Night Football Exposure w/D1X
Normally, the best shutter speed for football action is at least a 500th. Night football with pushing film used to be at 250th at 2.8 for us. Experimenting with my D1X set at priority 250th and ISO 800 I kept changing my +/- exposure as the evening got darker. Partially dark at the beginning of the game I was at 800 ISO, 250th with no + on the exposure. At full darkness and the field lights on of course, I ended up at + 3.0. Depending on the particular field lights the +/- will of course be different. If shooting from the end zone where lighting is not always the best for available light, a flash fill is needed. I've been using my 80-200 f2.8 lens with center focus while on a mono-pod. After dodging some shadowed areas in faces etc. my final images looked good. A question I have, is this change in the +/- exposure value the only manual way to increase the ISO on the 800 ISO D1X? Are these increments of + 1.0 in fact doubling the ISO and so forth. Personally, I wouldn't think it is that extreme being in my case I would have been actually shooting at ISO 6400 with a + 3.0 exposure value. When I first purchased my D1X, I was told there is a manual setting for increasing the 800 ISO max to a higher ISO.????
#1. "RE: Night Football Exposure w/D1X" | In response to Reply # 0thompson1600 Basic MemberFri 18-Oct-02 09:36 AM
You need to use the CSM Menu and select 31, "ISO BOOST". Then you can select to either boost to 1 step over 800 (iso 1600 equivalent) or 2 steps over 800 (iso 3200 equivalent). Hope this helps.
#2. "RE: Night Football Exposure w/D1X" | In response to Reply # 1VidCam Registered since 10th Jul 2002Sun 20-Oct-02 09:52 AM
>You need to use the CSM Menu and select 31, "ISO BOOST".
>Then you can select to either boost to 1 step over 800 (iso
>1600 equivalent) or 2 steps over 800 (iso 3200 equivalent).
>Hope this helps.
I tryed the CSM mode as you suggested Friday Night (1 boost)1600 and I found that my colors with CSM at that setting didn't look as good as the 800 ISO setting with My +/- at + 2 0r 3. To further improve the color and shadows no matter what the distance with the 80-200 f2.8 was, the flash was still a great help. The CSM showed to be too contrasty and not true to existing color while the +/- increase kept the existing colors pretty good. My once co-worker was shooting with me with a D1H at 1600 ISO setting, 400 at 2.8, 300mm lens with flash fill and his stuff looked great.
Thanks for your reply,