Dayton Hoops Shoot

Sports photography has never been my forte, but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to shoot from floor level at a recent NCAA game in Dayton, Ohio, with my brother-in-law Ethan Klosterman. Thanks to his managing editor gig at University of Dayton’s Flyer News, Ethan is a regular shooter at UD sports events. While I was home visiting family for Christmas, he invited me to join him on the sidelines during the Dayton/Murray State hoops match-up Dec. 22.

I decided to shoot RAW files with my D4 in available light to see how the camera’s high ISO capabilities held up in action situations. I was pretty impressed with the results, but even more so with the shots Ethan was able to wring out of the D800E, which usually needs a lot of light for best results. Still, if I were shooting sports for a living, I’d prefer the D4, with its awesome low light capability and 10 FPS shooting speed over the ultra high-resolution D800E.

14mm @ 1/50, f/2.8, ISO 3200
14mm @ 1/50, f/2.8, ISO 3200
200mm @ 1/640, f/3.5, ISO 3200
200mm @ 1/640, f/3.5, ISO 3200
200mm @ 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 3200
200mm @ 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/2.8, ISO 3200
50mm @ 1/640, f/3.5, ISO 3200
50mm @ 1/640, f/3.5, ISO 3200
140mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
140mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200
70mm @ 1/800, f/3.2, ISO 3200

Check out more of my shots from the game in my set on Flickr.

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