I posted the following at the 11-16 lens sample photo archive a day ago, but maybe it bears repeating...
Boys and Girls District tournament this past weekend.
I typically just carry my 30d with an 85 1.8, but this weekend I used just about everything in my bag.
I started out with the 30d/85 combo, as it's the set-up I use when I absolutely, positively have to get something for publication. But this weekend I also hung my XT and the 11-16 around my neck, and used it to grab crowd shots as well as some court action (although nothing I submitted to any newspaper).
BTW, I also used my Tamro 28-75 2.8 and my Kenko 1.4 teleconverter with my 85 with good results, but that's another story.
My five-year old just had to have one of those foam fingers, and how could I refuse? We live in another town, but I am a product of the Wolf Point school system...and the finger was free. My son was such a good sport for the entire weekend, basically not complaining much until the 4th quarter of the 14th game we'd attended. That's when he said, "Dad, basketball is two words...bor-ing".
Sometimes it's hard to pass up the opportunity to rub a newly buzzed head, as evidenced by the hand that's found the head of Harlem's Talor FirstRaised during warm-ups between Harlem and Glasgow at the 2B basketball tournament in Wolf Point.
Wolf Point's fans shower their gymnasium floor with toilet paper as the final buzzer sounds, and the Wolves prevail over Harlem 62-53 in the 2B championship game. Both teams move on to the Northern Divisional tournament in two weeks in Cut Bank.
Not a keeper, but an example of the reason I wanted this lens. Nice depth of field, the 2.8, and very dramatic possibilities.
Ditto on this, although it also shows the possibility of capturing some interesting sports action...if you can get real close.
BTW, one shot I was always looking for (which I didn't get) with the 11-16 was from deep in the corner during an inbound play. I kept hoping to catch a trap deep in the corner, with the offensive player being harrassed by a couple defenders.