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Old Jul 19, 2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default Some baseball action with the E520 and 50-200 f2.8-3.5 SWD

While at both the track and ballpark Saturday, I shot RAW+JPEG. So far I have uploaded all the JPEG images, shot in SHQ, and a few of the RAW files. In some cases I cropped anywhere from a little to a lot depending on my distance from the play and how far the 50-200 could reach at 200mm, but didn't mess with anything else with the JPEG files. As the day moved to night and the ISO setting increased I did increase the noise filter factor. Except for #5 in this series, these are all RAW files.

The higher ISO images posted here were RAW shots processed in Adobe Camera RAW and I applied Noiseware Professional to clean up the fairly severe noise at ISO 1600.

Sliding into second with a double..



Pick-off attempt..



Michael Young, taking one inside..



Josh Hamilton, swinging at one he should not have (easy to say from here!)..



Stand-up double as the throw comes in..



Throwing across the body on a short grounder across to first for an out..



Dang first-base umpire got in the way here!




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Old Jul 19, 2009, 1:46 PM   #2
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Default Hi Greg,

Bob Brennan had suggested to me in an earlier post to take a position just above the 1st base bag. That looks like what you did yesterday and the difference in field of view at 1st base shows. Much better angle than the shots I posted recently.

And, as always, this series is just great.

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You keep on putting those cameras through the paces where they are supposed struggle and your results are always stellar.

Great work!

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Hi Greg

Those for ISO1600 look superb .. really clear (the noise is looking non existent) and detailed shoots. I need to take another look at the pics as they're making me wonder how well the E3 would do in the same light and ISO settings.

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Bob Brennan had suggested to me in an earlier post to take a position just above the 1st base bag. That looks like what you did yesterday and the difference in field of view at 1st base shows. Much better angle than the shots I posted recently.

And, as always, this series is just great.

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Thanks, Zig.

Yes, this was a great angle. I could have been 3-4 rows higher to get above the first base umpires head as I was dodging him all evening, as well as a couple of extra tall guys sitting in front of me with hats on.

I met a really nice couple sitting next to me with season tickets who said they always have extra tickets to sell, and at almost half what I have to pay for a single game ticket to sit down there. I'm emailing them my information tonight so I am on their list!
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Another great series. Wow! I am impressed by that lens. I have one but it rarely gets out of the closet.

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I apologize!

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Another great series. Wow! I am impressed by that lens. I have one but it rarely gets out of the closet.

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It's always a treat to get a comment from you over here, Sarah! Thanks.

It's definitely not a light-weight lens. I can understand why it might not be your first choice much of the time.
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[QUOTE=Greg Chappell;985487]Thanks, Zig.

Yes, this was a great angle. I could have been 3-4 rows higher to get above the first base umpires head as I was dodging him all evening, as well as a couple of extra tall guys sitting in front of me with hats on.

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Here's another shot from that angle. I just processed this RAW file..

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WoW! Greg-

Another great photo! You are very correct, Greg. It is a huge lens that I really don't care to use it very often. I thought I had it sold one time on www.ebay.com, but it was returned under my 7 day no questions asked warranty program. Oh well.

Are you about to head for the E-620 that just got a "highly recommended" rating from www.dpreview.com? I am still stuck in time with the E-300, the E-420 and the E-510 cameras.

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