It was homecoming night and true to Lahainaluna tradition, the festivities did not disappoint. Still, while homecoming is great for the students it is probably distracting for the athletes on the field. That is why I was not surprised when the Lunas were upset 14-13 by Maui High on Homecoming Night.
Compared to last year, though, I was ready. More or less. I had two cameras with me. One with a wider angle and with flash attached and another one with a faster lens, short telephoto 28-70.
The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 which I purchased from a local photographer for $250 on Craigslist would normally be a keeper, but I must say I have not been totally satisfied with the photos produced by it. This one has given less than sharp photos, especially at night. Maybe it’s the filter. Hope it’s not mold or anything within the lens – I know the person I bought it from does a lot of outdoor nature/surf photography so it would have been constantly exposed to the elements. I love the range, though. Maybe I’ll buy a Sigma brand new for $900. Not sure if I can afford the Nikon version which is about $1900. For that kind of money, I’d by the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II for $2300. Wishful thinking. Very wishful.
So here are some shots from homecoming. Still not satisfied with the shots at midfield for the coin toss with the homecoming queen. I just feel like I’m annoying people being out there, sneaking in between the players and refs, trying to get a photo. Oh well. Hopefully
got some nice shots. Denton