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Shot two football games Friday night here in the Pittsburgh area. Had been shooting the Nikon D3 all season, but just picked up a D3s earlier in the week and this was the maiden voyage. Tried a ton of different things with the body to see what it could do. You will see the SS, ISO, and Aperture all over the place. As for the D3s, I agree with everything that has been said/written about this body. It is a beast.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the set. D3s paired with 300 (sometimes with 1.4 TC). D300 with 70-200 as second body. The game was a rematch of two teams in teh same conference. Powerhouse North Allegheny (in black) rolled Seneca Valley in week three of the regular season. Friday night was a repeat performance as the Tigers built a 33-3 lead in the second quarter and cruised to a 47-17 win.




1. Standing Room Only

  NIKON D300    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/3.2    1/640s    6400 ISO    +1.0 EV  






2

  NIKON D300    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/2.8    1/800s    3600 ISO    +1.0 EV  






3

  NIKON D300    70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8 lens    70mm    f/2.8    1/800s    6400 ISO    +1.0 EV  






4

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    8000 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Nov 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM
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5-8




5

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  






6

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    420mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  






7

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    420mm    f/4.0    1/500s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  






8

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    420mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Last 3




9

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    420mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  






10

  NIKON D3S    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    420mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    12800 ISO    0.0 EV  






11



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Welcome to the D3s club Rick, it's worth it

Liking #6, #8, & #9 the best....any more room on the left in #9?

Do you have the Nikon Technical Guide(s)? Nikon has one for the D3 & D3s, very helpful reading...text me if you don't and I'll email them to you.

Chris



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Aqualung wrote:
Welcome to the D3s club Rick, it's worth it

Liking #6, #8, & #9 the best....any more room on the left in #9?



Chris,

Thanks for the good point about the left side of number 9. I do have more room and here is a recropped version -- much better.





9 (recropped)

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Nov 18, 2012 at 08:26 PM
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Looking forward to many more sets with you and your new workhorse!

Good use of the light you had, which like many HS stadiums make life a challenge! even with a D3s its tough! Some of these fields I even wonder how the players can find the ball in the air!

Definitely like the wider crop on #9. Almost wish #1 had a tad more field in it, cool idea. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. are my picks on this set. #11 is great if you are on the winning team seeing their disappointment expressions! Nice catch.

Have a great week!



Nov 19, 2012 at 03:22 PM
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Looks like brutal lighting there. I like what you did considering the conditions. These are really good play captures, but they are very dark. Also, at first glance, I thought some of these were soft, but on second glance, did you run pretty high NR on these?

Do you have any other angles of #1. I like the idea and with some PP, I think the image could be stronger, but the band is obviously not in the stands. The caption doesn't make as much sense to a typical viewer when there's a section of empty bleachers in the BG



Nov 19, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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Jeff_Stapleton wrote:
Looks like brutal lighting there. I like what you did considering the conditions. These are really good play captures, but they are very dark. Also, at first glance, I thought some of these were soft, but on second glance, did you run pretty high NR on these?

Do you have any other angles of #1. I like the idea and with some PP, I think the image could be stronger, but the band is obviously not in the stands. The caption doesn't make as much sense to a typical viewer when there's a section of empty bleachers in the BG


Hey Jeff,

Hope you are feeling better after your surgery. Glad to see that you are still shooting and posting. That's a good sign.

Let me start by saying that I probaly shouldn't have posted this set, but I wanted to see what it would look like. They were tough lights for sure, but I really put hand-cuffs on the camera. Shot at ISO 12,300 at f/4 (because I put a 1.4 TC on my 300.) On top of that, the shutter speed on many of them is 1/1000. It is hardly the way I would shoot under normal game-night situations. That's why they are dark.

Back-story on number 1....I was walking to my car to go to a second game right before halftime (score 33-3 at that point) and saw this shot. I literally stopped in the middle of a dark street, put the camera to my eye and fired. With a car coming, I quickly moved out of the street and went on to my car as they then walked the other direction. The moment was gone. Wish I had seen it earlier when I could have set up my gear correctly and framed it better, but it wasn't too be. Guess it is one for the "Close but no cigar" category.



Nov 19, 2012 at 11:40 PM





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