Originally Posted by NCORWRX
Hmmm... Wonder why Flickr deleted the exif? The panning shot was 1/125 f5. The rolling shot, A: I don't remember and B: Sadly that entire folder seems to be MIA from my hard drive.
However I do believe it was shot in landscape mode, sooooo, you might have a point.
Can you link to the actual Flickr page for that photo? Maybe it didn't show the EXIF for a lower res version? I'm not sure...
But yeah if the panning shot was at ƒ5, it's most likely a DOF thing combined with a bit of camera shake. I've had a similar experience with this photo for example...the rear is sharp, but the front isn't because I didn't lead the car enough in my shot...this is 1/160 sec @ ƒ5.6:
But then when you've got it all working for you, even at ƒ2.8 the focus can be spot-on: