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#264066 The life of a freelancer...

Posted by fotofill on 16 March 2020 - 12:33 AM

My boss owns and operates twelve newspapers. His fear is that he will lose advertising. I have worked for him for a long time. 90% of what I cover is on hold. The writers that are working have been told to carry cameras. The dollar speaks and I am on an extended vacation. It OK.

 This will all end.

#264046 Determined pitcher

Posted by fotofill on 13 March 2020 - 01:00 AM

I have mentioned before that I believe my best photos are made by making a plan, then see what happens and to get lucky. I bet I took around 25 photos of this kid. I didn't know I got this until I got home. Face ball action.

I use a 400 for baseball. This was shot through the fence at about 100 ft. I just noticed the ball is out of focus. No DOF at 2.8.



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#264035 The Layup

Posted by fotofill on 10 March 2020 - 12:21 AM

I have not posted in awhile. A shot I get at every game. This one was just a little nicer.

D5 70-200 (70mm)  ISO 10,000  f3.2  1/800 manual

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#263948 D6 info

Posted by fotofill on 24 February 2020 - 02:00 AM

Its a D5s

#263939 D6 Officially Announed

Posted by fotofill on 20 February 2020 - 08:50 PM

some are calling it a D5s

#263872 D6 info

Posted by fotofill on 12 February 2020 - 04:32 PM



#263853 2020 February Challenge

Posted by fotofill on 08 February 2020 - 09:56 PM

This was one spring day in my backyard. Yes, I bait birds with seed and meal worms. I Sat on the deck with a Tamron 150-600 zoom and shot all afternoon.

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#263852 The bite

Posted by fotofill on 08 February 2020 - 09:50 PM

I saw this while processing.

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#263851 D6 on B&H site

Posted by fotofill on 08 February 2020 - 09:39 PM

FIVE things will enter in to my decision to get one of these.

1. How many FPS will it have? If 15 or more...YES

2. What will be the cost? (Wife has already said OK, but she gets floors refinished.) We haven't worked out the timeline yet.

3. Who will buy one of my D5's. (If you are reading this, you will get the best discount) 

4. This camera will really help me capture images, but will I still be working? I turn 72 this year. (I need all the help I can get!) Our company has 12 papers now.

5. I get ankle surgery soon, I may not feel like standing at football games or soccer games or...


Has anyone seen a D6 in person yet? I have a friend who is going to Japan for Olympics, but if the D6 is not "out" by then, the cameras will be loaners to the shooters.

#263726 DynaLite is done

Posted by fotofill on 22 January 2020 - 08:35 PM

For years, DynaLight was the go-to strobe for arena shooting. I had the privilege of hooking up to a client's lights a couple of times. It was a long time ago when I was doing that sort of thing. They were wired and I had to get local engineer to flip a breaker. 

 They are closed now. I will paste the info.


DynaLite Inc.—a trusted professional lighting brand that has been around for over 50 years—has shut down. In a statement posted to the company’s website, CEO Peter Poremba announced that the company “has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and has closed it doors.”

The statement is short and anything-but-sweet.

“It is with sincere regret and a heavy heart that I announce that Dynalite Inc. has filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy and has closed it doors,” writes Poremba from Union, NJ. “For over 50 years, DynaLite has been providing lighting solutions for photographers […] Unfortunately, due to the current decline in the photography market, we have found it difficult to remain competitive.”

Though Poremba blames “the current decline in the photography market,” the reality might lie closer to “the current rise of affordable monolights” from companies like Godox/Flashpoint. The market is more crowded than ever, and DynaLite’s most successful and lucrative niche—arena sports photography—has been shrinking as the low-light capabilities of high-speed sports cameras has steadily improved.

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#263646 I've been using a brand new Leica!

Posted by fotofill on 08 January 2020 - 04:09 AM

I used to hold the stick. I carried a machete and a walkie talkie. We used a David White transit.

#263541 Santa knew exactly what I wanted

Posted by fotofill on 28 December 2019 - 06:31 PM

I am over needing a micro lens from Nikon. But, Santa left a 1.4 TC for my use. That was nice of him.

There are so many HS basketball tournaments going on. I was told that there is a maximum number of games teams can play, but tournament games do not count. My boss owns eleven papers so I get to shoot a lot of those games. Then I get to process all the games, then post them to a couple of places. Happy New Year everyone. 

#263528 Things get tough down low

Posted by fotofill on 28 December 2019 - 01:35 AM

Basketball is a non-contact sport, right?

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#263527 105 2.8 micro

Posted by fotofill on 28 December 2019 - 01:31 AM

I am over my macro "need"  Many happy Sigma users out there.

#263359 The Phantom Hand blocks a kick

Posted by fotofill on 08 December 2019 - 03:49 PM

It's my practice to shoot punts and kicks because sometimes this happens.

I knew this player sells out for extra point tries.  (I have shot him before. I asked him about it at a previous game. He said, "That is my specialty."

This is a state championship game. I shot the spot where the block could happen. It all came together.

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