settings for indoor horseriders

Started Mar 20, 2010 | Discussions thread
John_A_G
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Re: settings for indoor horseriders
In reply to Imight, Mar 22, 2010

The reason your initial photos turned out too dark is the prime reason why sports shooters don't use shutter priority. You chose a shutter speed and ISO that could not get a correct exposure given the widest aperture of your lens. It's likely you needed ISO 3200 or more to get that shutter speed. That's the biggest danger with shutter priority - getting underexposed images.

Switching to aperture priority fixed your exposure issues - the camera was now able to expose properly. Unfortunately it chose a shutter speed that was too low to freeze motion.

It's very likely you needed ISO 3200-6400 f2.8 to get 1/400ish shutter speeds. Tough to tell - If you mentioned what shutter speed the camera was using in aperture I missed it.

I would suggest using an f2.0 lens so you can get your shutter speeds down. The extra DOF of the 4/3 sensor (over the larger sensors in other brands) is a bonus in this case.

Again, tough to give specific advice without seeing photos and the exposure values from your aperture priority shots.

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