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Jan 10, 2011 06:31 as a reply to  @ post 11609243 |  #16

You picked up great action, and positioning, but that 70-200 f/2.8 is actually really to slow for those high school gyms, unless you have a camera that handles high iso....You need to get a shutter of 1/400 -1/500, your shots are under exposed. I know a lot of people are getting great shots with a f/2.8, but they are using 7D's, or are in better light.
The best option is a 85mm, but you won't be up in the bleachers, you still need to be close, first row on the floor, or baseline, here are a few I took this weekend with my Xsi. They are at iso 1600, f/2.0, 1/400....on my Xsi, that is the fastest shutter I could get, my Xsi max's out at iso1600....in search for a new camera..


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Jan 10, 2011 10:49 |  #17

Well your latest images are an improvement over the first shot with the 28-135. But if you aren't going to use strobes and continue to use the 40D, the 85mm f1.8 is a great piece of gear to have in the bag.

I shot some on my son's MS ball this past Friday night using my 40D and either my 24-70L f2.8 or my 85mm f1.8 and my strobes. The 40D has fairly horrible high ISO capabilities. 1600 is the upper limit that is still usable and you had better nail the exposure or the noise is nasty. I'm looking to save up for a 7D, but for now I have to make the 40D work.

40D and 85mm f1.8 ISO 500, 1/200th @ f3.5 and strobes

IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5248/5341425823_d90d88ec79_z.jpg

40D, 85mm f1.8 ISO 400, 1/250th @ f3.5 and strobes
IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5242/5336887411_2beb1389a4_z.jpg

With the longer lenses on a crop body you'll want to shoot from the corners. Sometimes focus tracking isn't as good because you are following them in and then across to the hoop, but the 40D still works OK. The newer focus sensors in the 7D should be better and they added more cross type sensors in that camera.

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Jan 10, 2011 11:34 |  #18

I have a 50mm 1.2L I will sell you...


Equipment list: Canon 1Dx, Canon 1D mk III, 50D, 400mm 2.8L, 70-200mm 2.8L, 17-40 4.0L, 24-105 4.0L IS, Sigma 15mm 2.8 FE, (2) 580EX II

  
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Jan 10, 2011 13:26 |  #19

sch_photo wrote in post #11610975 (external link)
I have a 50mm 1.2L I will sell you...

You work for Canon marketing? :D


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Jan 10, 2011 18:20 |  #20

Strobes aren't allowed in the gyms where I'm shooting and even using flash courtside will get you warned the first time and asked to quit taking pictures the second if you continue to use it. Even bouncing it is not allowed and I have talked with principles, refs, athletic directors and all of them won't budge on the issue even though I think bounced strobes are less harmful to players than using an external flash mounted on your camera.

I have been kicking around the idea of a 50mm and 7D and I think the 7D would come before the 50. I also think that based purely on the gyms that I shoot in, the 85mm is just a bit to long and will miss extended player shots under the hoop (but I'm keeping my options/mind open), but that is based purely on the couple years experience of shooting in these local gyms.

I'm not in the market for a 50 1.2 though right now :p

Thanks for all of the feedback.


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