My wife and I decided to go to a University of the Pacific women’s basketball game last weekend. Neither one of us are big basketball fans, but a friend was being honored at half-time and we wanted to be there. Turned out to be a pretty good game, but UOP fell apart at the end and lost to U.C. Santa Barbara.
Seeing this as a good opportunity to test out my new camera under conditions I don’t normally shoot I brought it along. Most of the time I shoot landscape and wildlife, but occasionally I’ve been known to have my camera at sporting events. The difference this day was shooting indoors with low light and fast action. It was a perfect time to see how the 60D would perform at ISO 6400. Everything I had read indicated it performed very well at high ISO, but I had yet to it above ISO 800, at which I have been very pleased with the results.
Here is a shot from the game shot at ISO 6400 using a 18-135mm zoom fully extended, f/5.6 at 1/200 sec.
I am pleased with the shot, but I would like to have had a faster lens so I could bump up the shutter speed a bit. Still, considering the high ISO and that I was shooting from about three rows up in the stands, I am very satisfied with my equipment’s performance.
Processing was kept to a minimum, and I will probably do more when I have time later. Cropping and some slight adjustments to the white balance, exposure, fill, and contrast in Photoshop were all that I did.
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