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Old Jun 16, 2005, 8:30 AM   #1
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I took these of my son (the gaol keeper in black) yesterday. It was late afternoon and almost dusk, I shot these at F9 at 1600 and 800 ISO. I'm thinking I should have had the F stop around 5 maybe, any Ideas on settings for this situation welcome. How do I get them sharp without the blur?
















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Old Jun 16, 2005, 9:08 AM   #2
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What kind of lens were you using?

I am learning myself and do not have a fast lens. I did however with good light get some excellent shots by using Shutter Priorty (TV Mode) with my *ist DS.


I have a Tamron 4-5.6 LD 70mm to 300mm lens. I got it used for $90.00 and used the sunhood.

I went with Shutter Priority 1/250 and the Aperture varied from F6.3 to F11.

I posted my soccer shots here earlier if you care to take a look at them.

Looks like your son is very agressive off his line.

I did find it interesting that there was no net on the goal though. I have been part of soccer for 33 years of my life and still kicking. I got a late start at the age of 12 back in Hawai'i.
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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I would like to know camera and lens. My best suggestion at this time is to try and keep your shutter speed up. I try for 1/1000 and no slower than 1/800. Soccer is one of those sports that you need a fast shutter speed. Second with the low light available a monopod might not be out of the question. I use one quiteoften and it helps.
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What kind of lens were you using?

I am learning myself and do not have a fast lens. I did however with good light get some excellent shots by using Shutter Priorty (TV Mode) with my *ist DS.


I have a Tamron 4-5.6 LD 70mm to 300mm lens. I got it used for $90.00 and used the sunhood.

I went with Shutter Priority 1/250 and the Aperture varied from F6.3 to F11.

I posted my soccer shots here earlier if you care to take a look at them.

Looks like your son is very agressive off his line.

I did find it interesting that there was no net on the goal though. I have been part of soccer for 33 years of my life and still kicking. I got a late start at the age of 12 back in Hawai'i.

Thanks, no nets because of vandalism in the area at the time. Lens is 100-300 usm canon. I managed to get really great shots of motor cross that Ive posted with similar settings so I thought they would work for soccer:-)
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 6:56 AM   #5
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Thanks, canon rebel 300D with 100-300 lens
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 8:31 PM   #6
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I take a lot of soccer pictures of my grandkids' teams. I usually shoot in Aperture mode, selecting the widest possible aperture. My normal soccer lens is a Sigma 50-500, so depending on the zoom at any given time, I am shooting anywhere from F4 to F5.6. This accomplishes two things: first, it lets you shoot at the fastest shutter speed for the available light and second, it blurs the background as much as possible. I usually try to shoot at ISO 400 as long as I can get at least 1/1000 shutter speed, if not I bump it up to ISO 800. For daytime games, even on cloudy days, that will usually be as high as I need to go. In general, I prefer to shoot at 1/2000 to 1/3000 shutter speed, but I have gotten decent results as slow as 1/500. Any slower than that will definitely be blurred, especially with older and faster players.

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Old Jun 17, 2005, 9:22 PM   #7
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Thanks, this gives me some idea of what settings to use next time.
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I also use the 300D, last season I did my shots with a Sigma 70-300 with the camera set on Tv Mode. I try to keep the ISO at 400 but Maine weather being what it may ISOs of 800 and 1600 are also used. My usual shutter speed is 1/1000 and if I have to drop below 1/800 I raise the ISO. This season may be a little different as I now have a Sigma 170-500 so I will have to see how that works out. If you would like to see some of my soccer shots go to:

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Wow! Did not think that the Canon had to go so high in iso and shutter speed. I used my *ist DS at iso 200 and shutter speed (TV mode) of 1/250 and got no blur whatsoever. I have the exif intact on my posting if you care to look at it.

I did post earlier and I will say that the sun was very good that day so that is possibly how I was able to get those shots that I posted earlier.Try to shoot from the opposite side of the field to get good DOF.

In the case of the goalkeeper that does not always apply.


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not sure what my shutter speed was as all mine were on AV mode and it was near nightfall so it explains the problems I had.

thanks for all the help everyone, I will give it another go:-)
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