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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Hi,

Just picked up a 70-200 VRII yesterday and went to test it out at a girls volleyball game. This is only the second game I have shot this year and I am a bit rusty in anticipating the action shots. I brought my 400 along just in case and used it for a few shots but quickly went back to the 70-200.

The 70-200 is a great lens and when paired with the D3s what more could a guy want?

A side note to say how impressed I am with the D3s. It is an amazing body!

grant




  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/2.8    1/640s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    165mm    f/2.8    1/800s    8000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    100mm    f/2.8    1/640s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    400.0 mm f/2.8 lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/800s    8000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 24, 2012 at 03:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


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  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/2.8    1/640s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    122mm    f/2.8    1/800s    8000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    175mm    f/2.8    1/800s    8000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3S    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    92mm    f/2.8    1/640s    6400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 24, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Looks like the combo is working great for you. Great timing on the spikes.


Oct 24, 2012 at 03:25 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Grant....nice work. These are nice & clean. #2 & #4 are my fav's.




Oct 24, 2012 at 03:34 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Nice shots, Grant. #2 is my favorite, although I think it could be improved with a vertical 8x10 crop to lose the dead space on the left.

#6 is probably the weakest in the set... A little soft.

Jay



Oct 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Grant,
These are amazingly clean images. I could never get this kind of result with my 7D. I just may have to jump ship one of these days. I like numbers 1, 2 and 5. Love the intensity in number 5.

Bob



Oct 25, 2012 at 03:21 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Robert Way wrote:
Grant,
These are amazingly clean images. I could never get this kind of result with my 7D. I just may have to jump ship one of these days. I like numbers 1, 2 and 5. Love the intensity in number 5.

Bob


thanks bob and everyone.

amazing how clean a picture the D3s produces. and at ISO 8000.

i loved canon for 10 years but have no regrets moving to nikon. you really can't go wrong with either company.

grant



Oct 25, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


I was going to start a thread and post some recent volleyball and talk about how difficult it is to shoot. However, after seeing your shots, I don't dare show mine!

Very nice work!

Edited on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:37 AM · View previous versions



Oct 25, 2012 at 04:47 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


DennisC wrote:
I was going to post some recent volleyball and talk about how difficult it is to shoot. However, after seeing your shots, I don't dare show mine!

Very nice work!


thanks dennis.

i think i got some lucky shots this time around. i have shot volleyball a couple times in the past few years and when i got home I didn't have many good shots. i find it a hard sport to shoot.

i hope you post some of your volleyball shots.

grant



Oct 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


DennisC wrote:
I was going to start a thread and post some recent volleyball and talk about how difficult it is to shoot. However, after seeing your shots, I don't dare show mine!

Very nice work!

Post them! Best place in the world to learn, critiques can be a bit harsh, but they are honest and helpful. They will also help others, thereby producing more images for the girls and their parents...



Oct 26, 2012 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


Great stuff Grant, even beyond IQ. Nice variety of angles, and great action captures.


Oct 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · HS Volleyball w/new 70-200 VRII


I was wondering what settings you are using I have a D3S also and 70-200 Vr2 and 300 f2.8. I have struggled with Focus IQ and cycling lights (I think, it was the lights). Shooting thru the net is next to impossible without prefocusing. I have used single point-Continus focus and AF area(9 and 21). I have used strobes and pretty good results but not with ambient. I shot a college game at 1/1200 f2.8 ISO 4000 to 5000 but still not really happy. Thanks for any info that I might be able to try with my D3S.

shane



Nov 01, 2012 at 02:46 PM





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