Shippensburg Women’s Softball

Yesterday I had the opportunity to do some work for Shippensburg University’s Women's Softball Team. They are playing a tournament this weekend and their opening game was yesterday. The venue is in Quakertown so there was a little bit of a drive for me, but I had a blast! I’ve seen softball played before, but the strength, speed and professionalism these women played with was impressive. From a photographer’s standpoint I got to make good use out of a piece of hardware I don’t get to use often, the Sigma x2 teleconverter. What a teleconverter does is increase the magnification of the lense on the camera. A x2 teleconverter effectively doubles the range, so a 300mm lense becomes a 600mm lense. 600mm was the perfect length for me to take pictures from the outfield (behind the center field fence) to frame the batter, catcher and umpire at home plate. I was glad I put it in my bag.

Nikon D4 Sigma 300mm f/2.8 + x2 teleconverter @ 600mm f/5.6 ISO 400 1/1250 sec