Adrian & Siena College Baseball & Softball pics :)

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  1. Captainsteve

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    hey Alls this is my first time posting on these fine forums as I just found it today :)

    Well it looks like this is the place too be huh pretty Awesome sections in this place, I'm looking forward too learning more here

    These are some pictures I took yesterday afternoon, I saw that my local colleges were having some home games,, soo I set out too try my Canon 40D on some Baseball/Softball games for the first time. Lighting was sunny and perfect the first half of the shots were shot at 400ISO then i switched up too 800ISO too try too stop the ball some more,, I'll tell ya when I switch too that

    I shot all in Raw and only post processed like 3 pictures one picture I darken, one picture I used tone curve too brighten up and one picture I used alot of sharpening which is the last picture you'll see I took other than those three pictures All I did was crop %95 of them.
    The results you see are all Camera and lense on a perfect lighting day.. I took all these pictures starting at 1pm in the span of 2 1/2 hours all three fields were at two sites in my town cross town,, I had too get home too watch the Redwings beat up on the AV's which started at 3pm I was late by 1/2 hour no biggie hehe but yeah wish I had more time shooting in these perfect conditions

    The lense I used is the Canon 70-300 IS f4-5.6
    I'm loving my new camera.
    All comments and Advice is welcome :)

    Cheers alls
    Steve

    ps if any of ya's likes Country concerts well thats kind've my fulltime hobby, follow my concert link in my signature, I shot %95 of those shows with the Canon S2 IS,, I hope too get my New 40D into more concerts fingers crossed :)

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  2. Captainsteve

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    Cheers alls
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    Captainsteve, I'd like to ask how you felt about the 70-300 lens's autofocus speed. It looks like you were able to catch the action very nicely. Were there shots that you felt that the 70-300 didn't catch? And if so, proportionately, was it a significant amount?

    Thanks,
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    Some nice shots in there, but waaay to many pics to comment on!! (I actually skipped a bunch)
     
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    John if you check out pictures 27thru31 I left out only one picture that sequence cause it was out of focus, soo thats a pretty good keeper rate there I think.. yeah the lighting was perfect with a yellow shirt coming straight at me hehe but seems like the Al Servo on the my 40D works great,, I think the lense is plenty fast for the $500 brand new I paid for it like 6 years ago,, I've heard that too from other reviewers on price for performance that this lense is a great deal. I think it does ok John, but I really can't compare cause I've never tried a higher priced faster lense yet

    I plan on renting the Canon24-70IS F2.8 within a month here for a nighttime concert coming up then I get a feel for what a quick lense works.

    I took 175 photo's yesterday at these games and just posted 130 there were'nt too many out of focus just soft at the 270 or 300mm soo I did'nt post them,, or the pictures that the all points focussing i used focused in on the things I did'nt want in the picture..

    Cheers John
     
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    Way to many, screen the shots for the best of best, 25 or 30 image would still be on the side

    Never seen home plate with faux grass before
     
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    Thanks Guys, why I posted that many is well when I look at pictures I don't like making people click and close and click and close just too see a picture I've always posted my pictures in a scroll down fashion you can hit that scroller button and zoom right down a show or event huh? where as constantly clicking a thumbnail is very time consuming when your surfing the net... soo IMO this is the quickest way too view all the pictures I wanted everyone too see

    I pass this link onto the athletes soo they can see what I captured.. I Never get paid for any of my pictures its just a free service too the subjects at hand

    Plus if I were another 40 D owner and the owner of that lense I used I would want too see what that combo can do.. maybe thats just me but thats what I look for,, its examples of pictures of stuff I own or want too own.

    and yeah Jeff me too with that astro turf completely on a baseball field weird huh

    Brand new stadium for this season for them :)
     
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    I have the 40D and the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS USM lens, as well. I haven't shot nearly as many photos with it in five months as you did in one afternoon.

    The lens is less sharp than the EF 100 f/2.8 macro or the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS, but at $540, it was a lot less expensive and a lot lighter and smaller than the EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS. :lmao:

    I posted a few shots from the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS in this thread:
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1221343#post1221343
     
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    Thanks for the info Captainsteve. I was very curious about the autospeed as I'll be outdoors, primarily in sunshine shooting football (soccer).

    Currently I'm using my old Olympus E1, but I'd like to get a lens to use my 40D. This one looks promising.


    Is this lens compatible with Canon's teleconvertors?
     
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    ahaha only shot 175 that day :)

    Thanks for sharing your link below very very sweet you have the same combo thanks for speaking up. yeah your pictures at 300mm look about right :) I've had this lense for 6 years has'nt failed yet like you said in your brief review it does seem a bit slow but hey it works huh:)

     
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    Why thank you and haha on the audio but I said in my review I did all three of those games in a 2 1/2hr span haha I had too get home too watch my redwings on TV but yeah wanted too get out and test out the this lense on the speed of a baseball and softball and Hot damn works good enought for me

    soo too answer your question no Clue who won the games,, I do love all sports and would have loved too stat but I was on a testing mission this day ;)
     
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    Sweet on you possible getting this lense, yeah I've used this lense on my old film Canon Elan 7E and used it for ALMS sportscar racing and loved it cannot wait too go again this year and get some car pics

    yeah post up your soccer pictures when you get em :) fun fun with the cool gear huh
     

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