Unbridled Cynicism

less bullshit, more often?

CueSoc Tournament September 2012

Got asked to help shoot video for a UNSW CueSoc tournament. Despite not knowing anything at all about 9-ball, I agreed to go along and it was good fun.

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Caption: 1/160 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 3600, 70.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/60 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 250, 70.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/60 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 450, 70.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 2500, 29.0 mm on NIKON D800

The D800 is great to shoot video with, it just feels so natural and effortless. I’m probably a terrible camera operator, but I thought I managed okay.

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Caption: 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 1600, 55.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 5600, 70.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 1000, 62.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 1250, 70.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 4500, 62.0 mm on NIKON D800

This was also a good chance to stretch the legs of the D800 a bit. City Heroes pool hall on George Street is dim; shooting at a fairly constant f/4, the ISO was regularly pushed up to get a clean shot. I think in this case the output favours very gentle noise reduction, so the images stay nice and crisp without being overwhelmed by noise.