I own a d70 and would like some imput on the settings for photographies of horse racing. I have used exposoure speed of 1/30 with panning to create feeling of motion. The problem is that I seldom get images that are sharp in any part of the image. My intention is to have the images show motion blur, but unless part of the image shows some sharpness, it appears like there was never adequate focus. I have tried using the d70 single area focus (CSM2) and the closest subject focus (CSM3), with equally poor results. Are there any special settings I should be using.
I see the focus indicator at least for the first image and since the others have to be taken rapidly in succession, I cannot say if each image shows the focus indicator. I was hoping that since the first image is in focus, that the camera tracking mechanism would keep the others in focus as well. A vibration resistant lens has not given any better results except for the first image.