Everton v Sporting 16.2.10

17 02 2010

Covered Everton’s home game against Sporting Lisbon last night in the Europa Cup.Shooting under floodlights is not the same problem as it used tobe since the introduction of the D3.My brief last night was to capture some individual player images for use as stock,as well as action photos for news.

I used a Nikon D3 and a 3002.8 lens.The 300 2.8 is a sharp lens and autofocuses fast,however it can be a bit short for football especially if you are shooting from behind the goal.I brought along a 1.4 converter and used this to shoot with in the second half. Although loosing a stop it made for tighter framing and more suitable for capturing individual players.I used the following camera settings for the match 3200 asa,shutter speed of 800s and an aperture of f2.8.Using the 1.4 converter I set the film speed to 5000 asa.

The match itself was decent,with Everton comfortably winning 2-0 with four minutes to go.  Distin was sent off for upending Liedson inside the box and Veloso calmly slotted home an away goal. This makes for an interesting second leg.

Photos from the game can be viewed at and purchased for Editorial use at the following link:


Alan Edwards  www.f2images.co.uk