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Shooting College basketball; 24 1.4 or 35 1.4?

 
Asmodeus
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Jan 17, 2013 16:24 |  #1

I'm planning on shooting my son's game this Saturday from the floor. I have a pretty good selection of equipment, but was thinking that my 7D with a rental 35 1.4 or 24 1.4 might be a better choice than using my 50 1.4, or 85 1.8

College gym, typical lighting. I've never done this before, so any feedback would be appreciated. My available equipment (without renting anything) is in my sig.


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Jan 17, 2013 20:16 |  #2

Hello,
College hoops, lights should be ok.
Where on the floor will you be sitting? near the basket? mid court?
The 85 1.8 is the go to lens and your 70-200 or 135 f2
Why are you thinking you need a 35mm or 24mm

SS 640, iso 3200 or 6400, WB set maybe to 'K 3400' test , test & test.... LOL

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Jan 17, 2013 21:21 |  #3

I should be able to shoot from multiple locations during the game. My concern was that the 85 & 135 would be too long on the 7D. Looks like I should throw a bunch of lenses in the bag and shoot the girls team game that is played before the men's, just to get a feel for it.

Five home games in the next two weeks; I should be able to get a few good shots out of this ;)


5DMII w/BG-E6 -- 7D w/BG-E7 -- G15
15mm F2.8 Fisheye -- 50mm F1.4 -- 85mm F1.8 -- 100mm F2.8 Macro
135mm F2 -- 16-35mm F2.8L -- 24-70mm F2.8L --70-200mm F2.8L IS
300mm F2.8L IS -- Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX -- Canon 1.4x & 2x II TC
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Jan 17, 2013 21:28 |  #4

yeah, try it out.
I shoot with my 1dmkiii w/ 85 1.8 and then the 7D w/ 300 for the far end. I sit down on right hand side of the floor.
I can see how the 35 w/ the 7d can get you in near the net...sure.

**or go with the 24-70 one one body and 70-200 on the other body... DONE!


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Jan 19, 2013 20:01 |  #5

have a lot of shots to process, but it seems to have worked out OK. Used the 7D @ ISO 6400 and 1/500, the 50 1.4 for the first half an the 60 1.8 for the second. This is the 50 1.4 @ F3.5


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5DMII w/BG-E6 -- 7D w/BG-E7 -- G15
15mm F2.8 Fisheye -- 50mm F1.4 -- 85mm F1.8 -- 100mm F2.8 Macro
135mm F2 -- 16-35mm F2.8L -- 24-70mm F2.8L --70-200mm F2.8L IS
300mm F2.8L IS -- Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX -- Canon 1.4x & 2x II TC
Speedlite 580EX (3x) w/CP-E3 -- Speedlite ST-E2

  
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Jan 20, 2013 19:42 |  #6

Why did you shoot at f3.5?




  
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Jan 20, 2013 21:04 |  #7

seaninsa wrote in post #15513570 (external link)
Why did you shoot at f3.5?

The gym is really oddly lit. Along with your standard gym lighting it has offset skylights. It was a bright sunny afternoon, and as clouds moved across the sky the lighting would constantly change, along with the fact that one side of the court was always better lit than the other. As I tracked the kids down the floor I would go from overexposed to underexposed depending on the shifting lighting.

So rather than shoot full manual, I shot shutter priority.


5DMII w/BG-E6 -- 7D w/BG-E7 -- G15
15mm F2.8 Fisheye -- 50mm F1.4 -- 85mm F1.8 -- 100mm F2.8 Macro
135mm F2 -- 16-35mm F2.8L -- 24-70mm F2.8L --70-200mm F2.8L IS
300mm F2.8L IS -- Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX -- Canon 1.4x & 2x II TC
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Jan 22, 2013 20:37 |  #8

Asmodeus wrote in post #15509897 (external link)
have a lot of shots to process, but it seems to have worked out OK. Used the 7D @ ISO 6400 and 1/500, the 50 1.4 for the first half an the 60 1.8 for the second. This is the 50 1.4 @ F3.5

What did you use for noise reduction if anything?
Do yo find the 50mm slow focus in practice? I was thinking about something in that range for my 7D.


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Jan 23, 2013 12:57 |  #9

V4her wrote in post #15522277 (external link)
What did you use for noise reduction if anything?
Do yo find the 50mm slow focus in practice? I was thinking about something in that range for my 7D.

This was processed on my low-powered netbook, where I run Corel Photopaint X5. I used the digital noise reduction setting for some very minor correction.

I used AI Servo and tracked the ball carrier as they moved. Seemed to focus quickly enough.


5DMII w/BG-E6 -- 7D w/BG-E7 -- G15
15mm F2.8 Fisheye -- 50mm F1.4 -- 85mm F1.8 -- 100mm F2.8 Macro
135mm F2 -- 16-35mm F2.8L -- 24-70mm F2.8L --70-200mm F2.8L IS
300mm F2.8L IS -- Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX -- Canon 1.4x & 2x II TC
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