US High School Rugby in the rain
I was able to borrow a 5DIII from my employer for rugby last friday. I was astounded at what it could do under poor high school lighting, in the rain, using a 70-300L (4.5-5.6) and covered with a makeshift (but effective) rain shield. I shot at a lower shutterspeed than I usually like (1/400) but even at ISO 6400 I was really happy with the results. A few examples below. I had been using a 70-200 2.8L I (IS), but the extra reach of the 300 combined with the great high ISO performance of the DIII made me try this combo as an alternative. I don't think I will be switching back. I love my own 7D but there's no way its high ISO noise matches this...I rarely go above ISO 4000 with it.
What I need to work on now is PP. I take so many pics (from having three boys in sports) that I don't have time for a lot of PP and just use iPhoto to improve the blacks (I'd rather have a rich black than noise) and boost exposure a bit (I shoot in RAW). For special photos of my own kids I'd like to do more...but am not ready for the learning curve of Lightroom or Aperture.
Comments and criticisms welcome (with some trepidation). The quality of these pics (to whatever extent it is there) is a tribute to the equipment, not the operator!
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%