Thanks for that, not easy covering football is it? It’s even harder if you don’t know the players and their likely moves. Corners and free kicks are good opportunities, I used to be on the goal line shooting up as they go for the usual header, shooting at an upwards angle helps with the...
I think content is probably more important than technical excellence, photographing a night match for me is more about getting something the fans might want to look at, and getting the ‘night match atmosphere’. When I look at my old stuff I never think about sharpness or even focus, just...
I got rid of a17-55, in my opinion, too heavy and not notably better than the 18-55, not withstanding 2.8.
In it’s place I bought;
EFS 10-18, let no-one tell you it isn’t brilliant...
EFS 24 2.8
EF 50 1.8
Oh, and a second-hand 55-250...
Got the opportunity to buy a 7D and Canon Grip with 6000 clicks on the clock, would I be hugely better off? It's £400, and yes, I prefer SLRs with grips, so gets around that point ok.
Almost forgot to confirm that I'm currently a 600D user.
I agree chuckles, I see lots of nicely focussed and exposed pictures of all subjects, but don't see many I'd want on my wall...
Do it with the old gear, (f1s and A1s)? Not a chance, eyes not what they were, I love my AF now!
Years ago I used to do the football for the local teams, (pre Premier League, so old First Division), and I was asked recently to do some game pictures of my daughters team in-play. Hadn't done it for years, lost the inclination.
I found it so much easier with modern AF gear, took a...