Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Football with a New Camera Lens

I got a new camera lens this week!! Woo Hoo!

A zoom lens; 70-300mm. And boy did it come in handy this week at the boys flag football game. It's been an awfully fun lens to use because I can get photos that, otherwise, I'd only get if I were right up in the subjects face. The only thing I'm still learning about this lens is how to focus. My other lens, the 18-55mm one that came with the camera, has an auto focus so it's not something I've had a lot of practice doing. Focusing manually becomes instantly harder when the subject is running too. So forgive me any blurry photos today. Besides...it's football, you get the idea blurry or not.

HA! The only photo they are both in. These coaches are smart....they don't put Yip and Yap near one another or they'll end up tackling one another!

Yip, #6. Go get em!

I'm not sure what this look is for he's giving me but he's awfully cute with that mouthpiece jammed in his jaw!

Yip down in his stance.

Yap...I think it's against the rules to hold on to his shirt.

God Bless Coach Mike! He sure is positive with all the kids.
He's giving Yap some encouragement here.

Yap, I DEFINITELY know a straight arm to another guy's face is against the rules!

Geez, I kind of wish they had pads and helmets!


  1. I can't believe you got the 300 lens!! That's what our other football mom has. I'm SO jealous. haha

    Question though, does it not have the switch on the side for auto or manual focus?!? I might not be as jealous if I have to do everything in manual. :)

  2. No it doesn't have the switch on the side. And when I was looking for lenses I didn't even think to look for it. I do wish I was able to auto focus. So, if before you buy look for that feature. ON the other hand it is making me learn things outside my comfort zone.

  3. OMG-- I laughed so hard that I cried when I saw Yap's straight arm! LOL!!!

  4. OUCH! As a mom, I would be cringing and wishing for pads and helmets too, but it IS FUN to watch through the lens. So glad you have a new toy to play with. Yours goes about about 30mm farther than mine. Now I suppose I will have lens envy ;-) Nah! I'm good :-) Enjoy!

  5. Super jealous and I think the manual part would be an exciting challenge for me.

  6. I'm proud of that straight arm!

    Marvel Man

  7. Yay for a new lens and a new skill.

    Those boys are so cute out there.

    (I'm chuckling at Marvel Man's comment up there.^^)

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