D300 Basketball Shots at ISO 3200

Started Nov 13, 2007 | Discussions thread
Kim Letkeman
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Re: Compared to a D200 ISO3200 basketball ...

David Chin wrote:

... as shown in Thom's D200 review a bit further down:
http://www.bythom.com/d200review.htm

Sorry, but I don't quite understand how you can compare a shot in good light against a shot where the basketball is in terrible light and essentially completely obscured by the net.

... I think the D300's is way, way better and far from looking
anywhere near smooth plastic. Let's give credit where credit is due.

Well, yes, it does look far better. There was enough light on it to get a shutter sped of 1/640s and the lense was even stopped down a bit. It has vibrant color and you can see the stripes ... but you can't see the texture of the ball at all. Instead, there is a fine grained noise running across the ball and the people. Let's give it a break though, the ball may be slightly out of the plane of focus ...

In case you are wondering what I think I'm not seeing -- I would be expecting to see something left of pebble texture like this (shot at 1600iso on a compact camera by the way):

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