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JV Volleyball

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First Name
Kory
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Burleson
It's been a while since I've posted any pictures, but I'm still taking them. I've somewhat recently sold off all my Nikon gear and made the switch to Sony. The #1 driver was Auto-Focus. I was also ready to go mirrorless. I picked up a Sony a9ii and a couple of pieces of glass to go along with it. So far it has not disappointed. I haven't taken a single picture with the mechanical shutter, the electronic shutter is amazing and has the ability to be completely silent (I keep the sound on low just to know I'm not taking hundreds of photos on accident).

My oldest daughter has finally reached the age where she can play sports for her school. First up this fall has been JV Volleyball. There was a tournament a few weeks ago so I thought I've give it a shot and try to shoot a difficult sport. It's tough because the lighting is less than ideal. You want to freeze the action. I like 1/1000th of a second to be certain the action is frozen, but I'm sure others would be comfortable going lower. The other reason volleyball is difficult is because you have no idea where the ball is going. The serve shots are fine, but outside of that, it's tough to keep up with where the ball is going.

My weapon of choice for the day was the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM.

This tournament had two different gyms. One was much smaller and two of the four games were in there. The good news is that both gyms actually had newer LED lights, so dealing with the light flicker wasn't a problem. The smaller gym was actually brighter. I was able to shoot at 1600 ISO. The larger gym was much darker, so was I at 6400 ISO.

Here's my daughter, blindly giving it a bump.
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And a serve toss.
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Here's some more from the first game in the smaller gym.
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Games two and three was in the bigger gym, which I was able to go up to a second level and shoot. I like the perspective it provided. It was also a bit easier to follow the action from higher up.
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The fourth game was back in the smaller gym.
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The girls got 2nd place in the Silver Bracket. My wife made me get a team picture. Ha! So I busted out the FE 35mm F1.4 GM and grabbed this:
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I took a ton of pictures overall, which I always do because I try to provide everyone with some pictures of their kid. Everyone always seems to appreciate it.
 
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