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I was getting tired of focus issues, and the poor high ISO performance of my D200. And seeing the results other sport shooters were getting with thier D300s wasn't helping. So I picked up a D300 on June 17th, just in time for the baseball/softball tourney blitz, my busiest time of the year. Shot my first game with it that night, on the 'shady' field. It was nice to crank up the ISO to 1000, and not worry about noise. These have had no NR done to them. Just some auto levels and contrast adjustments



A couple more at 1000





One at 1600, just before the storm



Needless to say, I'm happy with it. And with the better focusing, my keeper rate is higher. As I said, first game with it was June 17th. Last game was my 4th game of the night on July 3rd. Last shot was #13,869. I've got a few softball games next week, but after that, I'm done. I need a break.

Here's a cool 'ball on bat' shot showing the compression of the ball; ISO 250

 

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Are you shooting in RAW or jpg?
I am pretty sure Nip only shoots RAW.

I haven't seen a shot of his yet that I wasn't impressed by. :wavey:

Noise defiantly isn't going to be a problem with this body.
 

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Very impressive and clean for ISO 1000, even for resized images.
I should have made the switch earlier. With the D200, anything above ISO 500 needs NR work. Low light condidtions were forcing me to take the 1.4 TC off, to shoot at f2.8. Now, I just leave it on, and crank up the ISO, without a worry. :supergrin:

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<---wants D300, but unwilling to sell guns to finance it.

Are you shooting in RAW or jpg?
JPEG.

Great shots! Sure looks like you're enjoying that D300.
Thanks, Fred.

I am pretty sure Nip only shoots RAW.

I haven't seen a shot of his yet that I wasn't impressed by. :wavey:

Noise defiantly isn't going to be a problem with this body.
Actually, I don't shoot much in RAW. On special 'fun' shoots, or 'important' shoots, I might shoot RAW. But for sports, JPEG only.

Run, Forrest, Run! :supergrin:
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I did a little selective 'darken highlights' to the wall, which made the ball stand out better;

 

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Yeah, that does help the ball pop.

I thought you shoot RAW. Opps.

I was wrong! :banana:
 
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