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Forum: Pentax K-5 09-24-2012, 11:26 PM  
K-5 for sports-photography
Posted By Raptor68
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Last weekend my sonīs team had a game under various conditions.

We started off with sunshine

Then it got a little bit cloudy.

Guess whatīs coming ? Yes, a rainstorm :fedup:
I just managed to get a cover over my gear ( the Sigma isnīt very water resistant ) but kept on shooting ( and got soaking wet ).

And more rain to come ...

But then after 10 minutes the sun came out again and we won 12:3 :cool:

The last week I tried to shoot another team. The game startet just befor dawn so I had to go up with ISO.
This is what a picture with ISO 10.000 looks like. Not that bad after all I guess.

Forum: Pentax K-5 09-12-2012, 01:42 PM  
K-5 for sports-photography
Posted By Raptor68
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A few more pictures from the last weekend ( this time U16 ).

Forum: Pentax K-5 09-11-2012, 03:21 PM  
K-5 for sports-photography
Posted By Raptor68
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Hmm, I didnīt consider that point of view before.
The pictures are mainly used for a cd thatīs given to the kids at the end of the season and also for the team website.
But a quota of 10% feels not much for the hours of work.
Think I have to change my perspective a little bit.

This is exactly the same problem that Iīm facing every game.
Iīm going to try out the single focus point next time to see if I get better along with that.

During the game I change my position a few times. But mostly I use the position you recommended.
It depends on how the followed team is performing ( offense action or defence fight ) because I try to get shots of every player.
Forum: Pentax K-5 09-10-2012, 02:41 PM  
K-5 for sports-photography
Posted By Raptor68
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Simply great soccer pictures in your postings.
Is the sharpness in your pictures out of cam or do you reach it with post processing ?
Would you mind telling me how many pictures you take during a match and how many youīre keeping afterwards ?

The reason for my questions is that Iīm also taking pictures of youth soccer ( U13-U16 ).
I do about 250-300 shots per game and Iīm keeping about 30.
This quota doesnīt make me feel quite happy.
My gear is: K-5 with Sigma 70-200/2,8 HSM II an AF-c with 5 AF points.

Here are a few impressions of an U14 game from sunday:
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 09-08-2012, 01:37 PM  
Hi there from Germany
Posted By Raptor68
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Hallo erverybody,

my name is Thorsten, I`m 43 years old an live in the northern part of germany near Bremerhaven.
I restarted shooting about 3 years ago ( the first attempts were at the age of 18-20 ) and made the upgrade from the K-r to the K-5 in spring.
Most of my pictures are taken at the soccer field ( youth soccer from ages 12 - 16 ) due to the main hobby of my son and i also like shooting animals ( but just with the cam ;) ).


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