Football – Newcastle United vs Fulham


Click the link below to head over to the Pro Sports Images website where you can check out my full gallery of images as Fulham shocked Newcastle United with a 1-3 victory at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.

The surprising scoreline of course meant that I was at the wrong end of the pitch for the second day in succession which unfortunately meant no celebration shots. Instead I feel compelled to talk about my new 11-24mm f/4L lens that arrived on Friday.

I’ve been looking to add a new lens to my bag since the start of the year and I eventually decided to gamble on the ultra wide angle as opposed to a safer telephoto zoom. Compared to the 16mm end of the 16-35mm that I already have, the 11mm end is ridiculously wide. It’s difficult to express in words just how much more it gets into the frame than the 16mm. I took it up to the Level 4 corner where I often take my pre-match stadium shots and I was stunned at just how much more stadium was in the frame. It’s going to take me a little time to get a handle of what exactly the lens is capable of but I’m already excited over what I’ve seen.

Outside of sports usage I can see me taking it out to do a little landscape work later in the year.