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Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Randy, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    p3066283725-5.
    NIKON D5    ---    400mm    f/2.8    1/1000s    ISO 1100


    p3066283727-6.
    NIKON D5    ---    400mm    f/2.8    1/1600s    ISO 640


    p3066283724-5.
    NIKON D5    ---    400mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    ISO 1100
     
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  2. rick_reno

    rick_reno

    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    Great captures Randy. Hope you’re out of the way of that hurricane.
     
  3. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Excellent work, Randy! I believe you have bested yourself! ;) 
     
  4. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Thanks Rick x 2

    Thanks Karen, I’m having a lot of fun with this setup
     
  5. Russ_

    Russ_

    Feb 20, 2011
    New Zealand
    Nice Randy, I'd hate to have to shoot with the players in helmets.
     
  6. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    p3066283921-5.
    NIKON D5    ---    400mm    f/2.8    1/1600s    ISO 1000
     
  7. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Thanks Russ.

    Its a constant challenge to show the faces, some spot metering, some positive EV and some shadows in LR, but if I can’t see the face I usually delete the shot. I only post what I would buy if I was the parent.
     
  8. You are making this combo sing Randy...and a might fine tune it is. Great shots.
     
  9. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    thanks Bob
     
  10. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    p3066284227-6.
    NIKON D5    ---    400mm    f/2.8    1/1600s    ISO 900
     
  11. Nice work Randy. Looks like you are getting back in the groove. Nothing like finding your way back to feeling comfortable and confident in your shooting style. Anticipating when to fire as the action develops. It is totally a feeling and instinctual mindset. The more we shoot the better we get. I like following teams as they develop where you get to know some of their plays and formation sets. Things can really connect well then.
     
  12. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    thanks Tyrone
    it's easier this time, The D5 means no more flash and the 400e is much easier to carry, lighter, better balance, and only 1 hood
     
  13. This one is great. You really got inside the helmet on this shot. Tough to do!
     
  14. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    thanks....I'm bouncing from spot to matrix +.3 and/or lifting shadows in post, I love the feet off the ground and him pointing down field to where he was going

    the d5 at reasonable ISOs (<3200) allows for crazy exposure shifts in post. I had an ISO 640 shot that I raised +2 and it looked good. Shadows are even easier.
     
  15. The dynamic range in that D5 sensor sounds amazing. Probably best to just shoot in matrix mode +.3 knowing you can comfortably recover shadow details easily in PP.
     
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  16. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Spot can be a disaster
     
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  17. Nice to see you back in the saddle...
     
  18. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    Thanks
    I even shot VB yesterday with an 85/1.4
    I have only bought one sports lens so it should be interesting to shoot non field sports
     
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