Woking FC v Kidderminster Harriers

27/09/2014. Woking FC v Kidderminster Harriers.Woking's John Goddard

27/09/2014. Woking FC v Kidderminster Harriers.Woking’s Josh Payne

No game for Guildford City this weekend, so I covered the Woking FC match, partially because I have been loaned the new Sigma 120-300mm F2.8, which is 2 generations on from my current 120-300mm. I have never been happy with the version of the lens that I have, it isn’t sharp, when I first received it it front focused like a bitch, and has been back to Sigma twice, each time with the camera to have it adjusted. It still is not right, although not as bad as it was…

Previously I wrote This and This.

Well at least the new one focuses as it should on first trials, it has also addressed several of the issues that I raised in the first review of the 120-300, way back in 2005ish, which you can read here.

There will be a review in a few days when I have done some more testing, however interestingly it seems to work better with the Canon Extenders than the previous version did, it also even works with the 1.4x & 2x stacked.

Check back in a few days.

GCFC v Chertsey Town

6/09/2014 Guildford City FC v Chertsey Town FC. City's Sam SPENCER heads just over the bar

6/09/2014 Guildford City FC v Chertsey Town FC.
City’s Sam SPENCER heads just over the bar

A great day at the Spectrum except for the result. Guildford City launched their brand new kit, sponsored by Team-Tops in association with the halow project, a Guildford based charity. The Mayor of Guildford was also in attendance along with the halow mascot.

Somehow the team managed to lose after having almost all of the offensive possession, most of the shots on goal, but unfortunately were not able to convert any of their numerous chances.

Anyway next up is a friendly match against the British Army, I don’t know what they are likely to be like in terms of football skills, but I can imagine that they will be very fit & strong.