Photos: Ducks vs Huskies

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Last night’s game was spectacular to say the least. I had the privilege of using a brand-new Nikon 80-400mm f4.5-5.6G lens coupled to my D4s to shoot the game. I was nervous about having a variable aperture lens shooting in the stadium. Needless to say, it was no issue. The D4s has such clean hi-ISOs that this lens only brought the action closer to me. The autofocus was spot on even with situations where I’m shooting the QB and then quickly move to the receiver with little to no hesitation.

The game gave me plenty of opportunity to shoot hi-speed action. It was definitely a loud game, one of the loudest yet for me. Even with that distraction, I was able to stay focused on testing my new gear. It was also nice to capture the action at the other end of the field without having to post-crop the heck out of an image.

Another nice feature was not having to switch lenses to cover the field. I could capture celebrations in the end zone as well as the plays starting from the other end of the field, all from the same position.

I am very pleased with my newest purchase and highly recommend it for those looking for the best super-zoom I’ve used.


I am a passionate photojournalist looking to discover new people, places and the planet's wonders. I was the Photo Editor for The Torch at Lane Community College for three-plus years, earning over a dozen awards in photography in both state and national contests. I'm always looking to do better and learn more, as you could never know it all. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

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