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10-31-2007, 03:36 AM   #1
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help---I only have one lens to use---

My son has his last football game this week----Thursday night at 7:00 p/m. My one and only lens, a 70-300mm lens will be arriving today or tomorrow. (if you read my previous post about the 18-50mm lens, you'll know why I only have one lens know). I know the photos won't come out perfect due to lighting at this time of night, however, I do want to try out the camera (since I have been waiting since Oct 12th for Dell to ship all of my stuff). Since this is the only lens I will have, is it possible to take semi-decent photos with it in the stadium lights while sitting in the stands?

10-31-2007, 04:07 AM   #2
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I think it will do a better job than any other lens you might use. You could always use a faster lens, but not one with a reach of 300mm that doesn't cost well over $1000. If it were me I would just crank up the ISO and shoot away.
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If you have the possibility go to the field your son is playing at and practice.

Good luck to you and your son!
10-31-2007, 04:55 AM   #4
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You should be OK. Ratchet up the ISO, your K100 will give you very usable images up to ISO1600. you can use 3200 in a pinch, but it will be pretty noisy. Keep the shutter speed up, stop down as much as you can, keeping the SV to a decent speed, and you should get some decent results. Check your white balance against the field lights, you might need to set a custom WB, or you could shoot RAW and fix it later.

Good Luck, and happy shooting. Hope your son's team wins.

10-31-2007, 02:40 PM   #5
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Hi Mom,
if you can not get 'closer' to the action and you are likely to be shooting at 300mm all the time you may also want to consider buying a monopod.
Go team!

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