A&P Guess what I get to do tomorrow?

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  1. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    Guess what I get to do tomorrow? *UPDATED W/ PICS*

    I am going to get a media pass and get to sit in the field level camera pit for the Padres vs. Dodgers game at Petco Park. I'll only be allowed to go for a couple innings but it'll be fun anyways. I'll post pics tomorrow night!
     
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    awesome! that sounds like fun. What gear are you taking? And how'd you land the pass?
     
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    Im taking my d70 w/ my 18-70, 70-300 and my 50mm 1.8. Thats all I have unless I can borrow something from work (read: 12-24). My dad knows a couple people and asked for me.
     
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    I'm jealous :hs: Sounds like it'll be a great experience. Make sure to post the pictures :cool:
     
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    Thats cool, but prepare to be snubbed by the others. The cheepest lens you'll see in the pit will be a 70-200 IS. Mostly 300 and 400 2.8's

    I'd go and rent a big ole lens for the night, afterall, its not like this would be a regular thing, why not take advantage of it. Atleast get something faster, you're gonna want good shutter speeds. I went to an Angels game on monday and just brought a wide angle for fun as we were in the cheep seats, I was at ISO 400 at F/4 1/125, on a F/2.8 lens. A max aperature of 4 or higher will kill you. To get the faster shutter speeds to stop action you'll already be int he ISO 800-1600 range.
     
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    This is a one time thing and the guys down there know im just getting started. They actually think im in a photography class (thats what my dad told them). Im hoping they'll give me some pointers. And I was prepared to be using somewhere in the area of 800 or 1600 iso. My priority will mostly be aperature so i can keep the shutter at a good speed. We'll see!

    I didn't know places "rented" lenses. Name a few if you know of any.
     
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    I'm a little far North for you, but there has to be some down there, just call up the actual camera stores, not the kitz/ritz crap. If you have a Samys or Calumet I know they do
     
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    Ask the pros if you can try their lenses. :hsugh:
     
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    god damn you
     
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    We'll see, but Im not going to count on it. They're the ones working, im just playing! :noes:

    I'll call nelsons tomorrow.
     
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    I just got home. I still have to download them, sort through them and resize. That'll happen tomorrow, then i'll post them. Whew, im exhausted.
     
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    Here they are!

    Pre-game--Tribute to Ken Caminiti
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    I threw my hat down to take this photo then several other photographers came and took a few before I picked it back up. Someone's getting paid for my idea!!
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    Tribute to Ken Caminiti's family
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    Tribute to Ken by Sweeny, Bochy and Hoffman
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    Ceremonial first pitch (Ken's oldest daughter)
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    Pre-game warmup
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    Klesko's 1st inning at bat
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    Eaton on the mound
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    Meeting at the mound
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    Giles at bat
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    Burroughs at bat
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    3rd base photo well--I didn't realize I was taking photos in front of Tommy Lasorda and the Dodger's GM until I turned around to watch a foul ball.
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    Hooter's girls (the one of the right looks like she is about 16!)
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    Loretta on deck
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    Giles on deck
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    Burroughs on deck
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    I was there for 7 innings and got to move around more than I thought. It was fun and definitely an experience. I had a photographer media pass around my neck all night, which of course made me feel important!
     
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    Nice shots, and nice touch throwing the hat down in the 2nd picture, I can see why others jumped at that opportunity :cool: So'd you end up renting or borrowing any lenses?
     
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    no, unfortunately I barely had time to get down there after work. I found out that Nelson's in Little Italy does rent lenses but I wouldn't even know what to get. Probably a 2.8 500 or so.
     
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    good pictures :bigthumb:
     
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    Thanks for the responses!
     
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    ElDude Hiya!

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    Very decent pictures there :)
     

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