2 August 2015
I finished lunch early and wandered around outside. I noticed down the road a house being built so off I went.
My only regret afterward was that maybe I should have used my Nikon D750 with 24mp rather than the D3s which only has 12mp. Then I could have had more detail when cropped . However the D3s and the telephoto lens is very well balanced and great to hold steady especially when shooting fast in the excitement of the scene. Do I sacrifice the increased chance of camera shake for more pixels?
The subjects were heavily back lit with the sky in the background. This is where fill in flash or reflectors are useful. Obviously impractical in this situation so I had to expose for the shadows. The Nikon 70-200mm f4 is a very sharp lens but more importantly great flare control with the lens coating. This is what separates the “Men from the Boys” when it comes to deciding whether to buy a budget lens or professional level- sharp wide open and resistant to lens flare. VR helps a lot too.
1. 17 Jan 2015 Nikon D3s iso400 24mm f4.8 1/125sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
2. iso400 48mm f4.8 1/125sec
3. iso 400 200mm f4.8 1/180sec Nikon 70-200 f4
4. iso 400 200mm f4.8 1/180sec
5. iso 400 200mm f4.8 1/125sec