Football Defeat - Shooting without light
For a few weeks now I have enjoyed using a Nikon D4 camera body for shooting some night time sports. While My Nikon D7100 does a reasonable job with things, the D4 is such an improvement that I am beginning to see why people are willing to spend the thousands of dollars for the camera. I hit the field with the D4, my D7100, a 300 f/2. and a 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I also had a pair of SB-800 flash units in my bag in case I needed them. (I never touched them).
Here are the results from shooting the first half of the game.
The Miyamura Patriots came in with a 4-0 record, but their opponent, with a record of 4-1, was ranked much higher in the State. During hte first half Miyamura tried to keep it a close game, going into the locker room at half-time trailing 34-29 against St. Pius X.
The second half saw the Patriots come out and turn the ball over with an interception, and things just got worse.
In the end The St. Pius X Sartans left the field with a basketball score: 69-38.
I was shooting 1/500 or 1/640 for my shutter speed, and manually set my white balance to 3500K.
Posted by Jeff Jones