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Old Jan 15, 2005, 11:01 AM   #1
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Canon 300D, Sigma 70-200 2.8 ISO 1600, Crop, Noiseware, USM

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Old Jan 15, 2005, 3:10 PM   #2
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First one is really great! Could belong on the front page of the ESPN magazine~!

They're all great. The one of the cheerleader at the end captures the excitement andsupportive atmosphere of a game!
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Old Jan 15, 2005, 4:44 PM   #3
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Thanks! The first is definitely my favorite. If they didn't make such great noise reduction software, I'd never be able to shoot indoor sports with the 300D. I can't say enough good things about the lense though (Sigma 70-200)! I took about 80 pictures and only had to adjust color in a couple. It's a great piece of glass!
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 9:10 AM   #4
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John, they all seem to have plenty light. How well was the gym lit, and what was the setting.
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 9:11 AM   #5
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The gym was lit very well - about 2/3 of my shots were at 1600 and 1/3 at 800.
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Thanks John. Forgive me, I assume you were shooting in program mode. I guess I was curious as to what shutter speed you were using also.

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P.S. I really like that Noisware software.
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 1:45 PM   #7
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I shot in Av mode - which is how I tend to shoot sports 95% at 2.8 - some shots at 4.0 but not many. Shutter speed really ranged from 1/500 up to 1/1000.
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Just goes to show you, you can take a shot that looks like it could be in Sports Illustrated with a sub-$1000 camera if you know what your doing!
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terry@softreq.com wrote:
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Just goes to show you, you can take a shot that looks like it could be in Sports Illustrated with a sub-$1000 camera if you know what your doing!
sub-$1000 camera... but don't forget the $800 lens!

BTW... nice shots! And shooting in well lit gym is always nice but for me it's a pretty rare..
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Old Jan 24, 2005, 6:15 AM   #10
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Just goes to show you, you can take a shot that looks like it could be in Sports Illustrated with a sub-$1000 camera if you know what your doing!
I prefer to think of it as the "law of averages" - the nice thing about forums is I don't have to post the 50 shots that turned out bad, I only have to post the one or two that turned out good :-) But, Mr Saginaw is definitely correct - w/o that lense you couldn't hope to get good indoor shots. By the Way, Saginaw, do you use anything shorter than your 70-200? Maybe 50 1.8 or 1.4? I'm just curious as the 70 can be pretty tight when the action is close.
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