Feb 172020
 

I’ve got to get this off my chest. Yes, I am a gearhead, or gearhog as my wife would attest. While you don’t need a top of the line camera to take great pictures, it does help make my life easier.

That said, I went out and bought a new Canon 1Dx mkIII. What does it do better? Autofocus, autofocus, autofocus! So far I’ve shot 5 basketball games, one JV, two Varsity (high school) and 2 varsity college games. Autofocus with the previous 1Dxs was good, but Canon has built a new sensor, shutter and autofocus system for this camera.

So far I’ve been able to capture action sequences of 30+ images with the players driving to the basket and they are all in focus! I haven’t had to worry about the buffer in the camera, the internal processor and fast CFexpress cards eliminated that as a concern. And the shutter while faster (16 vs. 14 fps) is much quieter than the previous shutters. It’s almost a stealth shutter before I turn stealth mode on!


With a new sensor comes better color rendition and at least 1 stop of better ISO performance. These 5 basketball games were shot at ISO 20,000 at 1/2,000sec f/4.0 with Canons 70-200 lens. I don’t think I’ll worry about a dark gym again!

Here’s a sample image.

He’s got a great vertical jump! 1/2000 f/4.0 ISO 20000

I have one complaint and it has nothing to do with Canon or the camera. Software is lagging behind this release. My software of choice is Capture One, and as of this writing they haven’t updated the current version to hand the new camera image format (now CR3). Hopefully this will be resolved soon. I hate using Photoshop to edit my images

 Posted by at 9:06 pm
Dec 012018
 

Maranatha played St Pius X at Liberty High, today, followed by Free State’s Firebirds against Blue Springs Wildcats.

The Galleries are up –

Maranatha v St Pius X

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Free State v Blue Springs
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 Posted by at 11:49 pm

11 Days to go. We had to go back to a backup drive

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Apr 052017
 

Good thing I keep backups. We’re reposting this image, and updating remaining days left. We’re hoping for good weather and a great game. We’ll be there… so should you!

 Posted by at 3:02 pm

22 Days until the Home Opener! Be there!!!

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Mar 252017
 

Let’s help the ladies start off their season right and fill the stadium. The two time National Women’s Soccer League Champions, 2014 & 2015, start their season Sunday, April 16th, 5:00pm at Swope Soccer Village, 6310 Lewis Rd, Kansas City, MO 64132. Even better show up early for the tailgate at 4:00pm!

Don’t forget to stay after the game and get their autographs!

The KCSports.net Team!

 Posted by at 4:16 pm

Update on Jeff

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Dec 262016
 

The doctors have Jeff on a cancer suppression medication (Hydrea). His biggest issues are extreme tiredness and confusion. At best he’ll be able to get out one night a week to shoot. So while the medication is working, he’ll be on it another 90 days, at least. He wants to do more, but just doesn’t have the energy to do it. Thanks for the well wishes and understanding.

 Posted by at 7:34 pm

Schedule for week of 17 October

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Oct 162016
 

Jeff’s schedule: C5 D15 Volleyball
Monday 17 Oct to Wednesday 19 Oct, then I’m taking the rest of the week off!

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 Posted by at 11:44 am

An update on Jeff

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Jul 312016
 

The doctors have decided, in their infinite wisdom, to start me on a round of chemotherapy to get my blood chemistry under control While I’m coming to terms with taking the meds, I’m finding they are killing my energy/stamina. I will be on them for the entire month of August, and while I’ll try to cover everyone, there will be days where the mind is willing but the body is weak. I’m not planning on a disappearing anytime soon, but I will be scarce for a while.

 Posted by at 5:11 pm
Sep 112014
 

For those that haven’t heard, the Lady Jays softball team asked me to throw out the first pitch at their home opener. It’s always nice to be appreciated. I never know how to quite handle the attention. I like hanging out around the periphery and getting the pictures, and I try not to get noticed. So this was something different for me.

I’d like to thank the team for the honor and the coaches for their kind comments about me.

We hope we add something to the experience for the kids.  This is something tangible that says we do.

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 Posted by at 10:27 am