Trouble with Sports

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  1. MichaelMigz

    MichaelMigz TPF Noob!

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    Hey All. I was wondering if anyone had any tips for shooting football games at night. Theyre under the lights, but even at ISO 1600 i was getting blurry pictures. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    What lens are you using? If it's not a 2.8, then you can forget it. You might end up using ISO 3200 film. Night time is not the best time for freezing motion.
     
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    Get really, really bright strobes. (?)

    Like Matt said, unless you're using a really quick lens, you can pretty much forget it.
     
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    thats what i figured. im using a cheap 4.8. 3200 film isn an option since im shooting digital... and strobes are kind of impractical for me...


    thanks for the help guys!
     
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    You can probably purchase a used film camera for under $100, and shoot 3200 film.
     
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    In football, there are many photograph-able moments when motion almost ceases: the QB looking downfield, the rusher stopped at the LOS, etc.
     
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    but prepare for high grain with that film... In some ways, the high grain has a nice look to it.


    Also... no all film cameras have meters that can be configured for iso 3200.. you might have to compensate a few stops manually.
     
  8. MichaelMigz

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    i already have a film camera...however, with sports, it becomes exspensive. and since these are only going to a local paper and a yearbook, its not worth the cost at this point in time...

    thanks again everyone for your help. and torus, im definitly going to look fo those moments at the next game!
     

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