High ISO, Baseball, 70-300VR

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by haze2, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I took the D80 and my new Nikkor 70-300VR to Chase Field in Phoenix to watch the Diamondbacks play the Dodgers. Randy Johnson was pitching so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out my new glass. I discovered that the lens just isn't fast enough for indoor baseball so I had to really crank up the ISO. These can't hold a candle to the shots Frank took at Wrigley with his 300 f/2.8, but I was still fairly pleased considering the limitations of the camera and glass. Here are a few of the high ISO shots.

    ISO 1600, 300mm, 1/250th, f/5.6

    ISO 800, 240mm, 1/125th, f/5.6
    View attachment 107640

    ISO 1600, 300mm, 1/250th, f/5.6
    View attachment 107641

    ISO 1000, 122mm, 1/400th, f/4.8
    View attachment 107642

    ISO 1250, 300mm, 1/500th, f/5.6
    View attachment 107643
  2. hangman


    Aug 13, 2006
    Lone Star State
    nice capture
  3. TheBear

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  4. SoCalBob


    Feb 9, 2006
    Riverside, CA
    Definitely better than I would have expected given the conditions, and excellent captures.
  5. Nice series of shots. You did well under the tough lighting conditions. Always felt the 70-300VR was the best bang for day game shooting.

    Thanks for sharing.
  6. Great job, Thanks for posting.