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04-21-2012, 01:00 PM   #661
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RonHendriks1966 good photos

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The last pic is perfect! You can really feel her frustration.
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Hello Ron!

Wonderful pics showing the frame of mind of active players.
What i am interested to know: your photos of swimming competitions as well as football games are taken from the stand or do you have access to the field as a accredit photographer?

Greetings from Austria,
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Kika van Es (VVV) had to leave the field injured.
It looks that she's really hurt. Hopefully nothing serious.

Some U17 football again and I took my Sigma 150-500 out for a change. Our guys have a break in their own league and some of them were asked to help our nr 3 team in their season opener. The result was quite ugly, 14-0.




2-0 in the making


No goal this time but a swelling in the forehead and a sore nose


3-0


Someone got a bit arrogant with his tricks. Didn't work, though.



There's a significant difference in the sharpness and IQ compared to the Tamron 70-200 f2.8, but I do like the extra reach.


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Hello Ron!

Wonderful pics showing the frame of mind of active players.
What i am interested to know: your photos of swimming competitions as well as football games are taken from the stand or do you have access to the field as a accredit photographer?

Greetings from Austria,
Sascha
I have accreditation for these soccergames. For the speedswimming I also have accreditation, but I descidet to get a place hi on the side, since I don't feel like having a good spot next to the pool (wich was very different for waterfly). I also have plans to go to EC Diving and EC Synchronized Swimming, for both I have accreditation now. That takes also a lot of planning.

I really like the serie with Kika van Es now a few days went bye. Thanks for the prase.


For these pictures of soccer: On a Full Frame camera using the full image (these with K-5 and DA*300mm are a little cropped) one could use 520mm lens. Pretty big fields these are. The soccer fields do vary in format between regular fields and professional soccer fields in a stadium like this one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
For these pictures of soccer: On a Full Frame camera using the full image (these with K-5 and DA*300mm are a little cropped) one could use 520mm lens. Pretty big fields these are. The soccer fields do vary in format between regular fields and professional soccer fields in a stadium like this one.
I think the pro sized pitch is usually 105 x 67 meters give or take a couple of meters and max lenght being 110 m. The adequate max reach starts with 300 mm (using APS-C sensor or the like), unless you have access up close to the pitch and you're shooting mainly the near-goal action from the ends of the pitch. Looking at the shots I took today, they're not THAT bad, but the difference compared to my Tammy is really clear. That's why I'm dreaming of a similar IQ combined with 300+ mm reach, without forgetting the adequate max aperture. I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen to my wallet within the next year or so.
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I think the pro sized pitch is usually 105 x 67 meters give or take a couple of meters and max lenght being 110 m. The adequate max reach starts with 300 mm (using APS-C sensor or the like), unless you have access up close to the pitch and you're shooting mainly the near-goal action from the ends of the pitch. Looking at the shots I took today, they're not THAT bad, but the difference compared to my Tammy is really clear. That's why I'm dreaming of a similar IQ combined with 300+ mm reach, without forgetting the adequate max aperture. I have a feeling that something bad is going to happen to my wallet within the next year or so.
Well I was overthinking the use of a FF for sports like these, and you really need a big lens for that. DA*300mm isn't big for such a field. At least you need 300mm/f2.8 with a 1,4x TC to cover the range.
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Well I was overthinking the use of a FF for sports like these, and you really need a big lens for that. DA*300mm isn't big for such a field. At least you need 300mm/f2.8 with a 1,4x TC to cover the range.
I've been thinking about this crop frame / full frame issue as well. I think shooting with a good APS-C camera actually saves a serious pile of cash compared to an FF camera. Ultimately it comes down to what the end use of the picture is. Ron had this great kick boxing shot which ended up in a news paper => so much for the resolution and sharpness. I had this realization when I made my first picture books. The pictures taken with Tamron 70-200 f2.8 were of course superior to all others, but in the end of the day, the most important thing is that the picture is THERE. The sharper the better, but the composition and substance is ultimately what matters - and the fact that the picture was taken in the first place!

OK, I confess, I'm also trying to talk myself out of spending an insane amount of money on new and heavier glass ;D
Pathetic, actually. I know what's going to happen. Feeling sorry for my bank account already.

Does anybody have any experience of Sigma 120-300 f2.8?


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Does anybody have any experience of Sigma 120-300 f2.8?
I had the previous copy in my hands on a D700 for a short time a few months ago. That is a seriously good lens, especialy on an APS-C sensor I think. But not yet in production for us. I hope that will come next year.
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I had the previous copy in my hands on a D700 for a short time a few months ago. That is a seriously good lens, especialy on an APS-C sensor I think. But not yet in production for us. I hope that will come next year.
Interesting, because Fotokoch.de is showing it on their list
Well, I don't really mind if it's not available for us yet. Gives me time either to get back into my senses or save the money for it.
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Just because Ron Hendriks encouraged me, here are few from an indoor performance last weekend. Two with the Pentax 50-135 and two with the Sigma 100-300. All the galleries are here Spring Gala IX | Brooke Meyer
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Excellent work Brooke!
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Brooke that is indeed excellent. My favorites are numbers #1 and #4. Great job done.
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Magical! Magnificent! Marvelous!
My favorite is number three, but it's a tough choice. I bet you got some experience to be able to take these shots.
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Magical! Magnificent! Marvelous!
My favorite is number three, but it's a tough choice. I bet you got some experience to be able to take these shots.
I agree that #3 is perfect.
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