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1D classic vs. T2i for indoor sports

 
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Jul 08, 2010 19:50 |  #1

I have an opportunity to be a 2nd shooter for an indoor soccer (futsal) tournament in November but am not much of a sports photographer. Actually I have practially no experience as my interests are predominantly landscapes, architecture, and macro. I have a 1D classic and a 550D (T2i) and don't know which I might practice with between now and then to produce the best results. I only recently acquired the 1D and have yet to appreciate all it has to offer. Any and all input or comments would be greatly appreciated.

Q1: Because they represent two very different eras and DSLR capabilities which would you use for shooting this event and why?

Q2: Since this kind of photography has different lens requirements, which of the following lenses would you pair with the body selected above?


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Jul 08, 2010 20:06 |  #2

Why not use both?

Ill probably combine 1dc with the 85mm and the 70-200mm with the t2i. I get a max range and a intermediate zoom without having to change lenses.


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Jul 08, 2010 20:14 |  #3

Thanks Mike. I hadn't mentioned that I have a 100-400L on the way. Would you use this over the 70-200 for the "max range"? Would you still pair it with the T2i for ISO/resolution reasons or pair it with the 1Dc for the AF knowing that you're giving up res at a longer range?




  
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Jul 08, 2010 20:15 |  #4

I would be concerned about the lighting, unless you're allowed strobes. I would use which ever body gives the least noise at high ISO.

You mention that your main interstes are landscapes, etc.. So were mine. I had no intrest in sports but now I shoot for several teams, It's addictive, just as photography in general is.:lol:


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Jul 08, 2010 22:48 |  #5

Not from an indoor event, but here are actual pictures from a T2i taken at a night sporting event illuminated by floodlights and at high ISO.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 4000
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB


IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
Byte size: ZERO | Content warning: NOT AN IMAGE


Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
ISO equiv: 3200
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: program (Auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

Sometimes, images such as these, generated at actual events under low-light conditions, can be used to demonstrate the capacity of a camera under these conditions -- in this case, a T2i at high ISO with the camera in Program AE and Auto ISO mode and the high ISO set at 6400. From recent experience, however, these images will make someone on this forum unhappy.



  
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Jul 08, 2010 23:04 |  #6

Thanks for the visual DC. If you had to shoot this exact same event again with the T2i and either a 70-200 f4 or 85 f1.8 which would you choose? My sense for light is not good enough to know how your shots would come out without the extra stop.




  
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Jul 09, 2010 02:30 |  #7

1d has crappy high iso (in today's standards), but iso 1000 is still very useful. 550d has most likely good high iso, but af is useless for sport. So in my opinion only option to go is 1d. It's better to have some noise then photos that are not sharp. Even if you would use both bodies, go with 1d for long lens. Af is much more delicate on long lens then on wide angle lens.


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Jul 09, 2010 09:59 |  #8

Thanks Primoz .. this helps me pair them.




  
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