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High School Tennis

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Toivo, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. I have been struggling to get what I think are sharp photos shooting my daughter playing tennis. Here are two examples. The first one was shot using af-s and the second one using af-c single area with the center selected. I know the D70 is a bit slow shooting action, but I have seen others with what I think are more in focus than mine with the same camera. These have no post processing done on them.

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  2. McQ

    McQ Just your average, everyday moderator. Moderator

    Chris, thanks for posting. AF-C will be what you want to use for sports shooting. That'll be first thing to keep on.

    What lens were you using? Also, what other settings, ISO, etc.? I tried to view the EXIF data for the photos, but it wouldn't come up.
     
  3. Practice, practice, practice with AF-C.....plus that Chain link fence will cause problems. I see it when I shoot Softball/Baseball also.
     
  4. Thanks foir the replies so far. For the second photo I was using my Tokina 80-200 2.8 lens. Iso was 320 or 400 with shutter speeds around 1/2000 f4. I am at work and can't look at the exif to give exact info.
     
  5. VDMTom

    VDMTom

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    Jun 24, 2008
    CA, USA
    good job, your correct, the d70 is a bit slow. but your shots are good!
     
  6. RDM3

    RDM3

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    Aug 25, 2005
    Concordville, Pa
    If the light is good, which it looks like it is, try shooting around 1/800 ISO 200 and f5.6/6.3

    Take a couple shots and see how bright or dark they are and adjust from there, if they are dark I would bump the ISO to 250, 320 etc until they lighten up some or just reduce the shutter speed in increments.

    I like shooting at ISO 200 as much as I can to get the quality.

    I don't have the exact settings but I am sure I was close to what I suggested in these shots....

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    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orderpage.aspx?pi=0DRM004R000013&po=13

    http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orderpage.aspx?pi=0DRM004R000001&po=1

    Sorry I would have posted the image in the post but I can't right now I am at work, I can later today though.
     
  7. Watch your horizons in your shots...
     
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