What metering mode? Looks over exposed.

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    AI Servo
    Centre Focus Point
    Increase the s/s to 1/1000s
    Dial in +2EV

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
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    AI Servo >> Pentax Continuous Focus
    Centre Focus Point
    Increase the s/s to 1/1000s
    Dial in +2EV

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    I find a s/speed around 1/400 - 1/500 is good to use and I adjust aperture & ISO to suit the light. I always use manual mode, AF, center spot focus & center weighted metering and shoot in RAW for the extra processing ability in ACR.
    Normally I use iso 100 or 200 and if the day is a bit dull then iso 400. On bright sunny days I use iso 100 & try to keep the shutter speed around 1/500 sec and aperture around f5.6 & sometimes smaller if needed. I like to keep the s/s not to fast so I can try & capture some movement in the wheels.
    I try to expose so the sky isn't blown out but also trying to keep the rider from being to dark, thats why I shoot in RAW, better for recovering some lost detail.
    My shots aren't the best but I think they do have a good range of tones. I just process them to what I like.
    I don't use continuous focus either, just single AF and high speed shooting, although I only take 1 shot at a time, the camera is only on high speed shooting in case I want to take a few quick shots. Continuous focus (Pentax K20D) is to slow when MX bikes are moving towards or away fro me. I use a Sigma 70-200 with HSM to help with focus speed, it does ok.
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    I don't know the settings on a pentax,
    but i shoot
    800-1000 ss
    6-8ish f
    iso on auto or at about 400 depending on the track and how shady it is in spots.
    I woulkd love to shoot in raw, but cant sit still to process for that long.
    I use 2 lenses 100-400 and a 28-135
    canon7d

    It works for me

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    Nice Pics Ozzi Paul
    Here are a couple of mine taken with K200D and Sigma 70-300 DG APO

    ISO 100, F/8 , 1/250


    ISO 100 , F/4.5 , 1/800

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