GNK Dinamo Zagreb won the match against the Albanian football club Skenderbeu with the result 4-1 (the result of the first match was 1-2 also for Dinamo), and with that win, they’ve qualified for the group stage of the Champions league. Dinamo was better and they’ve deserved that victory in front of around 17000 fans.

Related: I’ve published to many fan riots in the last couple of posts, but I really love photographing chaos! and This was the biggest derby of the Croatian football league, but this is the other side of that match

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I’ve used my 70-200mm f/2.8 combined with the Canon extender x1.4 (which I borrowed from a colleague). I wanted to see how it will cope with the low light situation (I had to raise ISO to 5000) and I was wondering if the AF is any slower as I read in the reviews. My opinion that it isn’t worth the money. I mean, it’s a great tool, especially if you’re working in a normal light situation. The images are “ok”, not as sharp as I hoped. We’ll say that the high ISO has to do something with the sharpness, but still… I wanted to use it for sports, but now I see I can work without it. And yes, I don’t like the f/4 you get my multiplying 70-200 x 1.4, I simply like using at least f/2.8. It’s just me.

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It doesn’t mean it’s crap. It isn’t, it’s just not for me. I’d rather use the “shorter” 70-200mm f/2.8 than the 98-280mm f/4.

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One more thing about the match. Almost the entire match, the rain was pouring so I came home wet! I had protection for my camera and for me, but you get wet when you’re standing in a rain for more than an hour.

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Can’t wait to see against whom Dinamo will play in the group stage, and I can’t wait to photograph those matches!

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