Rolex 24 Speed

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300S
State/Province/Region
FL
Country
US
Town
Daytona
Description

Shot at the Rolex 24 hour race in Daytona, ISO3200, f2.8 @1/125sec. 90mm. I wanted to capture an image that conveyed the speed at which the cars were moving so I decided to try my hand at some night time panning shots. At the time I had no idea what a challenge it would be to capture an image where the car would be acceptably sharp. What I did know was that with the D300s I could not go above 3200 ISO and still maintain a decent image quality. At 3200 ISO I had to shoot wide open at f2.8 just to get to 1/125th of a second on this shot. It took many attempts to get this one, most of the other shots I took the best shutter speed I could manage was 1/60th to 1/80th of a second. Unlike shooting static images on a tripod where shutter speeds can be longer, having the ability to shoot at high ISO’s in situations like this is a must. I hope to return there next year with one of the newer cameras that can produce acceptable image quality at much higher ISO’s.

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Date Added
May 24, 2013
Date Taken
May 24, 2013
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