|24th of June 2012 (Sun)||#16|
Cream of the Crop
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Diego County, California, USA
Gear for American Football coverage if you are shooting professionally and getting paid...
Two 1D (series) cameras; 400mm f/2.8 IS and 70-200mm f/4L ID lenses with a monopod for the 400mm...
Poorman's football setup for the rest of us...
Two cameras preferably at least one being a 7D with 300mm f/4L IS (or 300mm f/4L non-IS) and 70-200mm (series) with monopod for 300mm lens.
If I were you, I would put a 300mm on your 7D (using a monopod) and hand hold the 70-200mm lens on your 5D.
However, if you don't wish to or cannot get a 300mm lens, put your 70-200mm on the 7D and the 24-105mm on your 5D. Not the absolutely greatest setup in the world but quite workable.
I don't think that I would choose a TC for this type of photography.
Here are a series of YouTube videos on shooting football which are quite good...
See my images at http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/
EQUIPMENT: Two Canon 7D cameras plus Canon D60 camera modified for full-time IR; Tokina 12-24mm f/4, 50mm f/1.8 Mark-I, 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro, 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus, 70-200mm f/4L IS, 300mm f/4L IS, and 400mm f/5.6L lenses;
|24th of June 2012 (Sun)||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: Football gear advice
You can see all my football stuff on my website and blog.
I use 7D (2)
70-200 f/2.8 (non-IS. IS is not valuable for sports)
300 f/2.8 (also Non-IS) on a monopod. You don't need a monopod for sports either unless you're using a heavy lens
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