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Old Jul 26, 2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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I don't get these type seats too much at current price levels, and then I left last night in the bottom of the 6th inning because it was already 9:30pm and a work night, it was still 98 degrees and the Rangers were way ahead at 18-1. I figured that lead was too big for even Derek Holland to blow again this time...

Captured RAW with the E-PL2 and 75-300 M. Zuiko and processed in ACR/Photoshop CS5. Tonight I am going to use the camera to process a few of these into Large Superfine JPEG's as the previews on the back LCD were looking very nice as I reviewed during the game. It'll be interesting to compare them to these RAW conversions..







Turning the cameras' stabilization system off really allows you to get the timing down and do a better job of capturing action at the moment you want to, vs. being late on the draw..













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It really makes a world of difference when you're sitting in the front rows, field level. Like you're one of the sports togs.

These images you've posted are extremely clean and sharp. Did you use RAW to PP?

Regardless, they are very impressive.

I'm going to see what you post in your smugmug gallery later today, when I get home.

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great shots, and greats seats!
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It really makes a world of difference when you're sitting in the front rows, field level. Like you're one of the sports togs.

These images you've posted are extremely clean and sharp. Did you use RAW to PP?

Regardless, they are very impressive.

I'm going to see what you post in your smugmug gallery later today, when I get home.

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Thanks, Zig. Yes, RAW captures and I was not shy in applying the noise filter in ACR in the higher ISO images. There's one or two I uploaded in the ISO 4000-6400 range but did not post here.

I'm perfectly satisfied up to IS0 3200, and 4000 can look very good too. ISO 5000 starts falling off pretty fast and 6400 is a stretch once you start viewing at larger sizes on Smugmug beyond around X2Large, but I would not doubt a 5x7 or maybe even 8x10 print would look perfectly fine.

ISO 4000 file captured at 300mm and a wide open f6.7. Above the X2Large size screen view (the image below is one smaller at XLarge) the noise reduction going on is very obvious, but this would probably make a nice letter-sized print.


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Greg, I'm very new here, first post in fact. Your photos make me very glad I bought a E-PL2 which I received yesterday. Haven't had much time to play with it yet but your photos are impressive. Well done. James
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I don't get these type seats too much at current price levels, and then I left last night in the bottom of the 6th inning because it was already 9:30pm and a work night, it was still 98 degrees and the Rangers were way ahead at 18-1. I figured that lead was too big for even Derek Holland to blow again this time...

Captured RAW with the E-PL2 and 75-300 M. Zuiko and processed in ACR/Photoshop CS5. Tonight I am going to use the camera to process a few of these into Large Superfine JPEG's as the previews on the back LCD were looking very nice as I reviewed during the game. It'll be interesting to compare them to these RAW conversions..







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