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Live view for sports? Really?

 
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Dec 12, 2015 18:40 |  #1

A a local HS basketball game I met another photog. He was shooting a Sony camera with a white lens (70-200 I presume). For some reason, he was shooting while looking at the live view.

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Anyone out there use live while shooting live? Why?


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Dec 12, 2015 18:48 |  #2

n1as wrote in post #17816799 (external link)
A a local HS basketball game I met another photog. He was shooting a Sony camera with a white lens (70-200 I presume). For some reason, he was shooting while looking at the live view.

????

Anyone out there use live while shooting live? Why?

Are you certain he wasn't just taking a video?

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Dec 12, 2015 19:04 |  #3

which sony? if he was manual focusing he may have been using focus peaking. may have been having a hard time autofocusing in low light


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Dec 12, 2015 19:25 |  #4

I don't know which Sony though I don't think it was mirror less. Nor did I ask him what he was doing! Kicking myself now.

I stood next to him while he was shooting and I heard a lot of click-click-click sounds like he was on rapid repeat.


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Dec 12, 2015 22:56 |  #5

I know little about the Sony bodies, but a guy I know shoots exclusively with them. His bodies use electronic viewfinders, so using the rear LCD live wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

The Sonys are interesting though. Some of them use some pretty advanced autofocus systems. The live continuous tracking is pretty crazy and works much better than expected. I wouldn't be surprised to see a similar system in the Nikon/Canon flagship cameras within the next 5 years or so.


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Dec 12, 2015 22:59 |  #6

Unlike DSLRs live view focusing isn't slower on mirrorless bodies, It's the same exact speed. So there's no downsize to using live view.


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Dec 12, 2015 23:00 |  #7

Cameron Hagen wrote in post #17816823 (external link)
which sony? if he was manual focusing he may have been using focus peaking. may have been having a hard time autofocusing in low light

My A7 has focus peaking in the viewfinder as well, it's so rad.


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Dec 13, 2015 13:56 |  #8

I use a Sony a6000 in live view quite often at basketball games. I use the evf most of the time but no issue in live view.


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Dec 13, 2015 20:40 |  #9

What the heck lens can you stick on an A6000 to produce high quality indoor sports shots? Not bashing (I own and love my A7II) but just curious.




  
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Dec 14, 2015 06:46 |  #10

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What the heck lens can you stick on an A6000 to produce high quality indoor sports shots? Not bashing (I own and love my A7II) but just curious.

I'm sure there are plenty , but I use the 50mm f/1.8


I have several posted in this thread. Just look back a little and you will see other examples.

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Dec 14, 2015 07:00 |  #11

I've used lived view at bicycle races to track riders going through corners. Working with a fixed location and pre-focused, I get better situational awareness that way. I don't do it all the time (it is harder to track), but it has its place.




  
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Dec 15, 2015 06:49 |  #12

Here is another example from the freshman game I covered last night.

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