Anyone use this combination for sports (kids soccer) with great success?
TC-20E III with 70 - 200 2.8 and D7000 for Sports(4 posts) (4 voices)
No need to open another thread for what you were discussing before.
if this is thread is deleted i will post to the old thread.
I imagine this combination would be great for kids soccer.
I have used the 70-200 with a tc-20eiii on my d700 for soccer, that was before i got the 300. as i said, it was sharp from f/8.
I have a d300s too and like the 70-200 more on that than the d700 because of the crop for sports and long tele shots.
the d7000 has more pixels for cropping than the d300s and has better high ISO.
put your d7000 on spot metering auto iso capped at 1600. you will effectively have a 200-600mm!
the main advantage to the big expensive lenses is shallow DOF. that is where you need a 500 or 600 f/4 for soccer. it is very hard to get uncluttered backgrounds at a kids match. to counter this position yourself where the background of your shot will have nice light and a clear background, say OOF grass (only) or an OOF wall/sky etc. you may have to change your angle of shooting to get off shooting straight at the kids.
don't be afraid to get shots of just a part of a player. the closer you are the more detail you will have on the player and the more blurred the background will be.
maybe buy a grip if you don't have one, to shoot portrait shots. i shoot portrait when the kids are close and landscape when they are further away.
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