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Old Mar 3, 2006, 6:16 PM   #1
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Just picked up my new (used) lens yesterday figuring that it would be the perfect lens for shooting indoor basketball. Well here are some practice shots. Any suggestions? Greatly appreciated. Mike.

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X.Fine

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f/1.7

WB sunlight+3

ISO 1600

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Old Mar 3, 2006, 6:23 PM   #2
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Photo 2

"X fine

"50mm

1/1000
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"spot AF

Auto AF

AF

Color natural+

"WB sunlight +3

ISO 16000

Why is it so out of focus?

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Maybe because it is resized, but especially the second shot looks like it's in pretty good focus. On which part did you spot focus?
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 7:22 PM   #4
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With the kids moving I just tried to focus between them. Their faces are out of focus.
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 7:27 PM   #5
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"Between them"??? If you focused between then you'd focus on the backwall of the court. You need to focus on one of them, ideally the face.
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Guess I need to work on technique. Would center metering be better than multi- segment. for this kind of shot ? Or does it make a difference?
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Hope you don't mind but I just used a little sharpening on them. I have to do that on almost all pictures.
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WOW, much better. What software did you use?
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I have my KM5D set to sharpen at least one step, otherwise the images are too soft for my taste. It actually looks to me that the players are the most focused part of the image, so it might just be a sharpening issue. But as far as the focusing is concerned, you want to spot focus on the face of the moving subject (or at least on one of them). In auto-focus mode, predictive tracking is automatically activated. Or you can use the sports mode, which optimizes focusing and exposure for fast moving subjects.
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