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Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Well this was the first time I had been out with the EM-1 to a motor racing meet. I took the E-3 along with me, but never got it out of the bag.

All taken with the EM-1 with a 50-200 SWD and EC-14.

I found the focus tracking to be good with the EM-1 and pleased with the number of keepers I got, it had been a while since I've been out to a race day and the panning skills took a while to come back.

Only real problem I had with the combination was the time it took to get the initial focus lock some times as it would go through the full range even though I had it focused approximately right at the start of my panning. I'm sure the E-3 was quicker and I did miss a few opportunities.

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It's scary how unprotected some of the drivers are, the original drivers must have got some balls, no H&S police around in though times!

Well it was an enjoyable day (apart from the sunburn) and they don't hold back with these classic cars (a few ended up in the gravel).

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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Lovely sharp set. Excellent demo of great panning technique!
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Great set, Simon, with excellent panning technique. Love the E-Type and Austin Healy (I think!) but how come the Alpha isn't a heap of rust by now? It really must have an enthusiast caring for it!
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Impressive shots.
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Great shots really enjoyed them
What kind of shutter speed are you getting away with for the excellent blur?
Are you hand holding?
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Excellent set Simon and as others have said great panning technique.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Hi Simon

Great Set, All of them show brilliant panning technique.

How well do you think the E-M1 would track a Formula 1 car?

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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

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Great Set, All of them show brilliant panning technique.

How well do you think the E-M1 would track a Formula 1 car?

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If you was panning from the side it should do just as well, providing your panning technique is up to it!
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

Hi there,

Great images and excellent technique, it is also good to see 4/3 glass producing excellent results on micro4/3 bodies I am hoping for the future that this side of things just gets even better over the next few years.
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Great shots really enjoyed them
What kind of shutter speed are you getting away with for the excellent blur?
Are you hand holding?
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All handheld, can never get on with a monopod. Shutter speed was typically 1/160 although I did go down to 1/100 and up to 1/200.

I've done f1 cars in the past and never had any real problem other than fences and the like getting in the way (one advantage of smaller circuits is the reduced safety fencing).

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Great set, Simon, with excellent panning technique. Love the E-Type and Austin Healy (I think!) but how come the Alpha isn't a heap of rust by now? It really must have an enthusiast caring for it!
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Think its a cobra.

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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

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How well do you think the E-M1 would track a Formula 1 car?

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Not very well, the person holding it may very well make a huge difference though.

A nice set, not sure on the crop styles though.
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

fantastic set of images. I really like the shot with the red car number 65. The B&W / colour mix works very well.
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Re: Donington Historic Festival 2014 with the EM-1

No. 6 for me great set, not sure about the downhill tilt for a shot on the site but in a magazine it would work well.
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