New-old Nikon 300mm f/4.5 at a Hockey Game
Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. I’m resolving to be better about new posts. It isn’t a new year resolution, because those never work. It’s just a resolution.
Recently, I bought an old (late-70s) Nikon 300mm f/4.5 telephoto lens from a local colleague. It’s a cheap, old, reliable, and pretty sharp tele that doesn’t weigh a ton. I just wanted a 300 that wasn’t as huge and heavy to carry around as my Nikon 300/2.8 AF-S, and also one that I could actually stick through the photo port while shooting hockey. At tonight’s game between the Rochester Amerks and the San Antonio Rampage, I had some fun with the new lens on my Fujifilm X-T1. The 1.5X crop is great for getting a lot of punch down-ice. It performed pretty well; better than I expected.
Now for my favorite shot of the night, but this was shot with my Nikon D3 and 70-200/2.8 VR II. San Antonio Rampage right wing Bobby Butler, celebrating a goal.