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What settings for a football game during the day?

 
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Nov 05, 2005 09:35 |  #1

Should be suny also.

I have the 20D and a SIGMA 70-200mm 70-200 2.8 lens.

I was wondering what are the best settings for great pics? I am on row 20.

TV, AV? ISO? Thanks for any info!




  
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Nov 05, 2005 10:50 |  #2

gobears20 wrote:
Should be suny also.

I have the 20D and a SIGMA 70-200mm 70-200 2.8 lens.

I was wondering what are the best settings for great pics? I am on row 20.

TV, AV? ISO? Thanks for any info!

What I do is spet it to "Sports mode", allthe pictures will come out "colourful"...This helps because the day could be partly cloudy etc...Or set it to Manual ISO 400 1/400 f5.6..Row 20? I guess your not on the sidelines, ask the coaches to see if you can, if they say no, then you'll still get good shots from the stands.


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Nov 05, 2005 11:45 |  #3

if it is an NFL football game, no way will you get to the sidelines.

200mm should be enough reach to get you close from row 20.

Settings. AI-Servo, Shoot in AV and set it at F4 or F5.6 if you have enough sunlight. Make sure you are around 1/300 or so for shutter.

Then have fun...shoot in raw.


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Nov 05, 2005 11:54 as a reply to  @ ACDCROCKS's post |  #4

You won't need a high ISO unless the light dictates it. I would recommend shooting in RAW (I'm just a big fan of this) and AV mode. You can adjust your f-stop to attain the shutter speed you need and then if you need to up your ISO I would do it at this point. Let your meter guide you on your exposure, I don't see the value in going to full manual and then having to make constant changes to the settings.

When I shoot RAW like this I tend to underexpose slightly. One of the teams is bound to have a white or light colored uniform. Shooting against a darker background (grass or astroturf) there is the chance to blow the highlights of the uniforms. Underexposing and shooting RAW does give you a chance to avoid this and your exposure can be easily corrected in post processing and preserve your highlights.


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Nov 05, 2005 12:31 |  #5

I agree with Sheldon. Underexpose by 1/3 stop in RAW. I try and shoot iso 100/200, and lowest Fstop possible to get the least amount of DOF (3.6 is about right i find to get a nice balance). Leave it at the Aperture you want and set it to AV mode.

Not sure how close a 200 will get ya tho. I shoot games from the sideline and am usually wishing i have a 400 not a 300.


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Nov 05, 2005 15:59 as a reply to  @ transcend's post |  #6

transcend wrote:
I agree with Sheldon. Underexpose by 1/3 stop in RAW. I try and shoot iso 100/200, and lowest Fstop possible to get the least amount of DOF (3.6 is about right i find to get a nice balance). Leave it at the Aperture you want and set it to AV mode.

Not sure how close a 200 will get ya tho. I shoot games from the sideline and am usually wishing i have a 400 not a 300.

The only problem is that just adds time to editing your pictures.


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