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re racing & F801s


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alexx Basic Member
Wed 13-Sep-00 11:19 AM

OK, let me put it this way...
As I already said I'm shooting with Tamron 80-210 AF and Tamron AF x2 converter. The problem is slow autofocus. While trying to catch a car or a bike on fast race track, most of the time standing very near the fance- or track, AF is just going on and on ... I have to point it on a piece of engine(bike) or some sticker(car) and then to follow with camera. Otherwise is no way to get a sharp and clear picture. If I point on a track while waiting for bikes(cars) to come and try to focus it.. its over. Then I have to focus it manualy very quick. I'm talking about begin distance 50-100 meter. Film is Fuji HG 1600 with 1/500 or 1/1000.
And something else, the objects that fit in to the diameter of the lens are allways much smaller on the photo. Is there some rule to calculate or something..!??
Anyway, I stil dont have $ for F100 or F5 so I have to go on with my lovely f801s. If I can't make a nice pics with my gear.. there is no other gear that can help me. At least I'm onest.

Thanx for u'r time...