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    Playoffs

    What a night. As most of you probably read in my other thread i took my camera along with me to the Warriors playoff game tonight. It was amazing! First let me start by saying my hoping payed off because lighting was plentiful even at 200mm so my fears were for nothing. Because there was more light then i expected i only had to use ISO800 and was able to use up to 1/250sec shutter speed through the whole zoom range. I looked at a couple of the pics and noise was almost nonexistent but i will most likely run them through Noise Ninja just to make sure. For the first time ever I felt like a real photographer especially after seeing some of the shots on my computer. Of the 265 shots i took i picked the best onces and will process them tomorrow (friday). I shot the whole night on shutter priority so some of them came out a bit dark (because the camera decided to use F/10 and smaller in some shots o_O) but its not too bad and thanks to RAW that can easily be fixed.

    I did a absolutely horrid job at PP so most of them look like total crap after sharpening and noise ninja but i kept the RAW so maybe after some suggestions i can give it another shot. Thoughts and comments would be great.







    Last edited by r3g; 05-05-2007 at 06:18 PM.
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    Nice set. I like the last ones better, the ones when the teams switched ends because the background changed. I think the background of fans is a little distracting but when the background is the floor, much better. Good work.

    Could you have metered at the beginning and just left the same settings for the entire match? The lighting in an indoor arena is usually pretty consistant.

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    Well i should have shot fully manual but i shot on shutter priority. because of that the f-stop was constantly changing sometimes as small as F/20. Next time ill control it myself and wont come across that problem. the last few needed no editing thats why they look normal. im redoing the rest as we speak. =/
    Last edited by r3g; 05-05-2007 at 09:31 PM.
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    sounds like you may have been better off shooting in Ap using the sharpest point of your lens which should be around f8. if the cam was dialling in f20 and you were only using 250s then there must have been good light in there so you're iso was too high, (try auto iso ?), or you coulda used a much faster shutter to freeze the action in some of those action shots.

    excellent set though. very well done. that lens of yours dleivers pretty impressive performance and sharpness for the money thats for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    sounds like you may have been better off shooting in Ap using the sharpest point of your lens which should be around f8. if the cam was dialling in f20 and you were only using 250s then there must have been good light in there so you're iso was too high, (try auto iso ?), or you coulda used a much faster shutter to freeze the action in some of those action shots.

    excellent set though. very well done. that lens of yours dleivers pretty impressive performance and sharpness for the money thats for sure.

    Yeah I leared a lot from that day. Had i gone fully manual when i zoomed i would have been using F/5.6 instead of F/10+ which means i could have used ISO400 instead of 800 and a faster shutter. My problem is I cant judge how good the picture came out on site. The LCD shows pictures good but when i upload them they are either underexposed or overexposed. The exposure can be fixed no problem but its the noise that kills it. Noise Ninja goes a good job of cutting noise down but in effect it makes the picture really soft. Im going to take my favorite shots and re edit them so they look decent. Next time i go to an NBA game i will already have a good idea on what settings will work best as far as shutter and ISO go.

    I was very pleased with the performance of the lens. VR def helped seeing as i was standing free handed during most of those shots yet it felt like i had a tripod.
    Last edited by r3g; 05-06-2007 at 12:03 PM.
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    Re-edited.. cmon guys help me out here, tell me what to do better =)



    I always have access to season tickets for the Warrior but i never go. I knew this game was gonna be crackin so i went.. Heres a few shots. Full set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/reg_00/...7600184737130/










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