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"RE: D600 for sports"

BGD600 Registered since 19th Sep 2012
Mon 28-Jan-13 10:40 AM

>In a covered arena, at night, there is no ambient light...the
>sodium lamps don't provide enough light to shoot w/o strobes,
>as at 1/640 @ f/7.1 even ISO 12800 doesn't allow enough
>light/exposure to make it anything but almost indiscernible.
>
>The strobes provide all, or 90% of the light (I hate saying
>absolutes unless I am 100% certain).
>
>Focus for the D600 was "back button" and I focused
>on the barrel, composed such that the barrel was at the
>right/bottom AF point. Thus, pre-focused, I wasn't worried
>about whether the AF system was fast enough. I used manual
>focus on the Canon 1Dx, since I don't know enough about
>Canon's to know how to enable back-button focus and remove
>that function from the shutter button...and it's not my camera
>(and the owner doesn't know, either. She just manually
>focuses).
>
>So, both cameras were pre-focused on the barrel, shooting ISO
>1250 @ f/7.1 or 6.3 (we dropped down a little when it got
>dark). Both shooting @ 200mm, both being shot from the same
>location relative to the barrels.
>
>Thus, there were only these differences in the settings:
>
>1Dx: 1/250, 70-200L f/2.8 IS USM lens (image stabilized)
>D600: 1/200, 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D lens (no image stabilization)
>
>D600 is 24mp, 1Dx is about 22.3 mp
>
>In looking at the photos, the ones with her camera were
>crystal clear, even zoomed all the way in. The D600 were very
>sharp until you zoomed all the way in, esp on the rider's
>face, where you could tell just a smidge of softness/ghosting
>(perhaps not the right term) when compared side-by-side.
>Given the colors of the horse and the flying dirt around their
>hooves, you really couldn't tell anything in that section of
>the images.
>
>I'll know more as I shoot more today with both cameras.

I think you have a few options here, though none may be to your liking:

- shoot at a higher shutter speed and crop the image afterward to remove the visible shutter edge. I used to do this with my old d80 as the amount of shutter "black out" was only a very small amount at the bottom of the frame
- consider speedlights and auto fp mode
- consider pixel kings/ some of the pocket wizard range that can fudge synch speeds with compatiable studio lights and allow auto fp without the need for strobes (I have no idea which lights would work with this solution)

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