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
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    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.



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  2. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

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

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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

    zapatista Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
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    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

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

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
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    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. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The second one really captures the moment.... Good shot.
  11. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
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    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.