Action shots with the M240 and the Lux 50mm f1.4 and the Cron 35mm f2

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by rflove, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Tried my hand at some action shots at the Skate Park near the Atlanta Beltline

    L1008778. L1008793. L1008813. L1008821. L1008825. L1008836.
     
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  2. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    A few more

    L1008776. L1008791. L1008829.
     
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Well done! Looks like a great park!
     
  4. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    Thanks Amin, it definitely is a nice park. It's the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood in Atlanta, one of the areas that has had a tremendous resurgence. The whole area is being gentrified and full of millennials. I did not know about the skate park until I was looking in my phone at maps of the area!
    BYW, it's really good to remember the old school way of taking photos when you use the M240 :) with no A/F and CAF for burst shoots, it's just like taking photos with my old Konica SLR or the Mamiya TLR. Pre focus or hyper focus and use f5.6 :)
     
  5. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I love these kind of shots- and am convinced that seeing outside the FOV of the lens is of great benefit in shooting action pictures.

    You need an 85 or 90...
     
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  6. rflove

    rflove Leica Place Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jul 13, 2014
    I have the 90mm Elmarit f2.8, but I chose to shoot with the 35mm and 50mm. I thought about shooting with the 90mm after I was done, and maybe I should have...
    Maybe the next time :biggrin:
     
  7. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I find myself grabbing the 85 most of the time for the skating-rink shots. With the skate-boarding shots, you should be able to prefocus and wait for the person to come into position. I have some good luck with a "continuous-focus": focus at the farthest you want to shoot, move focus ring to the closest spot, then "interpolate" between them as you follow the moving subject. With digital- you can see if it worked.
     
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