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Sep 23, 2016 15:45 |  #1

Quick question. What would be your minimum setting for shooting football with ok lighting, dreary skies. Shooting with canon t1i with a 70-200 f2.8 version 1. I am shooting in manual mode. thanks everyone in advance.


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Sep 23, 2016 15:55 |  #2

If you're shooting any sort of fast motion, I would say you're shutter speeds would need to be between 1/800 - 1/2000 depending on the type of action. Generally under field lights, I'm around 3200-6400 ISO to get those types of shutter speeds. Much easier if you're photographing during the day.


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Sep 23, 2016 15:59 as a reply to  @ sourcehill's post |  #3

I try to get to that 6400, but I hate the graininess in the photos. I was looking for a way to get rid of that. Thanks for the input.


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Sep 23, 2016 16:03 |  #4

wrwwoelfel wrote in post #18138057 (external link)
I try to get to that 6400, but I hate the graininess in the photos. I was looking for a way to get rid of that. Thanks for the input.

1/800s, F2.8, ISO 6400 is pretty much where you'll be.

It will be grainy, no way around it. It would be grainy even on a much newer camera too.

You can look into better techniques of processing for high ISO (see TeamSpeed's advise regarding cleaning up from this sensor).

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Sep 23, 2016 16:18 |  #5

MalVeauX wrote in post #18138069 (external link)
1/800s, F2.8, ISO 6400 is pretty much where you'll be.

It will be grainy, no way around it. It would be grainy even on a much newer camera too.

Wouldn't an 80D or even a 5D make a noticeable difference with respect to high ISO noise?




  
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Sep 23, 2016 16:27 |  #6

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Wouldn't an 80D or even a 5D make a noticeable difference with respect to high ISO noise?

Slightly better, sure. But ISO 6400 on either system will still have some grain that requires clean up.

The OP needs to really balance expectations and the need to process for high ISO.

With good processing, you can get fairly clean images at ISO 6400 & ISO 12800 from the sensor in the T3i/7D/60D, etc. The T1i is a bit behind in that, so ISO 6400 will be quite grainy. But ISO 6400 on the 80D is still fairly grainy if underexposed even a bit. It's not a magic bullet.

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Sep 23, 2016 16:54 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #7

thanks for the input


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Sep 23, 2016 18:23 |  #8

I have found that if I have correct exposure, and fill the frame ... high iso is not so bad, if needed to get the higher shutter speed.

It's when I have to crop or raise exposure afterwards, that really degrades the image.




  
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Sep 23, 2016 21:25 |  #9

Switch to spot metering. It ignores the dark background allowing you to keep a higher SS while lowering the ISO. Works even better if the team is wearing a.light color. However following the action becomes much much more important. You don't want your metering point to come off the player and into a dark spot. If that happens you won't have a chance. Shoot the game the way you would normally for a quarter or two then give it a try for a quarter. I think you will catch on fast. Good luck!




  
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