This is the star (you last saw him in my Newport photos): NIKON D1H    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/200s    This is his battery mate, shaking off a foul into his groin. You last saw him getting knocked out at home plate. NIKON D1H    ---    145mm    f/4.0    1/160s    Here is what the star looked like going into the ninth inning. Perhaps a bit nervous? Perhaps. Perhaps because of this?: NIKON D1H    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    And here is how he looked during the inning, facing the top of the Sanford (Maine) Mariner's order: NIKON D1H    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/500s    NIKON D1H    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/500s    NIKON D1H    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/500s    And four batters later, the scoreboard read THIS: NIKON D1H    ---    185mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    So the batterymates could look like this: NIKON D1H    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/80s    And their teammates could do this: To celebrate achieving at least a tie for the Division Championship and first-round home field advantage in the playoffs, to start Thursday. Now for the kicker....all the photos except the "nervous" one were shot using the D1H that arrived just 45 minutes before I was to leave for the game. The first two (pitcher and catcher) were shot at ISO400 @f/4.0 with the 1.4x Kenko on the 80-200 ED, representing 280mm. Because it was overcast, my shutter speed was on the low side (1/200) and shortly after I went to 800, then 1250, etc. All shots were jpegs at default settings and little or no PP. The last seven shots (from the 8th inning scoreboard on) were shot at -- guess what -- Hi-1 (iso3200). I am not using noise reduction because at the size these photos will be printed or published (less than what you see here by far), the noise will not be objectionable vs. the smearing created by noise reduction. But I am a bit flabbergasted...this machine really is a high-ISO champ...better even than my expectations, and I bought it specifically to use in bad light. And it is a pleasure to handle and use to boot, once a few quirks are learned. Even the notorious battery behaved itself. So thanks Chris...it has found a grateful home. The pitcher threw the no-hitter; the D1H provided the "home run".