which lenses for PacBell Park (other baseball park)?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Father Kodak, Aug 28, 2005.

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    Father Kodak Guest

    Assuming that you don't have a press pass and you have to sit
    somewhere in the stands, what lenses do you use? For example, say you
    have seats near one of the corners, not too many rows up into the
    stand? or near one of the foul lines?

    What kinds of subjects are effective with which lenses (and films or
    ISO settings)? Do you use a monopod?

    Also, have you been able to carry a monopod into PacBell park without
    too much hassle? How about a bag full of lenses?

    Father Kodak
    Father Kodak, Aug 28, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Many venues prohibit what they consider "pro" equipment, often using the
    physical length of the lens as the factor. I wouldn't count on getting
    in with either a monopod or a bag full of lenses.

    Having said that, if "PacBell Park" is the same thing as SBC Park
    (San Fransisco), while typing this post I looked and found:

    Cameras and video equipment are allowed in SBC Park, but the equipment
    may not obstruct the view or path of others.

    and nothing else, at the MLB site.
    Jeremy Nixon, Aug 28, 2005
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    Father Kodak Guest

    It is, but I refuse to acknowledge it. To me, at least, the park the
    Giants used to play in is called "Candlestick Park" because it was
    built on Candlestick Point. Now they have sold off the naming rights
    and it's been called "3com" park and more recently something else.
    Silly, silly, silly.
    Well, of course you don't block anyone else, or you're likely to be
    explaining things to a not-amused usher.

    I was kind of hoping to hear things like:

    You need at least a 500 f4 lens with a fast film (or high ISO on your
    digital). And yes, bring a monopod. And if you can afford it, an
    image-stabilised lens. (I can't.)
    Father Kodak, Aug 29, 2005
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    Jeremy Nixon Guest

    Well, the main point being that some other teams and venues specifically
    prohibit monopods and lenses over 6 inches, but this one says no such thing.
    Jeremy Nixon, Aug 29, 2005
  5. You need at least a 500 f4 lens with a fast film (or high ISO on your
    digital). And yes, bring a monopod. And if you can afford it, an
    image-stabilised lens.

    Well, you asked to hear this....
    John McWilliams, Aug 31, 2005
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    Frank ess Guest

    In some stadia you will not be admitted to the grandstand with much
    more than a pointer-shooter camera, if anything more.
    Frank ess, Aug 31, 2005
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    Father Kodak Guest

    Well, I do have a Nikon 500 mm lens, but it is an f8 mirror, and of
    course not stabilized. So I guess I'll need the monopod
    Yes I did. In the past, I have shot in PacBell Park and in Candlestick
    with say a 105 or 200 mm lens, and the pictures were, shall we say,
    not worth it.
    Father Kodak, Sep 1, 2005
  8. Forgot to mention: I always called it Candlestick, or the Stick, and
    always will. Feel less strongly about SBC park/Pacbell park, but perhaps
    that's cause the Giants are not having a terribly decent year. (trying
    to avoid saying they suck.)
    John McWilliams, Sep 1, 2005
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    The Dave© Guest

    PacBell/SBC has always had a corporate name from Day One, so it's not like
    there's any other to go by.

    And, yes, the Giants suck this year.
    The Dave©, Sep 1, 2005
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    Father Kodak Guest

    Bring back Dusty Baker and Will Clark!!

    and Robby Thompson.

    Father Kodak, Sep 3, 2005
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    That_Rich Guest

    Can't help you with Thompson or Clark but............

    PLEASE take that loser Dusty Baker out of Chicago....
    The worst manager in this town EVER.... and we've seen plenty.

    That_Rich, Sep 3, 2005
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