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Old Jan 10, 2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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Taken during the halftime performance of our school's dance team at Tuesday night's basketball game. K10d, DA*50-135, ISO 1000, f2.8, 1/500





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and, oh yes, they did play a little basketball



bragging just a little, our boys' team is now 15-0 and ranked #1 in the state in our size classification.





Still remain amazed at just how strong the DA*50-135 really is
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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These are good shots! Too bad the K100D doesnt have ISO1000. 1600 gets a bit too noisy for my taste.

Definitely good stop of motion as well. I should really practice sports photography in lower light too!
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Old Jan 11, 2008, 2:44 AM   #3
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I too am amazed each time at the quality of that lens Paul. That first shot is a stunner!!

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These are good shots! Too bad the K100D doesnt have ISO1000. 1600 gets a bit too noisy for my taste.
Are you sure it doesn't? I got the additional positions on ISO with the K10d when I changed my E/V settings from 1/2 steps to 1/3 steps. That's done in the Custom Settings Menu (p 148 in your manual). I bought my son a K100d and keep a .pdf copy of the manual on my hard drive to help him with questions that might come up. I'll ask him if, when he changed his E/V settings, he got the additional incremental steps of ISO.

Thanks for looking and the nice comments.
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I too am amazed each time at the quality of that lens Paul. That first shot is a stunner!!

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Thanks, Ed. I really liked the girls' pose, although I wasn't happy that I cut off Latia's (the girl in the far left in the photo) right hand by being off a little on my framing. The shot was taken at the full 135mm and just required a little Levels and Unsharp mask in post-processing. Taken from all the way across the court, I was pleased to get this kind of quality and a near full-frame image.

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Smazing clarity and detail Paul! I need this lens:-)

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Great shots, Paul. Kids are always fun to photograph. Besides that there aren't a whole lot of spectator sports better than high school basketball! Also nice when your team is winning!

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Outstanding pictures! I don't have much of a chance to take indoor sports pictures, but it sure looks like the DA*50-135 is a very capable lens.

The K100 doesn't have the same capability when it comes to ISO settings - you don't have the option of the intermediate steps like you do with the K10 (another difference between the cameras). It has been nice to have them on the K10.
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