Basketball Photo Settings

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CardoBrit New Member • Posts: 23
Basketball Photo Settings

I used to shoot sports as a hobby exclusively on my Nikon D850 + Tamron 70-200 2.8 G2, which provided excellent images, but I often had many images slightly out of focus.

After recently having a really good experience shooting with the Sony A7RIII + 70-200 2.8 GM for hockey, I decided that I would only use this combination for my first time shooting basketball in a High School gym.

The settings were similar for both (hockey & basketball), using a custom setting:

- 1/1000 shutter speed

- F2.8

- Lock on Auto Focus

- Auto ISO

The auto focus was great and almost no shots were out of focus, but the camera kept pushing the ISO to uncomfortable levels - ie. 6,400 (tolerable) & 12,800 (definitely not desired).

Perhaps there is not much one can do in poorly lit High School gyms trying to capture action, but I thought I would ask if anyone has any preferred settings for capturing indoor sports action or how to 'train' the camera to take a slightly underexposed shot vs. going to 12,800 ISO. (This is what my Nikon would do)

Thanks all.

 CardoBrit's gear list:CardoBrit's gear list
Fujifilm X-T2 Nikon D850 Sony a7R III Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 +16 more
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