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weavermt

Glendale, US
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"RE: D600 for sports"

weavermt Registered since 31st Aug 2011
Mon 28-Jan-13 03:55 AM

>I don't think that the issue is the difference between 1/200
>sec and 1/250 sec. That difference should mean a tiny bit
>more subject motion - nothing more.

And that's what we determined today. Again, shooting my boss' 1Dx side-by-side with my D600, that 1/50 of a second made all the difference in having the rider and, on several occasions even the horse, not blurred. Even with 3 Alien Bees 1600s w/large reflectors @ max power at 60' from the subject, the rider was blurry with the D600, and sharp with the 1Dx. In both instances the barrel was tack-sharp...the subject of manually prefocusing on the same spot on the logo on the barrel...

So, it wasn't camera-shake due to 1/200 @ 200mm as I suspected, but motion blur from the subject.

Luckily, Best Buy has a 30-day return policy. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do, since I have another shoot coming up this weekend, and my boss won't be at this one, so I can't use her camera. Looks like I may be renting something....


I'll be posting example images within a day so you can see what I mean.

It's really too bad...because I grew to really like that camera.
I cannot for the life of me figure why Nikon made the max synch at 1/200, but this essentially means I cannot use this camera for indoor/covered arena photography for rodeos, barrel races and the like.

TimW
Phoenix

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