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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-30-2016

I have the canon rebel T5.

I used it for my sons outdoor lacrosse. The pics

were not good. Football season is here. What is a lens that isn't that expensive to get decent photos?

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Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

Hi, Jenred!

So that the Community can help you better, we will need to know exactly which lenses you're currently using on your EOS Rebel T5. That, and any other details you'd like to give will help the Community better understand your issue!

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Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

What was not good?

 

For sports you want long lens with wide aperture.

 

Yo want to be shooting with AI Servo so that the camera can follow the subject.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: I have the canon rebel T5.


@Jenred wrote:

I used it for my sons outdoor lacrosse. The pics

were not good. Football season is here. What is a lens that isn't that expensive to get decent photos?


Taking good sports pictures takes a little bit of practiced skill with the camera, and some luck in being in the right position.  If at all possible, I suggest attending a team practice session so that you can practice using the camera.  The kit lenses that come with the T5 are not Canon's best, but they can capture photos that look pretty good on a smart device.

 

Lacrosse is played on a big field.  Ideally, you would want a long, or telephoto, lens, which means it has a focal length of 300mm or higher.  The longer the lens, the harder it is to hold steady for shots, which is why you see professionals on the sidelines at football games with their camera/lens combos mounted on a monopod.

 

Professionals put their cameras into manual shooting mode, and AI Servo focusing mode.  I suggest that you use the Basic Zone "Sports Mode" to shoot the games.  You will need some practice with this shooting mode, in order to use it effectively.  The camera will behave a little differently when it focuses.  Mainly, it will not beep when it locks focus because it is continuously adjusting focus, and would be beeping non-stop.

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Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

Post some of the "not good" pictures so we can get an idea of what the issue really is.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-30-2016

Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

A lot of the pics were blurry. I will try
And post some. I know I def need practice shooting as I am very new to this type of camera. Someone suggested a sports lens but I don't want to waste
Money buying the wrong thing. I also can't afford a really
Expensive lens so I was looking for suggestions is o need a new
Lens one that won't break the bank.
Thank you!
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Re: I have the canon rebel T5.


@Jenred wrote:
A lot of the pics were blurry. I will try
And post some. I know I def need practice shooting as I am very new to this type of camera. Someone suggested a sports lens but I don't want to waste
Money buying the wrong thing. I also can't afford a really
Expensive lens so I was looking for suggestions is o need a new
Lens one that won't break the bank.
Thank you!

The question still stands.  What lenses do you have?  What lens did you use to take the sample photo you will be posting? I think you simply need to practice shooting, and gain familiarity with the camera before you invest in new gear.

 

Do you know how to determine the camera settings used for a given photo?  Can you determine what the shutter speed, f/stop setting, and ISO setting were used for a given photo?

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Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

I shot the following with my XS and EF70-300 mm lens which has IS. I shot it at 130mm focal length, ISO 200, F/10 and 1/640 shutter speed.

 

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-30-2016

Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

i purchased the Rebel T5

EF-S 18-55 IS II

it says zoom lens 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II

Im just using the lens that came with the camera

 

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-30-2016

Re: I have the canon rebel T5.

nice and clear!

i honestly think my biggest issue is learning how to use the camera

 

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