September 24th, 2018
I can not claim to be a fan of ‘the beautiful game’ - indeed coming from Australia, as far as I’m concerned football is called “Soccer” and Rugby League is “Football”. And I ain’t changing my views on that front! But that doesn’t mean that, when there’s a large event in London, I won’t attend.
But sadly if I were to (say) reach into my bag and discover that I’d left the Big Gun Nikon’s battery back at the apartment and I had to photograph the whole event with a Pentax + 40mm pancake lens, and that the event didn’t even have a public pen I’d have access to meaning I’d have to shoot from a distance….. well my tears would be minimal.
Still…here’s how it went down (NOW WITH MISGUIDED COMMENTARY):
…. so that was that.
I don’t recommend using the wrong / sub-par lens at a large event, shooting at distance. If you ever want to simulate the effect, get yourself a mobile phone, put a DSLR sensor in it, and then slam it against a nearby wall a couple of times. Then get shootin’…. and call it ‘practice’ or ‘keeping yourself sharp’.
Then it won’t be a complete waste.
Until next time!