+1neuroanatomist said:AcutancePhotography said:Besisika said:Hmmmmm ! let me think; give him a T1i with a kit lens to shoot boxing fights under dim lighting - you are going to wait 10 years for him to deliver 13 acceptable images for your photo story.
Dunno about that. I imagine that there were quite a few really good boxing photographs taken even before the advent of digital cameras.
Just do an image search on The Googles and see some of the excellent shots made by photographers who really knew the sport and could anticipate. You could not spray and pray with a speedgraphic.
Professional boxing, sure...the ring is always brightly lit. I've shot amateur boxing where I needed ISO 6400 at f/2-2.8 to get barely adequate shutter speeds. I've used ISO 6400 film (well, Delta 3200 pushed a stop), pretty grainy stuff...
I am a big believer in delivering enough amount of photos to satisfy client's need and not only 2 keepers out of 350 I took, that I can show off on my web page. I can call my self a great photographer only when my customers are satisfied (and I have disappointed few), but that's me and my own standard.
ISO 6400 at 1/320s and f2.0 is standard where I shoot; the main reason i moved from 5D mk III to 1DX. During my last shot, there were 4 of us to start and after the 2nd fight I was all alone, they showed up only when the judges announced the result (with flash).