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Old Feb 18, 2005, 5:30 PM   #1
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Here are a few attemptsthe other nightto get something worthwhile without flashin one of those dingy little high school gyms. Lenses: 135/2 and 200/1.8 on Mark II at extreme ISOs. I decided not to apply any noiseware here.

135/2, F/2.8 and 1/400 at ISO1600

200/1.8, F/2.8 and 1/400th at ISO1250



This one is quite bad but I liked the action. 135/2, F/3.2, 1/400th at ISO1600


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Old Feb 18, 2005, 6:01 PM   #2
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Hi normcar,

I love the two bottom pictures, the top one is great too, but just a little flaw with it is...where is the ball?

Other than that, they are all great shots.

Being a senior in high school, i know all about those "dingy" gyms. I do find that most of them are pretty dark, but with playoffs starting, the state assoc. try to keep them lit fairly well because of the media coverage.

I would love to get a lens thathas an f2.8 but that is not currently in the budget (all my money is going to college)
I work with a 28-80mm lens with f4.0-5.6
Thank god for an ISO 1600

I have been working without the flash the whole season, but now with playoffs, i have switched over to using the flash during the game, and it makes a great deal of difference.
I use a Canon Digital Rebel, using just the onboard flash which has a surprising distance to me.
With an ISO of 1600
Shutter Speed: 1/160

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Old Feb 18, 2005, 6:38 PM   #3
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...where is the ball?
Let's just say that it's implied here and the focus is on the expressions. :lol: Valid complaint, though. I appreciate the look and the comments.

PS - I find that the non-ceiling strobeflash does make a huge positive difference in the area of lighting subject but I'm not personally fond of the way it turns the background dark and/or shadowed.

Good luck with shooting finals.




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Hi Normcar,

I'm the opposite, i don't use strobes, i use my Digital Rebel's on board flash.

I like how it "draws out" the players and makes the audience/fans darker, so more of the attention is drawn to what is important, the players.

Also, it seems that in Basketball the uniforms are a shiny Nylon or Polyester type material, which reflects the flash even better. Which makes the players stand out even more.

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Old Feb 19, 2005, 2:04 AM   #5
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tswen, have you considered getting a 50/1.8 lens for your Canon? Should be available about $100 or less.
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