Jump to content
GreenGuy33

Can I shoot men's soccer w/X-T2 & 55-200mm lens?

Recommended Posts

I've shot soccer with the 55-200.  It's not the fastest lens, but it's SHARP even wide-open.  I've used it with the X-T1 and 2.  I Use a high(er) iso -- such as 400 to 800.  Provia color ( that's up to you)  I Shoot wide-open aperture to keep the shutter speed as high as i can.  If using the X-T2, change the focus to "C" and set it to the best tracking mode (experiment while they are warming up).  CH mode for bursts.  JPEG only if you choose (though I shoot both JPEG + RAW) mostly because I forget to change it to JPEG only.

 

I also shoot softball the same way -- but it's little league so not as much action there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've shot soccer with the 55-200.  It's not the fastest lens, but it's SHARP even wide-open.  I've used it with the X-T1 and 2.  I Use a high(er) iso -- such as 400 to 800.  Provia color ( that's up to you)  I Shoot wide-open aperture to keep the shutter speed as high as i can.  If using the X-T2, change the focus to "C" and set it to the best tracking mode (experiment while they are warming up).  CH mode for bursts.  JPEG only if you choose (though I shoot both JPEG + RAW) mostly because I forget to change it to JPEG only.

 

I also shoot softball the same way -- but it's little league so not as much action there.

Thanks! I have heard that the #1 setting is the worst for any action sports.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sold my 55-200 and got the 100-400. I shoot my grandkids playing football and Lacrosse here in the Pacific Northwest, so the WR was really important for me. (lots of rain in Seattle!) Fantastic pics on my X-T2. I have become the team photographer. I shoot at 1/500th, F10-11, and let the ISO float. Using LR on the RAW images give me lots of pixels to crop to the action I want. The pics get uploaded to a Shutterfly site for all the parents to see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely...depending on day or night most likely, however I shoot Pro mens USL and MLS soccer with the X-T2 + 50-140 + 2x Extender @ 5.6 without issue day and night.

 

Ottawa FuryFC (USL) vs TorontoFC (MLS)

Fuji X-T2 + XF50-140 + 2x Extender (As Required)

 

Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC by Matthew Perry, on Flickr

 

Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC by Matthew Perry, on Flickr

 

Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC by Matthew Perry, on Flickr

 

Ottawa Fury FC vs Toronto FC by Matthew Perry, on Flickr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...