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Old Mar 9, 2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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I've only tried 3200 once before at a football game & was very disappointed with the results. Last night with no flash, I could shoot at 1600, 1/250 & f1.8 (and throw away 75%) or take the gamble with 3200 (this is primarily for newsprint anyway).

3200, f2.5, 1/400 and custom WB. The stands had totally different lights. PP was minimal: slight increase in contrast, NikDfine for noise and 30% increase in brightness to pop the colors.

It'll be interesting to print this at 8x10 for the real test.
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 3:44 PM   #2
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Good shot, bit yellow on the skin colors though
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 6:03 PM   #3
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Good action but seems a bit flat in color and more noise than i care to have in photos. have you tried Noise Ninja? I never really thought one noise reduction software was better than another but Noise Ninja seemed to make a noticeable difference in my 1600 ISO basketball shots.
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Haven't tried NoiseNinja, but you will not make a 3200 or 1600 look like a 800 photo - they become too flat with loss of detail. NikDFine allows you to select individual colors for correction and has individual profiles for each ISO. Mostly I am pleased that I could obtain a shot at 3200 that required only slight changes for newsprint.

Musket - I agree that the skin tone has a slight yellow cast - I overlooked that correction.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:00 PM   #5
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Not too shabby.

Another cool technique is to use photoshop to "lassoo" the athlete, then darken everything around the athlete so that the athlete "pops" out of the background a bit.
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Thanks, Terry, I'll keep that technique in mind.

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