I tried the settings recommended by DonSchap and have been pleased with the results. These were taken at a stadium with pretty good lighting. All shots were with an A700 and a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens.
The backround black sky, which always showed a lot of noise with my 5D is vastly improved.
The kicker is; All of these were shot at ISO 6400
f2.8 1/1000 120mm
f2.8 1/1000 70mm
f2.8 1/1000 135mm
f2.8 1/1000 200mm
Welcome to the forum and I'd like to say, I am glad I could help. Thanks for posting these.
Now, how about positing something that you do not need "night vision" goggles (ISO-6400 Geez. :rolleyes: ) to appreciate. You'll have a whole lot more spectrum to play with.
good job! Peterf did you play around with the settings a bit? what white bal. settings were used? may want to try and back down the ISO a bit and see what you get. moved it up and down and see what you like.
Yes, I played with the settings. I had good results at ISO as low as ISO 1600 depending where I was on the field and how fast the action was.
I posted these just because i was impressed with the limited noise at ISO 6400. I found best results with white balance set at around 3500k.
Thanks for the comments
I like around 3800K do you go to the green or magenta at all? I see thats on artifical turf I have shot one game on turf, did you seem to get a glare or reflection off it?
Not sure what you mean by "going to the green or magenta". Can you explain?
Yes sometimes get reflection off the artificial turf, 4th picture shows some.
It's all part of white balance
Originally Posted by peterf
When you adjust white balance by temp. settings just below it is a option to "bump" up the magenta color scale, "M" or the green color scale "G" kind of like fine tunning the temp settings. I have used it a few times but very conservitive with it a bit to the green to make the grass look a little more natural under the lights. Havent seen or found much info. on this and just wondered if you had done anything with it.
Seanhoxx, thanks for the explanation, I have not played with that setting at all. Only had my A700 for a month. I need to get a good aftermarket book that covers more than the Owners Manual. I may shoot again at that stadium later in the week so I will experiment with the settings.