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Jan 04, 2012 21:57 |  #1

Ive really wanted to get into sports photography and this is my first attempt.
C&C is always appreciated. I know in some of the pictures there are parts cut off. im working on that. only had my 85 1.8 should of brought my other gear.

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Jan 04, 2012 22:28 |  #2

I like them. That lens is limiting from a composition stand point but you have great focus and depth of field.


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Jan 04, 2012 22:37 |  #3

I really like looking at these pics. Not because I love basketball but bc I think they're great pics! I think color, sharpness, detail, and dof are all very nice.




  
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Jan 04, 2012 22:39 |  #4

Lighting is a lot better than I am used to seeing from HS basketball shots.

I wasnt able to pull the EXIF data via the Firefox plug-in I have... curious to know what aperture setting(s) was used for these.


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Jan 04, 2012 22:59 |  #5

drvnbysound wrote in post #13648838 (external link)
Lighting is a lot better than I am used to seeing from HS basketball shots.

I wasnt able to pull the EXIF data via the Firefox plug-in I have... curious to know what aperture setting(s) was used for these.

They do look good.

Exif can be seen on the flickr page - click the link lower left corner of each image.


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Jan 04, 2012 23:25 |  #6

Ahh! I have went to many Flickr pages via links provided here, but I am so used to right-clicking and using my FF plug-in, I was never able to find it there either - as Flickr gives the Copyright statement when you right-click.

I don't have a Flickr account myself, so I never took the time to fumble around the page to find the Actions > View EXIF Info link ;) Thanks for making me look for and find it!


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Jan 04, 2012 23:36 |  #7

Now that I have looked, it appears that most were shot around f/2.0, ISO 1600.

The reason I was asking for this data was mainly to discuss the comment that Quaz8r made regarding the lens limiting the composition. I obviously understand that a prime lens will limit composition, particularly where you can't move much to compensate for it, but at those settings I don't know of any other alternatives. Suggestions?

Can the T2i even shoot higher than ISO1600? If so, at the expense of how much noise (assuming you use a lens at f/2.8 or f/4 maybe)? If not, what other lens would you use that can shoot at f/2.0 that would allow for better compositions?

I don't want to come off in the wrong way - I am simply asking because I don't know, and the comment led me to believe there are alternatives, which weren't mentioned.


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Jan 05, 2012 16:25 |  #8

Thanks everyone!
and most of them were shot between 1.8 and 2.5 i think. the t2i can get up to 6400 iso but its really noisy. and yes there are alternatives. The t2i is a crop body so quaz8r is right its hard composition wise but I would choose my nifty fifty to shoot at 2.0 too. And yes if you shoot at f/2.8 and f/4 it will get really noisy just because the t2i sucks with noise above 3200 iso




  
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Jan 05, 2012 16:51 as a reply to  @ Eman.'s post |  #9

Love the last one :cool:



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Jan 05, 2012 17:56 |  #10

Personally, I wasn't thinking to go any wider. I like the fact that, for the most part, the images are pretty well composed on specific players. Shooting wider is obviously going to capture more of the scene/play and possibly more of the crowd, which I would think would be less desirable. That's why I was more stumped on lens suggestions... I was thinking more along the lines of a zoom lens would allow you the composition flexibility AND give you the same aperture settings; I dont know of any...


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Jan 05, 2012 17:59 |  #11

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Love the last one :cool:

Me too!


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Jan 05, 2012 19:56 |  #12

drvnbysound- idk either ive been told that the 70-200 2.8 L but it would be better with a 7d not much on a t2i.




  
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Jan 05, 2012 20:58 |  #13

The Canon 70-200/2.8 IS would be my choice here. It would give you a bit more flexibility on the wide end and a lot more reach if needed. It should work fine on your camera. With the quality image you got at ISO 1600 I"m thinking the extra ISO needed to go to f2.8 won't bother quality at all.

Can you rent one in your area to try?

That gym is brighter than most I've ever seen.


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Jan 05, 2012 22:32 |  #14

I agree, that's probably a great lens for this application. My problem with it is justifying the cost :( (~$2k - B&H) - particularly when comparing to a 85mm f/1.8 ($358 - B&H) or the nifty fifty ($104 - B&H).

I am a noob amateur, having been shooting for aroud 2 years now. I recently picked up the 70-200 f/4 myself (which I don't think would be capable for this). As soon as I got it I knew I would like to have the f/2.8 model for that added low-light capability, but Im not getting paid for anything yet (still have a lot of learning to do), and can't justify that expense yet.


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Jan 06, 2012 00:35 |  #15

Titus- you might be right. ill go to a local shop and see if they let people rent. and y they school is only 6 years old so its pretty new. A lot of the schools in my area are new so lighting should be a problem.

drvnbsound- maybe you can find it on the used market. I've seen some good deals on here for that exact lens. Also i've only been shooting seriously for about 7 months, but i feel the same way!




  
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