So which one is before and which one is after? Nice shot and great post processing.
Originally Posted by greg0126
College sports is my primary subject. Usually using a flash is a cardinal sin because it can be distracting to the athletes and its a quick way to lose a credential. If you need more light, mount strobes in the ceiling or in the upper stands.
I use auto focus religiously. I haven't found 3D tracking particularly useful for any sport though I do need to play with it more.
Thanks for the tips. I need to practice more. Which lens do/did you use? I was looking at the 24-70 2.8 but it's way out of my reach for now. The Sigma got some good reviews but I had a 10-20 before and wasn't too impressed with the quality.
Originally Posted by SChema
I did a quick search of "3D" tracking, is this a feature on Nikons? If this is what I think it is, I have found it invaluable when I pan at the drag strip. Canon's equivalent is "AI Servo". Half press shutter and the AF will continuously track your subject. I have mine set up with back button focus with single point using my thumb to engage focus and my index engaging my shutter. I takes a little bit of time to get use to. Depending on what model body you have, I'm sure you can tweak the AF system to your liking. You can adjust AF speed before and after the shutter, adjust how the AF views the subject when objects get into frame, there are many more features that will take time to get use to.
Yes, that's what I was referring to. I would think this feature is a great feature. I guess I need to play with it more. I have a D7000, not sure if I can tweak as much as you mentioned. I do get focus problem now and then with this body but not ready to upgrade yet. Thanks.
Thanks for the tips. I need to practice more. Which lens do/did you use? I was looking at the 20-70 2.8 but it's way out of my reach for now. The Sigma got some good reviews but I had a 10-20 before and wasn't too impressed with the quality.
I use a variety of lenses. I'm assuming you're shooting Nikon since you mentioned 3D tracking. My workhorse is my Nikon 80-200 f/2.8. I'm looking to trade up to the newer 70-200 VRII eventually but I haven't yet found a buyer for the 80-200.
Other than that I use a 50mm f/1.8 pretty often, a 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye mostly for crowd shots and for huddles, a 24-70 f/2.8 religiously (this lens is amazing), and a 17-55mm f/2.8.