Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Sports Photography Score
Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 has a score of 57
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Review
Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Manual Exposure Mode
Even though modern digital cameras features advanced algorithms to calculate the right exposure, they still may fail some difficult conditions. Manual exposure mode in these conditions helps a lot in order to achieve correct and consistent exposure. Manual Focus Mode
Compact cameras are not great at focusing moving objects especially at low light and your camera may not even fire bacause of not locking the focus, so manual focus mode is very useful at these times. External Flash Shoe
When shooting indoor sports or outdoor sports at low light, an external flash may become very helpful. RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree.
Average Continuous Shooting: 5.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Average Max shutter speed: 1/3200s
Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5's max shutter speed of 1/3200s is not the best in class but it will be enough to freeze the moment. A potential problem may be when you use a fast aperture at very strong light, your camera may overexpose because of slow max shutter speed Average Ergonomics&Handling
although not as good as a DSLR body, Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 is good enough for most conditions.
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Ricoh GXR GR Lens A12 28mm F2.5. 28 mm Tele Lens
28 mm reach will not be adequate in many sports events.
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