A&P Sports mode

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  1. BBB

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    Newbie question below, thread lightly

    So on my old camera I was spoiled by a sports mode and it worked pretty good. Right now on the 7D i'm trying to set my own custom sports mode, I'm setting it under one of the custom settings; c1-c3

    I'm using
    TV
    ISO to Auto
    AI servo
    high speed shutter
    f/5.7
    single center point with expansion and spot metering

    This is what I have set up for my 70-200 f/4l

    I want to be able to have consistent color across the shots

    Thoughts?
     
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  2. BBB

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    thinking about it more, it should probably be AV and not TV and with wide open aperture
     
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    just shoot raw and deal with it later
     
  4. EWhytsell

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    Depends what you want the photo to turn out like. Using Tv you can keep the shutter where you want it. IE, high speed 400th/s or greater to freeze action and help reduce blur while panning with long lenses. Or you could slow it down a bit to add a little motion blur if your going for that look.

    I rarely use AUTO ISO for anything. I'd rather use ISO as a way to bump shutter speed in lower light when needed and not have the two settings floating to whatever.

    I'm not thinking that any of the settings you mentioned are gonna effect color anyway. Only exposure and sharpness.
     
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    im pretty sure sports mode puts the camera in TV and sets the JPG processing to a certain profile.
     
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  7. iRate

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    depends on what type of images you are looking for....

    you trying to freeze the action? do you want a blurred background showing movement? those are things to consider.
     
  8. BBB

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    Just freeze action
     
  9. BBB

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    Well... both would be pretty cool
     
  10. iRate

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    well showing motion rocks for certain scenarios

    I photograph local MMA fights, getting motion in a punch ruins the image....freezing the fist before it hits the face = money!

    shooting soccer, panning with person with the ball has a blurred background = money, versus everything being completely frozen.

    shooting racing , pan the car generating a blurred background versus completely frozen = money

    those are just a couple examples of MY personal preferences I guess.

    in order to get that blurred effect you need to drag the shutter. DOF is all dependent on you, but on sunny days, you will need a a good 10 stop ND filter.

    recent snowmobile racing, I shot at f/11, 1/800 iso 200. for my freeze shots. f/18, 1/160, iso 100 for my panning shots ( didnt have my ND with me ). which was just enough drag to get the blur I wanted.

    it all takes patience to get the look you want, and practice to learn the camera ( what settings do what, understand exposure, metering etc )
     
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  12. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Mmmmm racing season is here. It's really not all that hard. Slower shutter. Circular polarizer. Steady hand and a fluid panning technique and lots of practice.

    You don't need a 10 stop ND filter at all. That's absurd.

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    Manual
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    200mm
    ISO 100
    125 shutter
    With Circular Polarizer


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    Manual
    100 shutter
    f/9
    200mm
    ISO 100
    With Circular Polarizer
     
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  13. BBB

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    thanks for your input guys, i appreciate it
     
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    not absurd at all. when I typed that, I was thinking about shooting SnoX a couple weekends ago. I would love to see you try to shoot between f7 and f11 in bright ass snow, sunny mid day, with a shutter slower than 160th :)

    shoot wide open on a sunny day and show me your motion pictures without a ND please or any image for that matter. yea, things are do able when you jump up to f18-f22....but when you want that DOF....your kinda SOL without a ND



    10stop maybe a little much, but I have a 4 8 and 10 and forgot all 3 :(
     
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  15. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    You're better off using a Circular Polarizer for the shots anyway since it's outdoors control of reflections. You don't want DOF too shallow either by using an ND to have more wide open or the car won't be in focus.

    I wouldn't ever shoot racing with an ND filter personally.
     
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    well, I kinda bantered off the racing / sports subject. I was more talking in general on a bright sunny day.

    I've used my 4stop ND filter last year at the NHRA races with no issues. 10stop, it might hunt for focus a little on a highspeed object
     

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