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I think that you'll find after a few shots you'll be able to pick the right settings with out many or any test shots. At least that was the case for me. Bit annoying to change all the time if you're moving around, but it works.

 

Hmm. I don't think I had seen that 486 before. I might go with that actually. Full power on the 560 is way bright, you're not going to find yourself using it all that much I don't think.


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I think that you'll find after a few shots you'll be able to pick the right settings with out many or any test shots. At least that was the case for me. Bit annoying to change all the time if you're moving around, but it works.

Hmm. I don't think I had seen that 486 before. I might go with that actually. Full power on the 560 is way bright, you're not going to find yourself using it all that much I don't think.

Just gone and ordered a YN-560 II. It was the cheapest option for my tight student budget, at £41 (vs £50 for the 560 III and £55 for the 468 II) and for the amount it's going to get used the lack of TTL shouldn't be too much of a problem. The lack of the wireless features of the 560 III won't be a problem either tongue.gif
     
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The YN560II is a really good choice, I've been using the same one for almost two years.

I'm looking to pair it up with 3 more YN560III's for two more stops of power though as a single YN560II doesn't cut it in some situations when shooting on location through a modifier.
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got some awesome photos from the race.

While I was out I spent a few laps trying to get the motorsport motion blur shots, Its really hard to do when you're far away and the bikes are moving quick. Most didn't come out, but I did get a few keepers.


Also.
Motorcycles.
You're doing it wrong.

( stupid camera was having focusing problems all day with my 70-200, I'm not sure why, Sport mode kept on missing it, so I just switched modes later on.


I'm still editing a bit of them, and I'll upload some of the better ones, and link in the rest.
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Yea I can't use and don't use AF anymore. I gave it up as I find Manual Focus much easier and when using AF your limited to "the af box" and having to recompose.

Maybe in 10 years or so an AF system will be released that is as good as the human eye but I doubt it.
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One thing to note you will have a ton of out of focus shots. Don't worry about that. Use AF Servo and shutter priority. You're going to have to play around with that depending on their speed and focal length. 1/60th is probably the lowest I would go for a handheld shot at 200mm. A monopod would help with that of course.
Select your focus point. Usually center is the best and lenses with a fast focus motor is highly recommended. Yours is USM of course. So no worries there. But even ljason8eg has taken some great shots when he had his T2i and 55-250mm.

On some slower focusing lenses I won't even bother using AF. The amount of out of focus shots just quadruple.
    
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here are some of the shots from the GP
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dat lean angle, the 64* lean

IMG_0378_zps4fda7d62.jpg

more can be seen at jixrphoto.com/motogp14
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On pic 2 and 4 I used flashes to shine the silver and cut down reflections. Really cool and easy thing to do on lighter colored cars. Otherwise i just used the brush tool and used a lot of clarity selectively.

thanks @Sean Webster ! ^_^
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Just gone and ordered a YN-560 II. It was the cheapest option for my tight student budget, at £41 (vs £50 for the 560 III and £55 for the 468 II) and for the amount it's going to get used the lack of TTL shouldn't be too much of a problem. The lack of the wireless features of the 560 III won't be a problem either tongue.gif

ive got a 565EX and a 560-ii
the 565EX died on me so i was forced to use the 560-ii, manual mode
i just used a flash bender to bounce the flash, worked flawlessly for the whole event ^_^


what do you guys recommend for a AA battery charger , so far ive got the sanyo chargers that came with the eneloops and the eneloops pro

looking to replace em with a fast charger with at least 8 bays ?
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On pic 2 and 4 I used flashes to shine the silver and cut down reflections. Really cool and easy thing to do on lighter colored cars. Otherwise i just used the brush tool and used a lot of clarity selectively.

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Originally Posted by Scott1541 View Post

Just gone and ordered a YN-560 II. It was the cheapest option for my tight student budget, at £41 (vs £50 for the 560 III and £55 for the 468 II) and for the amount it's going to get used the lack of TTL shouldn't be too much of a problem. The lack of the wireless features of the 560 III won't be a problem either tongue.gif

ive got a 565EX and a 560-ii
the 565EX died on me so i was forced to use the 560-ii, manual mode
i just used a flash bender to bounce the flash, worked flawlessly for the whole event ^_^

what do you guys recommend for a AA battery charger , so far ive got the sanyo chargers that came with the eneloops and the eneloops pro

looking to replace em with a fast charger with at least 8 bays ?

 

http://www.slrlounge.com/best-charger-ever-the-titanium-16-bay-battery-charger-review

 

This?^

 

I personally use this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=883786&gclid=CN-SgcLz3r0CFUNo7AodJSsA0w&Q=&is=REG&A=details

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Be warned though. Quick charges are not all good. The faster the charge the shorter the batteries eventual lifespan.

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