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08-03-2010, 08:43 AM   #16
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Low-light action photography requires more light, or pushed ISO, or low-light gear, and there's no way around that. For SI-quality shots you need pro-level gear. For newspaper-quality shots, you still need good gear and good timing. Timing is crucial: why do we see many shots of QB's with arm cocked, about to pass? Because they aren't moving at that moment. Anticipate when players are about to move or stop, and shoot them in the transition moment.

When budget allows, get a Kx. Then, (off-the-wall idea here), have your K110D converted for IR by having the IR-blocking hot-filter replaced with optical glass. You can still use the camera for general work by adding an IR-block filter to the lens; but without filters, the ISO increases by ~3x.

08-03-2010, 09:09 AM   #17
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Pan together with your shots and subject's movement to compensate for their motion.
This will blur the background but would somewhat control (a bit, depends on ISO and lens aperture) the blur of the players movements.
If you can crank up the high ISO and a fast lens like f:2.8 or f:2.0 or f:1.7..then you might have a chance with panning.

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