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ernestoqr
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Jun 20, 2014 14:56 |  #1

Watching the FIFA world cup I see there are a lot of cameras behind the gates net. MOst of them of course using wide angle lenses .
BUT
how do the trigger them , achieve focus control ?
are they linked to other cameras directly( manually trigered by the photographer?
there are no to many if you think the huge coverage this event has
SO
how those fortunate to have their cameras there how do they get access to this( application, or a lot of $$$$$ payed ?
Thanks




  
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Jun 20, 2014 15:02 |  #2

WIth a wide or ultrawide and a smaller apeture anything beyond a few feet is in focus, so basically they prefocus and leave it alone. They trigger them using a remote like the pocket wizard II or III that has up to 1600 ft of range. You probably have to have special credentials approved by FIFA, wire services and sports illustrated most likely.




  
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Jun 20, 2014 15:05 |  #3

More than likely (since it's a global event) they are using a PW Multimax with custom freq so they won't have to worry about interference.

Cameras are set to manual settings with focus pre-set and lens taped down so that the focus ring doesn't accidentally move.


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Jun 20, 2014 15:08 |  #4

These tutorials are for basketball but the same principles apply.

http://photography.tut​splus.com …remote-camera--photo-2515 (external link)

http://www.sportsshoot​er.com/news/1062 (external link)


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Jun 20, 2014 15:32 |  #5

gonzogolf wrote in post #16984032 (external link)
WIth a wide or ultrawide and a smaller apeture anything beyond a few feet is in focus, so basically they prefocus and leave it alone. They trigger them using a remote like the pocket wizard II or III that has up to 1600 ft of range. You probably have to have special credentials approved by FIFA, wire services and sports illustrated most likely.

so the auto focus on the lens is switched to off ? I guess it is
what if the lights condition change




  
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Jun 20, 2014 15:35 |  #6

ernestoqr wrote in post #16984076 (external link)
so the auto focus on the lens is switched to off ? I guess it is
what if the lights condition change

They get a chance to change up at halftime.




  
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Jun 20, 2014 15:51 |  #7

ernestoqr wrote in post #16984019 (external link)
Watching the FIFA world cup I see there are a lot of cameras behind the gates net. MOst of them of course using wide angle lenses .
BUT
how do the trigger them , achieve focus control ?
are they linked to other cameras directly( manually trigered by the photographer?
there are no to many if you think the huge coverage this event has
SO
how those fortunate to have their cameras there how do they get access to this( application, or a lot of $$$$$ payed ?
Thanks

PocketWizards (external link) are the industry standard in remote triggers.




  
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Jun 21, 2014 14:41 |  #8

There are cheaper options for folk like me on a budget!


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Jun 23, 2014 14:09 |  #9

Hannya wrote in post #16985732 (external link)
There are cheaper options for folk like me on a budget!

Hi
saw your web site excellent pics
what are the cheaper options you have




  
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Jun 24, 2014 11:44 |  #10

ernestoqr wrote in post #16989841 (external link)
Hi
saw your web site excellent pics
what are the cheaper options you have

You can get cheap triggers off of eBay. No where near the quality of Pocket Wizards...but no where near the price either.


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Jun 24, 2014 11:51 |  #11

ernestoqr wrote in post #16989841 (external link)
Hi
saw your web site excellent pics
what are the cheaper options you have

Check these out:

http://www.ebay.com …5&To%2520Fit=Ca​mera&rt=nc (external link)


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www.TheTalon.SmugMug.c​om (external link)

  
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Jun 24, 2014 11:53 |  #12

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16984042 (external link)
These tutorials are for basketball but the same principles apply.

http://photography.tut​splus.com …remote-camera--photo-2515 (external link)

http://www.sportsshoot​er.com/news/1062 (external link)

I've done it before for basketball. I HIGHLY recommend the Sports Shooter tutorial!


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www.TheTalon.SmugMug.c​om (external link)

  
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Jun 24, 2014 17:43 |  #13

ernestoqr wrote in post #16989841 (external link)
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saw your web site excellent pics
what are the cheaper options you have

Hi. I use Yongnuo from ebay. Cheap as chips.


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Jun 25, 2014 08:44 |  #14

For playing around those are fine, but when you are shooting on assignment you need something reliable, which is why Pocket Wizards are the industry standard.


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Jun 27, 2014 19:10 |  #15

If you can afford nice 1 series with superteles cost of PWs is peanuts IMHO.


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