More Youth Soccer

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by GaryAyala, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    #1
    GRAA0038.
    OMD w/ Pany 45-200, ISO 400, 1/750, f/5.6

    #2
    GRAA0067-L.
    OM-D, w/ Pany 45-200 @ 78mm, ISO 400, 1/500, f/5.6

    #3
    GRAB0155.
    OM-D w/ Pany 100-300 @ 210mm, ISO 400, 1/1500, f/5

    #4
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    OM-D w/ Pany 45-200 @ 136mm, ISO 400, 1/2000, f/4
     
  2. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 4, 2010
    But, but, but, you can't shoot sports with m43's !?

    Great shots as usual Gary :smile:

    I like #3 - the girl striding along purposefully in the background adds a nice touch
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Love the expression of the boy on the right in the last shot. Great set, captures the energy and enthusiasm of the kids. Still - don't you know you can't get shots of sports like this with :43:? Tsk, tsk, tsk! :biggrin:
     
  4. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
     
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    All those big "Buts" ... thanks for the compliment. As this is my my first Oly EVIL, it has taken me a while to get higher on the learning curve in order start the minimization of frustration with the setting/menu system. (I waited for the girl to 'stride' into my frame, lol.)

    I think I finally got the camera to a point where it is as responsive as it will be for action subjects. I am surprised that it has taken so long to get up on that curve.

    A few long, fast lenses would help the situation. But, (another but), I'm fairly satisfied with the results. I am missing a lot of stuff I would have captured with a dSLR (dSLR = greater consistency/high keeper rate), but I still get enough images to render the event non-frustrating.

    GRAB0115.


    Gary
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks Padre. Honestly, I have to work a lot harder than with a dSLR. But then again, I really don't work that hard in the first place, I set up my chair around mid-field (typically) and shoot sitting down. So how hard is that?

    Gary

    GRAB0144-L.
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks demiro, you pretty much summed it all. On a professional level, I would be eaten up alive by the competition, if I was shooting an OM-D and they were shooting D4's or 1D-X's. It's not that the OM-D can't shoot sports, it's that the dSLR's can do it so much better.

    I feel as if I'm back with my 20D, it's all about timing and the peak of action because you don't have any consistency for sequential shooting ... so don't count on it. If you keep pumping the focus on SAF, you'll do pretty good on the first shoot, but good luck on the follow-through action.

    P7260094.
    Our goalie got bored and started gnawing on the net.

    G
     
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  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    That's a classic. I saw a kid in U6 get trapped in the net two years ago, like a dolphin in a fishing net. No pics though. :mad:
     
  9. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    LOL!!!!! (this is U5)

    957765831_8AA34-O.

    G
     
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  10. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nov 7, 2010
    I have to post a couple here...

    These are U8, literally within a few minutes of the coach handing out pinneys for a scrimmage and specifically saying they are not to be played with or pulled over your head:

    soccerhostage2.

    soccerhostage1.

    Here are a couple of "action" shots:

    E-M5 + 14-150. f/5.6 1/1000 ISO 3200 (big crop)

    soccer3.


    E-M5 + 14-150. f/5.6 1/1000 ISO 1250

    soccer4.
     
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