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    Hello!I'm having my schools sports day on Friday,and would like to ask all of you if you have any tips on shooting sports day events like running etc. My equipment is canon 350D,kit lens(18-55mm) and 55-200mm. I have a bit of shaky hands problem,so I need help on ISO and shutter speed.I just want to get more opinions before going to shoot.Thanks!

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    shaky hands?? get a monopod

    tips?

    know the sport, pre-focus on the place where the
    action is and fire off a few frames to catch the moment.

    I do not use canon so i cannot help you on the iso
    shutter speed depends on if you want to freeze the action of not.
    How fast is the sport?
    How much light is available?

    most important is to have fun doing it.

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    Light? Should be sunny unless it rains...
    Action? Freeze the action
    how fast? Im not sure..Just running,like 100m,200m,400m runs
    Thanks

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    it depends on a combination of these items to get the right setting

    but here is a rough guideline, depending on the speed of the runners
    it would take different shutter speed to freeze action.
    Are you shooting digital?
    If yes, then try it out on practice runs first and stick with the fastest.
    don't forget the 1/focal lenght rule.

    you can also try some panning shots with rear curtain sync flash.
    have fun!

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    To play safe, ISO 400 or 800 should do the trick.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    try out the ISO800 setting from your camera first.
    I normally try not to go beyond ISO640

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    try out the ISO800 setting from your camera first.
    I normally try not to go beyond ISO640
    Becos of the noise?
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Becos of the noise?
    Yes NOISE and less dynamic Range

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    try shutter priority mode and do some test shots....how fast ? depends on how close ur are to the action. 1/500 for shutter speed perhaps...

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    Hey,thx for all the help! I got some nice shots!
    Thanks!

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    post images, share leh

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    shaky hands? dun think they will have opportunity to show their shakiness this time. hmm...mebbe unless u wanna try super long panning...haha... u'll need fast shutters to catch the action. no worries bout shaky hands bro.

    so how're your pics?

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    Not sure how heavy are your lenses but usually for events like this where I would use a 70-200 or a 100-400, a monopod helps, especially if its a long event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swatch
    Hello!I'm having my schools sports day on Friday,and would like to ask all of you if you have any tips on shooting sports day events like running etc. My equipment is canon 350D,kit lens(18-55mm) and 55-200mm. I have a bit of shaky hands problem,so I need help on ISO and shutter speed.I just want to get more opinions before going to shoot.Thanks!
    Look for Seh Suan.

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    yeah i concur...look for sehsuan...after tagging along wif him once...i noticed tt sports shooting is not juz about the shooting but also about the ethics involved...about not intefering wif the sports events etc etc.....

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