Day at the track with a new Nikon 70-200

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  1. m1a1fan

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    Finally got my Nikon 70-200 and spent a day at the track with it. Tried my hand at panning as the horses went by. I've never done this type of photography so any tips would be appreciated. Tripods were not allowed but monopod might have been a good idea.

    I think the biggest problem I had was people bumping into me up by the track during the race.

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    It looks like you were using too fast a shutter speed for a "panning" shot. If your using the 70-200 2.8 I would have tried some with a shallow depth of field. Other than that did you make some money?? lol
     
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    Ah, actually you caught me in a terminology goof. Panning was implying the fact that I was showing motion behind the subject.

    My goal here was to just "track" the horses with the camera and get an image that was somewhat sharp. Showing motion will be the next step.

    Thanks for the comment!
     

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