What a monster…
Many have called me a retro pioneer, others, a glutton for punishment. Either way you may feel about my choice on using manual-focus lenses for sports photography (and photography in general), the Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AI-s ED is highly capable of some stunning photographs, even on today’s digital cameras.
Lenses such as this in the “exotic” category have been hyped up enough on their own with their fast apertures and long focal lengths (and cost at the time of release), so instead let’s move onto the main review!
“Fast 50′s” are a category of lens all by their own that needs little explanation. They are lenses meant to appeal to all markets of photographers, from casual to pro; choices from one manufacturer are numerous enough (Nikon alone has at least seven manual focus 50′s, and at least 5 autofocus 50′s). When all the other camera companies and third-party manufacturers’ fast 50′s are taken into account, the sheer amount of choice is daunting. For a lens to separate itself from the crowd, it has to have something special. For instance, the new SLR-Magic 50mm T0.95 Cine lens, reviewed back in February by Steve Huff, is one of the fastest 50mm lenses getting ready to be produced–faster than even the $11,000 Leica Noctilux (T-stops are faster than F-stops, that’s a concept to write about in and of itself…). That lens in particular is getting a lot of attention not only for its speed, but for its cost and performance compared to the Noctilux (will be priced around $5000 now).
In case you were interested (which you should be!), hop right on over to Steve Huff’s site, the article I have been working on for the past few weeks is up, ready, and roaring to go. See HERE. I have to thank Steve greatly for publishing this.
In other news, still busy with editing and printing baseball pictures. Tomorrow or Wednesday, I should have a set posted from a recent softball game, for everyones’ viewing pleasure.
As always, have a great one guys. Life is good.
Hello all, no photos today unfortunately, but I thought I would give you a quick little heads up on what I’m working on over the next couple weeks.
I will be writing four reviews on the lenses that I use currently with my Nex-7 (see the “about me” tab for the kit) that should be posted here and/or on Kurt Munger’s photojottings.com website.
In addition, Steve Huff (stevehuffphoto.com) has me working on a feature article going into detail about my sports photography endeavors with my set-up. That one will take a little longer, but I should be able to work on that as I do the lens reviews.
Finally, I’ll be participating in Nick Mayo’s creative project over the weekend, a “Quotography” collaboration, which can be seen here . I’ll make sure to post my results here as well from this fun little challenge. Be sure to join in on the party if you are interested!
That’s all for today, and as always, have a great one!