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Super Contributor
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject

Ok, I'm back from the track.

I think I found one of my issues........

I caught myself pulsating on the shutter button, instead of finding the target, press half way for the focus and continue to complete the shot and follow the subject continuing to hold down the button.

I found myself with the urge to release the shutter and then recompose..... bad idea for trying to follow racehorse, haha.....

This is why I think I was getting blurring images last night as the camera had to recompose the image??

At least that's my beginner theory.

My images from today are better.

I shot in RAW too which you all are right..... it allows way more post editing and my images appear a little sharper......

I post some in a little while...

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Posts: 1,973
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject


@ilzho wrote:

Ok, I'm back from the track.

I think I found one of my issues........

I caught myself pulsating on the shutter button, instead of finding the target, press half way for the focus and continue to complete the shot and follow the subject continuing to hold down the button.

I found myself with the urge to release the shutter and then recompose..... bad idea for trying to follow racehorse, haha.....

This is why I think I was getting blurring images last night as the camera had to recompose the image??

At least that's my beginner theory.

My images from today are better.

I shot in RAW too which you all are right..... it allows way more post editing and my images appear a little sharper......

I post some in a little while...


Sounds about right. 

Super Contributor
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject

Here are a few from today. Much better for my ability......

I shot them in raw (tv mode) and then used Iphoto for PP (that's all I have).

I still can't quite figure out the coloring, shadows and brightness, but I guess with practice it will come to me.....

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Posts: 7,907
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject

Very nice. iPhoto is non-destructive editing, so you can move sliders as much as you want to see the effects. Most software if you double-click the slider you restore to "0" setting.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject


@Waddizzle wrote:

DPP4 is the version available for download at the link for an XSi.


Looks like you're correct. But still not the XTi.  Smiley Sad  (I never had an XSi, but we do have a lot of RAW images taken years ago with our XTi's.) Even the original 5D isn't included.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject

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@RobertTheFat wrote:

@Waddizzle wrote:

DPP4 is the version available for download at the link for an XSi.


Looks like you're correct. But still not the XTi.  Smiley Sad  (I never had an XSi, but we do have a lot of RAW images taken years ago with our XTi's.) Even the original 5D isn't included.


DIGIC changed between the XTi (II) and the XSi (III). As well as the actual operating system used in the camera, VxWorks for the XTi and DryOS for the XSi. I believe the original 5D used VxWorks.

Super Contributor
Posts: 223
Registered: ‎05-19-2016

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject

Well here are some of what I shot yesterday. A lot better when you can track the subject properly, haha.

Not perfect, but for my ability, I'm happy.

You all have helped me and I appreciate it.

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHskyXbVtW

 

 

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Posts: 1,973
Registered: ‎02-26-2015

Re: Having trouble getting sharp focus on a moving subject


@ilzho wrote:

Well here are some of what I shot yesterday. A lot better when you can track the subject properly, haha.

Not perfect, but for my ability, I'm happy.

You all have helped me and I appreciate it.

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHskyXbVtW

 

 


Much better.

 

It's good to see the Outriders now wear a safety vest. 

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