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PHOTO GEAR by KRISS on 26 december 2015

Today gave me the opportunity to properly use the fast shooting mode of our Nikon D4s.
I must admit I rarely have to use it and most of the time I have, it was under low light conditions and the speed limited the number of frames per second allowed.

But today, it’s Christmas and the sunny weather of Florida the sunshine state, in Siesta Key beach, added to the white reflective sand gave me a flat 1/8000 at ISO 100 whatever the aperture (more or less).
It all started when I helped out a group of young german folks looking for someone to mobile phone shoot them.
I gladly offered to do so and also decided to grab my D4s hoping to get a photo to illustrate my christmas day post (and I did thank you guys ;) !

One guy from the group, Steffen, asked me if I could use the sports mode to shoot him doing a backflip and these are the frames my shooting companion took ! Considering the scene is backlit I think it is rather good to start with only in terms of coloring and balance (only import/export in lightroom), but you could argue it has nothing to do with the fast shooting and you would be right !

I shot this in continuous AF mode 21 points (AF-C 21).
Besides the framing which had me doing a second row of the shooting and which is the most difficult thing to get right when you shoot something moving in a narrow frame, everything just goes easy peasy.
The D4s sound like a machine gun when you do it and it seems it would never stop shooting if you didn’t let go !

This is quite fun and should the opportunity arise, I think Kate and I could use this feature of the D4s a little more (we primarily got this camera body for its amazing low light abilities and its robustness).

Ok that’s all for now, and Steffen, well done !

#nikond4s #sigma85mm #11framespersecond #sportsphotography

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