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03-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belcik Quote
Well.... Let's put everything as it is suppose to be done.
1. What type of sports? (chess is also a sport)
2. What type of lightning (indoor/outdoor)
3. The speed and size of objects - chess vs. car rally vs. Bobsleigh

What I can say from my incredibelly small experience is that my sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro will work on some events..... but for indoor gymnastics it is not enough...

Of course, with some exceptions, like this guy:


that made this photo:


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Well there are advantages in investing 15 grand in gear. I would want a fast focussing 400mm/f4 lens

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Well there are advantages in investing 15 grand in gear. I would want a fast focussing 400mm/f4 lens
Nah....I want a 400 f/2.8 lens!! My budget is only $2,000 so it's important that I get the best body and lenses I can for that price.
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QuoteOriginally posted by treebeard Quote
you did not flood....you posted examples which is what I want. I could be shooting anything from an indoor event in poor lighting to a nighttime baseball game.
Well I also do some games where my iso setting is 6400 just because there not enough light unless I have to drop shuttertime. Focussing does get slower with those conditions.

Diving:

I made a cut for 16:9 loosing a part at top and bottom and it still is at iso6400 a very nice image.
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Well I also do some games where my iso setting is 6400 just because there not enough light unless I have to drop shuttertime. Focussing does get slower with those conditions.

Diving:

I made a cut for 16:9 loosing a part at top and bottom and it still is at iso6400 a very nice image.
IMHO that's a pretty darn good photo for ISO6400!

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IMHO that's a pretty darn good photo for ISO6400!
Thanks, this was testing for the upcoming European Championship Diving that is coming to our pool. Also synchronized swimming EC will come in may. But with those events we wil again have nice light in the pool.
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Ron, with that diving shot, did you use MF?. This looks like a good situation for using it.

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Ron, with that diving shot, did you use MF?. This looks like a good situation for using it.

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No I pre-focussed. I'm almost in line with the jump, so when you focus on the platform standing it is still in focus when diving. With another angle, standing infront of the platform, so the diver jumps toward you, you can't work that way, because with the jump they go out of focus. For this image 10 meter the sidewaypicture is the only place to take standing hi in the top of the pool.

I used monopod with my angle head so I could follow the diver going down. SR turned off.
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Really? I found the DA*200mm very slow in focussing and returned it because of that. It was a great lens in image quality.
Hmm... My copy was fast. In fact, I tested it several times and it was faster than Sigma's HSM.

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When I used to shoot Nikon and Canon I used an 85 1.8 for alot of indoor shots, of course I was using a MkIII and a D700 so that helped. I guess I am not really hearing what I want to hear about the choices of lenses for the K5. I am not impressed too much with the shots I have seen from the Tamron 70-200 and while I like Sigma lenses the 70-200 2.8 OSM lens is a bit out of my price range. The Pentax 50-135 seems like a great lens...not for sports though. I really want to stick with Pentax since I have a K-r and several MF primes I enjoy using. I guess I should just bite the bullet and get the K5.
If you can get your hands on a Sigma 50-150mm HSM II lens, you'd have a winner combo. They are hard to come by these days though since those of us who have them don't want to let go of 'em! Some have said the IQ of the 50-150mm is almost on par with the DA* 50-135mm.

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Hmm... My copy was fast. In fact, I tested it several times and it was faster than Sigma's HSM.



If you can get your hands on a Sigma 50-150mm HSM II lens, you'd have a winner combo. They are hard to come by these days though since those of us who have them don't want to let go of 'em! Some have said the IQ of the 50-150mm is almost on par with the DA* 50-135mm.
Doh!!! Forgot all about that one....I believe I had one a few years ago when they first came out and then they made a second version that was supposed to be much improved.
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BTW, I forgot that there are more photos of Naumov here: http://www.vfrg.ru/index.php?dn=photos&to=cat&id=99&p=1
This is the same event. So if thinking about lens you need to consider, your position against the subject is crucial. and watch pros
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Those are some really wonderful images. Thanks for the link.
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The K-5 is a capable camera for sports. The other thread Ron linked to has great examples.
My sports is limited to indoor dance competitions.
These shots were done with the K-5 and Tamron 28-75 2.8.





Before I picked up the K-5 I got decent results with the K-x and a Sigma 70-200 2.8

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K5 & 50-135 works fine for difficult action

Even in challenging light from the back of the theater. I start at ISO 3200. The second one is at 12,800.
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If these photos were taken with a Pentax K5, I can only state one word: Awesome!
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K5 & 50-135 is even okay for non human sports

Like Frisbee Dogs. Bond Park - Dog Days 2011 - Images | Brooke Meyer
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