Respect for yesterday's photo journalist

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  1. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I challenged myself a lot last year with all manual photography. I have a great deal of respect for those sports photo men back in the day. It was fun and hopefully I can do some more this year.... I was literally called an idiot by a older man (mid to late 60's, maybe early 70's. He said, I had a camera like that long ago, are you some kind of idiot? I LMAO....

    Nikon F2, 300mm f/4.5 AI, Fujifilm 400H. Darkroom lab developed.

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    Nice! We often forget how easy we have it now... a project like this is a good way to remind ourselves, 'We're lucky!'
     
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    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I guess that does make me an idiot...
     
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    "It's better to be a lucky idiot than just a regular idiot." Abraham Lincoln.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In this case, maybe 'Skilled Idiot'? ;)



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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    The 70-300 AF-S G VR is shown on the left, and the 300 mm f / 4.5 ED~IF is shown on the right. The 300 ED~IF is a manual focus lens, yes, but it has a light-touch internal focusing system which uses a mid-barrel focusing group for fast and accurate manual Focus. I first used this lens model as a college-age photojournalism student around 1986. I bought the above sample around 2005. It is a fairly light and a fairly small lens ,and it's fairly easy to carry.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I still have a couple of F2-a models, as well as my F Photomic FTN.. for which I also have a very clean non metered prism. I actually like the F better than the F2.

    For a short time in 1985 I owned an F2-Asb,which used a silicone blue metering system and had a match-diode meter.
     
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    Wonderful shooting. I feel like I'm looking at the sports section in 1980. love it.
     
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    In aviation pilots build their own airplanes. Foodies cook what they can get at a restaurant. Patrons go to plays when they could just watch it on TV at home. Travellers cross great distances to experience what they could read about in books.

    Well done. Keep being an idiot.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That was probably because HE could not use his camera.
    There were those people then, and there are those people now.
     
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    ac12 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    There are times NOW that I will switch to full manual exposure. This is usually when the lighting is too difficult for the camera's meter to properly handle.
    So it IS a good skill to maintain.

    One thing that manual lenses never had problems with was when a player or ump ran in front of me. With an autofocus, camera, the lens changes focus to the person who got in my way, causing me to lose focus on the subject.

    Get an 80-200/4.5. If you get a good copy, the zoom ring on that lens is butter smooth. Perfect for shooting field sports like football and soccer. That is one of my favorite zoom lens.
     
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    Cool. I have one but mine has lens creep. I don't mind the creep, I figured out how to use it that way. It is a very nice lens and renders like a prime.
     

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