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11-28-2009, 09:00 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the pointers. I've posted my photos from the meet, and would be glad for any feedback. I know I need to work on focus (especially hard when they are swimming toward you), and I need to try a higher ISO for the divers so I can get the shutter speed up. Any hints (including composition) will be appreciated.

Meet 24Nov09 album | Khaehl | Fotki.com

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Kevin


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A friend of mine just shot a water polo meet recently. In his situation, out of camera jpegs were also mandated.
He was shooting anywhere from ISO 6400 to ISO 12800, mostly at ISO 6400.
Now, he uses a Canon 7D, which really does run circles around the K20 in the high ISO noise performance category, but you have a one stop faster lens and are probably more mobile (my friend works out of a wheelchair), so you might do OK at 3200.
Anyway, your best bet is likely going to be to shoot as high an ISO as you can stomach the results from with maximum noise reduction.

You can see Brian's pictures here:
http://www.pbase.com/klatuu/wp2008
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
A friend of mine just shot a water polo meet recently. In his situation, out of camera jpegs were also mandated.
He was shooting anywhere from ISO 6400 to ISO 12800, mostly at ISO 6400.
Now, he uses a Canon 7D, which really does run circles around the K20 in the high ISO noise performance category, but you have a one stop faster lens and are probably more mobile (my friend works out of a wheelchair), so you might do OK at 3200.
Anyway, your best bet is likely going to be to shoot as high an ISO as you can stomach the results from with maximum noise reduction.

You can see Brian's pictures here:
Sask Open 2008 Water Polo Nov 8, 9, 10. 2008 Photo Gallery by Brian Schneider at pbase.com
Thanks for the tips and example. I will try bumping up to 3200 next time. Your friend's photos are great. I especially like this one...

50D_2033.jpg photo - Brian Schneider photos at pbase.com
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