Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Week 34, Day 243, December 22, 2009, Right Under the Basket

Tonight the basketball team played in a gym that has bleachers right under the baskets.  I was able to sit front and center, and use my fast 50 mm lens.  It was a great place to sit and be near the action.

I've never shot a whole baketball game with this lens.  I think it worked fairly well.  The lens isn't as fast at the autofocus as some of my more expensive lenses but it seems to do fairly well.

Lessons Learned:
  • I may try this lens more often in games. 
Photo details: Exposure time 1/320 sec, Aperture f/2.5, ISO 1600, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 82mm, Lens Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, handheld.


Andrew said...

Cool shot!

You could probably try switching down to 800 or 400 ISO, then shooting at your widest aperture if you pre-focused the lens at a likely action spot manually. I've read that you end up with better action shots with fast-moving things if you pre-focus on an area that will likely contain a good subject at some point.

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Yolanda said...

I am loving your sports/action shots - the lighting is great, sharp, great focus, crisp action, stopped in midair; they are looking really good!! I can clearly see your journey becoming perfection with these type of shots since some of your earlier basketball posts. Very fun photographs! I don't have much opportunity to photograph sports, but I'd love to try this sometime.

As for your comment on my last post, I responded as a comment in my same post regarding your question about my photo. Thank you!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

looks perfect Stevo :) see you LATER

RuneE said...

It seems to be working just fine!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your dear ones!