Some recent shots from FH and girls middle school soccer. Still waiting for opportunity for night HS football. C&C welcome, especially on DOF. Still figuring that out as it is much shallower with D800 vice my D300.
Chris: Moravian is a D-III college where my son's girl friend (not pictured) plays. No requirement to wear face masks although given the way the girl's strike the ball (especially on turf) I would certainly wear one as a precaution.
Bob, good start, nice shots. I agree with other comments, re: cropping, but I use the 70-200vr much of the time on one body since most of the people I shoot for also want shots such as your goal mouth action in both sports.
A couple of Q's : Were these shot full res., have you tried any of the crop modes? I was seriously thinking about the D800 primarily for the 70-200vr for soccer and being able to switch between crop modes fairly rapidly? I decided to wait out a D400 . I shoot from the sidelines and figured full res. for close in shoots and a crop for longer. Cheers, Tom
Edit: one of the teams I shoot has blown up D300s/D3S shots to almost full size (player size ) and I figured a full res. of close in action would be much more 'wow' .
Good work here Bob. While I'm in agreement with the comments re cropping sometimes I do 2 crops: one like #8 and a 2nd like the one John did and post both. The first showing the whole context of the play and the 2nd tighter crop on the main subject(s). I've had folks buy them both ways; sometimes the same person buys both.
These were full resolution shot with 70-200VR I. I haven't experimented with crop mode yet. I know this isn't a one for one comparison, the largest photo I've done was a 36" by 88" team photo which was a composite of three photos stitched together in PS Elements. I shot those with my D-300 and 17-35mm. The clarity was really awesome. I can only imagine what it would be like in full res with the D800. Life size would not be out of the running.
Bob, many thanks. Well I'm sure your stitched came out a lot better at 36" b7 88" than my full frame at full res. . I'll wait until the new year and see what happens with any new Nikons at that point but the D800 is so tempting Cheers, Tom