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DHMN
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Jun 01, 2011 00:52 |  #256

I believe the fast aperture is more important to getting the ball to stand out in focus than frames per second.. not that I'd waste the time attempting to get the shot I got by accident


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Jun 01, 2011 01:01 |  #257

Shutter speed is what freezes the ball.


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Jun 01, 2011 04:43 |  #258

my contribution

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Jun 01, 2011 06:50 |  #259

Here's a few from the past two weekends. Sectional time in Indiana.

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Jun 01, 2011 08:39 |  #260

DHMN wrote in post #12513920 (external link)
I believe the fast aperture is more important to getting the ball to stand out in focus than frames per second.. not that I'd waste the time attempting to get the shot I got by accident

can't get any faster than 2.8 on a 70-200 ;-)a

Effectivepull wrote in post #12513962 (external link)
Shutter speed is what freezes the ball.

x2 on that.

& a camera with a higher fps rate could capture more images in a sequence than my T1i can. That could give me a greater chance at catching the 'squashed' ball image just as the bat makes contact with the ball. With more fps, I prolly could've gotten a pic a split second before this image (external link), & give me that 'squashed' ball pic


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Jun 02, 2011 15:36 as a reply to  @ JOSX2's post |  #261

Shot of my son last year.

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Jun 02, 2011 17:40 |  #262

that's a pretty sweet shot with the dust trail of the ball!


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Jun 02, 2011 17:55 |  #263

JOSX2 wrote in post #12524756 (external link)
that's a pretty sweet shot with the dust trail of the ball!

I Agree! cool vapor trail


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Jun 02, 2011 18:31 |  #264

Shot at my son's baseball tournament a couple years ago. Haven't been able to get another one like it since.

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Jun 02, 2011 22:43 as a reply to  @ bboehm's post |  #265

A few of my favorites from this spring...

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DHMN
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Jun 02, 2011 23:43 |  #266

Shutter speed isn't what freezes the ball in the situation the thread was created to talk about.. a pitched ball coming to the catcher frozen in focus on it's way to the catcher.. as long as you catch the ball in your center spot/focus is should freeze coming at you, I would think, unless you're to the side of the ball where it'll show a trail if slower shutter speed


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Jun 03, 2011 00:23 |  #267

DHMN wrote in post #12526656 (external link)
Shutter speed isn't what freezes the ball in the situation the thread was created to talk about.. a pitched ball coming to the catcher frozen in focus on it's way to the catcher.. as long as you catch the ball in your center spot/focus is should freeze coming at you, I would think, unless you're to the side of the ball where it'll show a trail if slower shutter speed

Sorry DHMN, but that's incorrect....shutter speed is the only thing that'll freeze motion. (unless you're using flash...but that's a different story & not feasible with the topic of the thread anywayz). Pre-focusing between the pitcher & catcher and getting the ball frozen (by using a fast enough shutter speed) at that specific spot is how the effect ( that this thread is about) is obtained

Using your example of a pitched ball coming to the catcher (camera is positioned behind home plate, shooting over the shoulder of the batter basically).....

For simplicity sake, let's just say that you're able to keep the focus point directly on the ball from the moment it leaves the pitchers hand until it finds it's way to the bat (completely impossible...but this is just for simplicity)

now...let's say that you decide to press the shutter button when the ball is half-way between the pitcher & batter. At the moment you press the shutter, the ball is in focus at that instance.

However...if the shutter is not fast enough, it'll capture the motion of the ball (which would be coming at the camera). Because the ball is still traveling while the shutter is open (as the shutter speed is not fast enough), the ball passes through the focal plane & become out of focus. Therefore, when the shutter closes, the last thing it'll capture is a slightly fuzzy ball overlapped on the in-focus ball because the ball is closer to the camera when the shutter closed as to when it was opened.

If you're able to take that picture & spin it 90* (so it's now looking at the pitcher & batter from the side), you would see a ball trail as the slow shutter speed caught the motion of the ball.


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Jun 18, 2011 03:37 as a reply to  @ post 7826744 |  #269

It is indoor sport: table tennis . The hall is not enough right light for my snapshots: .

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Jun 18, 2011 06:29 |  #270

bboehm wrote in post #12525038 (external link)
Shot at my son's baseball tournament a couple years ago. Haven't been able to get another one like it since.

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That is awesome!

Really like it.




  
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