need help getting good bball action shots

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  1. hmcpherson71

    hmcpherson71 TPF Noob!

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    Hi all
    I'm new here but hoping for some expert advice!!
    I've gotten in over my head as the league photographer for my daughters bball team. I have a cannon rebel XT with an 18-55 mm and a 75-300 lens. With the poor lighting in the elementary school gyms, my shots are blurry no matter what I try. Should I purchase a more powerful flash? What else can I do??
    Thanks for you help!
     
  2. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    get a faster lens. IF you want zoom and have $1000+ dollars to spend you can get the canon 70-200 f/2.8
     
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    Agreed. You will need something faster. I shoot Bball with 70-200 2.8 when I'm on the sides, when on the baseline, I shoot 17-50 2.8....
     
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    I would say with what you have:

    Use the 75-300 at 75 or the 18-55 at 55; whichever has the lowest f-stop . Find a spot on the floor that has the best light and get as close as you can to that spot. Shoot whatever happens there and forget the rest of the court. - TF
     

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