ACTION shots please help

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  1. arron06

    arron06 TPF Noob!

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    im into my country sports and would love to capture some of the sport on camera.

    i have just purchased a canon 400D and would like to take photos of the sport of lamping

    it involves using a high powered lamp to aid in the pursuit of rabbits with a lurcher

    of course its a lot of fash moving action and need help

    what would be the best settings to capture this sport please help


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    You'll definitely want a fast, autofocus (probably high-powered) zoom lens. Those can get very expensive, so action photography may not be exactly your thing if you're on a budget. I'm not familiar with the sport, but if you can get close, then all you'll need is a fast lens with decent magnification.
     
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    i have a canon USM zoom lens EF 80-200MM 1:4.5-5.6

    how will this fair

    cheers
     
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    The zoom sounds pretty good. I'm not so sure about the aperture. Is it safe to assume that this sport takes place at night? If so, you'll want a lens with as wide an aperture as possible (the smaller the number, the larger the aperture) and you might also want to get a flash.
     
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    It sounds difficult to shoot unless the shots are "set up". If the sport is a nighttime event you are dealing with low light and I guess fast action.,but if you use a flash you may spoil the "atmosphere" or mood of the image. When you consider a fast zoom lens such as a 70-200 f/2.8, it may be too heavy to hand hold for sharp images, which means you would need either a monpod,tripod or IS, The IS lens could put you in debt and the monopod or tripod may make it difficult to follow action. I am clueless about the sport, Just wanted to give you some things to think about.
     
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    thanks to all for the help
     
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    So when do we get to see the sports? ;)
     

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