Canon D60 Motor Sport

Discussion in 'Canon' started by David Turnedge, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. I've been having varying results using a D60 with Canon 400mm f4 IS
    lens - nice lens but the D60 seems to be struggling a bit with focus
    and lighting, especially on the faster shots.

    I've been using Sports mode only so far.

    Thinking of going manual and using the central focus point as the sole
    focus point with fast (at least 800) 'film' speed and god knows what
    else - anyone have recommendations on the D60 or a similar Canon
    digital model?

    Thanx
     
    David Turnedge, Feb 25, 2004
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  2. David Turnedge

    Infinity Guest

    I recently purchased a 10D and use the single center focus point for fast
    action shots. This way the camera only has to focus on one point. Sometimes,
    I will use one focus point to the right or left of center for fast moving
    objects. Otherwise go for manual focus mode.
     
    Infinity, Feb 25, 2004
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  3. Thanks - I think the multiple focus points (and the D60 only has 3)
    are confusing the picture a little bit... just trial and error I
    suppose.

    I was thinking of going 'P' mode with AI Servo and using the centre
    (or left or right depending upon what I'm trying to do) focus point to
    shoot.

    Don't you just love reeling off 'digital roll' after 'digital roll'
    without having to think about the cost of processing?

    :)

    DT
     
    David Turnedge, Feb 26, 2004
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  4. David Turnedge

    Mark P. Guest

    As far as I know, the accepted wisdom with motor sports is that
    pre-focusing is the way to go. I don't care how fast your the
    manufacturer says the AF is, it's usually not fast enough.

    M.
     
    Mark P., Feb 26, 2004
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  5. David Turnedge

    Bob Guest

    Pose this question at

    http://www.a1.nl/phomepag/markerink/eos_list.htm

    Thjis is the worl wide EOS forum.

    (BTW that is www. a one. NL)

    Bob
     
    Bob, Feb 27, 2004
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