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    Womens College basketball: Home team romp

    The local Butte College Roadrunners recently enjoyed their best game of the season in an easy win over their Napa Valley College opponents. By halftime the Roadrunners had compiled a 35-21 lead which gave them enough points for the victory with the eventual score ending up in Butte's favor at 61-33.

    All shots were taken with D700 + 80-200 f/2.8 at 1/500, f/2.8, and ISO 5000.

    Comments are welcome.


    Bob


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    3. Player #2 led the Roadrunners with 14 points.
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    5. This injured Napa Valley player was OK after resting on the floor for a short time.
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    7. Player #14 had 9 points for Butte.
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    Re: Womens College basketball: Home team romp

    Nice shots
    definitely caught the emotion and physicality of the game

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    Re: Womens College basketball: Home team romp

    Quote Originally Posted by f86sabjf View Post
    Nice shots
    definitely caught the emotion and physicality of the game
    f86sabjf,

    Thanks much for your comment. It was a rather one-sided contest, but I'm grateful that I was able to come away with a few keepers. I'm developing an increasing appreciation of close-up shots of the action.

    Bob

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    Re: Womens College basketball: Home team romp

    I like the tight action shots Bob, you caught a lot of the emotion of the game. The 70-200 works well on the baseline for those kinds of shots on a full fram camera.
    Keep up the good work. Always enjoy seeing them.
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    Re: Womens College basketball: Home team romp

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Timer View Post
    I like the tight action shots Bob, you caught a lot of the emotion of the game. The 70-200 works well on the baseline for those kinds of shots on a full fram camera.
    Keep up the good work. Always enjoy seeing them.
    Thanks, Larry.


    For the record it's an 80-200 f/2.8 that I am using. It's the 2-ring screw-focus model that Nikon came out with in 1997 and which continues in the Nikon catalog today. It's great for those of us who can't justify the cost of the pricey current AF-S 70-200 VR versions. It's also lighter. I like it a lot, and it's great for the tight shots of the action when standing behind the baseline where I usually have the zoom at the 80 mm. setting. I used my 24-85 for half of the game, but all of the best shots were taken with the 80-200.


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    Re: Womens College basketball: Home team romp

    Sorry for the mistake Bob. I have owned an 80-200 f2.8 since 2004 and it has been a work horse for me. I just recently added the 70-200 f2.8 VR II to my stable and am loving the results. But you are right it is much heaver.
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