Equipment selection for baseball game

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  1. k_jupiter

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    Hi,

    In a couple weeks I will be going to see a professional BB game. Second row seats next to the dugout. Thinking what would be the best equipment to bring.

    Choices are:
    1.) Nikon FM2 with 35 or 105 lens
    2.) Mamya rb67 with 65, 90,127, or 180 lens chimney viewer
    3.) Mamya 645 with 45, 80, or 150 lens prism viewer

    I have pistol grips for the MF cameras and a monopod I can bring.

    Ideas? Film?

    tim in san jose
     
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    Option 1. Unless you are shooting the crowds in seats bside/behind you, forget about the 35 lens. Look around for a longer lens, like 200. Fast film too to keep the shutter speeds fast.
     
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    p.s. and bring the monopod!
     
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    Option D. Speed Graphic with big flash!
     
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    Hi Brad... Daytime game up in Oakland. Better be a very big flash. I could bring the 2 1/4 Speed with the grafmatic and a roll back.


    A given for the second row.
    tim in san jose
     
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    Professional-type photo gear is not allowed in our stadium, according to what I've heard. You might check with the local authorities. Perhaps a Canon Sure Shot...?
     
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    Sounds like a great time no matter what you bring...or don't bring. Have fun!
     
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    Not a problem at A's home games. I've carried a 4x5 Crown Graphic and 12 film holders into an A's home game. I've also walked in with a pair of Nikon FE and a bag full of AIS nikkor glass. As long as it doesn't look like it could be used as a weapon (and, I think, as long as you look like you would not use it as a weapon?)...you're golden. They have bigger fish to fry at Oakland...honest photographers are welcomed with smiles and cheerful greetings.


    (caveat: I've not been to an A's game in a couple of years - things may have changed but, some how, I doubt they have).
     
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    Bring a sweatshirt.
    The wind often comes blowing from the west in the afternoon and it can go from being warm to being downright frigid. I learned that lesson at my first day game there. Your seating location close to the field will help, but still...

    I used to be in charge of the golf course near the airport that's now called Metropolitan Golf Links, about a mile and a half south of the Coliseum. About 3 PM the place would clear out as the wind came up. Only a few hardy types would still be out there (and me- my crew finished earlier but there was always something to take care of. I still remember the time a main broke late in the day after the wind came up and I got drenched getting to the isolation valve...):blink:
     
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