SI Yankees Pictures

May 23, 2005

These are my first pics from the SI Yankees game,

Let me know what you think, I had a fantastic time, I used the 70-200VR at times with a 1.4TC.

Something is off with focusing on my 70-200 at a distance, it's weird, AF works but the pictures are all just fuzzy! Another words if I change where I focus the lens shifts into a different place, but always just sorts off focus. I checked for front or back focus (you know you can see which plane of the grass is sharp), but nothing is really sharp, there is no plane of greater sharpness, I focused on the words on jerseys and hats, even at high shutter with no luck.

Close up, sharp as a tack, lovely portraits. Any of you guys had this happen before (my lens was cherry a month ago, but does get used)-- think a lens could get bumped and go perma-soft at long focal lengths but be fine wider open or closer up?

Anyway, off to Nikon service I think, as my 28-200G proved sharp, my 17-55 is sharp but I only use it for close up work.

About to pull trigger on 300/2.8VR lens, I figure if I want to play with the big boys I have to carry big glass... thoughts, comments?

Here are two examples of lovely sharp focus from the 70-200 at the short end of the range, some portraits I like for a feature article on Jon Poterson, a hard hitting right fielder

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May 11, 2005
Chicago, IL
Twig....First off, nice job with the images and having them placed on the S.I. site. I would be absolutely thrilled beyond belief to someday have a similar opportunity. :D

With regard to some image softness...the images that you posted of Poterson look pretty good to me on this cheapo flat panel monitor. I have not experienced soft images with my 70-200 VR so I don't know how to help with your concern. :shock:

One thing for did a great job making their site...Congrats!! :D

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