Truland Photography

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sports with the 5D Mark III and DO Zoom lens

I knew that yesterday's college match would have less favorable light than the others I have shot this Fall. It was scheduled to start less than two hours before sunset and it was overcast. Accordingly, I decided to use my full frame body rather than the crop sensor 7D. I'd lose focal length but gain higher ISO abilities.

It turned out to be the right choice. The 5DIII worked out well and the images with the DO zoom required less tweaking than they do with the 7D.

These are probably the last of my soccer shots for the season. The entire gallery can be viewed at http://trulandphoto.zenfolio.com/hwsoc2017. Here are some samples.


5DIII, 70-300mm DO at f/5.6 and 300mm, 1/1000 sec., ISO 3200

5DIII, 70-300mm DO at f/5.6 and 300mm, 1/1500 sec., ISO 3200

5DIII, 70-300mm DO at f/5.6 and 300mm, 1/1000 sec., ISO 6400

5DIII, 70-300mm DO at f/5.6 and 300mm, 1/2000 sec., ISO 3200

I did get some good images at focal lengths less than 300mm although it's tempting to think that I'd be better off with the inexpensive 300mm f/4L IS lens and gain both image quality and a stop of light. We'll have to see.


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