A&P Recommendation on what settings to use...

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  1. Claydus

    Claydus Active Member

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    My fucking WB is shit when I shoot at football practices. Plus it doesn't help I am using a nikkor 70-300mm 4.5 non-ED glass. What other recommendation could someone give me? Besides buy a 70-200 2.8 VR..... CP filter? or Haze filter? What ISO setting should I use? I shoot with Auto WB, ISO on Auto, and mostly at 1/500th.

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  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    shoot in raw and adjust them in photoshop

    we really cant tell you what settings to use b/c we arent there to see the light
     
  3. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    It's not the lens. It's your technique. Basically what you need to do is focus the camera on a white object or white piece of paper that is illuminated by the same light you're using to take your pics...stadium light in your case. Lock the camera's white balance so it won't change when you remove the white paper. This technique shows the camera what pure white looks like under the lighting conditions. If that doesn't work for you, fix in in photoshop. Your ISO setting should be around 400 to 800 for night work and your shutter speed can be a bit slower than 1/500 but no slower than 1/125 sec. You will also benefit from using a monopod at slower speeds and panning your camera with the action.
     
  4. Sarge21

    Sarge21 Frau am Steuer Ungeheuer!

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    i can get pretty decent shots at 1/100 even 1/80 if the light has enough entisity i.e. daylight.... but a have a fairly steady hand.... colman is right though in that most people shouldnt go below 1/125 with no mount
     
  5. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    1/125? Most can hand hold a camera at 1/15 before you get camera shake.
     
  6. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    with 1/125 you don't even need to try to hold the cam still. 1/15 is pretty slow a decent portion of the pics will be blurred
     
  7. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Wrong. Especially with any sort of telephoto lens. An experienced photographer should be able to shoot a wide angle shot at 1/30.
     
  8. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I'm not talking about telephoto. I shoot indoors at car shows with poor lighting with the Tamron 28-75 and can hand hold 1/15 when I'm not standing next to a car blasting out the bass.
     
  9. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    yeah and if your subject is moving, 1/30 isn't gonna cut it
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Good thing cars at the show aren't going anywhere :mamoru:
     
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    try that @ more than about 28mm. Turn IS off and try 200mm at 1/15 :p
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    What's the point of spending an extra $500 and not use the IS :cool:
     
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    because it looks good in signatures :mamoru:
     
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    yeah but we are talking about football in this thread :bigthumb:
     
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    to build more muscles
     
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    some can even do 1.6 seconds wide angle with the right lens :o :wavey:
     
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    pelf The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze

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    How do you lock the cameras white balance setting after focusing on a white bject?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    On the Canon's, it's the * button on the upper right hand corner on the backside.
     
  19. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    that is the meter lock...to lock down a custom white balance (atleast on my cam) you take a pic of a greycard or pringles lid or something, go into the menu and select that image, and then pick the appopriate symbol in the white balance menu (looks like two opposing ramps with a black square in the middle) and then you're set to go.


    probably confused you more :rofl: check out the manual i guess
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    ^^ ignore my thread lol
     
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    yeh, choose custom white balance from the menu, it will ask you to choose your white picture. Then it will say something like "Choose custom white balance", that means hit the WB button and select that symbol for custom white bal.
     
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    I don't see a thread :noes:










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  23. Claydus

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    So how do you do this on a D70?
     
  24. mandarin orange

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    shoot in raw so you dont have to worry about the white balance. you can always just change it when you shoot in raw. if the sun is out during the middle of the day.. that's the toughest time to shoot something. the best times to shoot are when the sun's coming up or when the sun's going down.. not during the middle of the day when the sun is right above you. and try using a circular polarizing filter.. that will help. and it seems your objects are out of focus. maybe zooming in on a certain person.. making the aperature lower so you can have a faster shutter speed to reduce the motion blur? the best way is to just try different settings and see which ones look the best
     
  25. MrGone

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    read your instruction manual ;) there is a lot of info in there that will help you fully utilize your camera.
     

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