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Old Apr 14, 2009, 2:52 PM   #1
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I will be using a 40-150 lens. It will be a cage fight. I will be able to be wherever I need to be. Im new to covering MMA or any sports for that matter, but not a beginning photog. I would appreciate any advice for shooting awesome action shots.

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Old Apr 14, 2009, 4:34 PM   #2
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Hi Anna!

Wow.. now thats a pretty cool gig to get! There's few people on the forum that have shot sports - Greg and JohnM being a few, and they would be the best people to help out esp in terms of how to deal with the lighting.

My first thoughts are :

1. do you have an FL50 flash?
2. Access to a fast lens like the Oly 50mm f2 or even the new Sigma 50 f1.4
3. Might want to consider hiring a 50-200 for the night.


Post some pics when you can, it'd be great to see them.

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Old Apr 14, 2009, 5:57 PM   #3
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Unfort it's a tester gig. I am taking pics, getting in free to the event. One of the fighters recommended me. So I only have what I already have (I dont have the flash or a better lens) If I do well it will in theory lead to the possibility of better equipment though. I will definitely post the results, just not sure how they'll turn out. My lens is fast enough with my kids. I've just been looking around and it can turn out bad. Thanks for the response. Its not til May 23.
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 6:36 PM   #4
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Hi Anna

If the lighting is good then that'll help a lot but I'd see if you could borrow or rent the flash at least for the shoot. Normally a flash like the Fl50 shouldnt cost more than $20 + a diffuser to hire for a few days. Just wondering if you pop in and see what the venue is like before the big day for a wee test run.

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Those are both pretty decent recommendations. Thanks alot ill check into it.
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Old Apr 14, 2009, 7:18 PM   #6
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I'll agree that all the lens speed you can muster will help you get better results. I also think raising the ISO may be necessary to gain shutter speed also, and even the pop-up flash will go a long way at ISO1600 to help eliminate shadows (where noise becomes an issue) ISO 800 will be as low as you will want to go if the event is indoors.

You may also want to shoot a few at lower ISO at times when fast action isn't happening.

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Yeah, when i was reading up, most suggested 3200 but my cam doesnt go that high. I knew ISO was going to be the deciding factor in this (for my cam and lens at least) I just HATE noise. Since this is my first, i'll prolly use as many different settings (according to the circumstances of course) to get the best results. I'll check into the flash. thanks again
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