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Fan Frenzy

Photo: ©New York Times/Craig Litten

Photo: ©New York Times/Craig Litten

The Boys of Summer are Back

Rabid New York Mets fans push forward to get autographs during the first day of spring training on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Friday's practice was the largest crowd ever at Tradition Field for the Mets. The Mets are hoping to make it to the World Series again this year, but know that they have a target on their back and it won't be easy. I shot this assignment, covering the N.Y. Mets for two days, for the New York Times.


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O-U-T-T-A-K-E-S

Photo by Craig Litten/NYT

Waiting for the Coach

I was on assignment today for the New York Times. The main photo was of New York Mets manager Terry Collins, but unfortunately, I can't share it here on my blog yet, because it has to first be published by the NYT. Above is a snapshot with the Sony a7s and the Zeiss Batis 25mm f2.0 lens. This is the first time I've covered a news event since I switched over to Sony mirrorless. I ended up photographing the Mets' manager, one of the Mets' star pitchers and some other players signing autographs for fans. Tomorrow will be opening day of spring training for the Mets here in Florida. I must say, the silent shutter on the a7s is a fantastic feature, and it came in very handily during a video-centric (every media outlet in NYC) press conference--my camera didn't make a peep--which is always good for audio.

Finally, the a7s and a7II performed flawlessly today, and I was even able to get over 1,100 shots form one battery with plenty of juice to spare. Tomorrow will be another test, as actual training begins. My prediction is that the Sony's will handle it without a glitch. Also, the Wi-Fi feature in the a7's saved the day, but I'll keep that story for another time.


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