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Old Oct 1, 2012, 8:49 PM   #1
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Took an evening to test the FZ150 at a night high school football game. Tried lots of setting and took several hundred shots. The sweet spot seems to be ISO 2500-3200 and shutter speeds of 1/250 to 1/320. I tried faster, but it oeverwhelmed the camera with noise. Various zoom lengths and aperatures. These won't make into Sports Illustrated, but I was pleasantly surprised to get usable shots. Noise reduction and sharpening. They printed very well. Not bad for a small chip superzoom. The kids were thrilled to get the prints. I'd love to see other shooter's efforts.
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WOW, I'm totally blown away with you ISO setting! These look fabulous and I don't see any noise. Good job!!!!
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Pretty good effort here given the limitations of a bridge camera- not least the compositional difficulties with an electronic zoom...!
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That's indeed a remarkable job. Well done!
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Usable - are you kidding? These are as good as I could see in sports magazines, including Sports Illustrated. Well done, both you and Pana.
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Usable - are you kidding? These are as good as I could see in sports magazines, including Sports Illustrated. Well done, both you and Pana. "

I have to echo Raghu's post!! Those images are absolutely fantastic!
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Thanks folks. I really was pleasantly surprised. Shooting at 10 frames per second makes up a lot for the slower shutter speeds. You're much more likely to get a good frozen moment.
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Pretty good effort here given the limitations of a bridge camera- not least the compositional difficulties with an electronic zoom...!
Agree - I think these are a good effort and show capabilities of superzooms have come a long way. For snapshots, people would be very glad with these results.
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Usable - are you kidding? These are as good as I could see in sports magazines, including Sports Illustrated. Well done, both you and Pana.
However, we have to keep things in perspective. Here's a couple shots from HS night football games like you might see in a local paper (not too many HS football games show up in Sports Illustrated). This is not meant to take away from the shots of the OP - but just to demonstrate there's still a gap between those type of shots and publishable sports photographs:


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This is not meant to take away from the shots of the OP - but just to demonstrate there's still a gap between those type of shots and publishable sports photographs:
True. However, the big difference is that the Sports Photographer is only shooting the star players while "my" child is lost somewhere in the background.

Plus, with a bit of PP to lighten up these shots, I think they would look very good.
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G'day all

For the OP - "I tips me lid" as the old saying goes > a very creditable result from using a general-purpose camera rather than a pro-level camera
@Jim > your images are 10/10 as well but I feel you are a bit hard on the OP, esp when the equipment levels in use are so different

However, with a 2-minute play with one image using Levels & Brightness, I get this


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