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  1. TallDude

    7D Mark II best AF setting to reduce foreground focusing?

    With my old t2i I used the single focal point to follow the basketball shooting. Now I have a 7D mark ii and I'm shooting surfing. I'm using a Sigma 100-400mm f5-6.3 . I'm still trying to figure out all the auto focus points and options I now have over the t2i. I'm shooting from the beach...
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    But I'm not a pro?

    My son was performing at a Large Symphony Hall. We bought tickets to see him. I brought my camera (7d with my Sigma 100-400) to get some close-ups. Wish I had 70-200 2.8 for that. As we passed through the security check point, I put my camera on the table. He looked at it and asked me if I was a...
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    Shooting surfing with my new / used 7d mark ii ?

    I finally upgraded from my T2i to a 7d mark ii. I've been on a DSLR photo hiatus. Actually shooting and editing tons of video with my GoPros and other POV devices. I was shooting my son's basketball for years, but now he is in drum and bugle corps world and didn't really have the camera or lens...
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    I've Max'd out my T2i... Looking to upgrade to?

    I've learned a lot over the past 6 years or so since I bought my first DSLR. I bought it to shoot my son's indoor basketball. I bought a used T2i body only in great shape for $200. I when through a number of lens with little success (high school gym lighting and fast moving kids). After reading...
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    Club Basketball improved

    It's been a while since my last post, but I've still been busy shooting my son's club basketball team. I have to say, I'm loving LED gym lights. Pretty much all the gyms have converted to them and it's given me some elbow room. Prior to that, I was stuck in the f2.8 shallows. 250 to 500 tops and...
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    Affordable Thermal Night Vision Camera

    I saw this 'FLIR' waterproof thermal camera on an ad. I imagine there are a number of ways to utilize this form of imagery, aside from the obvious.... FLIR Ocean Scout TK Marine Thermal Handheld Camera | West Marine
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    Seemed like a good location?

    I've been shooting sports for about 4 years now and feel comfortable picking my spots. Lately I've been playing around with landscape shots. Changing f-stops to play with DOF. I was driving into some local mountains and decided to see what I could do with the "scenic overlook" :) Given it was...
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    Had it dialed in...then what happened?

    I'm shooting indoor club level basketball. I was getting good results, now not so good. Canon T2i with a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 using the AV setting with ISO 1600 to 3200. I'm shooting continuous, AI-servo. The lighting was similar a both shooting events, but different gyms. I'm wandering if it's...
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    Developing the mental side of basketball.

    I'm very much an amateur at sport photography. With a recent purchase of a 17-50mm f2.8 for my Canon T2i, I've been having better results shooting basketball in poorly lit gyms. My son plays club basketball in these large warehouses converted in to multi-court gyms. I take a ton of shots...
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    Finding out how little I know, but having a blast learning:)

    New here, so hi to you regulars. I bought a used T2i last year to shoot indoor youth basketball. Took me a few bad lens purchases and a lot of really bad photos to get me to do more research. After a few great YouTube video tutorials I bought a new Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, use the AV setting and...