A&P indoor sports questions v. jui jitsu tourny

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  1. pawis

    pawis werd em up

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    im still fairly new to photography so i have some questions... first my situation.

    so this saturday my brother is going to be in a jui jitsu tourny and i want to be able to get some good shots. im looking to rent a lens for the event and was looking for suggestions

    the venue, which unfortunately i dont know enough about(las vegas sports center) is probably going to be a high school sized gym area and not sure how well the provided lighting is going to be.

    im not sure how close ill be able to get, but i know ill be able to get far, and with that, i figured if i rent a lens with too much zoom, i could at least get further back.

    now if i were to rent say a 70-200 2.8 (i know on a crop sensor its 105-300) would that get me by to shoot indoors w/o the assistance of a flash(trying to shoot with as fast of a shutter speed as i can to freeze the action, fortunately not too many fast movements in this)? meh, im sure ill get a lot of "depends on their lighting" responses.

    would i just be better off renting the 55-200 along with a flash(sb800?) and try getting as close as i could? im thinking the closest id get is 20 feet, maybe.

    maybe the 24-70 2.8 and just try to get as close as i can?

    any suggestions and other possible setups recommended? hoping to come to a decision by tomorrow morning
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    200 f/2.0
    no flash
     
  3. pawis

    pawis werd em up

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    thatll cost about 2.5x more than the 70-200 f/2.8 to rent and im not trying to blow that sorta cash on this thing, lol

    i am shooting nikon btw
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    are you sure you'll be allowed to use flash? I know a lot of these events are really anal about flashes being distractions
     
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    hrmm, so far ive been told no tripods, but thats a good point :x id think if no flash, the lighting has to be somewhat decent for their hired photographers(but then again they are probably getting in close and using f/1.4 and f/1.8 lenses maybe.

    thx for the suggestion/heads up so far you two, ill be back in a couple hours to check in on this
     
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    Maybe an 85 1.4

    definitely not the 55-200.

    what body are you using?
     
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    On the Canon go with the 85 1.8, 50 1.4, 100 2.0, or 135 2.0 depending on how close you can get/what body you're using.
     
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    135 f/2
     
  9. pawis

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    im still noob status, i has a d40 :hsd: yea yea ibwtfawesomeglassonnoobbody

    but, the 70-200 f/2.8 is only 69 for a week(ive always wanted to play with one but dont know anyone with one) while that 200 f/2 is 170 for the week.

    after the mention on the flash thing it would probably make sense so i dont blind the fighters that i cant use a flash, but most primes are ruled out because i need af-s.
     
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    i have a site built around it...

    My recommendations:

    800 iso

    with 70-200

    d300
     
  11. pawis

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    holy crap, this is exactly the type of stuff im gonna be snapping, nice :cool:

    cant do the d300, d40 will have to do, but with the d40 being 6mp and having larger sized pixels on the sensor that is to my benefit for lower light situations? or is that crazy talk?
     
  12. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    they might let the official photographers use flash
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    crazy talk.
     
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    800 ISO on the d40 is likely to look like poop
     
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    yeah I wouldn't know, i was just saying, that's the setting I use. :hs:
     
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    It's no D300, but it's probably good enough for 5x7 or maybe even 8x10 prints at ISO 800. I say shoot in raw and make sure you don't underexpose.
     

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