NR's admin today mentioned (10 June 2012) a patent recently filed by Nikon in Japan - "Nikon filed a patent 201294984 in Japan for a new panning feature that will combine a high shutter speed image of the main subject and a low shutter speed image of the background"
While there is quite a deal of discussion on the front page about this panning feature, no-one has posted pix of "panned photos". This has been quite a challenge for me when taking photos of track cycling at an indoor velodrome, where low or uneven light is the norm, and synched flash at 1/200sec max is not very useable when cyclists can be moving at 70km/hour.
I'd be interested to see other people's efforts in panning for high-speed action sports, and accounts of how the problems of low light and high speed subjects were resolved.
I offer this pic from January 2012 as a thread starter.