Shooting football games in low-light?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Victor, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. Victor

    Victor Guest


    Last night I was shooting a football game around 6 pm or so. When I started,
    the sun was out and I was shooting at 1/400, but then the sun set and the
    stadium lights came on, and I was unable to get acceptable shots without
    going down to 1/50 or so, but that's way to slow for sports.

    Anyone have any for shooting in those conditions? Thanks.
    Victor, Sep 3, 2005
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    UC Guest

    Nope. There is no photography without light. I knew this 40 years ago.
    What took you so long to figure this out, moron?

    How many fucking idiots are going to ask this question this year?
    UC, Sep 3, 2005
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    LarryC Guest

    Fast glass and high ISO.
    What are you shooting with?
    LarryC, Sep 3, 2005
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    JME Guest

    What were you shooting with?
    JME, Sep 3, 2005
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    kz8rt3 Guest

    HE HE! You say what I think!
    kz8rt3, Sep 3, 2005
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    D4 Guest

    Non league football level, I shoot with a 300mm f2.8 and iso of
    1600-3200 on a canon eos 1d mk2. Shoot wide open and get from 250th to

    League games iso 640 wide open 500th to 800th.

    These are of course under floodlighting.
    D4, Sep 3, 2005
  7. Victor


    Don't listen to that UC Moron. He hasn't bought any new gear in 40
    years either. I really don't think he taken a photo in 40 years years. He
    has no proof to back up any of his claims.

    Plenty if good football shots have been taken at night under the lights.
    I see em on the 10 O'clock news every night. It is a matter of $$'s. You
    need a fast lens and you still might be shooting at ISO 400 or 800. You
    might not get the cover of sports illustrated but you might get the high
    school year book or at least your kids scrap book..
    DBLEXPOSURE, Sep 3, 2005
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    Victor Guest

    I'm shooting with a Dimage Z2. Between F2.8 and F3.2 with ISO 400.
    I'm trying to get my hands on a Rebel, no luck though.
    And yes, the field was floodlighted.

    UC, thanks for the comment. I really appreciate your serious answer.
    Victor, Sep 3, 2005
  9. Isn't this a "point & shoot" camera? I doubt that you will be able
    to get decent results with it (if it is a P&S, which I'm not sure)
    Well, you better try harder :)

    I think the Canon DSLRs get to ISO 1600; with a good lens, you should
    get good results. I think they have 50mm f/1.4 or 1.8 at very good
    prices -- however, for sports photography, 50mm is obviously too little;
    going to 100+mm (ideally 200 to 300) at apertures of 2.8 and below is
    *veeeeery* expensive.

    Still, the fact that you can shoot at ISO 1000 or 1600 should compensate
    for lenses with average aperture.

    Good luck!

    Carlos Moreno, Sep 3, 2005
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    dj_nme Guest

    It is a prosumer camera made by Minolta.
    Looks a bit like an SLR, but has an EVF and a fixed 10x zoom lens that
    is stablised.
    Not a bad piece of kit, but not quite up the job of sports at night,
    unless you can put up with noisey shadows.
    dj_nme, Sep 3, 2005
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    UC Guest

    You're idiot number 1. Let's count them for the rest of the football
    UC, Sep 4, 2005
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    UC Guest

    UC, Sep 4, 2005
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    UC Guest

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    D4 Guest

    just like the canon 200mm f1.8, i understand it is no longer made.

    it was mf only and would only provide limited options with a modern
    nikon camera. i did once see one used on a canon camera with an

    nikon still do a 200 mm f2 vr lens
    D4, Sep 4, 2005
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