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Shot with a Sigma 80-400. Unforntunatley, it was a Canon mount lens...
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Good action captures. I especially like #3...that's priceless!

Nothing wrong with a Canon mount lens. The key piece of equipment is the one behind the camera...you!
 
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thanks! It was just a little fusterating, when Im used to my D200, and had to get used to a 30D. Mike- I live about an hour north of Cherry Hill in New Brunswick.
 
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Thanks! t-ball was also really fun. heres a few more from the same day:

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thanks! It was just a little fusterating, when Im used to my D200, and had to get used to a 30D. Mike- I live about an hour north of Cherry Hill in New Brunswick.
i shoot a d200 & a 30d at the same time (well not the exact same time)
& i finally got used to it but the d200 in good light is a far better camera
 
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actually no but we can help
you are either missing focus or not sharpening these
u also need to increase your ss even at the cost of iso and on the 30d iso is no prob all the way to 1200 (which u shudn't need to get close to)

the crops are nice, the action is good but the backgrounds are messy
try f5.6 & 1/500 and find the iso u need to get that
AF for the eyes
USM every pic in PP
 
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I have a question. Are you engaging the OS on the 80-400mm before you release the shutter? Are you using OS at all? Sometimes, in that split moment that it takes for the OS to engage, the image will jump around and be blurry. I onyl ask because it seems like there is softness in the image that is possibly either caused by movement of the camera, or too slow of a SS to freeze the action appropriatley.

If using OS, you should have the OS engaged a few seconds before you want to take the actual picture. If not using OS, I reccomend upping the SS like Randy said.
 
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Thanks for the help, maybe i should have left the OS off. this was my first time using a lens like this, and had never used any lens with OS/VR before. The slowest shutter speed I used was 1/500, and for most shots the shutter speed was 1/1000 or faster.
 
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May I chime in and ask why the 80-400 ?? These are smaller kids and the fields are not that big...Do you have any other options for lenses...My guess is that you were at the 80 length more than 400...

Just asking...You do have some great captures here...I love this age group.
The photos can be priceless.

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May I chime in and ask why the 80-400 ?? These are smaller kids and the fields are not that big...Do you have any other options for lenses...My guess is that you were at the 80 length more than 400...

Just asking...You do have some great captures here...I love this age group.
The photos can be priceless.
Very nice! I love the facial expressions kids make, like that one. I was using an 80-400 because I do not own any long lenses, and that was the only one available for me to borrow for that day. I would have loved an 70/80-200, as I think I mainly stayed in that range, only going up to 300 a few times.
thanks again!
 
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Very nice! I love the facial expressions kids make, like that one. I was using an 80-400 because I do not own any long lenses, and that was the only one available for me to borrow for that day. I would have loved an 70/80-200, as I think I mainly stayed in that range, only going up to 300 a few times.
thanks again!
the 80-400's af is kinda slow on a d50 but fine on a d200...it's not afs but it shuld be fine

turn off OS completely, the ss will more than compensate for any cam shake
 

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