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Pipernails
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Mar 12, 2010 16:03 |  #1

Hi,

I am new to Canon Forums and would appreciate any suggestions, advice, recommendations, and opinions.

I am preparing to shoot my son's travel baseball team and would like some help in the following areas:

1. Shadows on the field: How does one account for different lighting conditions on the field? What settings would allow me to shoot the batter in one light and the baserunner in another?
2. Back Button Focus
3. RAW vs. JPEG

I normally shoot in M or Av mode, AI Servo, Center AF point, RAW, with the Mark III 1D
and 70-200mm F2.8.

Thanks so much!
Laura




  
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Mar 12, 2010 17:01 |  #2

Welcome to the forum, check out this link and the search feature will help a lot.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=136949

1 - be prepared to switch, before a pitch I expose both and know what to change my shutter to while moving from the batter to field. Some will say AV mode is fine, and it is at times, but exposing yourself is better than letting the camera make decisions because sometimes it gets things confused. You can also use the switch for the AF-ON and register an AV setting you like to make a quick switch, do that often as well.

Center point - depends what you're shooting, how far away it is, etc. There's more than one for a reason.

2 - Yes, all the way - not the shutter.

3 - If you are not good with exposure manually then go RAW to make adjustments, it will increase your post time and have to spend more time on the computer but you shoot that way already. Personally I shoot JPG because it's what is needed for me shooting every single day trying to get it right in camera so RAW is just not needed for me. If you're not shooting much it may be the option to go (RAW).


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Mar 12, 2010 19:09 |  #3

but exposing yourself is better than letting the camera make decisions

:oops:


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Mar 12, 2010 20:45 |  #4

Pipernails wrote in post #9784334 (external link)
Hi,


1. Shadows on the field: How does one account for different lighting conditions on the field? What settings would allow me to shoot the batter in one light and the baserunner in another?
2. Back Button Focus
3. RAW vs. JPEG

I normally shoot in M or Av mode, AI Servo, Center AF point, RAW, with the Mark III 1D
and 70-200mm F2.8.

Thanks so much!
Laura


You need to enable CFn 1-14. I have mine set to AV +1/3, every time I press the * button, the camera will focus, switch to Av and +1/3 exposure comp. Release the button and the camera switches back to manual (or your previous setting). Very handy when shooting with part of the field in shadow and part in bright sun.

Welcome to the forum.


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Mar 12, 2010 20:52 |  #5

dmwierz wrote in post #9785305 (external link)
:oops:

Warn me before you do that :)


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Mar 13, 2010 21:53 |  #6

dmwierz wrote in post #9785305 (external link)
:oops:

What, fat man can't streak instead of take photos?


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