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13 years 9 months ago #3627 by exithere
I do quite a bit of sports and concert photography. I’ll be going to Paris as an accredited photographer to cover the fencing world championships. Has anyone had similar experience? I understand (at least I think) the major points here: Its low lighting, and fast action, and no flash allowed. So technically I think I’ll end up with the following: Prime (?) lens with large aperture (1.4), high ISO (around 2000+), fast shutter (around 1/400-500). Regarding placement I’m not quite sure how close we will get to the action, so I might end up with a zoom lens (24-70), although it might be necessary with something with a longer zoom range. Anyone have any suggestions?


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13 years 6 months ago #10304 by Rob pix4u2
Not sure what bodies you will be using but I carry a 24-70 f 2.8, 80-200 f 2.8 and a 300 f 4 to shoot indoors available light in a hockey arena. Hope this helps

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13 years 6 months ago #10318 by Scotty
Depends on the camera you using as well.

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13 years 6 months ago - 13 years 6 months ago #10324 by Stealthy Ninja

Scotty wrote: Depends on the camera you using as well.

Yeh this is a major factor, with crops etc.

You could start with something like the 24-70, 70-200 and a tele prime. But not knowing how close you can get it's gonna be guess work.

Oh and buy a D3s for the low light. ;)
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13 years 6 months ago #10346 by Yasko
I'd be looking for video/still image footage of the verified location you'll be shooting at, this is a really important aspect. Who knows how far from the fencers they'll allow you.

If you can't, bring all the fast glass you can and a monopod to cover what situation may come.

Full frame camera body will be best if you're contending with high ISO situations


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