Shooting an NBA game with the Leica M10 Monochrom camera

Shooting an NBA game with the M10 Monochrom by Onasj (see all previous posts by Onasj):

The M10 Monochrom is a remarkably capable… sports camera (!). The incredible high-ISO performance plus 41 MP plus amazing detail capture is a dream for shooting sports.

Yes, you have to get used to focusing fast-moving action by rangefinder. But it’s really not that hard, and my hit rate last night at the Celtics-Magic game—much to my surprise— was quite a bit higher than either shooting the Leica M10P, or even the Sony a7rIII with state-of-the-art autofocus.

Being able to crop heavily while still preserving plenty of detail at times left me in a state of disbelief.

The photos in the album linked below were taken with the Leica M10 Monochrom, 50 mm APO at f/5.6-6.3, 1/500 s, and heavily cropped as needed. ISO 3000-5000 typical… which is quite clean with the M10M. Here’s a 9% crop (3.7 MP/40.8 MP) that still captures enough details to see the player’s individual eyelashes (click the image below three times to zoom in to 100%). Crazy.

See the entire Flickr album:

Celtics-Magic Feb 2020

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