A&P paging adamlewis and any other sports shooters...

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I tried to mix things up today and shoot some baskeball with my 14-24.

    Unfortunately I ended up with 98% of my photos being out of focus.

    I used single point focus, dynamic, and even took a few shots with the other mode (the camera selects a focus point), but didn't seem to have luck with any of them.

    Even browsing back through the images and viewing where my dot was, it seems to be on my subject a lot more than photos that are in focus...

    Anybody have any ideas what's going on? I was shooting at like f/3.5-f/4.5

    Here's a sample:

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    full size: http://joeycerone.smugmug.com/photos/478964076_m5GCc-O.jpg

    and a 100% crop that really shows the OOF

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  2. NOR*CAL

    NOR*CAL OT Supporter

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    Not a sports shooter, but that pic hurts my eyes :hs:
     
  3. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    learn to prefocus.
     
  4. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    feel free to explain :x:

    or do you just mean manual focus and leave it there.

    i thought about that but I figured it wouldn't be as sharp as if I could get AF to work properly.
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    take a look at the focus window for your lens and what the distance steps are

    think about hyperfocal lengths

    even at large apertures, the range of the in-focus plane is quite large

    you aren't moving and your subject is moving into a fixed area where the moment you want to shoot is fairly predictable
     
  6. pawis

    pawis werd em up

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    what hash said, kinda like that baseball shot everyone is :cool: about
     

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