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  1. #1
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    70-200 soccer shots

    Soccer in the dark, not the best lighting, four light towers, football field has six. Took Don's advice and set camera to M mode, spot focus, f 2.8 DRO - off SSS - off, standard color, contrast +1, sharpness +3 no EV, WB mostly on auto, and some at 4000K. ISO 1000 / 1600 had to bump up to 1600 once it was fully dark, shutter started at 500 had to keep slowing down 400 - 320 -250 to try and keep shots "light" enough, would like to stay at 320 or higher to "stop" the action. I also moved to multiple locations around the field, and can see effects of light "cycles". also lens had a hoya hmc super multi coated UV filter on. So here we go!!
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    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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    The game continues

    game start at 7 P.M. darkness moves in quick. most of these pics. are of course large crops, I need to work on waiting for the action to fill the shot. some have also had simple "auto correction" run from the Sony software. I would like to try and get the noise down in some of the shots with out PP some more fine tunning is in order, as well as skill development of course
    Thursday we play on a football field that will be "less badly" lighted. also some shots are with onboard flash used.
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    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  3. #3
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    The end of the game

    These shots are all taken with onboard flash at the end of the game
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    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  4. #4
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    Lighter shots

    Some shots from JV. game, still light but sun is getting low, last shot is girls walking towards the sunset. If anyone wants image data let me know which picture and i will post it, Frank I am going to look at the firefox attachment when I get my own computer back.
    The quality and the skill may be lacking, but I REALLY like this lens!!
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    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  5. #5
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    Some really great shots there! The 2.8 has really served you well in freezing the action and maintaining a decent ISO. The ones on your flickr page have the EXIF intact

    Just curious, what settings was this one at?

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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  6. #6
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    Great series of images. The lens looks like it is getting the job done. With alot of help on your part to stay on top of the settings. The 70-300 would have failed for sure. My grandson has a game this weekend it is at noon so I shouldn't have a hard time. Keep up the good work.
    Frank

    P.S. I didn't know soccer was a contact sport. These girls play there harts out.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
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  7. #7
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    Frank I tell you what high school age girls play far more "physical" than the guys do, lots of contact, I have cringed on the sidelines many a time! the 70-300 will be great during the day, it is a very good lens, i will still use mine, until it starts getting dusky out.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  8. #8
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    Dr4gon here the data: time 8:45 P.M. I am maybe 20 - 25 yards away from the ball.
    135mm f2.8 1/250 sec. m mode, spot focus, ISO1600, WB auto, saturation 0, contrast +1, sharpness +3 DRO off, SSS off, auto correction applied from Sony software, some crop. can post the uncorrected shot if you want.
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
    http://flickr.com/

  9. #9
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    Great thanks. Looks like don's settings worked out great!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  10. #10
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    Sean ... compared to the 70-300 or 80-400 ... what do you YOU think? Is the 70-200mm f/2.8 delivering the goods ... because anything better is going to cost REAL money and will be fixed PRIME!!!
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-01-2008 at 08:06 PM.
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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