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Old Jan 16, 2005, 3:04 PM   #1
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I've had the 10d for almost a year. I went through a soccer season and took some great photo's.

Now it is basketball season and I'm having troubles getting great pictures. I've been using the full auto mode.

Any suggetions?
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 5:01 PM   #2
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What kind or problems? How is the lighting? And what lens?
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 8:16 PM   #3
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Most of the photo's are under exposed.

I been using a 28-90mm zoom lens.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 12:54 AM   #4
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Hi callens,

First of all, take your 10D off full auto mode and put it into at least 'P'. You will still get auto exposure, but will be able to set the ISO speed anywhere from 100 to 1600(of which you will probably need 800 or 1600 to stop action). I would recommend putting to camera in 'A' mode, and set the aperture dial to the lowest number you can set with your current lens (that will let in the most light the lens will allow). It will probably be between f3.5 and f5.6. For good indoor shots, I would very much recommend looking into a fast maximum aperture lens. The Canon 50mm f1.8 is only $70, and an excellent little lens to try some low light photography with. For a zoom lens the Tamron 28-75 f2.8 is pretty unanimously accepted as the best non Canon 'L' zoom in that focal length range, and costs around $370.

I will warn you however, when using a lens with a fast maximum aperture, you will have a very shallow depth of field, so focusing well is critical!

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 4:08 PM   #5
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I agree completely with everything David said! :G

If you need a little more zoom I recommend the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 EX HSM...
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Old Jan 29, 2005, 1:29 PM   #6
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hi:

where can you find a canon lense 50mm for $70. Icant find one that range, could you help me out, id love to get one. jcarboski
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Old Jan 29, 2005, 2:36 PM   #7
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Jcarbosky,
Try this link on for size.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=12142&is=USA
B&H is good, among other places. I highly recommend them.
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