Sports Photography : Shooting Football With A Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM

Sports Photography : Shooting Football With A Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM
December 8, 2018

Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM was the lens used for this sports photography shoot featuring Beverley Town Football Club and Sculcoates Amateurs. The Canon EF 400mm F2.8L USM was mounted to Canon EOS 1D Mark IV with exposure being set manually. For some time, I have been using the Canon EF 400mm f2.8L USM lens, mainly for cricket but more recently to shoot amateur and professional sport. Given the size…

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Canon EF 2x II Extender : Sports Photography, Shooting Cricket

Sports Photography : Shooting Cricket With A Canon EF 2x II Extender
November 23, 2018

This weekend I have a lot more success shooting cricket with a Canon EF 2x II Extender attached to Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM lens. For a while now I have been really struggling to get any sort of half-decent image with a Canon EF 2x II Extender, especially when trying to use manual exposure. Last weekend, I found a sort of fix where I used P Mode to calculate the…

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Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM: Shooting Power Boat Racing

Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM: Shooting Power Boat Racing
November 20, 2018

This was the first time I shot power boat racing and really got to use a Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM as with all news things, there were a few issues to iron out. The event was a P1 Power Boat race and with it being on water, the extra light being reflected caused a few issues with setting the exposure on the camera to begin with but after watching was…

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Canon EF 2x II Extender: More Practice Leads To Better Results

Canon EF 2x II Extender: More Practice Leads To Better Results
November 16, 2018

Last week I shared my experiences with using a Canon EF 2x II Extender with a Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM and the issues I faced. This weekend I used the Canon EF 2x II Extender with the 300mm lens though used a Canon EOS 1D Mark II body while shooting a cricket match in Driffield, East Yorkshire. The day before I had been at another game and met another guy…

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Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM With Canon EF 2x II Extender

Taken Using Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM & Canon x2 Teleconverter
November 2, 2018

Shooting sports I now use a Canon EF300mm F2.8L USM mounted to a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and sometimes use a Canon EF 2x II Extender. I have read many reports on the Internet about how they work but my experiences of using one are not very good to say the least. This weekend I attempted to shoot part of a cricket match using a Canon EF 2x II…

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Sports Photography With A Telephoto Lens

Sigma 150-500mm
September 22, 2018

Sports Photography is something I do a lot of and one of the problems I found was trying to get a telephoto lens with a enough reach without needing to re-mortgaging my house. The system I use is Canon and in my time I have used the Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 1D Mark II and the Canon EOS 1D Mark III. In…

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Shooting Professional Boxing With a Sigma 30mm f1.4

September 11, 2018

Boxing remains one of the sports I really enjoy photographing and tend to use my Sigma 30mm f1.4 EX DC HSM and also a Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM The Sigma 30mm f1.4 provides me quite a wide view of the action while the Canon EF 85mm f1.8 USM allows me to get closer tighter shots of the fighters in the ring. Shooting with these two prime lenses, there are…

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Going Back to a Shorter Lens For Shooting Sport

Going Back to a Shorter Lens For Shooting Sport
August 10, 2018

Given some back pain I chose to work with shorter lens while shooting the local sport a Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM. Mainly I have been using a Canon EF400mm F2.8L USM lens in recent times so I gave up a lot of reach. To try and get some distance back I used a 1.4x converter for one of the games. There were some advantages to using a shorter…

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Sports Photography : Shooting Swimming With A Canon 1D

Sports Photography : Shooting Swimming With A Canon 1D
August 3, 2018

Arguably, the hardest type of sports photography I have done has to be swimming. As a sports photographer, I have been fortunate enough to shoot two swimming galas. Like all sports photography, the idea is to show the action and a where possible freeze the competing athlete in the shot at just the right moment. If you think about swimming as a sport, the issues faced when photographing it is…

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