sheryl_bury_michals Posted August 25, 2015 Share Posted August 25, 2015 <p>Our rugby time is switching to night games this fall (after over 40 years of having matches predominately during daytime), with many games not starting until 7 pm. Even though it's an outdoor field that would be lit, it still isn't enough to get great shots unlike shooting in daylight hours, which I've done for the past 20 years, so this is a new routine for me.<br>I use a Canon 7D, and for lenses, I have a Canon 70-200/2.8 which works at night, but not long enough for the distance of a rugby pitch. I also have the 100-400 as well, which is great for distance but not fast enough at night. I have rented the 400/2.8 on occasion, which I like a lot, but find it cumbersome weight-wise to lug around, even with a good monopod (Currently I have a strained deltoid, so lugging heavy things like the 400/2.8 is not advisable at this point). I don't want to use a converter on the 70-200 as I feel it would slow things down a bit (unless someone can tell me otherwise).<br>I do have a 580 EX flash but I just don't think it will cut it really - is there a better flash out there that gives out more light. I read something about a device called a Better Beamer - has anyone used that for sports?<br>What ends up happening with the night games I've shot in the past is that I end up doing a lot-of post-processing as the pics are too yellow in tone, so always balancing that out, which is not that big of a deal but time consuming.<br>Any advice would be most appreciated, as our first night match is Sep. 4th.<br><br />Thanks,<br />Sheryl</p> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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