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Aug 21, 2012 17:51 |  #1

Hi guys,

What is your preference in field when shooting soccer or footabll (as we say in Europe)?

Me, for exemple, and using a 300mm lens, I really like to stay on the end of the field, near the corner, where I can see the "home" time coach...

And you? Let's "ear" your preference...

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Aug 21, 2012 18:07 |  #2

I like to stand near the corners of the field, I haven't tried standing on the ends.


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Aug 21, 2012 19:41 |  #3

I'll stand along the side line around 5 feet away from the base line. Shoot with a 400 with 1.4 EX, and a 70-200.


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Aug 22, 2012 06:51 |  #4

Nice to hear your "favourite" places guys....


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Aug 22, 2012 17:06 |  #5

I like shooting from the sidelines sometimes at the edge of the penalty area. It helps me get better shots of keepers, defenders, and the midfielders.


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Aug 23, 2012 08:50 |  #6

Nice Aaron ... just saw yr website... really nice!


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Aug 23, 2012 11:01 |  #7

Always sit, not stand. Varies between about the 18yd box behind the goal, to level with 18yd box on sideline. Also remote behind the goal. Sometimes nearer the halfway line too. Depends on the play, who I want to shoot and the light/shadow. I have a 70-200mm L and a 1DmkIII.
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Aug 23, 2012 14:33 |  #8

Really nice photos you got there Hannya.


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Aug 24, 2012 01:11 |  #9

ajaffe wrote in post #14893476 (external link)
I like shooting from the sidelines sometimes at the edge of the penalty area. It helps me get better shots of keepers, defenders, and the midfielders.

Aaron, can you tell me what kit you have for sports. I really like your images. They fill the screen well.


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Aug 24, 2012 02:10 |  #10

Cheers!

I use a 400 2.8, 70-200 2.8, and 24-70 2.8 (not anymore though) mainly. The 400 almost always sits on a 1Dmk4, and the rest 1Dmk3.

I usually crop only very little since I tend to shoot tight to get more pixels on the subject. For instance, this image is pretty much straight out of camera from that just above the penalty area spot on the sideline: http://www.jafferino.c​om …32465&k=xqp2CJv​&lb=1&s=XL (external link)


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Aug 24, 2012 02:24 |  #11

Thanks, Jose. Aaron, liking that close up.


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Aug 24, 2012 06:07 as a reply to  @ Hannya's post |  #12

Thanks Aaron. I would love the 400 2.8 but cannot afford it. I am thinking about the 300 2.8 instead. Have you ever used it for sports? I take field hockey pictures and I think that it would give me enough reach. I can use my 1.4 extender if necessary.


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Aug 24, 2012 17:50 |  #13

I used to have a 300. I think I used the 300 to shoot field hockey I believe and wanted more reach. When I was in low light the problem compounded since I had to crop more or be more patient and potentially miss shots. Other than that I wish I had a 300 for times I shoot basketball or tennis.


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