1/125 is still not fast enough...at least might need 1/500....moriahphotos said:Focus on the player's face if possible... You see those sports pictures? They always capture the player's emotion. Settings wise try not to have shutter speed slower than 1/125. Even at that fast speed you may still get motion blur. Follow the advice of those posted here and play around with your settings. One full day of taking pictures of ping-pong tournament should help you better understand which settings to use next time!
These are not long enough unless u are just next to the court...kongping said:Thanks fellas. That's a real speedy response.
I don't have anything faster than f2.8, so I guess I'll have to bump up the ISO then.
For discussion sake, I suppose an 85mm f1.8 or a 100mm f2.0 would be much better options? They should have sufficient reach right...
hi based on the lighting condition that u've mentioned, u may not be able to get 1/320 secs without underexposing by at least 1 stop. in the recently concluded Volkswagon Open, STTA installed additional rows of flood light in Toa Payoh Sports Hall and i still underexposed by 1/3 of a stop. 130mm is long enough to get u the action with cropping.kongping said:well, actually it's a semi-casual competition (inter-cpa games) so i'm less than 10 metres from the table. Focal length about 110-130mm.
anyway, as someone mentioned i had to take the pictures at ISO 1600 to keep the shutter speed about 1/100s.
most of the non-blury pics are of the players in rather static poses, i.e. just about to serve, etc.