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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 03:17:37 AM »
Oh yeah, like I said, there's a 300mm limit, so you can bring in a 300mm prime or zoom no worries, just nothing over that :) I don't own one though :P A 300mm prime is on my to buy list, it was one of my favourite lengths when I used film :)

So I took everything you guys said and suggested into account, and had a play around with a few more photos from the same game :) Things I've taken into account: No more vignettes, Less contrasty (enhances vignetting), Don't be afraid to crop in, If possible have the ball visible in frame, and Rotate the image to make sure it's level :) As always critique and feedback are welcome! :)

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 10:58:38 AM »
Sam: Those are some great shots. Don't you just hate it when you get "crowd vignetting" when people stand up in front of you just as you shoot?

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2012, 09:52:29 PM »
yep some nice shots there much better without the vignette and some good compositions
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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2012, 10:55:35 PM »
Thanks guys, and yeah eli, this was my first attempt, but it is really annoying, especially the Lenny Hayes shot (the second from the top) I was hoping for a good photo of him to blow up and give to my brother as a birthday present, hopefully I'll have better luck this week! :)
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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2012, 12:17:39 AM »
Thanks guys, and yeah eli, this was my first attempt, but it is really annoying, especially the Lenny Hayes shot (the second from the top) I was hoping for a good photo of him to blow up and give to my brother as a birthday present, hopefully I'll have better luck this week! :)

LOL i was thinking "damn thats a good shot" then I scrolled down and saw the spectators heads and thought "bugger"
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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2012, 07:08:02 AM »
Nice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!

There is a 200mm focal length limit to AFL matches - though you could easily get around that if you add in a TC or body with crop factor etc
  :o what do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....

Not really. Longer would be the domain of those that are paid to take photographs there.

I'm surprised you can take in a professional camera at all.  Next time I'm taking mine!

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2012, 03:37:13 AM »
it says greater than 300mm are not allowed
so i read that as 300mm are allowed
a 300 f4L is basically the same size as the 70-200 a little longer
a tele on that would have decent reach

or the siggy 120-300 f2.8 grenade launcher :)

Interesting that etihad says 300mm is allowed.

I based my earlier statement from here - http://www.afl.com.au/fixture/aflvenues/conditionsofentry/tabid/13642/default.aspx - lists 200mm as the limit. Would be interesting to see the actual limit

Sigma 120-300 + 2X TC would be interesting. Though might be a bit heavy with no monopod!

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2012, 11:17:52 AM »
LOL i was thinking "damn thats a good shot" then I scrolled down and saw the spectators heads and thought "bugger"
Haha pretty much exactly what happened to me! :P Unfortunate!
Nice shots, but I also dislike the vignetting. Withhout it, they would be better!

There is a 200mm focal length limit to AFL matches - though you could easily get around that if you add in a TC or body with crop factor etc
  :o what do you mean? You are not allowed to bring longer lenses? Hard to believe....

Not really. Longer would be the domain of those that are paid to take photographs there.

I'm surprised you can take in a professional camera at all.  Next time I'm taking mine!
Everyone should! If you do make sure to post some photos here :D
Interesting that etihad says 300mm is allowed.

I based my earlier statement from here - http://www.afl.com.au/fixture/aflvenues/conditionsofentry/tabid/13642/default.aspx - lists 200mm as the limit. Would be interesting to see the actual limit

Sigma 120-300 + 2X TC would be interesting. Though might be a bit heavy with no monopod!
Gah! I knew it was 200mm somewhere, for some reason I had it in my head it was 200mm at the MCG, and 300mm at Etihad, but the 200mm was the AFL site, thanks for finding that! :) For AFL games it must be a limit of 200mm, and any other event at Etihad would be 300mm.
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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2013, 02:52:31 AM »
First time I've takena camera to the footy so kept everything in AV @ 10,000 ISO - SOOC, RAW processing in Capture one (only edits might be crop, though most uncropped)




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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2013, 05:47:26 AM »
Just curious...what are the black arm bands on the white jersey'd players?

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2013, 06:44:14 AM »
You guy's are lucky, this sort of stuff is just outright banned at my local football ground

8.With the exception of authorised Media representatives holding accreditation issued by the club/event organiser, the taking of photographs or filming by any means inside the Ground is prohibited. In addition, no transmission or reproduction, in whole or in part, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise is permitted save with a special authorisation in writing by the club/event organiser and, where appropriate, the prior consent of The Scottish Football Association, the Scottish Premier League, the Scottish Football League or appropriate body.

Then again they also have what might just possibly be the daftest rule ever for a football stadium

10.Unnecessary noise such as from the use of radio sets and behaviour likely to cause confusion, annoyance or nuisance of any kind, is not permitted in any part of the Ground.

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2013, 07:19:57 AM »
Just curious...what are the black arm bands on the white jersey'd players?

They are worn as a mark of respect for someone associated with the club who has recently died. They are worn quite often.

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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2014, 10:28:02 PM »
A few from last week's Kangaroos vs Suns game.  I had no problems at the bag check upon entering but security came and checked my lens once I started shooting. 
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2014, 10:36:08 PM »
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Re: AFL (Australian Rules Football)
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