SMU Basketball In The National Spotlight

SMU is in the middle of a remarkable season right now. Looks like Hall of Fame head coach Larry Brown has his program where SMU alumni and fans prayed they would be. I wrote more about this here: Game Changer.

In my last blog post I wrote about wanting to shooting a basketball game with a 70-200mm f/2.8L. Well, I got my hands on one and the results were pretty great. That lens is pretty much as versatile as can be for a basketball game. With the 200mm range I was able to capture shots across the court with some crispness. The only other lens I've seen with more versatility than the 70-200 is the 28-300mm f3.5-5.6L. Unfortunately, though, because the lens' widest aperture is 3.5 it's probably best to only use that lens if you have access to strobes in the arena.

I feel like I got some decent variety from this game, but I'm realizing that I can do a better job of capturing detail shots. I saw a great example of this here on Exposure.Co by the Clemson University athletic department on gameday.