what are you shooting at 300-400mm ?

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
wasserball
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Re: what are you shooting at 300-400mm ?
In reply to jubilatu, Mar 30, 2013

I don't know how serious you are about shooting sports, and what level sports you are shooting,  daylight or stadium light, high school poor stadium light, college games, pros?  If you are serious, then you will probably need the 300mm and/or 400mm f2.8 lens, not the 300mm f4.  Typically, I am shooting HS sports at ISO 3200 or 6400 at f2.8 or f4 during the day if I want a deeper DOF. Shutter speed should be greater than 1/1000 if you want to stop slower actions like a football runner but at least 1/2000 if you want to freeze a pitched baseball. A 70-200mm f2.8 is a lot more forgiving than the primes mentioned because it has a wider angle of view.  Position and location are very important in the ability of freezing an action shot.

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