D70 :: AF 70-210mm f4 @210mm :: A-mode :: 1/200 :: f8
+0.3ev :: ISO1000 :: Portrait : Cloudy +2 :: AF-C
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Although I have a very powerful camera like Nikon F100 and knew the theories how to take motion photos many years ago, I've never tried to practise the skills of shooting motions. It is because I will be doomed by the hugh amount of film consumption.
Practising sport photography is one of the most reasons why I want D70. Today I went to a sport field in my neigborhood to attempt my first experience of sport photography.
I brought 3 lenses with me - AFD 24-120, AFD 70-210/4-5.6, and AF 70-210/4. I started from using 24-120 with AF-S, then AF-C. I tested the focusing preformances of those lenses one by one.
AFD 70-210/4-4.5 was supposed to work best in this condition, and AF 70-210 should be the worst. The former lens has good reputation of quick focuing. In my experience, the later lens can AF smoothly when and only when I use F100 with MB-15. That's really a slow lens.
However, my experience today crossed all this prediction. AF 70-210mm F/4 was surprisingly the lens did the best job in the afternoon. Quick and accurate. You also have to know that it is the sharpest AF tele-zoom lens in my weapon list. Ironicly, the glass condition of this lens are notorious. Scratches, dust, fungi....just you name it, the lens has got it. However, the lens is JUST STILL SO SHARP!
I also find out the super slow AF 70-210mm f4 lens can handle sport photography well. Why do people dump in so much money on AFS lens, and why do Canon fans yell out for USM all the time, as most of them are not shooting wild animals, Grand Prix and etc. all the time?
The preformance of D70 also make me so happy. Auto-gun-shooting 3 frames per second, catching people's action continuously. Quick respond of shutter and AF-C function raised the chance of taking successful pictures. In about an hour, I took over 260 pictures without any pain on paying for film. What a happy afternoon.