I have these images at flickr right now. I want to put them in the gallery here but what is the max size dimension or does the gallery do that for you?
Anyway. No light in this room at all. 6-10 40w bulbs in track light cans aimed everywhere but where they need to be. I was going to go Auto ISO but went with a straight on 12,800 after a few test shots. In camera NR set to low. No ADL set. "A" mode for exposure and at times I found myself at 1/40th at F2. So you can imagine the light level for that kind of exposure at ISO 12,800
I used mostly single point AF in S or C setting. I did some 9 point shots but felt the camera was loosing focus as the players were never still. I totally forgot to try "3D" tracking. The best contrast for focus in light this low was eyeglass frames so those were my target. Whenever possible I moved the focus point to work with my composition.
These are B&W jpgs (normal/small) right out of the camera. No extra USM or anything. I used the Exp/comp to darken many as I needed to leave them good jpg versions as I left and the D3 really likes to brighten up shots. It seems to "shoot to the right" if you know what I mean. I wanted moody and dark to better convey the scene so I shot that way.
Most shots with the 85/1.8, some were with a 50 and some 35. I did use my 80-200 for some.
I really like the look of these. The last 2 years before I went digital I was shooting film, scanning and printing with my Epson 2200. These ISO 12,800 shots are very much like TMZ @1600. I love the look and grit and "grain" No Alien Skin needed here.
So give me some tips on GetDPI gallery sizes and I'll put them here.