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Golden Retriever


Golden Retriever
Copyright ©2005, Ray Page
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Photographer: Ray Page
Folder: Ray's Pics
Uploaded: 30-Jul-2005 18:15 CEST
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Camera: Olympus C8080
Exposure time: 1/1000
Aperture: f3.5
Focal length: 35.60
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: None
Various: Sports shooting program mode
Image resized to: 653x490

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AF + shutter leg

This is probably a good example how difficult it is to deal with the AF + shutter leg of the 8080 ! The focus point of this foto is at least 60 cm behind the dogs head which means that you should have pointed the camera for AF at least the same amount ahead of the dog to have it finally in focus ! Aperture f 8.0 would have helped too ! Regards from a 8080 user !

Dirk Guttmann at 09:48 CEST on 31-Jul-2005 [Reply]

AF+shutter leg

A more precise calculation with my calculater shows that you have to focus something like 5 meters (!!) ahead of the dog to compensate AF+shutter leg - assuming a speed of the dog of 20 Km/hour and total leg of 1 sec

Dirk Guttmann at 10:04 CEST on 31-Jul-2005 [Reply]

Shutter Lag

Thanks for your comments Dirk, I'll try to put your advice into practice when i take this kind of shot again. As you say, a smaller aperture would have helped. I have recently started using the 8080 after many years with an OM-4 (which I still have), but even with that great camera i always found this sort sort of shot a challenge!

Ray Page at 11:28 CEST on 31-Jul-2005 [Reply]