Friday, August 15, 2008

A couple of days I was asked to take a couple of pictures at a soccer game to help somebody to evaluate the tamron 70-200 F/2.8.

His focus was to use it for highschool sports at night times and in the evening. Now noramlly there are lights on during these kind of events, but in my case it was very dark, I was barley able to see anything in the viewfinder and the lights were off...

Means I went to the absolute max of the Nikon D80 and shot at ISO 6400 (3200 in camera and +1 stop in pp) at F/2.8 and 1/50s. Normally you would shoot soccer at 1/500 - 1/1000s to freeze the players.

After all I was surprised that I got some usable pictures at all out of this. I would never imagined that the camera could focus or produce an usable exposure.

Well needless to say, the person was very happy with the result.

1 comment:

Martin Scholz said...

great - one night I am not playing and the press shows up ;-)