Which lens and which body

Discussion in 'This or That?' started by aostrow, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. aostrow

    aostrow New to Mu-43

    Apr 16, 2013
    I am going to a football game with seats on 50 yard line 1st row. Which camera and which lens should I bring.

    I have OMD m 1 and Pen pl5
    Oly 15-45, 40-150, 45mm 1.7 qnd 75-300
    Canon rebel with 70-300.100mm macro, tamron 18-270 and 70-300
    Thank you
    Arnold Ostrow
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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  3. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
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    Day or night game?
    If night, how well lit?

  4. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    While I hate to say it (especially since my other system is Nikon) the Canon system AF for tracking is probably better (assuming the Canon is not really old).
    It's just phase versus contrast.
  5. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
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    FWIW, when I shot college football games at night from the field, I had my 70-200 at f/2.8, my shutter at 1/500th if I could, and my ISO on my D300 was around 800. For close plays, the 70-200 was fine, but I would have killed for a stop or two more so I could keep the shutter speed at 1/500th, and stopped the lens down a bit if at all possible. In short, it seemed like I was always fighting for light, especially when they wore all black uniforms.

    Good luck,

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