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Old 01-23-2007, 05:34 PM
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Default taking action shots...

I'm going to an NBA game on Saturday and was wondering what you guys recommend my settings be to get the best possible picture (shutter speed...etc.)

I have an olympus E 500 D-SLR but i've only had it a short period of time.

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you'll need a fast shutter speed (i would guess anything above 1/125 of a second) and probably a telephoto lense. i'm guessing you won't be sitting too close?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by undercoverdc2 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you'll need a fast shutter speed (i would guess anything above 1/125 of a second) </TD></TR></TABLE>

Word... like for mine.... I used 1/320th usually for them.





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what lense was that miracle?

50mm does ok if you're close enough





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Regular, original Sony DSCH2 (non-DSLR) lens.

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Old 01-23-2007, 07:44 PM
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I'm not sure as of now how close are seats are. They were given to my brother from the company he works for so they could be pretty decent. I got the dual lense when i purchased my camera so i'll either have the 17-45 mm lense



or the 40-150 mm lense



anyother suggestions?
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use the 40-150mm one. you could definitely use a larger f/stop lens though since its indoor.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dr. Wali B. &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">use the 40-150mm one. you could definitely use a larger f/stop lens though since its indoor.</TD></TR></TABLE>

by F-stop lense you're referring to what exactly (i'm sorry i've only owned an SLR for a couple weeks)
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Just noticed your username...I'm from Stillwater as well. How'd you like that Bedlam game?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by PokePride &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">by F-stop lense you're referring to what exactly (i'm sorry i've only owned an SLR for a couple weeks)</TD></TR></TABLE>

each lens has a different widest aperature, which is referring to the f-stop. A camera with a minumun f-stop of say f/2.8 will allow twice as much light in as a lens with minimun of f/4 at the same shutter speed.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by matt_shaban &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

each lens has a different widest aperature, which is referring to the f-stop. A camera with a minumun f-stop of say f/2.8 will allow twice as much light in as a lens with minimun of f/4 at the same shutter speed.</TD></TR></TABLE>
you mean maximum

and OP, yes, like matt said, the aperture is referred to as f/stop, its what lets the amount of light in the camera. and its reversed, for example, the smallest amount of number, is referred to as the largest aperture. f/2.8 would be larger than f/10.
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haha, damn, yea I meant maximum
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:17 PM
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What shutter speed do you think I should use for NBA? I know i need to use a faster one then if I was at a college game...any ideas?
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I usually use about a 1/320th or a 1/500th. either one, coupled with a low aperture (&lt;4.5) should give you a good action shot.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Miracle &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I usually use about a 1/320th or a 1/500th. either one, coupled with a low aperture (&lt;4.5) should give you a good action shot. </TD></TR></TABLE>

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Old 01-28-2007, 02:27 AM
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I did okay...I got my shutter speed about right but I couldn't figure out how to control Appeture at the same time so a lot of my pictures weren't the right brightness that I was looking for. This is my first time to photograph a sporting event so I'm not too worried... it was good practice though...i'll post up some shots I got later on
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you should be able to put it on full manual. on my camera i can either set it on shutter priority, where i choose the shutter speed and it pics the "optimum" aperature. there is also an aperature priority that does the same thing. if i set it on manual, i can select both.
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This was my first attempt at taking action shots... I had a hard time figuring out the correct Shutter speed because when I went to fast the lense didn't let enough light in... any ideas?








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A fast shutter speed, and low lighting make for a dark picture...

You need to compensate, VIA the aperture setting to a lower number value to allow more light into the sensor.

IE: For those 4, you were at or around 4.1-4.5

Bump it down to about 2.5-3.0, and you SHOULD be golden.
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can you break that down into easier terms... I understand the basis of what you're saying but I don't know exactly how to do it
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The aperture is a setting that determines the size of the "shutter hole".

You know that the shutter speed determines how long the shutter is up, to let the sensor record the image.

The aperture (also known as the F/Stop value) denotes the size of the hole in the camera's shutter or, on SLR's, the "sensor hole" as I call it.

Now, obviously, the smaller the F/Stop value, the larger the opening, the more light is let in to the sensor. This small f/stop value also produces a SHALLOWER Depth of Field effect.

EXAMPLE:

#1. LARGE aperture (lower F/Stop number... ie 1.0-2.0 etc.)

#2. SMALL aperture (higher F/Stop number... ie 6.0+)

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i dont have an EXIF reader so give us some info on what you set up was. shutter speed, aperture, what mode you were shooting with, iso, and so on.

pictures dont look bad for a first timer. just a little grainy but that can be fixed. if you shot them raw you can adjust the exposure.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Miracle &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just for you Wali:

EXIF viewers...

Firefox: http://ted.mielczarek.org/code/mozilla/fxif/

IE: http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

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i have a mac!
even though i can use firefox, i like to stay with safari!
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