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Photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke has traveled the globe and covered some of the most important stories of the past 30 years for Time and US News & World Report. Tiananmen Square, The Gulf War, Haitian elections, the fall of The Iron Curtain...the list goes on.

Jarecke got his start photographing football during his high school years in Nebraska and he continues to do so today. Recently he used his Sony α6300 with the new 70-200mm f/2.8 GM and his α7R II with the Sony Distagon 35mm f/1.4 to shoot the on and off-the-field action at a local high school football game. Here are some of his impressions:

"The 70–200/2.8, is pretty much what you expect if you’ve used the Nikon or Canon version, except it’s sharper, has much less distortion, very little drop-off and feels better made. So yeah, exactly like the Nikon and Canons if they were perfect. Buy one of these babies pronto."

And using the 35 f/1.4 on the α6300, he writes, 

"The 35mm Distagon on the α7R II? That’s a real humdinger. It doesn’t get any better (at least until the new model is released). The files are stunning. I can’t say enough. The lens is bigger than you might expect, but that’s what you get with a 1.4."

See his full review along with photos of the game.


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