A&P Im shooting a boxing match

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  1. Buck something?

    Buck something? New Member

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    Its actually an MMA fight, but whatever, I think more people might be familiar with boxing. Anyways I have a Minolta Dimage z3, I was hoping I could get tips on what settings to use?
     
  2. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    High ISO, open apeture, and fast shutter speed. Don't know how well a P&S is going to work for that, but expect to see noisy images if you're trying to freeze any action.
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Get a DSLR.

    The closer to the cage the better. I'd want something like a 70-200 F/2.8 L IS for tight stuff. I'd probably stick with my 24-70 F/2.8L if I was close enough to the cage.

    You'll also have to shoot pretty much wide open depending on where you are and what the lighting is like on the fighters. I very much doubt you'll be able to use flash while they are fighting.
     
  4. Buck something?

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    nah? Its a PnS but I can change settings n stuff.


    anyone got some numbers?
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I think what he's saying is that the quality of that P&S is most likely not going to give you desirable results. A DSLR is going to be of much higher quality, and offer worlds more adjustment than your P&S.

    Don't take offense to this, but by you saying, "I can change settings n stuff" and then asking "anyone got some numbers?" that kind of shows us that you don't know what you're doing, and most likely don't have the knowledge or skill to get some good results. Why not just leave the camera at home, kick back, and enjoy the fight?
     
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    lol this for some reason made me picture a guy with a cybershot or something similar standing in front of everyone try to snap the "sickest pics" :mamoru:
     
  7. Heinzanova

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    diddo... I was thinking settings and stuff to change = white balance override... same people that use a flash at a football game when they are 5 miles up in the stands :)

    Damn 08s.
     
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    And here I was worried about comming off harsh... I should know better on OTAP... lol
     

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