Action night shots

marie5

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I have a sony 200 and take kickball action shots , some of my games are at night ,what can i do for the pictures not to come out blurry?
 

lordsmurf

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Last football/soccer season I shot a Nikon D3, ISO 6400-10,000, everything shot RAW and processed in Photoshop CS3, and using high-end glass, be it 80-200 f/2.8 or same lens with added 1.4x adapter (for comparable 300 f/4 lens).

Lights varies greatly between fields, too. Sometimes even in-field light levels are all over the place.

Glass is the biggest requirement, something in the f/4 or f/2.8 range, and the darker it is, the higher your ISO or shutter needs to be.

High shutter speeds de-blur the image, stops motion more. At least 1/200 or more. It really depends some on the angle and distance too, as to how high is required to stop motion.

A speedlight flash helps to stop motion, but you should not rely on it entirely or even as much as 25% of the light. Top of the line too, not the low-budget weak ones.

And please take it out of "P" mode or "Sports" mode -- learn to shoot this manually. It's one of the few times I still have to shoot manual, outside of a studio, for the best quality. Cannot rely on semi-auto or full-auto programming.



 

112inky

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And please take it out of "P" mode or "Sports" mode -- learn to shoot this manually. It's one of the few times I still have to shoot manual, outside of a studio, for the best quality. Cannot rely on semi-auto or full-auto programming
 
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