500mm Soccer Action Picture

     
  500mm Soccer Action Picture  
     
The Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS II USM Lens is an excellent choice for soccer photography with a full frame DSLR. Aside from having spectacular image quality, this lens' AF system has no trouble keeping up with the fast-moving action of this sport.
 
Unfortunately, sporting events are not usually scheduled around a photographer's time-of-the-day lighting preferences. I strongly prefer bright cloudy days to direct sunlight when shooting action in the middle of the afternoon - as exampled in this picture.
 
Camera and Lens Settings
500mm  f/4.0  1/1600s  ISO 800  3173 x 4760px
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