>I imagine it would depend on what you are comparing the D7100 >to. When I went from a D80 to a D7100 I was overwhelmed by >increase in Clarity and resolution. > >Your Baseball photo shows these qualities. >
>Great shot... >Love it. >Hats off. >What lens and assume you shot continuous? >Ben >
Thanks! It was the 300/4 @ f/5. AF-C mode was on, but I only shot this frame. I NEVER shoot more than one frame to catch things like this, because even 6FPS is WAY too slow to be precisely useful here. It's all about timing with the batter, and if the batter had actually connected with the ball, I would have had a decent chance at catching it near/on the bat. Like here (another single capture): http://billkeane.zenfolio.com/p1023146496/h41a6d670
Another excellent shot!!! You remind me of my late cousin that worked for a while for ABC and CBS. He was a sports cameramen, and whether it was basketball, golf, etc. He also worked for CBS out in the field. He always had the ball almost perfectly in frame. When I asked him how he does it, he winked and said it's all in "anticipation, always anticipate." Loved both of those shots. OK how many did you miss... Ben
Sun 30-Jun-13 01:58 PM | edited Sun 30-Jun-13 02:42 PM by billD80
When I asked him how >he does it, he winked and said it's all in "anticipation, >always anticipate." >Loved both of those shots. OK how many did you miss... >Ben
I miss more than I get... The ball will be in the shot, almost always, but rarely squished on the bat. That's got to be a millionth of a second instance, and beyond a certain point, it's luck. I can get "in the ballpark" almost every time, but there's about a 4 inch window that has to happen on its own.
I get to about 2 or 3 ballgames a year. The image I posted as a link, plus 2 others right at full impact, all happened in the same game! I may never get that again... and I have no real idea why I got 3 in one game then.
And here's an impact, from last week's game, that I didn't expect to get...
Interestingly there's much talk lately about the 300mm f4 attached to the D7100 and quite rightfully. I think some of this is the fact that the new 80-400mm AF-S lens shocked many because of its cost and perhaps the 300 f4 is getting quite popular.
I took this today, not a brilliant image, but perhaps it's another example of how flexible the lens can be. This time in an almost macro situation. It is a hidden beauty of the lens that it can be as a close up lens without getting too near critters. Not one of my best images by a long way, but serves to demonstrate the flexibility of the camera/lens combo.
>Thanks Bill. > >Interestingly there's much talk lately about the 300mm f4 >attached to the D7100 and quite rightfully. >I took this today, perhaps it's >another example of how flexible the lens can be.
Thanks. You posted this thread with an image of a baseball game and the result was stunning and as sharp as a razor. My image is at the other end of the spectrum and I hope both images I feel are a vote for both the D7100 and the 300mm f4.
I am hoping to diversify soon and do some motor sport, an area I have absolutely no experience with so should be fun