Category Archives: Sports

Laugh 1 and 2.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Baseball Girl, 2.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Baseball Girl.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

The Cyclist.

This is an uncropped image.  Technically, it’s a difficult sort of shot to achieve focus, not just because of the motion of the cyclist and the small margin of error involved in photographing at f/1.4, but also because the cyclist is situated a little to the right of centre, away from the focus patch of the rangefinder.  To deal with this, some experience and (admittedly) luck, is involved.

Incidentally, the same three issues (quick motion — especially with the subject coming towards the camera, shallow depth of field, and hitting critical focus at the periphery of the frame) can equally frustrate even the most sophisticated autofocus systems.  Interestingly, in these situations I seem to have more success with rangefinders.

Now, if only the distracting car behind her wasn’t there, I might have been satisfied with this image.

—Peter.

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Show Business (1 – 4).

Leica M10 + Leica 50mm Summilux ASPH f/1.4.

Running.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 28mm f/1.4 E.

Pool Girl.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate, 3, 4, 5.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Soccer Girl in the Rain 1, 2 and 3.

 

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

Dance 1, 2, 3.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Blue.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Edit.

I thought it would be interesting to post the same image with lens corrections (distortion and vignetting removed):

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

(distortion and vignetting corrected)

The vignetting at f/1.4 is very noticeable (the distortion is rather minimal, so you won’t see much of a difference in that respect); whether to correct the vignetting or not is of course a matter of preference.

—Peter.

North Toronto A’s (June 17, 2018 – 60 images).

 

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

The Essence of Baseball 1, 2, 3

↑Nikon D500 + Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR.

The Pitcher.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Baseball, Her.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Up.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

The moment before.

↑ Nikon D850 + Nikon 58mm f/1.4 G.

Baseball Girl, 2.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.