08-31-2016 08:30 AM
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08-31-2016 08:52 AM
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.
08-31-2016 09:15 AM
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.
08-31-2016 09:43 AM
08-31-2016 09:54 AM
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.
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?