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Sep 28, 2010 16:30 as a reply to  @ post 10968488 |  #1021

Might as well add my moon shot from this great lens:

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a few recent ~


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Sep 28, 2010 18:27 |  #1023

i can't see why you'd shoot the moon at 1/30th of a second...it's way to bright for that slow of a shutter speed...


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Sep 28, 2010 18:51 |  #1024

DreDaze wrote in post #10996485 (external link)
i can't see why you'd shoot the moon at 1/30th of a second...it's way to bright for that slow of a shutter speed...


are you assuming the aperture is f/4 or so?


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Sep 28, 2010 18:52 |  #1025

Immaculens wrote in post #10996606 (external link)

are you assuming the aperture is f/4 or so?

no i'm assuming the aperture is f11, or f8...usually i think i'm at f8 1/200...iso 100...


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Sep 28, 2010 20:09 |  #1026

DreDaze wrote in post #10996613 (external link)
no i'm assuming the aperture is f11, or f8...usually i think i'm at f8 1/200...iso 100...


Yeah - I'm sorry - you have noted the typical settings, I agree.

This photo's setting are rare, I admit (Exif intact) at 1/30th, f/5.6, ISO400, 260mm shot with my XSi in March this yr - and its just a sliver of the moon - these settings of course would not work if there was more of the moon exposed.

This image was given a major dose of Lightroom's NR cleanup with some sharpening. The original noise was pretty darn yucky...



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Oct 01, 2010 14:21 |  #1027

Nice shots on the thread. Here is my go with the 70-300 IS


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Oct 02, 2010 10:27 |  #1028

Two more from the 70-300 IS


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Oct 02, 2010 10:40 |  #1029

Danie, you seem to have the knack of sharp! :)


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Oct 07, 2010 18:14 |  #1030

So, I'm going to be shooting at a high school football game (finally, after skipping out on the last three weeks, which was stupid of me because the sun is setting earlier and earlier which makes it harder). I was wondering what settings you would you in order to stop motion, not have that much noise, and be nicely lit. I've tried shooting at a soccer game, but at one point, it got too dark and the stadium's lights weren't sufficient.
I think my settings were 1/300, aperture at the lowest, iso 1600 and 3200, and high ISO noise reduction was on (i'm using a T1i).

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Oct 07, 2010 19:30 |  #1031

terbear wrote in post #11054555 (external link)
So, I'm going to be shooting at a high school football game (finally, after skipping out on the last three weeks, which was stupid of me because the sun is setting earlier and earlier which makes it harder). I was wondering what settings you would you in order to stop motion, not have that much noise, and be nicely lit. I've tried shooting at a soccer game, but at one point, it got too dark and the stadium's lights weren't sufficient.
I think my settings were 1/300, aperture at the lowest, iso 1600 and 3200, and high ISO noise reduction was on (i'm using a T1i).

--thanks for the help :D

you're probably going to need to be wide open(f5.6)...and i'd just adjust the ISO until you get an acceptable shutter speed...you may have to bump it up higher than normal...but a noisy shot is better than a motion blurred shot


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Oct 07, 2010 19:34 |  #1032

terbear wrote in post #11054555 (external link)
So, I'm going to be shooting at a high school football game (finally, after skipping out on the last three weeks, which was stupid of me because the sun is setting earlier and earlier which makes it harder). I was wondering what settings you would you in order to stop motion, not have that much noise, and be nicely lit. I've tried shooting at a soccer game, but at one point, it got too dark and the stadium's lights weren't sufficient.
I think my settings were 1/300, aperture at the lowest, iso 1600 and 3200, and high ISO noise reduction was on (i'm using a T1i).

--thanks for the help :D

Pretty demanding conditions on anyone's gear...
I would use the 70-300mm at either 85mm to take advantage of the f4 focal range - or up to 135mm for the f/4.5. Hopefully that will be enough reach for you - using the lowest aperture settings this lens has to offer.

ISO setting & speed. Again tricky because it will be more prone to blurring in low light scenes.

I've read that if you use high ISO 'And' flash - the flash will have higher output, might be something to try (I noticed the flash recharge was oddly pretty quick using high ISO)

Shutter speeds for sports - it is said - "starts at 1/500th" as a minimum.

If you expose your shots correctly - there will be minimal noise.
If you do not have much in the way of editing software with half-descent NR - maybe the in-camera NR is the way to go....

Another option and it might be the best - lower the shutter speed to what you think you can get away with (250-350 range?) - boost ISO to 1600 or 3200 and just take lots and lots (and lots) of shots and while yes - you will have blurry ones - maybe several - you will also have many good ones where the action was just right so there is no blurring. As said, expose properly (google ETTR - expose to the right) and noise will be tolerable.

my 2 cents worth. Good luck ~

Edit: Yeah, what DreDaze said...


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Oct 07, 2010 22:36 |  #1033

Good advice up above. It's worth a try, understanding you're not going to hit every time. This is the lens I started with, shooting sports, but when my son made varsity, many of his games were at night in the stadium. I was shooting with the 40D. This is the exact situation that caused me to purchase the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. I still enjoy and use this 70-300, and it's with me all the time, but in the conditions you're describing, I had marked problems.


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Oct 07, 2010 22:47 |  #1034

Thanks DreDaze, Immaculens, and johngpt. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.
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For the flash, The flash doesn't reach that far, especially when i'm "zoomed" in so much.
Also, Should I shoot in raw or jpeg? I only have a 8GB card - about 300ish pictures; i might only stay for the 1st half of the game, depending on how my school is doing. I have SATs on saturday.


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Oct 08, 2010 07:02 |  #1035

Make sure to post some pics of the game... so others can see what the result was. Good luck


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