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Football at night ! OMD 150 f/2

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Steph, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Very challenging conditions high Isos, manual focusing, rain... But it was FUN!
    Lenses :
    12mm f/2, 150mm f/2

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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    All things considered,
    You did great with manual focus! :cool:
     
  3. Mat - MirrorLessons

    Mat - MirrorLessons Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Turin
    I couldn't agree more!

    Great series, you really did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Thanks guys!
     
  5. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Astonishing sequence. Who needs autofocus?
    Which camera body were you using?
     
  6. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Thanks, I use a OMD.
     
  7. Y-V-E-S

    Y-V-E-S Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 20, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Yves Gajardo
    Fantastic images!!!
     
  8. Al.

    Al. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 3, 2010
    Hull, East Yorkshire, UK
    Alan
    Who won?
     
  9. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    You tricked me! This isn't football; it's soccer. :wink:

    Great set. Your shots with the 150/2 are making me start to jones for that lens.
     
  10. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    The team with red stripes, 2-1.
     
  11. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Ha ha I have to disagree only American use "soccer". For the rest of the World the real name is Football :smile:.
     
  12. trucarp

    trucarp Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 20, 2013
    Great shots!
    Did you have to do anything special with the ones where all the stadium lights are in the background, i.e. where they are coming onto the field - they look almost HDR-ish...

    Well done
    Andy
     
  13. marcsitkin

    marcsitkin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 24, 2013
    Harwich, MA USA
    Marc Sitkin
    Great Job-

    What kind of a ratio of keepers to not did you end up with, and how did it compare to using an autofocus lens?
     
  14. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    I'm not sure what this "rest of the World" is that you speak of. Are you trying to tell me that life exists outside of the USA? Very interesting. :wink:
     
  15. ean10775

    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 31, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Eric
    Nicely done! I thought shooting the World Cyclocross Championships with MF lenses was a challenge, but at least I generally knew the line the riders were going to be taking around the course. I can't imagine doing it with a less predicable sport like football.
     
  16. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Nothing fancy, just a touch of "clarity" in lightroom to enhance the stadium.
     
  17. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Clearly you can have a much higher ratio with a good autofocus lens ( and PDAF).
    I tried my 75mm f1.8 and although the autofocus was fast I wasn't happy with the performance in S-AF. The 150 f/2 was awesome due to the f2 aperture ( I can stay away from iso 6400) and the good reach. I really hope Olympus will release a OMD with PDAF soon.
     
  18. CiaranCReilly

    CiaranCReilly Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2012
    Dublin
    Ciaran Reilly
    Ha! Here in Ireland, some of us argumentative types reserve "football" for Gaelic football, and "soccer" for the "foreign game", so there are some more pockets of resistance!

    Really, really excellent shots, Steph! I have messed around with 50/1.8 and a cheap 70-210 zoom on manual focus with my E-P1, but miss way more than I get.
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    Guadeloupe 2nd league Vieux-Fort vs. Petit-Bourg by Ciaran C Reilly, on Flickr

    Next camera will have EVF! Did you add any grain to the images by the way?
     
  19. Steph

    Steph Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Martinique
    Stephane
    Guadeloupe ! You were at just 45mm to my island Martinique.
    Thanks for your comments and yes I've added grain to the first two images.
     
  20. zcd

    zcd Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 14, 2013
    Alberta, Canada
    It must have been pretty challenging to hit proper focus given those conditions, nice efforts