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View Poll Results: What SONY DSLR(s) do you own (click on all that apply)

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  • A100

    6 37.50%
  • A200

    1 6.25%
  • A300

    4 25.00%
  • A350

    2 12.50%
  • A700

    5 31.25%
  • A900

    0 0%
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  1. #31
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    Lightbulb You know what you are shooting ... get the right lens for it

    As Sean and Frank can certainly attest, f/4 or higher is not going to do it. You really do need f/2.8 for most situations indoors. That is precisely why there is a separation at that point in the aperture scale. I don't know if I mentioned it, but outdoors, the 18-250 can give a lot of lenses a run for the money. Indoors ... you take it off.

    The 70-200mm f/2.8 should provide superior coverage for basketball, at ISO-800, 1000, 1600.

    Anything wider than 70mm and unless you are sitting 'ringside' ... every shot you take will look like you were up in the 'nosebleed section.' The 70-200mm f/2.8 is the zoom to use. Heck, that's why they make it!


    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-05-2009 at 01:35 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    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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  2. #32
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    The 70-200 is the lens I agree unless your ready to spend some big money! take a look at my pictures and my flickr page tons of high school sports shots there the good the bad and the ugly. In many high school gyms I find myself at 2500 and even 3200 ISO and it starts to get noisy. I shoot in Xfine jpeg and am only using the sony supplied software. I have elements 6 and lightroom 2 along with the share ware version of noise ninja I have smoothed out a few with that but have just been to lazy to take the time and learn how to use the programs. I also am shooting with out flash, a high quality flash that you can bounce would be great inside. I have pretty much open access and can walk courtside or field side so that helps out also. A high speed focus motor would be nice but then think about the price. There is also a great thread on here called lets loose the noise or something like that lots of tips and shots on custom settings for low light action shots, worked wonders for me and the A700, lastly stay near the 200mm end, I back off just a hair from 200, then move closer! shoot close and tight and crop waste away later! I am still learning and hope I am getting better, but.we shall see.
    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/

  3. #33
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    I have to agree. I've been spoiled with F/2.8 as I'm sure Sean has as well . The A700 can only get you so far. F5.6-6.3 won't do you any good indoors for sports.
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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

  4. #34
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    Question Membership Required ... LOL

    What do you think of this as a patch? Just an idea ...

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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    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.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #35
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    LOL cool, what about putting the wen address in small print on the bottom?
    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/

  6. #36
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    Cool patchin' things up ...

    It's a work in progress ... LOL ... good idea, though

    I could get patches made up, when the design is final ... if the membership wanted. Minimum of 300 units.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 03-05-2009 at 08:30 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    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.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #37
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    The only major drawback is you might have to go a bit more generic, We all KNOW Sony could use the free P/R but not sure how there legal dept. might feel? I have a polo shirt from Dyxum with the shutter logo on it very cool. But 300 count, umm how many Sony folk you know?
    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. #38
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    Can't do 300 ... unless we make hats up, too

    I suppose we could buy SONY shirts ... and sew the patch on that. That would circumvent any issue of legality.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    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.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #39
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    Here is from playing around on flickr. have to give it a try at next show I work
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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/

  10. #40
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    Sean, it's better looking when the SONY brand is correct. It reflects a mirror-shot. LOL
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    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.

    flickr & Sdi

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