Photography News Issue 32

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Photography News Issue 32

Performance: autofocusing These test shots were taken at a Canon event at a film studio specifically designed to test the EOS-1DXMark II’s autofocus skills.

Cops and robbers The bad guys in the BMW were being chased by the police while special effects guys set off an explosion in the background. The cars started from around a bend

and were probably not doing much more than 40mph at their fastest. These shots were taken on the Mark II fitted with a 300mm f/2.8 lens using an exposure of

1/1000sec at f/5 and ISO 800. Autofocus was set to Case Study 1 and the drive to 14 frames-per- second continuous shooting. In this sequence, 45 shots were taken.

In this shot, the stuntman ran up and launched himself off a trampoline hidden behind the oil barrels and an ‘explosion’ set off at the same time. Shot with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM at 112mm. The exposure was 1/2000sec at f/6.7 and ISO 800 with the camera in manual mode. Case 1 and Zone servo AF was set with the active area placed in the upper half of the frame where the stuntman’s head was going to be. In this sequence, 24 shots were taken in high continuous shooting mode from the stuntman on his run up to him landing safely. Explodingman

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