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Soccer with a MF lens

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Uncle Frank, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    My longest native u4/3 lens is a modest 45mm... too short even for kiddie soccer. So I gave my Nikon 105/2.5 a try when I visited my granddaughter's soccer camp. I didn't get a good yield, but using the vf2 on my Oly pl2, I managed to catch a few keepers.

    E-PL2    ---       f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    E-PL2    ---       f/1.0    1/320s    ISO 200

    E-PL2    ---       f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 200
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  2. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    The second one is great!
  3. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
    Nice series. Congrats.
  4. zapatista

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    Mike Barber
    You would have gotten much better action shots using Phase-Detect Manual Focus! Nice shots :) 
  5. jar

    jar Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    Love the 2nd one.
  6. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Nice- good timing. Did you do follow focus or pre-focus with your MF?
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    She's adorable! I love both the second and third photos - definitely keepers. :2thumbs:
  8. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    funny little kids, love them all!
  9. robertro

    robertro Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    Very nice photos, especially the second and third!

    Before I bought a Canon DSLR and a fast lens, I would use my Minolta 100mm f2 lens on my E-PL1 to shoot indoor kid's soccer. Indoor is interesting because of the poor, dim amateur stadium lighting. Usually, I would pre-focus, anticipating thhe action as well as I could. This is tougher for soccer than hockey, where the momentum of skating (usually) moves players in a set direction.
  10. The second one really captures the moment.... Good shot.
  11. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Thanks for all the encouraging comments!

    I did a double take when I read that comment. :rolleyes:  Nice one. :biggrin:

    I tried to follow. I don't have enough patience to prefocus.
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