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Old Dec 31, 2007, 10:24 AM   #11
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kenyee, not sure what you mean by VPN. The image did not have real heavy processing. Below is the original image (resized for the forum--no other processing). Original workflow was crop, slight levels, noise reduction, and USM (probably at R7-S45-C0, settings I used on most of these shots).

Paul this photo and more that I know you'll take with that lens justify all costs to get it! Very very good. But let's be honest here...YOU had a lot to do with the quality as well!!

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this lens delivers and your photos prove it! iso 1000 looks great, awesome shots! congrats on the win.
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Lovely clear shots, well done!

That lens is proving to be a beauty in the hands of the the members of this clan

thanks for the look.

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Old Jan 1, 2008, 2:54 PM   #14
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Wow you got some great pics and it shows that the lens and yourself are meant for each other

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Old Jan 1, 2008, 11:31 PM   #15
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The shots with the two women looking up is fantastic. Excellent job.
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Old Jan 2, 2008, 4:45 PM   #16
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This week I had a chance to put the DA*50-135 through its paces with six basketball games in three days in a beautifully-lit civic arena.* I felt fairly confident that the f2.8 would be plenty fast in good lighting, but I wasn't sure the first night, so I shot Av mode with custom WB.* Most of the time, the camera metered at about 1/640.* From the first night (75, 123, & 80mm)

The second night, I went to manual mode and worked at either 1/500 or 1/640 (55 & 135mm)



But, I decided to see how far I could push the lens by dropping the ISO to 1000 while keeping the shutter at 1/640.* I had bring levels up a little in post-processing, but I was pleasantly surprised at how clear the shots turned out. (65*& 85mm)

This lens continues to surprise and impress me with its clarity and versatility
I love this one

Paul (if I recall correctly),

What are the apertures of these pict? Likely Flickrs has got rid of all the exif. They are all great shots with a lot of action.

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Old Jan 2, 2008, 9:09 PM   #17
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What are the apertures of these pict? Likely Flickrs has got rid of all the exif. They are all great shots with a lot of action.

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Thanks for the kind words, Daniel. I'm pretty sure all of the ones I posted here are at f2.8. (There were a half dozen or so shots where I had accidentally bumped the f-stop up to 3.2.) After the third night's experience, at ISO 1000, I suspect I probably could have gotten away with a smaller aperture, but I was wanting to get maximum shutter speed to eliminate any motion blur.

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Thanks for the kind words, Daniel.* I'm pretty sure all of the ones I posted here are at f2.8.* (There were a half dozen or so shots where I had accidentally bumped the f-stop up to 3.2.)* After the third night's experience, at ISO 1000, I suspect I probably could have gotten away with a smaller aperture, but I was wanting to get maximum shutter speed to eliminate any motion blur.

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If this shot was done at F2.8 or F3.5 ( for that you can verify with your pict in your harddrive), you have a very good combination. With shallow DoF , you could still lock that in focus with K10D?
I also assume you have the ssm motor in operation for this shot which is relatively fast-paced. You succeeded in pushing it to wide open or close to wide open for obtaining higher shutter speed. Otherwise it would be just another blurry shot (for that I have a lot)

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