2010 Ford Mustang #1

Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 by Stained in Labels: , ,
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Was asked to cover the press launch of the 2010 Ford Mustang. They started the event at 6pm while the track section of the event started at 7:10pm. A little too dark for my 400D that had trouble focusing even with the faster lens I had. Had to bump the ISO up to compensate for the lack of light and my 400D isn't the best high ISO camera(it's one of the worst as it's old). Got a few still photos while the actions photos gcme terrible. Anyway it was a nice day out though I had a bath in my own sweat as it was HOT!!!Shooting Date/Time : 7/16/2009 20:35:20 PM
Tv(Shutter Speed) : 1/80
Av(Aperture Value) : f1.8
Metering Mode : Center-Weighted Average Metering
ISO Speed : 800
Lens : EF 85mm f1.8
Focal Length : 85 mm

9 comments:

  1. Abid says:

    Nice shot!

    I too find that my f/1.8 lens is slow for some shots :(

  1. Stained says:

    Thanks...

    Which lens do you have??

    I was even finding the lighting was bad for my 70-200 and 10-22 (which has super fast focusing)

  1. Abid says:

    "Which lens do you have??"

    Same as you; 50 2.8 II

  1. Stained says:

    50 1.8 II you mean...well that lens does not have a fast focusing system. You need to have USM to have a lens that focuses fast...

  1. Abid says:

    Ohhhhh... When you initially said in your post "A little too dark for my 400D that had trouble focusing even with the faster lens I had. Had to bump the ISO up to compensate for the lack of light..." I assumed that you were taking about lens speed as in *aperture*, not lens speed as in *focus speed*. That's why I commented that "my f/1.8 lens is slow for some shots"; when it is really dark out, even when wide open at f/1.8, I get underexposed pictures unless I bump up the ISO to 800 or 1600.

    And yea of course i meant 50 1.8; typed the "2" by mistake. :p


    "that lens does not have a fast focusing system. You need to have USM to have a lens that focuses fast..."

    Indeed, that lens doesn't have USM, nor does it have full time manual. The "manual" focus ring is a bitch to use too :( . Oh well, one day I'll get the f/1.4 one. Heard bad things about the f/1.2 lens (and its too expensive!)

  1. Stained says:

    Canon 50mm f1.4 isn't too impressive either. Supposedly gets sharp above f2.0. Look into the Sigma variant, supposed to be better though has quality control issues like back focusing which a trip to the service center should fix....

  1. Naseem says:

    I had the Nikon 50mm f1.4 before I sell it but its not that impressive either... in a situation like yours you need to work at ISO 1600 minimum to get good exposed results...

    I can go upto 1600 ISO on my D90 and get absolutely clean shots... but If I had a D700 or D3 I could boost it upto ISO 12800 and still not worry about image quality :D

  1. Stained says:

    show off^^^^

    Sometimes noise is a good thing... :P

  1. Abid says:

    "Sometimes noise is a good thing... :P "

    You can always add noise with photoshop :)


    "boost it upto ISO 12800 and still not worry about image quality"

    IQ at 12800 is (by far) not perfect...sure it's better than nothing, but it is not clean :)

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