I felt like I owed you a picture from the game this weekend. I thought some of them turned out pretty good,this picture is from the 50 halfway up the stands. But my ordeal was really in trying to figure out how to change the file size so could post them here. I think I got it. thanks, shayne
Hi Shayne, I am assuming 300 2.8vr/D3s (no exif on the photo) ? That is some distance for the combo. Looks like a little too much sharpening but that could be my eyes.
I would have cropped tighter in portrait with just the ball carrier and the two guys behind. Someone much better than I could get rid of the legs that are left . Without knowing the exif , hard to say if a TC1.4 might have been worthwhile. I am thinking you were pretty well up there with iso as it was .
Keep shooting and having fun with the combo. Cheers, Tom
I had cropped this picture originaly but when I started having trouble figuring out the posting protocal I got sidetracked and ended up posting a differant version. Thanks for the feed back from all and next time will be better. I love this site! shayne
Your profile says that you are a beginner - just starting. I've never seen a beginner with a D3s, D700, a boatload of lenses, etc! Were you given all of that gear as a gift with which to start your photographic adventures? Just curious.
I started out with an f100 and a couple of lense suggestions to take on a hunting trip to S. Africa. I only read the directions enough to load it and shoot but still came home with some decent images. It seemed that as soon as I bought that gear the digial revolution had started and I lost enthusiasm. Two years ago I realized I was missing ou on an opportunity that would be lost if I did'nt get started, with my twin daughters being involved with sports, I started selling my rifle collection and started bying camera gear. I had heard once"Buy the best and only cry once" I could'nt be happier with my choice. shayne
Shayne, cool, having kids that play sports will get you hooked every time . You've all the gear you really need. The 70-200vr is a must for me and I use he 24-70 for team shots. The 300 2.8vr is just a super lens but I find that I use a TC1.4 quite a bit.
What I really want is a D300/D300s replacement that ups the iso and takes the TCs away .
Just keep having fun. Cheers, Tom
ps I came back to photography in late 2007. This is one of my very first sports shots of my then 8 year-old at his first soccer training session. Shot with the 300 2.8vr handheld. Before that I shot mainly birds