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10-01-2013, 05:00 PM   #1546
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Moro jppp, Joo ne ei toimi jonkin takia. Muuten... makeat kuvat on kotisivulla.

Terveiset vanhalta Kuusankoskelaiselta.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Moro jppp, Joo ne ei toimi jonkin takia. Muuten... makeat kuvat on kotisivulla.

Terveiset vanhalta Kuusankoskelaiselta.
QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
Moro jppp, Joo ne ei toimi jonkin takia.
Moro Ex Kuusankoski! V*t*ttaa nämä kuvalinkit ja se kun sählään niitten kanssa koko ajan!
/end finnish

I need to get my act together with the image links! This seems to be an on-going problem with my posts. Must look into it a bit.

Edit: Looked into some of my posts during the last year or so and fixed whatever bad links I found. The gallery site has changed some time ago which has affected the links. So, not entirely my fault, which is always important ;D

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Had a go at H.S football, home coming game. These were shot from behind the fence on the ground level or at the lower section of the bleachers?.
I believe that I am getting to the point of being sick of H.S. stadium lighting at night, see the last shot, be it La-Cross, Soccer or Band...and having to shoot RAW and up to ISO 10 000.

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Ex Finn I still like that last shot! That's a power move and you captured it well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bass3587 Quote
Ex Finn I still like that last shot! That's a power move and you captured it well.
Thanks bass3587.
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We are the Finnish U19 Champions!

A 1-1 tie in the last match was enough - and even unnecessary - as our rivals lost their match. So, last year the U17 championship and silver in the U19 championship and now this. Not bad.

Some quick shots with my K-5 and Tamron 70-200 f2.8 as always. The lighting was way less than optimal with heavily overcast sky and some rain:










Not the sharpest of images but this time I don't care. The facial expressions tell me what this is all about. What a great bunch of young men! Makes me a proud father and a proud team official. And what a great time to retire from being a team official! There are more teams and more sports to shoot, so it's time to branch out.

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I had such a frustrating time photographing my daughter at athletics last weekend. Using the K-5 with a 50-135, AF-C and single center AF point was just not good enough to be able to get a single in focus shot of her in her 200m race The AF grabbed the background, or a following runner, for the entire 15 shot burst.

The K-3 had better solve this problem. If a DSLR can’t do AF-C properly then what is the point of them. Even my RX100 did a better job the week before.


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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
AF-C
AF-C on the K-5, probably elsewhere, takes practice. .

I've also had a poor run with K-5 AF-C, but don't use it enough, so I am no expert on it's usage. However I think using single centre-point AF with AF.C is not the optimal choice for AF.C mode.

Ron would be able to offer more expert advice on the issue of K-5 AF.C. He must have it figured out by now.
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When I use AF-C I usually do it with the auto 5 point pattern. Still can be hit and miss depending on what you are shooting and how much contrast there is but I have found it better than AF-S for shooting a mountain bike race for example (riders coming at me most of the time).
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I would be very interested in Ron's advice, I'm ready to chuck in the towel on this camera as a sports camera. It's been fantastic as a travel and general purpose camera, but for the sports situations and shots I want, it simply can't cut it (with my current technique anyway).

For context, I was using center point only (and rear button focus), as I wanted to get a shot of 5 or 6 runners in the frame, but put the center point over my daughter to keep her in focus. I suspect either AF-C was usless to track focus, or more likely it seemed to just grab the trees in the background, or another runner in the background. This was her first ever 200m race and she also happened to win. Hard to explain this to my wife afterwards who couldn't be there that I don't have a photo to show her.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mattb123 Quote
When I use AF-C I usually do it with the auto 5 point pattern. Still can be hit and miss depending on what you are shooting and how much contrast there is but I have found it better than AF-S for shooting a mountain bike race for example (riders coming at me most of the time).
Thanks Matt, I think I'll give that a go this weekend. I've had a bit of success with a 55-300 in the past so I might use that instead of my 50-135. Seems a shame as the 50-135 has terrific IQ, but no point in great IQ if your subject isn't in focus.
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I have tried AF-C center, on occasion, had some keepers. Can`t wait to hear how the K3 performs.
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I haven't had a lot of luck with the 55-300 trying to focus on moving things. That lens probably hunts the most of all my lenses. I usually go for the Tamron 28-75 2.8 or DA* 60-250 for sports. But I would expect the 50-135 to be similar to the Tamron based on being f/2.8 lenses but I don't have a 50-135 so I can't compare. Obviously there's more to it than that but I wouldn't expect SDM to slow it much or at all based on how my 18-135 and 60-250 perform (which is pretty well).
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I shoot a lot of junior soccer and Little (junior) Athletics. With Centre-point focus, you have to be sure you keep it on the subject. The focus point is small. More problematic is a group of 2-3 in a race. You've got to keep that focus point on one of them all the time. This may start to conflict with framing.

In a 200m race, I sometimes do the start (I'm at the finish line of a 400m oval), but with a 60-250/F4, the competitors are still fairly small. So, normally I get 2-4 group shout as they're coming around the curve and have just entered the straight. I then do a number of group shots (2-6 runners) until they get about half-way up the straight, and then switch to individual shots, or 2-3 person groups if it's really close.

The K-3 will help with much better tracking and closer AF points. It also has a AF hold time setting. So if you are panning say two soccer players going for a ball, and a closer player, who is not involved in this action, is on the field between them and you, and is in the way for part of the pan. The K-5 will lock onto the nearby player, but with the K-3 & K-5II you can have it ignore small disruptions like this.


This hold time setting should help when you're using centre-point AF and the centre-point momentarily wanders off a competitor on to the background.

I've found with soccer & the K-5, where I'm often photographing 2 players about to interact, or a player and a ball, that it is difficult to use centre-point AF.C. (Others may have more success.) So I usually use Auto AF.C.

Dan.

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