GH4 at US Open (tennis)

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by WilburNJ, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Had a great time at the US Open the other day with my family. Was close enough to get some nice pics. Hope you enjoy them!

    Best,

    Will
     

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  2. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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  3. charcoalblack

    charcoalblack Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 26, 2012
    very nice. What lens were you using?
     
  4. LowTEC

    LowTEC Mu-43 Regular

    Nice and sharp, 35100?
     
  5. gcogger

    gcogger Mu-43 Veteran

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    Graeme
    From the EXIF info it looks like the Panasonic 100-300mm.
     
  6. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

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    Very outstanding :)
     
  7. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    i used the Panny 100-300 for all of these. The Panny 35-100 didn't have enough reach unfortunately.
     
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  8. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Thank you! :)
     
  9. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
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    call me Arg
    These are outstanding. How would you like to also post them in the Panasonic 100-300 showcase thread, please? That lens has its critics and these shots are a good example of what it can do!

    Did you have any drama getting the gear into the venue?
     
  10. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Teemu
    Superb shots!
     
  11. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    No problem at all getting the gear in. I used a shoulder bag, which is permitted (no knapsacks allowed).

    Thanks for the compliment. Much appreciated!
     
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  12. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Thank you!!
     
  13. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Went back to some old photos of Djokovic from 2010 when I was shooting with a Canon 1D3. Take a look at a similar picture of him serving, taken with a modest Canon 70-300 lens. The reach with the Panny 100-300 is so much better. Even a cropped photo with my old gear doesn't compare as well to my new gear. Technology's incessant progress is great! :)


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  14. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    But, there's always something to be said for the improved bokeh that comes from a full frame sensor, even at f/4.0:

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    I should add a cartoon-like bubble over his head that reads, "Maria, I'm here to serve you..." :)
     
  15. ProPhotoDude

    ProPhotoDude Mu-43 Rookie

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    Hi, Very sharp images with excellent color. Where these PPed besides resizing?
     
  16. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Very nice, this was my favorite :D

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  17. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
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    Nice shots! How would you rate the speed and accuracy of the AF? How was it getting timing right. It's relatively easy to capture a serve, but how about movement along the baseline or action at the net?
     
  18. JoJo

    JoJo Mu-43 Regular

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    JoJo
    Damn, I am impressed!
     
  19. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2012
    is the GH4 using an electronic shutter? there's some distortion in some of the fast moving balls and racquets.
     
  20. ProPhotoDude

    ProPhotoDude Mu-43 Rookie

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    Hi, Where these images post processed besides resizing?