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Thread: Badminton Photography
12-13-2005, 03:06 AM #290Originally Posted by crosstrainer
Sure, the high end body won't do much if you haven't got a fast lens. My point of view assumes you already have the fast lens. You will still need the body to match it to raise the percentage of good shots.
350D still has noticable shutterlag for badminton (it's quite alright for other general photography!). And if you rely on the AF, there's quite a few misfocussed shots. (If you manually focus and can follow the player, then that's not such a problem [but I don't have that skill ])
12-13-2005, 03:27 AM #291Originally Posted by crosstrainer
I also have a 70-200/4.0 L which doesn't see much use.
Here are some threads with samples that I took.
The first and 2nd pics is with the 50/1.8.
The 3rd one is the 300/2.8 that I borrowed from another guy there! (that's really great to use!)
The pictures of Tania Luiz further down the page were taken with the 70-200/4.0 L
Going even further down, you can see the photo of Yang Wei and Zhang JieWen behind her doing a smash. It might not be very noticable in the small picture but the camera has actually focussed behind the the players on the backboard. OK, so it might be me and not being able to position the AF sensor properly
So how about this link?
See the ones of Nathan Robertson playing. These were with the 70-200/4.0. For the 2nd and 3rd picture of Nathan, the in-focus part of the picture is clearly behind the players and on the net, respectively.
Oh yeah, and Boonsak's photo was with the 70-200/4.0
Now, Loh and Kwun use Nikon D70
These are some recent pictures taken by Loh
You've already had some feedback in this thread from Kwun.
Here's some more from Kwun for comparison (might not be too good a comparison as he was using a teleconvertor)
I think he's upgraded the software in the D70 as well.
I think those threads really give an indication of how these prosumer cameras perform.
Just for comparison, here the link for Red's photos
(taken with 20D and 70-200/2.8)
Red has far better skill (referring to the photography part, not the badminton part..hahahaha)
Last edited by Cheung; 12-13-2005 at 03:33 AM.
12-13-2005, 07:20 AM #292
and the digital revolution continues....
Breakthrough chip delivers better digital pictures for less power
Tiny cameras could run for years
read it at http://www.dpreview.com/news/0512/05121201new_chips.asp
it's a rather long post so it's best to read it at the above website...cheers!
Last edited by aquaboi; 12-13-2005 at 07:22 AM.
12-13-2005, 10:01 AM #293Originally Posted by storkbill
12-13-2005, 10:57 AM #294Originally Posted by Cheung
as i know all focusing point other than the one in the middle on both 20d and 350d are "creeping".
12-13-2005, 11:26 AM #295Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
because of that. with a 20d. i will always sacrifice the "first framing". i will crop the image a bit afterwards for a better framing. remember one thing. sharpness go first!
that "creeping" focusing points do exist in high-ended dslr(s). but they are not as worse as those on 20d or 350d!
so, in order to get some nice shots. it's important for all of us to know the weakness of our weapon.
Last edited by red00ecstrat; 12-13-2005 at 11:30 AM.
12-13-2005, 11:51 AM #296Originally Posted by Cheung
u will see!!!
12-13-2005, 08:05 PM #297Originally Posted by Cheung
12-14-2005, 10:53 AM #298Originally Posted by storkbill
Actually, I have some questions on how you managed to get those shots!
Like for the m'sians, how did you get the players in focus when they are obviously out of the AF area? Did you go to manual focus?
Was the mixed doubles picture cropped?
(And you were not using a 350D for those pics )
Last edited by Cheung; 12-14-2005 at 11:31 AM.
12-14-2005, 08:12 PM #299Originally Posted by Cheung
12-15-2005, 09:29 PM #300
what does a 200/1.8 look like? i found a 200/2.8 picture but not 1.8
12-15-2005, 10:15 PM #301
at the malaysian open this year i was taking photos from courtside. i found that my d70's autofocus was way too slow to keep up with moving players, even when using my AFS 70-200. i ended up prefocusing on a spot, switched to manual focus, then took the shot when the players were in the right zone.
shutter lag was a problem initially but once i adapted by shooting slightly earlier there was no more problem. it would have been nice to have a d2x or d2h for 8fps shooting, but single frames at a time were sufficient.
the other problem with shooting through the net was that the autofocus would focus on the net rather than the player behind. i pre-focussed and switched to manual focus to get around that.
12-15-2005, 11:15 PM #302
12-16-2005, 01:22 AM #303Originally Posted by red00ecstrat
12-23-2005, 06:05 PM #304
here is some of my pictures, taken in France in amateur tournaments with my EOS 300D and 50mm f1.8
50mm f/1.8 ISO800 1/500sec
50 mm 1/500 sec f/2.5 ISO800
50mm 1/320 sec f/1.8 ISO400
50mm 1/500 sec f/2.8 ISO800
50 mm 1/500 sec f/2.8 ISO400
12-23-2005, 06:48 PM #305Originally Posted by Ekinox06210
nice pictures ekinox06210!
12-24-2005, 04:46 AM #306
I'll try to go on a big tournament this year, I hope to have a photographer acces.
i'll show you my pictures
(excuse my english)
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