First Rugby shots with Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AS-S ED-IF

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After buying the above lens second hand in mid-week, I anxiously awaited Saturday's game to put it through its paces for action shots.

I'd already shot many stills and rejoiced in the advantages of good glass but I was curious as to exactly how fast shutter speeds I could expect.

The example below is from the resulting shoot during which the settings were...

Aperture priority; f/2.8; ISO 200; WB flash +2

PP in PSCS consisting mainly of crop and USM(100,1,0)

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Comments and critiques welcome.
 
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Nice sharp shot of a goofy forward* Clive. It's a shame the ball isn't in the shot as well, but still a terrific shot for those who know the game!

I was going to say the skin tones were a bit pink, but then realized they're a bunch of poms who haven't seen the sun since that one day last summer. Or was it the summer before? :D :D

Neil
* I played out on the wing and operated with the Monty Python motto of "Run away! Run away!"
 
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NeilCam said:
It's a shame the ball isn't in the shot as well...

I was going to say the skin tones were a bit pink...

Oh, picky, eh?

Here's a line-out with the ball in shot...

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D'ya think number 4 (on the ground) has got his wife's stockings on?

I hear what you say about the skin tones. I thought they were OK but now I think you're right. There! I've said it!

I'm going to have a further play in PSCS and think again about the WB setting - a tip I picked up from DPR which I thought was serving me well, but now I'm not so sure.

Thanks for your comments.
 
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Clivegriff said:
Thanks, Gordon. I'm really enjoying this new (to me) lens.
Told ya :p.

Little different feel from the Bigma, isn't it?

Let me know when you're ready to talk about your midrange zoom :twisted: .
 
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UncleFrank said:
Yep. And you were right.


UncleFrank said:
Little different feel from the Bigma, isn't it?
Yes, indeed, but I missed the Bigma's reach on a couple of occasions.


UncleFrank said:
Let me know when you're ready to talk about your midrange zoom
Er...thanks...I think. The 80-200 will be my birthday present and I'll have to wait until Christmas for the mid-range zoom - unless something unmissable comes up in the meantime, of course! :lol:
 
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