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Old Sep 4, 2010, 9:29 PM   #1
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Default Think Volleyball may be my new favorite sport to shoot.

Volleyball is such a...... visual sport....

Well i am so glad sports season is back in full swing. All these were taken with my 85 1.8 because i sold my 70-200 to upgrade to the Nikon VRI model. I tried my best to get faces, but the 85 didnt have the reach to get shots from the end of the court. So hopefully ill have that new one in a few weekends, and a D2HS is on its way from a lady i found on sports shooter. That and i am looking at trading in my 85 1.8 and getting the 1.4 version. All in all this is going to be an amazing year.

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kinda like the capture, disappointed in the focus point


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even refs dont agree sometimes


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Old Sep 4, 2010, 9:30 PM   #2
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after a missed dig.



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In the end UWF got the "W".
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There are too many to shots here to be able to comment on them all. I would cull them to just those that are in focus as lots have missed focus.

I think 15 is the best as it is a real moment of annoyance captured which is great (for us as photographers).
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I'm with Mark - get rid of the ones not in perfect focus or overcropped. Then get rid of the ones without faces - that's the tough part about volleyball - getting angles that show faces.
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I don't know. I still think I like photo 3 and 6 the best. I guess I can see why this might be your favorite sport now. LOL! Can't believe those shorts are legal!!
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The problem with 'enjoying' the players is that [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Mark/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]Jeff is likely to be too interested in the wrong aspects and just won't get the shots. As a photographer you have to be just that, a photographer, if not technique etc just goes out the window and you get a bunch of poor photos.
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Hi, Godda agree with the guys, way too many pics + a few are binners in all honesty!, however, given the lighting conditions in the EXIF i'm not suprised .
Congrats on the new purchases you'll be blown away with the difference in quality both from the lens & the camera (try to resist the 8fps ). Don't expect to be shooting pro style Vollyball though as the ISO on the D2 is quite limiting? which means Tight No crops shots, pin sharp!!. Look forward to the results. Kind regards Graham.
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http://goargos.com/article.asp?articleID=4033

sent him an e-mail for the lack of credits on this one
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D90 at 3200iso with nikkor 85 1.8, cropped as I was a little farther away than I wanted to be with that lens.
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Frank - WB looks good and there's some action going on - which is good. But, watch your horizons they're a bit crooked. You can fix that when you crop in post processing. You've also lost critical detail in the face because of the over-crop - it's pretty critical at high ISOs to frame tightly in camera. With a prime lens you have to pick your positions and pick your shots. I'll also give the same advice I give others - try and stay away from serve shots. They're like free-throws in basketball.
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