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Feb 10, 2019 15:05 as a reply to  @ post 18808531 |  #586

Great shots John. I continually struggle with light and weather conditions. Looks like I might have to consider an f2.8 lens. The 100-400 lens works well for motorsport, because I use slower shutter speeds for mostly panning shots. Not so good this time of year on the rugby field.




  
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Feb 10, 2019 15:54 |  #587

Emce wrote in post #18808540 (external link)
Great shots John. I continually struggle with light and weather conditions. Looks like I might have to consider an f2.8 lens. The 100-400 lens works well for motorsport, because I use slower shutter speeds for mostly panning shots. Not so good this time of year on the rugby field.

Yes, especially at this time of the year when the light tends to be very challenging, as a rule I also underexpose by between ⅔ - 1 ⅓ of a stop and then batch correct in Lightroom to give me a little more latitude; I also set ISO to auto.

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Feb 10, 2019 17:02 as a reply to  @ johnrobjones's post |  #588

Thanks John, very helpful, I use auto ISO, will try underexposure and batch correction. I presume this is better done using RAW files or does it really make a huge difference if JPEG are used?




  
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Feb 11, 2019 02:45 as a reply to  @ Emce's post |  #589

Yes, I use Raw images.

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Feb 11, 2019 05:05 |  #590

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Wow.... photographing rugby can be dangerous then !!!

Keep taking the photos.

I saw what you did there ;-)a :p




  
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Feb 11, 2019 05:16 |  #591

Nothing from me this week as I was on international duties at Murrayfield, rebuilding the Scottish economy from the inside of a bar ;-)a


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Feb 11, 2019 06:39 as a reply to  @ bildeb0rg's post |  #592

Been there many times and have kept many breweries in business too.
Less said about the mistakes made ... back to photos.


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Feb 11, 2019 06:46 |  #593

Emce wrote in post #18808540 (external link)
Great shots John. I continually struggle with light and weather conditions. Looks like I might have to consider an f2.8 lens. The 100-400 lens works well for motorsport, because I use slower shutter speeds for mostly panning shots. Not so good this time of year on the rugby field.

I use a 7D2 and 100-400 Mark 2. I set shutter speed to /1000 sec, and let the camera do the rest. Mos times I set the ISO, but sometimes I leave it on Auto.

In winter in the north of Scotland, I suspect most images are taken upwards of 1800 ISO.

Sometimes I shoot RAW but mostly JPGs. This has been down to the write speeds of my cards. I was using 95Mbs and that was not nearly fast enough for RAW. Now I am on 200Mbs. However I find that by looking at the histograms, I can work out if I need ot make any adjustments.

The Pro next to me shoots in manual and RAW. Nothing in AUTO. Works very wel l for him. He is a Nikon user !


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Feb 11, 2019 09:00 |  #594

Nothing wrong with Noink gear, I've seen many, many snaps taken with their equipment.
It's good to see we're both willing to put the hours in Laird, it would be a shame to let all that distilling heritage go to waste.
I used to shoot in AV starting at f5.6 and opening up as the light dropped, pushing the ISO up to its ceiling (3200 on a 1D mkIII) to keep the shutter above 1/1000th. Now with a 1D mkIV I'm in manual, still at f5.6 and 1/1000th and let the auto ISO do its thang. Also shooting RAW.




  
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Feb 16, 2019 12:35 |  #595

A couple from today, Aylesford Bulls third team, great guys, close game 20-19, happy to let me indulge in a few different shots.


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Feb 17, 2019 03:50 as a reply to  @ Emce's post |  #596

The top one is superb. Iain Milne, a bear of a Scottish prop, said, there are not enough poor rugby players anymore. When asked to clarify, he said ..... blokes (I suppose ladies now too) who just want to go out and play some rugby. THey train a little but just love the game, their team and the rugby. They do not want to be the best ever.


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Feb 17, 2019 05:16 as a reply to  @ TheLaird's post |  #597

Thanks for the great feedback. Totally agree.. got talking to a few of the guys yesterday, quite a diverse bunch at Aylesford.. some don’t like the politics of the first team and play amongst the lower ranks.. others not so good and just want a good tear up. Others jump ship to other teams just to get a game each weekend.

They are totally up for the shots, even changing room scenes!! Got a few more ideas for some “set shots” which may or may not work. More comfortable with the game and confidence has increased. Doing a few B&W’s which seem to make noisy shots look better.




  
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Feb 17, 2019 07:19 |  #598

It make such a difference when the sun shines


Even taken with a non-Canon device


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and the scrum half scrambling through the center of the ruck to score.


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Feb 17, 2019 07:25 |  #600

My daughter just joined the HS rugby team, so I presume I will be contributing to this thread in the future. We already spent a fortune in getting her signed up, getting her gear, etc. The first rounds are in Nashville, so there goes 2 nights in a hotel too. Fun stuff! I will have to go through all the shots in this thread to get a feel for the action so I know what to shoot. :)


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