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Week ending 2/26 Softball
Feb 27, 2023 22:18:42   #
rcorne001 Loc: Cary, NC
 
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Used the Z9 paired with the 100-400 f4-5.6 S lens. Doing a bit of post processing I could get images from under the lights. Actually better than I thought. However, it definitely performed better in daylight! I am sure there is a "sweet spot" in regards to daylight. I picked up a lot of shadows from the batter's helmets but the fielders came out much better.

Night shots were taken at 1/800 - 1/1000, ISO 8000-10000 as wide open as the lens allowed. Shutter speeds were slower than I normally shoot and the ISO higher. But at least I was able to get something!


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Feb 28, 2023 05:53:06   #
tshift Loc: Overland Park, KS.
 
rcorne001 wrote:
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Used the Z9 paired with the 100-400 f4-5.6 S lens. Doing a bit of post processing I could get images from under the lights. Actually better than I thought. However, it definitely performed better in daylight! I am sure there is a "sweet spot" in regards to daylight. I picked up a lot of shadows from the batter's helmets but the fielders came out much better.

Night shots were taken at 1/800 - 1/1000, ISO 8000-10000 as wide open as the lens allowed. Shutter speeds were slower than I normally shoot and the ISO higher. But at least I was able to get something!
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Us... (show quote)


Rick these are so nice, especially at 8000/10000 ISO. Like the ones at first base good captures. Keep it coming. Thanks BE SQARE!!

Tom

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Feb 28, 2023 09:03:56   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
rcorne001 wrote:
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Used the Z9 paired with the 100-400 f4-5.6 S lens. Doing a bit of post processing I could get images from under the lights. Actually better than I thought. However, it definitely performed better in daylight! I am sure there is a "sweet spot" in regards to daylight. I picked up a lot of shadows from the batter's helmets but the fielders came out much better.

Night shots were taken at 1/800 - 1/1000, ISO 8000-10000 as wide open as the lens allowed. Shutter speeds were slower than I normally shoot and the ISO higher. But at least I was able to get something!
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Us... (show quote)


Excellent Peak of Action shots!
Shots 5 & 8 demonstrate the very narrow differences between out and safe.
Best Wishes,
JimmyT Sends
Bravo Zulu

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Feb 28, 2023 09:40:57   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
My compliments for capturing so many ‘moment of impact’ shots. Is it a super fast frame rate or some timing thing you’ve developed?

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Feb 28, 2023 09:50:21   #
CPR Loc: Nature Coast of Florida
 
Great work. I particularly light the expression captured on the first one of the pitcher. Timing on all is good. Did the two at first base come in safe?

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Feb 28, 2023 09:56:55   #
Niklon Loc: Athens, Ga
 
Some nice shots!

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Feb 28, 2023 10:38:22   #
rcorne001 Loc: Cary, NC
 
raymondh wrote:
My compliments for capturing so many ‘moment of impact’ shots. Is it a super fast frame rate or some timing thing you’ve developed?


Thank you. One of the cardinal rules of sports photography is "Know your sport". I look for specific situations and best as I can try to plan my shot ahead of time. The fast shutter speed helps increase my chances of getting the shot I wanted.

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Feb 28, 2023 10:38:59   #
rcorne001 Loc: Cary, NC
 
CPR wrote:
Great work. I particularly light the expression captured on the first one of the pitcher. Timing on all is good. Did the two at first base come in safe?


Thank you. One was safe, the other out. ;o)

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Feb 28, 2023 12:10:30   #
pnittoly Loc: Mountainside, New Jersey
 
Very nicely done Rick. Thanks for sharing. Paul

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Feb 28, 2023 20:55:07   #
Michael1079 Loc: Indiana
 
Love, love, love these. The 7th one is a great catch of the play at 1st

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Mar 15, 2023 12:40:31   #
Jules Karney Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
 
rcorne001 wrote:
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Used the Z9 paired with the 100-400 f4-5.6 S lens. Doing a bit of post processing I could get images from under the lights. Actually better than I thought. However, it definitely performed better in daylight! I am sure there is a "sweet spot" in regards to daylight. I picked up a lot of shadows from the batter's helmets but the fielders came out much better.

Night shots were taken at 1/800 - 1/1000, ISO 8000-10000 as wide open as the lens allowed. Shutter speeds were slower than I normally shoot and the ISO higher. But at least I was able to get something!
Had a chance to shoot some softball this week. Us... (show quote)


Nice work under the lights Rick. Must have been difficult.

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