Friday night was Holy Trinities’ homecoming game against Melbourne Central Catholic. I was on assignment from Florida Today Newspaper to cover the event. I only had time to cover the the first half of the game to make my dead line. Holt Trinity has a very nice field that is well kept and well lit. I was using my 5D mk II and the 2.8f L 400mm. The lens is a bit over kill, I had to move away from the line of scrimmage to allow for wider shots. I need more practice tracking the ball with such a narrow field of view. The low noise of the 5D mk II full frame sensor allowed for great images @ ISO 3200, the 2.8f aperture allowed for faster shutters speed to stop most of the action. The only real down side of the 5D mk II is the relativity slow shutter cycle rate. A cropped sensor camera usually has a higher cycle rate. The Canon 1D mkIII is a sport camera with a smaller sensor and very high cycle rate. It sounds like a machine gun when the camera is set to burst mode.
Archive for October 24th, 2009