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08-23-2014, 03:59 PM   #196
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First football game of the season and first chance to use the K3. All with a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8.









Looked like an interception:


But ended up a TD for the other team.




08-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #197
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Wow, nice shots. Can you handhold that lens?
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Awesome shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mariakruse Quote
Wow, nice shots. Can you handhold that lens?
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Thanks. I do handhold it most of the time. I have a monopod that I will use as well at times. I'm pretty tired at the end of the night.

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Those are quite nice, especially the last one, the second, and the third one. It's all about faces really. Also nice to have shutter speed at least 1/750 for crispness which is not easy at dusk.

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QuoteOriginally posted by GvilleRick Quote
Thanks. I do handhold it most of the time. I have a monopod that I will use as well at times. I'm pretty tired at the end of the night.
I thought you might but wanted to be sure. Those are really well taken photos. Nice capture on the expressions.
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A little more cycling
K-3 & DA* 16-50/2.8
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A little more cycling
Do I detect a touch of flash? If so, it's effective but very subtle.

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Do I detect a touch of flash? If so, it's effective but very subtle.
I think so. Graham Watson popularized the use of flash in cycling photography many moons ago.
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Yes, forgot to list the Metz 58 AF-2. I've been running it in Auto mode with the camera in X-Sync and it can work pretty well (but not always).
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America's Pastime. Buster Posey smacks a line drive the other day in AT&T park. The Giants won, 4-1.




Taken with the Sigma 18-250, f8, 1/1000th of a second.
Shooting through a backstop from right behind home plate makes for some interesting challenges, both focus-wise and compositionally.


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All nice shots in here. I wish I could get my focus as good, more practice
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Shooting through a backstop from right behind home plate makes for some interesting challenges, both focus-wise and compositionally.
Nice, I like them both!
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Shooting through a backstop from right behind home plate makes for some interesting challenges, both focus-wise and compositionally.
I found the same thing with soccer through the goal. At the time I was manual focus and manual exposure only. The way I got around it (and still do to shoot sports) is to prefocus and wait for the action to get there. I was issued two 36 exposure rolls of Tri-X for a game, so every shot had to be as close to a winner as I could get them. Exposure was no problem; the little piece of paper in the film cannister took care of that, and with Tri-X there was certainly some slack. The focus came down to knowing to the fraction of a fraction of a second what the shutter lag was when I pushed the release. That lag, by the way, is a heck of a lot longer and much less predictable when you allow your camera to set the exposure and focus after you press the button.
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