Question regarding shooting sports at night.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Catscratch, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Catscratch

    Catscratch Mu-43 Rookie

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  2. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
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    Ken
    Mark,

    What software are you using to post-process your images? I'm using Lightroom, and it has noise reduction tools in its development module, but there are other tools available depending on what software you are using. The images that you linked to are nicely exposed, but I am surprised that you need ISO6400. When I shoot football at night, I am usually shooting 1/500th at f/2.8 with ISO 1600. Then again, I am shooting a D300 in a well-lit stadium. But, you seem to have somewhat decent lighting. Either way, keep up the nice work.

    --Ken
    (from the land of the other Mariners)
     
  3. Catscratch

    Catscratch Mu-43 Rookie

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    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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    Ken
    I was not able to see any EXIF data on the images. What was your shutter speed and aperture?

    --Ken
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

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  6. kenez

    kenez Mu-43 Regular

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    When I use noise reduction software I typically use Noiseware Professional but I have also had success using the NR within Lightroom. Here's an example of a nighttime baseball shot I took recently with my EM-5 with no noise reduction applied. ISO is 2500.

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  7. Catscratch

    Catscratch Mu-43 Rookie

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    NR

    Hey Guys,

    I just DLND LR4. I'm gonna dial down the shutter sped and try LR4's NR.

    Thanks for your input!
     
  8. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
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    Ken
    Let us know how it goes.

    --Ken
     
  9. jmw

    jmw Mu-43 Regular

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