Football VS Fuji s5000

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    So... i did it :D as some of you may have read in Q&A forum that I attended a football match, and I had a photogs pass. so I was able to shoot from the "ground level" - from the pitch. When I appeared there with my ttiny cam, other photogs were shocked... as well as a bit confused... what's more I was the only girl there between all the photogs... I was the youngest there... and I met a few fellow photogs from the papers. We know each other from the photogs society... they were just shocked when they saw me there:pBut not only do I want to post the results but also I'd like to give some tips for those who are willing to buy Fuji s5000/s5500 or s7000. I experienced a few problem with my camera there.
    So here go the problems:
    1. White balance... fuji s5000 doesn't have manual white balance and it was really hard to get it right. I used Auto mode, because it had the best results with the artificial light on the stadium. but even though I had to use PS to remove blue hue.
    2. Auto focus - I used the C-AF mode - it worked the best there. but it lost the focal points too fast... I could not use manual focus because it includes to hard combination of pressing the buttons and the action was really fast.
    3. Zoom - I thought that 300 mm on my camera (more less) will be enough.. an well... I think it's ok... but only when you can zoom in and out by using a ring on your lens... in my cam there are buttons to press and it takes too long to zoom out, when the players are running.
    4. Delay - between pressing the button and capturing a scene by the camera... very often I missed a ball.

    But I was really happy with the light and exposure... i shot on f2.8 and1/160 sec on 400 ISO... ok.. there is a blur visible on some pics but it is the best I could get. heh and remeber: when going on a football match to shoot... take your gloves with you... it was freezing and snowing... i had my gloves but even though my index finger froze, and it was a problem to press the buttons :D

    ok so here you have pics... only 10 which i like :(... comments welcome... OTE... if you spot any mistakes I made on my shots- correct me please :D this was my first sport shooting:

    1. during the warm-up
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    2. fans
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    6 from "find-the-ball" series :)
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    8 this one is my fav:
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    9 I do like this one too, but i'd like to see tha ball somewhere:
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  2. santino

    santino TPF Noob!

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    #6 is my fav, it's a pitty that they are a bit blurred, could come out better if you had the equipment but for the possibilities of your cam, impressive!
    you need a DSLR :)
     
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    1, 6, and 10 are great!
     
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    6, 9, and 10 are my favourite.... i've got the fuji s5200:mrgreen:
     
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    Excellent work. I'm glad this worked out for you and you got some nice results.

    Eric
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You did the best with what you had...that's admirable. Good Job.

    Now you know why you see pro spots photographers with $4000 cameras and $12000 lenses.
     
  7. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    heheh yeah! now I know! :D
    but I'm going to shoot the next matches too... I'll try to use my camera to the full :D and what's more... it's another bit of experience...
     
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    vixenta Hands Off Me Haggis!

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    wow mentos, great action captures! 2,4 and 10 do it for me, even if they are a little blurred :)
     
  9. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hehe thank you :D I would like the 10th one if there was a ball somewhere :p
     
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    Lensmeister TPF Noob!

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    Well let me start by saying .. GLOVES .. told ya didn't I? lol ;)

    You done REAL good there mentos. 1, 2 4 6 9 & 10 are the best. :thumbup:

    #1 coz so many people miss this sort of thing out.

    #2 Fans make the game have that atmoshere and you caught this really well .... Personally I have never been a one for fireworks/flares at matches but it does tend to be a European thing.

    #4 A player down in the post tackle position.

    #6 Nicely done the ball is to the left of the player on the right.

    #9 Blocking a freekick by "wall" of players I like this one and I have myself been hit in the parts unmentionalble doing this ;)

    #10 Nice shot clear and you got a good focus through the net which is always hard to do.

    Over all I think these are great. :hail: Now stop going or you'll make me look bad at this ;)

    Only critism is #5 I might have cropped the ref (in yellow) out more and pulled the shot tighter.
     
  11. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    wow! thank you Lensmeister for your comment and critique!!!! but yeah... you DIDN'T mention GLOVES!!! aggggrrrr
     
  12. Raymond J Barlow

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    well done !! I hope you were not too much of a distraction to the players.. I bet you got a few winks/!!
     

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