HS Girls' Basketball

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  1. ShootHoops

    ShootHoops TPF Noob!

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    These photos pretty much tell me that I need a different lens for this sport.

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    Any thoughts?
     
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    some motions nice sometimes, but i'll agree with you.

    how fast is that lens?

    sigma makes a f/2.8 50-150mm lens you might like . .. pretty good bang for the buck i think
     
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    It's a 3.5-5.6 I believe.

    I'll check that Sigma out.
     
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    IMHO the movement really works in #7. Go girl, go!!




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    If you're going to be doing alot of PJ stuff, get an f/2.8 lens. My 80-200mm f/2.8 paid for itself in 2 weeks from parents buying prints of their kids from me. If you're out there on the court and parents come up to you beucase they see you there with a big lens on, they'll ask for prints of their kids.

    Not only that, but if you shoot at ISO 1600 and have an aperture of f/2.8, go ahed and say good bye to motion blur.
     
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    I really like 4 and 7. Good shots!
     
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    I like # 4 most it has dynamic in it.
     
  8. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A better lens would help but what you really need is lighting, 2 remote strobes in the rafters aimed at the backboards. That’s the way it is done in the pro’s & collage. Now I understand that this is likely not an option for you.

    My first subjection would be to keep practicing till you learn the lens youhave. The second would to see if it would be ok to use an on camera flash tilt up and maybe put two flashes in slave mode high in the bleaches on monopod to add more height (opposite corners).
     
  9. Big Mike

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    Yes, an F2.8 zoom would really help. Or...a fast prime would be good also, but not as convenient maybe. A 50mm F1.8 might work...or an 85mm F1.8.

    Basketball is a sport with a lot of movement...but there are great moments when the movement is at a minimum...like at the top of a jump shot, just before the ball is released....or at tip off...or just before someone makes a move etc. If you concentrate on snapping the photo just at these moments...you can get shots with less movement blur. It takes practice...so keep at it.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments and advice. You all have been very helpful!

    I think I may be getting a 50mm 1.8 for christmas. :D
     
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    I like#4. Nice work!
     
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    You don't want to be too obnoxious, stobes in the rafters? overkill for high school. Even an SB-600 or something like that would be really distracting for the players.
     

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