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Tennis at ISO 2500
Posted By: codiac2600, 07-23-2008, 03:47 AM

I enjoy a weekly Men's Tennis League and my round ended early (kicked some major booty) so I shot my buddy playing. Both of these guys were undefeated so now there is one who walked away with a dent in his record.

I shot these in Av keeping the shutter as close to 400 while still letting the lens stop down (DA* 50-135) and the ISO was 2500. These have had noise ninja applied but I will show a comparison shot without it.

Tim chasing down the shot...

Jon Returning a baseline screamer...

Bad shot = bad feeling

Getting that low shot...

Tim wishing he was Jon in the second shot.

6-7, 6-3, 2-2...

Go go gadget arm!

I got this one!


This third set just is killing me!!!!

Running down the baseline return...

So the game ended and my buddy Tim was Victorious! 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 adn it was most entertaining.

Here are some comparison shots with and without noise ninja applied. Remember this is ISO 2500!!!!



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07-23-2008, 03:53 AM   #2
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You lost pretty much details because of NN.
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Great series Chris. Some excellent expressions on the faces. The shots all look very good at this speed. Did you try the machine gun mode at all?

NN isn't needed from what I can see. All these clean up programs soften the image to some degree in my experience. Thanks for post the shots.
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Good set of pictures, Chris. I like the lighting and action. Now I know that I don't have to get my legs waxed; I can just use Noise Ninja.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ftpaddict Quote
Good set of pictures, Chris. I like the lighting and action. Now I know that I don't have to get my legs waxed; I can just use Noise Ninja.
^ he he....

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I may have tried to go a little faster in the shutter speed but that is me. I do like the movement in them but again just my preference. Those expressions are pretty funny. Your buddy must have laughed when he saw himself.
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Nice seires Chris - I don't see too much noise at all. Always humerous to see people's facial expression at 'game time'
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Cool captures Chris.
You did well to stop the action and get the expressions up close and personal.
Good work.

07-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #9

Looks like quite a match..

This is a really fun series... I love how when the game is on the line the shirt comes off...

And I love this shot... Shows his mad skills! They say tennis is all about footwork, but your buddy shows here that ankle work can be just as important.

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You got quite impressive results using this ISO. Great model to have btw
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Great shot's Chris!!

We truly are in a new age of photography when we talk about ISO so much.. Everywhere i go where there are classic posters from photographer of yesterday that created timeless images.. you hardly care about the noise at all because the picture is that good...

Personally I could care less about the noise in pictures, people that worry about it to much would almost be annoyed if you could see canvas texture on a painting from 10 feet back..

By & far the technology on the camera's is getting better and better, but this only means that the photographers have to get better and better as the images become more clear and you have to work the light more...

ok now that Im done with my little rant...

Great shots!! What lens were you using?

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