Circus - Low light action shots.

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  1. Hobbes

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    I went to a circus a few days ago with only one thing on my mind, to take some low light action photos lol. As expected I couldn't really freeze the action and got quite a lot of motion blur because of the slow lens I used but I was a lil bit surprised by how well my camera handled those high ISO shots. All pictures below were taken with 17-85 f/4-5.6 IS USM lens on a EOS 40D body and I used ISO 1600 and 3200 only for those shots.

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    uh any advice on how I could have done better while taking low light action shots or any kind of criticism? :p
     
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    I think the shots look pretty good, all things considered. Some are a bit soft, most likely because of AF inaccuracies in low light with an f/5.6 lens. Some are underexposed. I don't see much noise in any of them, which is great. The elephant shots are fairly sharp. Number 6 is a cool shot.

    That said, there's really no substitute for fast lenses and clean high ISO for low-light action shots.
     
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    Thanks for the comment. I used AI servo for some of the shots but I guess it didn't help while using a slow lens :( I wonder why the elephant shots are sharper than some of the other. Is it because their large size so it was easier for my camera to focus on? lol
     
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    i like shot 10 a lot
     

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