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    Yesterday I shot a 7th grade basketball tournament and thought that I would share some pictures with you guys [] I ended up shooting the entire tournament with my 85mm f/1.8.


    I switched between AI Servo and One Shot auto focus and found that I had a better percentage of "keepers" when I was using One Shot. Could this just be a limitation of the T2i? Or am I missing something?





    f/2 - 1/500 - ISO 1600





    IMG_3888 by Chris-Baker, on Flickr



    f/2 - 1/400 - ISO 1600








    IMG_4102 by Chris-Baker, on Flickr



    f/2 - 1/400 - ISO 1600








    IMG_3984 by Chris-Baker, on Flickr



    f/2 - 1/400 - ISO 1600








    IMG_3955 by Chris-Baker, on Flickr



    f/2 - 1/640 - ISO 1600








    IMG_3276 by Chris-Baker, on Flickr

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    Nice photos. Looks like you got some good results from the 85mm.


    I like #4 the best because you can see the facial expressions and it's a good capture of offense vs defense.


    Thanks for sharing them.


    Braden

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    Re: Basketball



    Great shots!


    Quote Originally Posted by Baker
    I switched between AI Servo and One Shot auto focus and found that I had a better percentage of "keepers" when I was using One Shot. Could this just be a limitation of the T2i?

    The AI Servo mode on the Rebel bodies is not that great (that's one of the reasons I went from a T1i to a 7D - the Rebel had trouble keeping up with my toddler running towards me, once she started doing that). If you can anticipate the action, One Shot works quite well especially with a fast-focusing lens like the 85/1.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroanatomist


    The AI Servo mode on the Rebel bodies is not that great



    I figured that was the problem =/

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    Great shots! thanks for sharing them.. I just picked up an 85mm f/1.8 for shooting my sons wrestling matches and some boxing/MMA matches I cover. All indoor with varied lighting. Can

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    Re: Basketball



    Baker,


    I just recently went from the XT to a 7d. While the XT is not as good as the T2i I can say that the Al Servio improvement was incredible. Like stated above, my one year old makes a dash toward me to sit on my lap whenever she notices me that low to the ground with my camera. I have quite a few really good shots of her running with that smile on her face that I could not get with the XT.


    Maybe take the plunge for the 7D with tax returns? You won
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco


    Maybe take the plunge for the 7D with tax returns? You won't regret it, especially if you can find a buyer for the T2i. (also seems to be a pretty good body though, but easier to sell now than later)



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