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Yesterday I've tried again to shoot some sports with MF-Nikkors. The 135/2 Ais worked quite well for wheelchair table tennis (for table tennis in general).
A weak spot of this fine Nikkor is the tendency to show longitudinal CA's even under normal shooting-conditions.
image not cropped, 135/2 Ais on a D7000 at ISO2000, 1/640sec at f/2.8-4
Some hours later the local inline-skater-hockey team played a test-match against a team from Copenhagen.
I had the option to shoot through a safety-net or without protection from the boards. Here are two images from the boards:
factory-Ai'd 105/2.5 at f/4, D700, ISO6400 and 1/500sec
focus could have been a bit more precise and there was some fear-induced camera-shake ;-)
the good ol' 105/2.5 worked nice for the near goal - cropped just a bit
same technique and issues with focusing and camera-shake as above ;-)
later I've tried to shoot through the safety net, an option I will further investigate at the coming matches:
a boy practicing during a break - D700, AI 55/1.2 wide open, but I could easily stop down to f/2.8 without visible net
Btw, the shots above are not processed in any way, just cropped a bit (or not) and resized during "save for web" - with some PP the pictures will be technically good enough for a fairly-sized newspaper-print.