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Mar 20, 2017 08:52 |  #16666

More baseball from Sunday's game. First some pregame photos. Day game so I got to play with my 100-400 II. Some game action photos later. I had a good day.

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Mar 20, 2017 09:07 |  #16667

Some game photos. Decisions, decisions. Too many to choose from.

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It was getting almost hot down here Sunday and I got some heat shimmer coming off the turf in this shot.

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Watching it leave the old ballyard.

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Mar 20, 2017 09:10 |  #16668

^^^ Nice stuff...
may i inquire on why f5? do you find that the best sharp point for your lens?

i shot soccer goofaround and used f2.8 and wondered if i should of used a higher f...


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Mar 20, 2017 09:14 |  #16669

Some miscellaneous and post game photos.

My buddy, Raymond

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My son and grandson made the game.

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The kids got to run the bases after the game.

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Almost forgot these photos. A great catch in dead straight-a-way centerfield.


That's all for now.

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Mar 20, 2017 13:21 |  #16670

Archibald wrote in post #18304581 (external link)
Agreed. There seems to be no way to do semi-systematic tests to learn what works best or to tune settings for BIF. So we are left to stay on default or guess at settings or follow someone's advice for BIF events that are unpredictable.

TS is easy to test because you set up consistent conditions. So is AF switching. Select 65 point zone in any case #. Pick a garden gnome or any still object that is closer to the camera than other objects. Set AFSW to 0. Focus in on the object and move the camera to the left and right. Now do that with it set to 2. Try to move at the same speed for both settings. Try a little faster with both. You should easily see what the points are doing.

I have found no way to test Accel/decel but the new IDX II AF guide clearly explains what we suspected. Movement to and away from us. Fast stops and starts, acceleration and deceleration. It makes the camera more prepared and sensitive to those movements.

I think it should apply when the action is in a 45 degree angle. If you are tracking using single point or expansion it may be tough to really tell unless you shot one event with a low setting and one with a high setting and then compare keeper rates.

Case 6 combines cases 4 and 5 so you will see the AF points in action tracking left right, up or down if you are in zone AF but the forward/back motion might be hard to see if tracking is better. I have not had a chance for that type of shooting but I'd like to do it as case #4, although I understand what it does is the least used one by me so far.

That is why I shoot faster more erratic birds in Case 6 and 65 point zone. The camera helps me track better although sometimes they are just to fast for me to keep up and keep some the 65 AF points it.


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Mar 20, 2017 14:20 |  #16671

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Mar 20, 2017 14:33 |  #16672

TeleFragger wrote in post #18305848 (external link)
^^^ Nice stuff...
may i inquire on why f5? do you find that the best sharp point for your lens?

i shot soccer goofaround and used f2.8 and wondered if i should of used a higher f...

Because I was using a Canon 100-400 mm F/4.5-5.6 II lens. It has a variable aperture depending on how far out you are zoomed and that was wide open for that amount of zoom

I'd love for someone to buy me a 400mm F/2.8 so I can shoot F/2.8, especially for night games. ;)

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Mar 20, 2017 16:18 |  #16673

McNeese72 wrote in post #18306117 (external link)
Because I was using a Canon 100-400 mm F/4.5-5.6 II lens. It has a variable aperture depending on how far out you are zoomed and that was wide open for that amount of zoom

I'd love for someone to buy me a 400mm F/2.8 so I can shoot F/2.8, especially for night games. ;)

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Mar 20, 2017 16:22 |  #16674

McNeese72 wrote in post #18305852 (external link)
Some miscellaneous and post game photos.

My buddy, Raymond

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Almost forgot these photos. A great catch in dead straight-a-way centerfield.







That's all for now.

Doc

Doc,
The following comment is not a criticism not comment to you. This set that you posted is a GREAT EXAMPLE of why shotgunning the shutter is not the way to capture peak sports action . It demonstrates that even at 10 frames per second the photographer still needs to use timing to capture peak. Between frames the ball travels 5 to 10 feet. Almost got the first shot but I know you know just a tad early. Unlike your perfectly time shots of the.batters above. Makes a difference in the strength of the shot, and asthetics for action.




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Mar 20, 2017 20:19 |  #16675

Pondrader wrote in post #18306198 (external link)
workin on it

Still doing my part every week. ;)

Edit: Make that twice a week.

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Mar 20, 2017 20:47 |  #16676

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The following comment is not a criticism not comment to you. This set that you posted is a GREAT EXAMPLE of why shotgunning the shutter is not the way to capture peak sports action . It demonstrates that even at 10 frames per second the photographer still needs to use timing to capture peak. Between frames the ball travels 5 to 10 feet. Almost got the first shot but I know you know just a tad early. Unlike your perfectly time shots of the.batters above. Makes a difference in the strength of the shot, and asthetics for action.

I'm not sure what you are referring to. If you are talking about the wall shots, at the distance it was it is hard to tell where the ball was to time the shots.

For shots of the batter's hitting the ball timing is everything. You can't shotgun it and expect to get good results because of the speed of the ball. If you get one like that it is usually just luck. I like to shoot the batter from the right field side for two reasons. One reason is that most of the batters are right handed so they are open to you and you can see their faces see the bat contact the ball. Second reason is that I am left eyed so my left eye is in the viewfinder while my right eye is on the pitcher throwing the ball. Seeing the pitcher throwing helps me try to time the pitch. I try to time the shutter on every pitch when the ball should be crossing the plate. You can't wait until you see the batter starting his swing or you will already be too late. I usually shoot in a one or two shot burst. It is very hard thing to do. I do need to up my shutter speed more if I expect to freeze the ball better.

Shooting sports is positioning, timing, and, of course, some luck. ;)

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Mar 20, 2017 22:28 |  #16677

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I want the 400 DO II. I have seen outstanding crisp shots with a 2X III. Light and you get 560 and 800 with the TC's. I did learn the lesson of having a faster lens when I shot a night game with an F4 lens. My 70-200 2.8 II is great for that but limited for distance. Wish I had the money to have em all :-)


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Mar 21, 2017 00:25 as a reply to McNeese72's post |  #16678

I agree. I watch the batters hands. 2 maybe 3 shots. I have decent luck doing that.

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Mar 21, 2017 00:26 as a reply to digital paradise's post |  #16679

We all do.


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Mar 21, 2017 05:44 |  #16680

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^^^ well since I had my t2i I was always that centerpoint AF AI Servo guy and just caught the moments.. you can see them in my flickr go ways back... and it worked..

I thought the 7dm2 would be light years better and could get away to the single AF point and go 65... I can use center bracket section which I did today at times.. but since players run left or right and can change direction it is just too tough to setup to use say right bracket.. then ball stripped and switch to left bracket... so you always have player with room in front of them...telling the story of where they are going.

I may just go back to my old ways.. yes the 7dm2 is a very nice camera over my t2i but for my needs it doesn't just overwhelm with benefits... still love the camera and with this tammy I'm stoked and enjoying it..

I have yet (prior to the new lens) to enjoy the full bennies of the 7dm2 as the first day I just didn't feel like... WOW THIS IS SO AWESOME.....

I may be pretty late to the party here, but looking at your "mega crop" example, I'd say numero uno for you is get closer to the action. Your AF will work wonders if you get closer. That will remove many of the other objects (kids, net, buildings, etc) from the viewfinder and the AF system will be able to track your intended subject. I use the point expansion and the cluster of 8 points in the center, not center zone when I'm shooting sports and it works beautifully.
Keep working at it and it will get easier, it's not a camera most can just pick up and go shoot action. I also recommend the "ignores objects moving into the scene" tracking function and have found once it's on subject, it won't let go.


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