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Old 1st of December 2005 (Thu)   #1
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Getting ready for basketball season...yet don't know what my settings should be. I've got a Canon EOS-1D camera and an 80-200 lens. Also, I'm not planning on using a flash.

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Well .... the "correct" answer would depend on how good your lighting is in the gym you'll be shooting in ....

But .... if your gyms are anything like what I shoot in around here, then you'll be in manual mode at 1600 ISO at 2.8 at about 1/250 .... particularly if you're not using flash or strobes.

I'd start with those settings anyway and check your histogram to see how that exposure works (or not!).

You might also consider doing a custom white balance for those lights.

Hope that helps ... or, at least, gives you an adequate starting point.
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Well .... the "correct" answer would depend on how good your lighting is in the gym you'll be shooting in ....

But .... if your gyms are anything like what I shoot in around here, then you'll be in manual mode at 1600 ISO at 2.8 at about 1/250 .... particularly if you're not using flash or strobes.

I'd start with those settings anyway and check your histogram to see how that exposure works (or not!).

You might also consider doing a custom white balance for those lights.

Hope that helps ... or, at least, gives you an adequate starting point.
even 2.8 may be a little slow. If you have a 50mm or 85MM try 1.8 iso 1600 1/320
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Default Re: Basketball settings

Changed my post. Which 80-200 lens do you have?
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i don't have the 80-200MM nor 70-200MM 2.8, But I have used the 70-200IS at work for football, it makes a difference. I haven't yet tried it for basket ball...But I assume I'll be using the 50mm 1.8....but I'm allowed to use a flash (AWWW!!!!unike volley ball), So I'll try it.
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