Jan 072012

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Kinetic: “Of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith.”

Though the subject was stationary, a strong impression of movement and energy caught my attention in passing.

Typing the exposure specs, I’m wondering why on earth I used f9.5 when there wasn’t much depth in this scene? At f8 the camera would have dropped to a lower ISO to meet my minimum shutter speed of 1/180 sec for hand holding this lens. That, combined with its best aperture setting for sharpness would have led to an even clearer image without post-processing.

I think I got excited, and forgot to check. 😉

Oh, and Happy New Year!

Nikon D300; f9.5 @ 1/180 sec, ISO 1400 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 95mm (142mm EFL); focus distance 1.12m

  3 Responses to “Kinetic”

  1. What’s that, ice? I wouldn’t go as fast as 1/180s. With that lens’ stabilization you can hold a shot at 1/30s as long as the subject doesn’t move. Well, 1/60s if you don’t want to risk having to repeat the odd shot.

    • Andreas, you nudged me to run some new tests, and… My minimum shutter speed is now set to 1/60 before the camera starts bumping up the ISO. 🙂

      That’s with the zoom lens fully extended, in both horizontal and vertical orientations! Cool.

      It was your post “Idiot Wind” that got me thinking about auto-ISO settings again.

  2. Good. You’ll see, it just gives you so much more peace of mind not having to worry about noise 😀

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