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05-03-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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Shooting a mens NCAA night Lacrosse game.

Hi, My name is John. I am hoping some of you could offer up some pointers on this topic. Have been shooting LAX for about 2yrs, but only one other game under the lights. Use a Pentax K 50 with a Tamron 18-250 lens also a k 20d with a 100-300 sigma lens. Last time pics got progressively worse as it got darker out, as expected. However the k20d shot acceptable images into the 3rd qtr, the K 50 shot almost until the end of the 4th qtr with acceptable pictures but then even they became blurry. Shooting from the sidelines and no flash allowed. I look forward to hearing your input on this topic. Thank you, John.

05-03-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
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My advice, you will need a lens with a constant aperture of F4 at least but 2.8 would be even better. The only other way you will get enough light will be to slow down your shutter to a point where the movement will be so blurry you would never be able to use the shots anyways....but they would be bright!
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+1 on the F 2.8 lens.


I would also increase the ISO. Raise it up as far as you can with out excessive noise.
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Here is some amazing advice specifically for your situation https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/151-pentax-k-30-k-50/294343-shooting-nigh...er-lights.html

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No much info on the lenses posted, but if you use your Tamron as a telephoto you can maybe swap the lenses. I suppose your Sigma has better aperture in 100 mm+ range compared to the Tamron so if you use it on K-50 the results could be significantly better.
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