Suggestions for Basketball Pics

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by bill, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. bill

    bill Guest

    I have a EOS D30, without an external flash, and would like your advice for
    taking sports pics of the game of basketball. I have purchased a new lense
    28-300 F3.5 - 6.3...I will eventually get the canon 420ex, but for now
    what advice can you give me... The gym is a normal gym, with fair
    lighting..Please give me some suggestions, I will be using the zoom as
    needed...Thanks Bill
     
    bill, Jan 6, 2004
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    Kirk Davison Guest

    while you are at it can you also give me advice for basketball pictures with
    a Fuji s5000 Thanks
    Kirk
     
    Kirk Davison, Jan 6, 2004
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  3. taking sports pics of the game of basketball. I have purchased a new
    lense
    That is a lot of lens! I would expect a lot of blurry pictures until you
    get a flash unit. For sports I recommend you buy the 550EX instead of the
    420EX you're planning to buy, simply because the 500EX has more power.
     
    Philip Harris, Jan 6, 2004
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  4. bill

    EarGuy Guest

    Hoofa! That's a mightly slow lens for indoor use, especially at the long
    end. Pump your ISO as fast as possible. I'm not sure about the D30, but if
    you can, shoot in RAW and change the EV in the software later to "push" it a
    stop.

    Using a flash in a gym BB game is sometimes frowned upon.

    White balance before you go for your keeper shots. Otherwise they may come
    out with a green or orange hue.

    ..Please give me some suggestions, I will be using the zoom as
    Honestly, consider returning the 28-300 and get an 80-200 or 75-300 or
    100-300 with an f-rating of 4.5-5.6 at the long end. Granted, a 2.8 would
    be ideal, but I know we're talking cash here and long glass with a 2.8 is
    going to run into some money. Perhaps you could get a mounting adapter and
    get some inexpensive manual focus (Canon FD) long glass that will get you
    what you need.

    If you want something shorter than 75-100 and money is a concern, get the
    Canon 50mm 1.8. Cheap and excellent optics. You won't have wide-angle,
    especially with the digital SLR crop factor - is it also 1.6x like the D60,
    10D and 300D? But that 50mm lens will be a great addition to your bag.

    Good luck!

    Dave
    Earguy
    http://hometown.aol.com/earguy62/myhomepage/photo.html
     
    EarGuy, Jan 7, 2004
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