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05-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #1696
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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
nteresting thing, btw: often, in my first pass through my shots look at game shots, I'd come away thinking, "What crap--I'm hopeless!" but then--when I really got down to pp--I'd find a fair number of decent (and a few pretty darn good) shots every time.
I know the feeling - you don't see good ones until you really get down to looking at them.

With 1000+ shots at most events I rarely PP them. I leave the RAW photos and PP for my other types of photography. Since I'm aware many sports pros shoot JPEG only, I decided that would be better for me as well (otherwise I spend too much time on them). Culling the photos is enough work for me as it is. But obviously you got better results with the PP - I can only imagine how much work it was!

Were most of the shots with your Sigma 100-300/4?

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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
Were most of the shots with your Sigma 100-300/4?
All of them, I think. I brought the 70-200/2.8 with me on a few occasions when I was worried about low light conditions but never actually used it--you know, once you've got the rig in a rain sleeve, you really don't want to go back to the car to swap lenses ;~) I used the 50-150 for basketball, though.
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The last event I shoot, women handball, k5II with DA*200, more on flickr...

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The last event I shoot, women handball, k5II with DA*200, more on flickr...
Congrats - not only on the interesting shots, but also in making the DA*200 to work for you in a sports setting!

I had a DA*200 for less than 2 weeks. It took nice photos, but AF was a disaster when trying to focus on oncoming runners. I could have listened to others who told me about the slow AF, but I wanted to try it for myself. But I didn't have a problem with the IQ - you got some nice results!


Could you please provide a link to the Flickr photo stream for this event - I'd like to see some more!

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I agree that sometimes DA*200 is not fast for some kind of action, but I try to manage this.
Here https://www.flickr.com/photos/florin-foto/sets/72157640183565396 (the most photos were taken with DA* , also with 135/3.5 M and Sigma 105/2.8) and my album DA*200
https://www.flickr.com/photos/florin-foto/sets/72157634188689465/

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QuoteOriginally posted by florinlib Quote
I agree that sometimes DA*200 is not fast for some kind of action, but I try to manage this.
Here https://www.flickr.com/photos/florin-foto/sets/72157640183565396 (the most photos were taken with DA* , also with 135/3.5 M and Sigma 105/2.8) and my album DA*200
https://www.flickr.com/photos/florin-foto/sets/72157634188689465/

Thanks for sharing these - you get good results with that lens!

I think I often hand my lenses a "worst case scenario" for their AF performance, and only some of them can keep up.
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We had our spring football game this week. It's a chance to shoot from different angles since I can shoot from the field and not just the sideline.











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QuoteOriginally posted by GvilleRick Quote
spring football


Nice photos though.

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High Jump

A few from an international meeting today. All shot with the original k5 and the DA 4/60-250

Here is Louis Castro from Puerto Rico who achieved a new national record with 2.26 m.

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... and this is Martyn Bernhardt from Great Britain

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Wow, great high jump shots!
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Those are some awesome colors from that K5 60-250 combo. The colors are so rich. You did an awesome job volley'
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QuoteOriginally posted by jake14mw Quote
Wow, great high jump shots!
Thank you, appreciate your comment. It is a very nice event to shoot, they are just focussing on long jump and high jump, with some first class athlets participating, but very "photographer firendly".

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Those are some awesome colors from that K5 60-250 combo. The colors are so rich. You did an awesome job volley'
Thanks much! For the 2nd and 3rd I was using a preset in DxO Filmpack 4 which emulate the wonderful colors of Fuji Velvia slide film. Colors may not exactly bee "natural" but I like this look a lot (did it already long time ago before going "digital").
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Finnish U19 football again. This time in rain. K-5 + Tamron 70-200mm f2.8.










Despite the guy tearing the shirt, #15 scored a goal.

I was completely not prepared to shoot in the rain and it just got heavier and heavier. The Tamron seemed to have survived, I wasn't worried about the camera.
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I was completely not prepared to shoot in the rain and it just got heavier and heavier. The Tamron seemed to have survived, I wasn't worried about the camera.
Very nice shots. Hope you had an OK cover for the lens. The rain actually made the shots come out even nicer looking!
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Some tennis action, K5II with DA*200


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