Zap Cat racing action with EM-1 and 75-300mk2

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Brian Wadie
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Zap Cat racing action with EM-1 and 75-300mk2
8 months ago

I spent a few hours shooting the frantic race action of these small, high speed outboard powered inflatable catamarans from a local beach.

Initially I had a circular polariser on but changed that to my UV filter when I realised I was getting too many OOF shot with the CP (it went from about 20% sharp focus with the CP to 60%+ with the UV filter)

Over 200 shots with less than two full battery charges (one emptied the other still showing 3 bars but only had a few hundred shots left when I used it today)

I have a stack of images from the races on my website and flikr galleries but thought you may like to see a few of the images here

The more I use this combo for high speed water sports the more I like it

all shot using SAF, smallest single point, off the monopod. 10 fps, Av mode (as I like to control aperture) and with ISO 200 - 400 to keep shutter speed up to 1/1000th sec +/-

Most are cropped but some are just downsized for the web

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So much to learn, so little time left to do it!

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