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Sep 01, 2011 22:15 |  #1

Any tips/tricks to doing photography at a volleyball game? I did some today most game out OOF, learned from that a bunch of things I can try to do for next time though.


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Sep 01, 2011 22:25 |  #2

From the lenses you have listed, it will be tough to keep shots in focus, as they don't have fast focus speeds and besides the 50, they won't let in enough light. My recommendation is to get a 85mm 1.8, fast focusing and is a great VB lens if you can get relatively close to the court.

Also to start, try to focus on one player and only shoot him/her for the entire point. It's difficult at first to follow the action and jump from player to player.




  
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Sep 01, 2011 22:58 |  #3

You dont have a lens capable. The 50mm lets in enough light but has slow focus.




  
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Sep 01, 2011 23:10 |  #4

Agree with all said above. You need an 85 f/1.8 or 100 f/2 and a camera body capable of ISO 3200.

If you can't get shutter speed faster than 1/400 - 1/500 second, you will be in deep .......
A fast lens that also focuses fast and high ISO will help a lot.


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Sep 05, 2011 07:26 |  #5

I have the 85 1.8, forgot to fix my sig. I've been shooting them at about ISO 1600 f2.0-2.2 with an average shutter speed of 1/500. The main problem I'm having is a majority of them are out of focus, I did some ofthe simple ones like them standing and passing just to get those, however the shots of them spiking are the ones throwing me off.


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Sep 05, 2011 08:23 |  #6

Pick your hitter and pre focus on that player. Guess where the set is going and take what you can get. Center point AF only.


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