CelticRavenVA wrote in post #3943914
I have shot several times on the floor, most meets are poorly lit, and really offer no help in getting a good white balance from the get go, with open windows and sometimes sodium lights in the gym.
Go for the fastest lenses you can get. F/2.8, at 1600 usually does pretty well. If you shooting from the bleachers, your 300 might do well for you also.
Thanks for your suggestions. I'll be able to shoot at ISO 3200, with low/moderate noise, and can go up to 6400, but will be using Noise Ninja for sure.
pagnamenta wrote in post #3944162
The gyms I shoot in get me ISO 1600 f2.8 @ 1/250th. It does a good job of freezing action but you still get some blur on the feet every once in a while. Depending on your distance, I'd take the 135 f2 (great for the light) and then bring the 70-200 just in case you need the little extra reach.
Thanks. The two you mentioned were in the top three lenses.
Tapeman wrote in post #3944496
Bring all three lenses. I have used a mono pod while seated in gym bleachers. Good luck.
I may just do that. At least I'd look like a pro .
Tony-S wrote in post #3945341
OK, don't tell me I'm the only one who caught the pun here...
Until you know the lighting and the distance, it's tough to say. But I suspect that 70-200 will be the front-runner. Can you get down to the gym to see where you'll be sitting and to get an exposure reading? Also, you'll need to determine how distant each exercise is that your kid will do.
That's a great suggestion. I'm sure I can go to one of my grandaughter's practice sessions. Of course, that will provide me the lighting for her gym, the away meets will be a crap shoot.
jmpsmash wrote in post #3945411
aside from the 200/1.8, you probably have the 3 best lens for indoor sport, 300/2.8 for far away, 135/2 for medium, 85/1.8 for close. 70-200/2.8 is good all-arounder for when the gym is pretty well lit.
i think you are pretty much all set.
Thanks, I'll just bring all three. There problem solved.
basroil wrote in post #3945427
i suggest you go for 70-200 and 135. if it's too close or too far for the 135, you'll have a backup, and if not use the 135 exclusively. also, iso3200 or even 6400 will come in handy here, so don't fret some high numbers
Thanks. I'm grateful to have the high ISO if needed.