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Powerboat shots

Hi. Taking my E1 + 70-300 down to Carr Mill dam on Monday for the powerboat racing, I know shooting over water is not straight forward. Do I use shutter priority or full manual???. Any help please
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Re: Powerboat shots

Try some tests shots on the practice ! I would be on Shutter and FAST
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Re: Powerboat shots

Fast? 1000 + ???
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Re: Powerboat shots

And use spot?
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Re: Powerboat shots

ESP and Spot and prob 1200 I have not taken Powerboats - but you do need to find an "angle" at which the water is captured well also practice panning and keep on panning after you have released the shutter

? have you a UV filter ? as there may be substantial reflections you do not want
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Re: Powerboat shots

Many thanks. I've got a uv on my 70-300. Want to try and catch the spray. I know the area well so I know we're I'm going to stand. I have 3 or 4 spots to stand.
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Re: Powerboat shots

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Many thanks. I've got a uv on my 70-300. Want to try and catch the spray. I know the area well so I know we're I'm going to stand. I have 3 or 4 spots to stand.

BEWARE ! on the 70-300 peak focus is at 200/210/220 NOT 300

see lenses 70-300 for more info
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Re: Powerboat shots

Try to shoot with the sun behind you, shutters speed between 250 and 500 gets you some background blurr.
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Re: Powerboat shots

Thanks again everyone, will post some shots if successfull,
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