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hawkie

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hawkie Registered since 22nd Mar 2008
Sun 31-Oct-10 02:00 PM | edited Sun 31-Oct-10 02:01 PM by hawkie

I was able to shoot at opening night for the Danbury Whalers. I was fortunate enough to have the D7000's low light capability.

Nikon D7000 & Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR.

1/100 f/2.8 ISO 500 175mm

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1/160 f/2.8 ISO 500 86mm
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1/200 f/2.8 ISO 500 70mm
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1/400 f/2.8 ISO 500 170mm
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Joey

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Zevi

Ann Arbor, US
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#1. "RE: D7000 Hockey Game" | In response to Reply # 0

Zevi Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Feb 2008
Sun 31-Oct-10 06:05 PM

A definite vote for #4 that grabs it all:
"Learn to Skate" + ref's "should-I-Stay-or-should-I-go look" + a good fist fight = Hockey spirit !

Cheers,
Zevi

animagix

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animagix Registered since 15th Jun 2007
Mon 01-Nov-10 12:24 PM

impressive. Love no.4 as well =)

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jbloom

Wethersfield, US
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#3. "RE: D7000 Hockey Game" | In response to Reply # 0

jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Mon 01-Nov-10 02:41 PM

Nice shots, but I notice they are pretty significantly underexposed. This is common in shooting ice hockey since the camera wants to expose that big expanse of white ice as 18% gray level. Dialing in about +1.5 EV will typically get you close. You can also try center-weighted metering.

Properly exposed, you would need a considerably higher ISO to get the shutter speeds you got -- ISO 1600 or so, I'm guessing. The D7000 should still do a decent job at that ISO.

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Wethersfield, CT, USA
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km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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#4. "RE: D7000 Hockey Game" | In response to Reply # 3

km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Mon 01-Nov-10 08:11 PM

As Jon suggested, upping the exposure 1.5 makes the white ice and uniforms white. I downloaded the small JPG and in LR3 bumped up the exposure 1.5 and found the noise did not increase much.
Since hockey is such a fast sport don't be afraid of high ISO, crank it up, add positive Exposure composition and get the shutter speed up. That camera is made for it.
That shot #4 tells it all;>)
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hawkie

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hawkie Registered since 22nd Mar 2008
Tue 02-Nov-10 09:46 AM

Thanks guys! I agree that brightening it up will help tremendously. I didn't want to do that because of the high ISO's needed. The D7000 is a big step up from my D40, so I just have to learn its limits.

Joey

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MEMcD

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#6. "RE: D7000 Hockey Game" | In response to Reply # 5

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 03-Nov-10 03:33 PM

Hi Joey,

The image will have less noise if you turn up the ISO and get a correct exposure than if you under expose which will increase the noise considerably more.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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