#36 – cold war victor

Trying to photograph people using long exposures is nigh on impossible, as it’s difficult to stand absolutely still for more than about, 1/30 sec apparently. It’s not too bad if the person is at a distance, as any movement is less noticeable, but even so there is a limit.

I’d taken most of the pictures at this photoshoot on exposures between 6 and 30 seconds, and I was eager to get one with this chap in. So, using a 70-300VR at 90mm, and the camera at ISO6400, I was able to shoot at 1/50 sec, and the result isn’t bad. Sure if you start to zoom into the full size picture you’ll see noise, but generally, it’s quite clean.

It was the first time I’d used the D700 with the VR lens in low light, and I’m pretty impressed. It’s not a pro lens, but it’s compact and not bad optically, and at less than half the price of the 80-400VR, it’s a useful lens to have on hand.

Full set here.

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