Archive for October, 2011

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Sarajevo Coloseum Open Day 2

The Sarajevo Open is a very well organized event, 250 players and nearly everything is on time….was shooting a lot of pics again. Got a pinched muscle or something since a week…doesnt goes better from shooting pictures 😉 So enjoy the gallery.

 

Here is the link for the Livescore:

 

http://www.saopenbilijar.ba/view.php?show=livescore

 

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Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Sarajevo Coloseum Open Day 1

Sarajevo is a interrsting city with its different parts. You still see holes from the war everywhere in the houses, but you see also a lot of new and renovated buildings. They have some realy good local food here (all from veel) and everybodys is very friendly. It’s definitely worth a visit. All players are staying in the Radon Plaza Hotel. I think its the best you can get here. The rooms are huge, during breakfast you are sitting on the 15th floor and can enjoy the view (its rotating). The venue is fulfilled with players arround the world (over 250). A lot of big names are here, like Ralf Souquet, Karl Boys, Darren Appleton, Rodney Morris, Niels Feijen, Raj Hundal to just name some of them. The first game starts at about 8 am and the last one at 1:30 am, so you see a lot of action here. Today you get my view of Sarajevo, the hotel and the tournament. Enjoy

 

Here is the link for the Livescore:

 

http://www.saopenbilijar.ba/view.php?show=livescore

 

Scroll down for and click on the picture for the gallery.

 

 

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Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Sarajevo Coloseum Open Ring Game

After a 16 hours ride in my car we arrived in Sarajevo. 30 mins time top put out my stuff and build a little booth.
Went uostairs to the room (its amazing) and then running to the Coloseum for a ring game (With Darren, Raj, Ralf, Karl, Jayson, Daryl, Imran and Chris Melling) and guess what…I had my cameras with me. I think this kind of shots you will not see so often. Enjoy the gallery:

 

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

My thoughts about the new Canon EOS-1DX

Here it is now, the new flagship from Canon. The Canon Eos 1DX.

 

 

A full frame DSLR with 18mpix, a new autofocus system that can handle face recognition, up to 12 frames per second (14 jpg only), ISO 50 to 204800 (100 to 51200 native), a 1gb lan port and much more. Here is the full spec list:

 

Canon EOS-1D X
• Full Frame
• 18.1MP
• Dual DIGIC 5+ – 17 Times The Processing Power of DIGIC 4
• ISO 100-51200 Native
• 100,000 Pixel RGB Metering Sensor
• EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis)
• 61 Point AF
• 21 f/5.6 Cross Type Sensors
• 20 f/4 Cross Type Sensors
• 5 f/2.8 Dual Cross Type Sensors
• EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Auto Focus)
• 12 Frames Per Second
• 14 Frames Per Second JPG Only
• 400,000 Shot Rated Shutter
• Ethernet Connection
• March Availability

 

If you read thru this specs it looks like Canon makes wishes come true.
So why would that camera be interesting for me?
First of all I am shooting Pool tournaments and there is not such thing like enough light.
I remember shooting in Prague with ISO 6400 and 12800 with 1/20 of a second at F 2.8.
While ISO 3200 is pretty good on my 7D and 6400 is still ok sometimes, 12800 is only worth shooting when you get a bright picture afterwards (just to freeze something).
I would be happy to shoot sometimes ISO 25600 and above without thinking too much about noise. Here an example of a ISO 12800 shot from my 7D:

 

 

Full frame….I really love the crop and the extra zoom I get from it, but if the camera is really that good in high ISO I could easily use a 1,4 extender and shoot with F4.0. Another thing is that high ISO could also replace the image stabilization system. Did you ever think about that?

 

If the new autofocus with face recognition works well, it would be a big help for me. The autofocus on the 7D is already a little masterpiece, but in dark environments I have the feeling that my 40D does a better job. So lets see what the 1DX can do for me here. I love to shoot street at night, but never changed from the 40D to the 7D. Here is an exmple of what I mean:

 

 

A lan port for picture transfer sounds great and there are some new buttons too. To see the new joystick for portrait mode made me very happy. It was always so complicated to get my fingers on the landscape one.
For sure the price is far away from all other cams I bought by now. Anyway, after it is available I will rent it for an event and will make afterwards a decision if it is worth it or not. But I had already two times a bad experience with the weather sealing on the 40D and the 7D. The 7D went back to CPS after the humid air in China. And after shooting a sunrise in the rain of Florida both cams had to dry for two days until they worked as expected again. And I think I will not have that problems with a 1 series camera.

 

First impression: Canon well done!

 

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Dominic Jentsch wins Beassy 8 Ball World’s Top Gun Tournament

What can I say…Dominic played awesome. In one of the last racks he opened two balls with a spinning tough shot into the side.
From my point of view Ralf was dominating this 8 Ball Tournament but lost against Konstantin Stepanoph.

 

Congrats to all of the Players!

 

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Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Beassy 8 Ball World’s Top Gun

A lot of super exciting matches today… a lot of hill hill’s….a neverending day……but a lot of great pictures I got today.
Check them out:

 

For scoring and a free live stream visit www.beassy.com

 

 

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Start of 8 Ball and 9 Ball Final at the Beassy World Class Open

8 Ball:

 

Nick Van Den Berg won his first match agains Imran Majid. Nick was 5:0 ahead and after some dry breaks Imran came back.
But Nick kept on fightng and won 8:7. Jason Shaw won his match and Mario He played flewless against Serge Das.
Mario lost then his next match agains a strong Karl Boyes.

 

9 Ball Finals:

 

Darren won in the semis agains Mark Gray 9:7. Darren was also ahead and Mark came back, but after a long fight Dynamite won.
Sandor Tod played the semis against Konstantin Stepanov and won 9:5
Darren against Sandor for the Trophy ended up with 9:6 for Darren.
Beside the Trophy Darren got a Cue Masterpiece from the new Beassy Yacht Series (with diamond inlays)
Again congrats for a great performance Darren!!!!

 

For scoring and live stream visit www.beassy.com

 

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Day 2 of the Beassy World Class Open

A lot of exciting matches today. You guys have to watch the free online stream at www.beassy.com

 

Today I got some very nice moments of the Tournament, click on the pictures and check them out.

 

 

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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Beassy 9 Ball World Class Open 2011 day1

Today I walked arround to discover Eger. You will see the result of that in the beginning of the following photo gallery…I also had to upload our beautiful view from our room.

 

Also today started the Beassy 9 Ball World Class Open. Beatrix also started her own line of high end cues.
All information about the new cues and a free livestream is available at www.beassy.com

 

The tournament started a bit slow today…but I still got some good shots:

 

 

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Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Eurotour Finals in Eger (Hungary)

Guys its late and I had a long trip with two days little sleeping before…so I will just post the pictures and let everybody know that Ralf played very good

 

 

 

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