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Nov 16, 2007 14:57 |  #1

Back at it again for gymnastics. Horrible lighting as usual. Normal awful backgrounds and tight quarters....but in the end the kids are happy so I guess it's all OK.

I do need to clean these up a little more for noise, but it's the first meet of the year and I, like the gymnasts, am a bit rusty.

Comments and critiques always welcomed and encouraged......

#1 ISO 600

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#2 ISO 3200
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#3 ISO 3200
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#4 ISO 1600
IMAGE: http://www.ymcagymstars.com/2007_2008_Photos/Appleton2007/pictures/picture-63.jpg

#5 ISO 1600
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Nov 16, 2007 15:12 |  #2

Wow, those look great! Did say ISO 1600? Wow!

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Nov 16, 2007 15:32 as a reply to  @ nickybegood1998's post |  #3

I assume these were taken with your MIII and not the IIN. I know you did some noise reduction, but even with that these are very nice. You've set the bar high for yourself this year...


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Nov 16, 2007 15:38 |  #4

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I assume these were taken with your MIII and not the IIN. I know you did some noise reduction, but even with that these are very nice. You've set the bar high for yourself this year...

Thanks for the kind words...I think I have a lot to work on. the PP work is really tricky.

These were shot with th MKIIn....my MKIII arrived last night. (hoping this one can focus better than the last one!)

All shot RAW....The ISO 1600 shots only had a pass through DPP. The ISO 3200 shots continued on and saw a small amount of time in Noise Ninja...but not much.

EXIF data is all there if ya want to peek :)


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Nov 16, 2007 15:39 |  #5

Very nice. #4 and #5 are my favorites.

As Brice said you have set the bar high. My daughter would be thrilled if I get shots this good.

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Nov 16, 2007 17:00 |  #6

Great captures, Randy! They looks so "big" compared to my 9-year old!


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Nov 16, 2007 17:04 |  #7

If I had a nice bunch of kids who do gymnastics, I'd be using the 1DMKIII also. Congrats on great shots! Keepers. And how often do you do the fast shooting thing?


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Nov 16, 2007 17:08 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #8

the only thing that makes me covet the cameras above mine is high ISO performance. if you didn't post it i would have never known.

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Nov 16, 2007 18:50 |  #9

Good images, nice work

Gymnastics are just plain hard to shoot, especially with bad lighting

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Nov 16, 2007 22:02 as a reply to  @ AB8ND's post |  #10

I'll be "doggonned" :D Some taken with you 85, 135 and others with the 70-200 F/2.8. I can't get that kind of noise reduction, but I'm not using DPP. Looks like I'd better think about using it. My reliance on PSCS2 is showing and it appears it's a bad reliance...

Holy cow... Wish I could get that out of my 70-200 F/2.8. :cry:

I have a 100 F/2. Maybe I'll play with that beast a little more.


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Nov 17, 2007 10:43 |  #11

jdando wrote in post #4328526 (external link)
Very nice. #4 and #5 are my favorites.

As Brice said you have set the bar high. My daughter would be thrilled if I get shots this good.

jeremy

These are never easy shoots. If we keep practicing they seems to get better.

Hikin Mike wrote in post #4328924 (external link)
Great captures, Randy! They looks so "big" compared to my 9-year old!

Yea... they grow quick....get lots of shots now, they'll be "big" soon enough!

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If I had a nice bunch of kids who do gymnastics, I'd be using the 1DMKIII also. Congrats on great shots! Keepers. And how often do you do the fast shooting thing?

The MKIII is almost exclusively here for these events....I rarely run the motor drive for more than three or four shots. Timing is the key, not "spray & pray" ;)

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if you didn't post it i would have never known.

That's the best compliment I could get...thanks! The PP trip was an adventure to say the least.

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Good images, nice work

Gymnastics are just plain hard to shoot, especially with bad lighting

Jack

Yes they are hard to shoot...most challenging sport I have found.....thanks for the kind words.


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Nov 17, 2007 10:50 |  #12

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I'll be "doggonned" :D Some taken with you 85, 135 and others with the 70-200 F/2.8. I can't get that kind of noise reduction, but I'm not using DPP. Looks like I'd better think about using it. My reliance on PSCS2 is showing and it appears it's a bad reliance...

Holy cow... Wish I could get that out of my 70-200 F/2.8. :cry:

I have a 100 F/2. Maybe I'll play with that beast a little more.

For me, the primes seems to have that extra edge in detail. That 85 f1.8 is an inexpensive lens and is razor sharp...I mean really sharp.

For what it is worth, I downloaded the new version of DPP and spent a lot of time with it this week. I also decided to get serious about Noise Ninja as I have it in Bibble Pro, PSCS2 Plug-in and as a stand alone. My objective was to speed up the processing....all of these shots were "batched" and no PS. I broke them into ISO 1600 & ISO 3200 groups and ran trial after trial to get the settings that looked good to me. Took awhile....

The actual "run time" now is about 20 minutes...hopefully now that I have a baseline the next event (late Dec :() will be a quicker affair.

Don't discount that 100 f2.....bet you get some nice results with it...

Did mention my 85 f1.8 is sharp (f1.8!)...and that lens is what? $380?

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Nov 17, 2007 10:57 as a reply to  @ GBRandy's post |  #13

love them all
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Nov 17, 2007 17:08 |  #14

My oldest daughter (9) just took a look and she said about #2 "Her feet should be together" and #5 "WOW!!

Kids...


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Nov 17, 2007 17:46 |  #15

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My oldest daughter (9) just took a look and she said about #2 "Her feet should be together" and #5 "WOW!!

Kids...

Good eye your kid has got! Actually in #2, my daughter has knees that do not allow for her knees and heels to come together at the same time....in fact her knees are a weak spot for her and on occasion will dislocate. It sounds and looks painful, but she carriers on....why, I have no idea...and every time she sees pictures like this she says the same thing..."I need to get my feet together".

As for Number 5, look at the stands (upper level all the way on the left) and the two parents that knew what was coming on that dismount....I love their expression :)


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