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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:42 am 

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Location: Nashville, Tn 37221
Can anyone help me with shooting indoor basketball games. I'm new to this site and this has always plegged my pictures. Low lights (F's) and ap settings.

Also looking at a Canon D40.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:10 am 
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A previous thread Here talks about lenses that help solve the light problems. Post the equipment you are currently using and more of the advanced/expert members can give you more guidance.

Also, do a search for "basketball" on the forums and you will see several other threads related to sports photography and lighting and action issues.

Jim K


Nikon D300; Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX VR; Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO DG OS HSM,SB 800

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:58 am 

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I also use 40D and it is fine.

The settings will be more about light condition on basketball area you're shooting at.

But my usual shooting setting is as follows:
The stadium is pretty bright.

* Manual setting (M)
* Aperture f/2.5 ISO 800, shutter speed 1/500
or Aperture f/2.8, ISO 1200, shutter speed 1/500
* AI servo (predictive focus)
* AWB around 4000-4400 (or white fluorescent setting)
* RAW mode.
* High speed continuous shoot

I also wrote other details on by blog about this.

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