The Dunk

On Friday night I photographed the Harlem Globetrotters at the valley View Casino Center. The Globetrotters always put on a great show, engaging the crowd, playing with the kids and generally turning basketball into more of an event than just a game. I remember seeing them as a kid and the show was as enjoyable on Friday night as it was when I was 13.

But this post is not about the Harlem Globetrotter performance, but instead about why the Nikon D4 is a great camera to shoot sports, especially indoor sports. I used the Nikon D4 with the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens for most of the game set at ISO 3200 1/320 second at f/2.8. This shutter speed would not be fast enough to shoot a Lakers game but it was fast enough to capture this dunk and being able to get 7 frames in less than a second really works.

The following 7 frames were taken between 7:47:32 and 7:47:32  Thats right, these were all taken in the same second. How cool is that?

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Then I put them all together..

The Harlem Globetrotters  at the Valley View Casino Center

1 Comment

  1. Awesome! that’s one of the things where I defend “gear” over “techinique”, even though it requires a lot of technique and photography knowloedge to cover sports and action photography, having the ability to shot 7fps+ is definitely a plus… Right now I’m shotting with a D5100 and I’m able to get decent shots and results, but having the capability of high ISO and a lot of fps would let me get to the next level… What do you think Alan?

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