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Looking for tips on shooting HS wrestling

 
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Feb 04, 2011 10:09 |  #1

I've got the opportunity to shoot the upcoming NJSIAA HS Wrestling tournaments as a credentialed shooter. I haven't shot a wrestling match in over 35 years (since I was in HS), and I'm looking for some tips and pointers.

Flash or no? I'm figuring my 70-200 f/2.8L on my 7D w/ either my 85 f/1.8 on my 40D as a second camera, or possibly the 17-55 f/2.8 on the 40D. Or am I going to be better off going w/ the 85 f/1.8 on the 7D and pushing the ISO?

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7D, BG-E7, BGE2x2 (both FS), 17-55 f/2.8 IS, 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS (FS), 50 f/1.8, 85 f/1.8, 70-200 f/2.8L IS Mk I, 70-300 f/4-5.6L, 550EX, Kenko Pro300 1.4xTC

  
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Feb 04, 2011 10:17 |  #2

When shooting the State Championships, I dont use flash. The 70-200 might be a bit long, but that is my work horse on the 1d mk IV and then the 16-35 on my 1d mk IIn, that is the easiest combo I have found.

I shoot from the end of the mat in one of the corners. which ever gives me the cleanest background.


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Feb 04, 2011 10:37 |  #3

Mk1Racer wrote in post #11775704 (external link)
Flash or no? I'm figuring my 70-200 f/2.8L on my 7D w/ either my 85 f/1.8 on my 40D as a second camera, or possibly the 17-55 f/2.8 on the 40D. Or am I going to be better off going w/ the 85 f/1.8 on the 7D and pushing the ISO?

TIA

I took all of these with my 7D and my 70-200 2.8 II. No flash. There were a couple of things I had to watch out for though. One was because of there faces being so close to the ground, you have to watch for the reflection off of the mats. Depending on the color of the mat of course.

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http://www.vincecrampt​on.com/wrestling (external link)


My settings changed throughout the day, because we had some windows and the sun was moving, but these were my basic settings throughout the day.

Canon EOS 7D, f/2.8 @ 135 mm, 1/500, ISO 1600, No Flash

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This was the tournament winning pin.

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Feb 04, 2011 13:48 |  #4

canonnoob,

I am concerned that a 70-200 will be long on a crop body. But like you, it's my workhorse lens.

Vince,

Nice shots.

Thanks for the info guys.


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Feb 04, 2011 20:52 as a reply to  @ Mk1Racer's post |  #5

Wrestling pictures from a T2i and a Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. Available light.

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Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
ISO equiv: 1600
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Partial
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

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Focal Length: 123.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
ISO equiv: 1600
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Partial
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

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Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
ISO equiv: 1600
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Partial
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Color Space: sRGB

As with most indoor gymnasium sports, the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is the most versatile and useful choice. It's unlikely that you'll be able to get close enough to the action for a shorter lens to be useful. If anything, there may be instances where the 70-200mm may not be long enough.



  
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Feb 05, 2011 12:12 |  #6

Nice shots DC. As I said, I haven't shot a wrestling match in years. I'm not sure how far away the press area is from the mat. As far as 200mm not being long enough, I can shoot basketball at the other end of the gym w/ 200mm.


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