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AIS 200mm f/2 does football/soccer...

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Igor, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    tracking fast moving players with an MF lens isn't easy, your right, but that was real challenge and fun!

    D200 body, ISO 320-400, f/2.8-5.6 (EXIF should be intact)

    soccer-D20_4834-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    ISO 320


    soccer-D20_4870-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 320


    soccer-D20_4902-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    ISO 320


    soccer-D20_4944-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 320


    soccer-D20_4946-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 400


    soccer-D20_5000-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/4.0    1/750s    ISO 400


    soccer-D20_5016-RS.
    NIKON D200    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    ISO 400


    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. johan1967

    johan1967

    301
    Jun 30, 2008
    Netherlands
    Nice work. Well done. This is certainly a great lens.

    How many pictures did you make and how many were sharp? Just curious because MF is also my kind of thing.
     
  3. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Nice shots Igor, your manual focusing is very accurate indeed.
     
  4. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Nice shots Igor. I like my Nikkor 200 F2 ED-IF AIS way better on the FX format. Have you tried it with the TC 14B?.
     
  5. I give you a lot of credit. Most wouldn't even try to shoot sports with a manual focus lens at that focal length. I'm a real manual focus lover and I think you did a darn good job. Nice shots.
     
  6. You did some really nice work there, Igor, a lot better than I could have done with MF.
     
  7. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    Great shots, especially considering you did it manually.
     
  8. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Johan, I took about 200-300 frames, the keeper rate (as expected) was quite modest, about 20%.

     
  9. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Robert, I had much more misses than in-focus shots, to be honest :smile:

     
  10. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks, yes I did, but surprisingly I like it more with a humble TC-16a :) 
     
  11. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Robert, the lens is so bright it's not too hard to MF with it, but tracking moving subject is another thing :) 
    BTW, we're in the same boat, the ratio of MF to AF lenses in my collection is about 5:1 :smile:.

     
  12. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Fred, it's a matter of practice :smile:

     
  13. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Will, only a few decades ago ALL photography was done manually , who could think about AF back then....

     
  14. Superb Igor!! How can you precisely focus so fast even with a narrow DOF????
     
  15. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Chaminda , at f/4 - f/5.6 the DOF is quite wide, so I used these aperture settings while the day light was still bright. Later on , after the sun went down, f/2.0 -f/2.8 was really too narrow, so I got only a few keepers.
     
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