Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

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DMalcolm Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)
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Spotted on the news just now at Andy Murray’s doubles match at Queens

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Jojophotomo Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into.  That guy should know that.

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Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)
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Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

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Jojophotomo Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance!  That's all I'm trying to say.

OP DMalcolm Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

Jojophotomo wrote:

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance! That's all I'm trying to say.

I'd be scared to use it at that price, never mind remembering the hood! 

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aSevenArr
aSevenArr Senior Member • Posts: 1,554
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance! That's all I'm trying to say.

I'd be scared to use it at that price, never mind remembering the hood!

Most likely he didn’t pay for it himself... company gear. Or perhaps rental gear which is of course far more rugged and strongly built just like rental cars

But it might simply be that they are shooting so close together they'd bump with the extra length.

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The Ryantist Senior Member • Posts: 1,024
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)
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Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

I always use my lens hoods. They block stray light and increase contrast. I think I'm the only person on the internet who uses them for such a purpose. 

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aSevenArr
aSevenArr Senior Member • Posts: 1,554
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

The Ryantist wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

I always use my lens hoods. They block stray light and increase contrast. I think I'm the only person on the internet who uses them for such a purpose.

I’m guessing they’re all simply too close too each other - might get in the other guys shot.

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Jojophotomo Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

aSevenArr wrote:

The Ryantist wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

I always use my lens hoods. They block stray light and increase contrast. I think I'm the only person on the internet who uses them for such a purpose.

I’m guessing they’re all simply too close too each other - might get in the other guys shot.

Aaaah, interesting.  Nice point.

pepsijunior
pepsijunior Contributing Member • Posts: 931
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

Jojophotomo wrote:

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance! That's all I'm trying to say.

This is what scares me about investing in it because of that front exposed element and no way to protect it besides the hood.

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Jojophotomo Forum Member • Posts: 53
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

pepsijunior wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance! That's all I'm trying to say.

This is what scares me about investing in it because of that front exposed element and no way to protect it besides the hood.

Yeah well...I guess that's why you get insurance on your gear, right?

aSevenArr
aSevenArr Senior Member • Posts: 1,554
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)
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Jojophotomo wrote:

pepsijunior wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance! That's all I'm trying to say.

This is what scares me about investing in it because of that front exposed element and no way to protect it besides the hood.

Yeah well...I guess that's why you get insurance on your gear, right?

A surprisingly large amount of front element damage has absolutely zero detectable effect on your results.

There are several YouTube videos on this very topic if you are interested.

That said if I'd personally spent that much of my own money on that lens I'd likely be very careful if only to protect its resale value (since lots of people do not realize that a tiny little scratch or two on the front glass is meaningless).

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pepsijunior
pepsijunior Contributing Member • Posts: 931
Re: Nice ad for the a9 and 400/2.8 :0)

aSevenArr wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

pepsijunior wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

DMalcolm wrote:

Jojophotomo wrote:

That guy is shooting tennis WITHOUT the lens hood on?

I almost got clobbered at baseball the other day with a line drive right to the press box.

Sports balls don't care what, or who they run into. That guy should know that.

Tennis balls are somewhat softer...I think he'll be fine :0)

With a $12,000 lens I wouldn't be taking that that chance! That's all I'm trying to say.

This is what scares me about investing in it because of that front exposed element and no way to protect it besides the hood.

Yeah well...I guess that's why you get insurance on your gear, right?

A surprisingly large amount of front element damage has absolutely zero detectable effect on your results.

There are several YouTube videos on this very topic if you are interested.

That said if I'd personally spent that much of my own money on that lens I'd likely be very careful if only to protect its resale value (since lots of people do not realize that a tiny little scratch or two on the front glass is meaningless).

Yes, indeed. Thanks for the info. Decision day 2019

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