Having followed Christina's adventure into panning horse racing I decided to have an attempt at panning cars to look at the motion blur characteristics. I found a great position by the sea complete with bench and table where I could practice and estimate speeds were on average around 40Km/hr, roughly similar to a good racehorse.
I undertook one session yesterday but was unable to post the results due to my phone line being down so here's the first set which raised one specific query. Why when my panning was good are some areas of the car sharp with others blurred (except wheels) when it can not possibly be due to DoF?
All shot in manual using AF-C (where FP) is shown or Manual focus if no FP shown.
No 1 - 31mm, 1/40s, f14
No 2 - 31mm, 1/40s, f14
No 3 - 46mm, 1/40s, f10
No 4 - 70mm, 1/60s, f16
No 5 - 36mm, 1/60s, f13
Anyway, to investigate further I undertook another session today and am convinced it's due to movement in the vehicle bodies in a different direction to the right/left direction caused by suspension and not too perfect road condition. But I'm open to other ideas
This is my favourite from today which I think supports my theory?
No 6 - 56mm, 1/60s, f4.8
All images have had minimum PP of auto levels with shadows adjustment and basic full image and downsizing sharpening. I was more interested in the motion affects than perfection in IQ.
Any questions or comments are welcome. I will process the best of the bunch and post separately later.