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Old 5th of November 2005 (Sat)   #1
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Question What settings for a football game during the day?

Should be suny also.

I have the 20D and a SIGMA 70-200mm 70-200 2.8 lens.

I was wondering what are the best settings for great pics? I am on row 20.

TV, AV? ISO? Thanks for any info!
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Should be suny also.

I have the 20D and a SIGMA 70-200mm 70-200 2.8 lens.

I was wondering what are the best settings for great pics? I am on row 20.

TV, AV? ISO? Thanks for any info!
What I do is spet it to "Sports mode", allthe pictures will come out "colourful"...This helps because the day could be partly cloudy etc...Or set it to Manual ISO 400 1/400 f5.6..Row 20? I guess your not on the sidelines, ask the coaches to see if you can, if they say no, then you'll still get good shots from the stands.
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Default Re: What settings for a football game during the day?

if it is an NFL football game, no way will you get to the sidelines.

200mm should be enough reach to get you close from row 20.

Settings. AI-Servo, Shoot in AV and set it at F4 or F5.6 if you have enough sunlight. Make sure you are around 1/300 or so for shutter.

Then have fun...shoot in raw.
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Default Re: What settings for a football game during the day?

You won't need a high ISO unless the light dictates it. I would recommend shooting in RAW (I'm just a big fan of this) and AV mode. You can adjust your f-stop to attain the shutter speed you need and then if you need to up your ISO I would do it at this point. Let your meter guide you on your exposure, I don't see the value in going to full manual and then having to make constant changes to the settings.

When I shoot RAW like this I tend to underexpose slightly. One of the teams is bound to have a white or light colored uniform. Shooting against a darker background (grass or astroturf) there is the chance to blow the highlights of the uniforms. Underexposing and shooting RAW does give you a chance to avoid this and your exposure can be easily corrected in post processing and preserve your highlights.
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Default Re: What settings for a football game during the day?

I agree with Sheldon. Underexpose by 1/3 stop in RAW. I try and shoot iso 100/200, and lowest Fstop possible to get the least amount of DOF (3.6 is about right i find to get a nice balance). Leave it at the Aperture you want and set it to AV mode.

Not sure how close a 200 will get ya tho. I shoot games from the sideline and am usually wishing i have a 400 not a 300.
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I agree with Sheldon. Underexpose by 1/3 stop in RAW. I try and shoot iso 100/200, and lowest Fstop possible to get the least amount of DOF (3.6 is about right i find to get a nice balance). Leave it at the Aperture you want and set it to AV mode.

Not sure how close a 200 will get ya tho. I shoot games from the sideline and am usually wishing i have a 400 not a 300.
The only problem is that just adds time to editing your pictures.
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