The 300 2.8, It takes some getting used to I can tell you

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by kiwi, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    I'm finding myself sitting well back, getting very tight in camera crops, and luvin' every minute. "just" two games to shoot today...

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    D300, 300 2.8, F/2.8, ISO 200, Std Pic Control.
     
  2. Darren,
    what an awesome series of images
    that lens.... in YOUR hands.... MAGIC
     
  3. very nice Darren, I bet I could get used to it too :biggrin:
     
  4. Nice work Darren. Great images.
     
  5. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    very nice work, especially light on the faces
     
  6. schwazche

    schwazche

    25
    May 4, 2008
    Tulsa
    The detail on these wonderful faces is truly astounding!
     
  7. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    nice shots, great closeups on the kids faces and #6 looks like it might have been painful for the little guy on the ground
     
  8. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    very nice images.
     
  9. Fantastic shots!
    I had the chance to use a 300/2.8 for about 30 min (friend in the camera club had one...and needed to use my 70-200/2.8). What an amazing lens...I remember having to back up so far to get the entire model in the frame and tack sharp. So I can only imagine (and see by your photos) how much fun it would be to use on sports.

    But really....stop posting pictures like this ! Your gonna cost me 5k if you keep it up =)
     
  10. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Jamie, try $2.5- $3K for an old AF-S I (if that helps)
     
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  11. timzilla

    timzilla Guest

    nice work!
     
  12. Excellent shots but it is all lot more about the photographer as it is the lens
     
  13. GBRandy

    GBRandy

    Feb 28, 2006
    Green Bay, WI
    Excellent. A bunch of talent, proper tools and voila...perfection.
     
  14. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Darren, it is plain and simple, you nailed this series and you nailed it hard. Very well done my friend.
     
  15. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Thanks all for the very positive comments. Very encouraging.

    And Mike, you're right, it's not just about the gear, but, it sure helps take another jump.
     
  16. Dennis Carter

    Dennis Carter

    Jun 29, 2007
    USA
    These are wonderful! Have the moms seen these? Ya gotta show 'em to the moms! :biggrin:
     
  17. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Thanks Dennis, not as yet, but, they will. Will print them up as 8x10's' and hawk them next weekend
     
  18. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    Excellent shots! I agree with you about the lens, just a superb lens. However, I have to echo Mike's comments....the photographer is even more important than the lens.
    You really nailed these shots!
     
  19. biggstr6

    biggstr6

    Apr 26, 2005
    Richmond,Va
    Nice set for sure.
     
  20. NeilM

    NeilM Guest

    Shot 9 is very nice! (If your australian that is ;)