Tuesday, May 24, 2011
ABC Wednesday: S is for Strange Lights over Su-ao Harbor
Here is some detail for those of you into technical aspect of photography. With my D700 and the 28-300 VR lens, I could photographed all these images hand-held. However, ISO would be high and the images may not be as sharp as they could be. I dutifully set up the tripod, set exposure compensation at -2, aperture at 8, ISO200, turned off the VR and used mirror-up with a remote trigger. Since Nikon 28-300 VR lens has 9 round blades for the diaphragm, Ken Rockwell claimed that he could not get sunstars out of the Nikon 28-300 VR lens. If you click on the last images, you can see, even at aperture 8, the perfect sunstars of each light, everyone has 18 rays, a classic for Nikon lens (Canon only has 6 or 8). May be the lights were just so strong and so concentrated.
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