Nikon d800 Princeton

Started Dec 31, 2013 | Photos thread
ravinj Contributing Member • Posts: 587
Re: Nikon d800 Princeton

Since I live a few miles from the campus, your post interested me. Not knowing your prior photographic experience, a few comments anyway:

1) Wide angle lenses are hard to master and it is difficult to pull off convincing shots with 24MM or even 28MM. I would suggest 50MM to start with. You will get much stronger pictures with 50MM or 85MM or 100MM. For the campus at Princeton, my two favorite focal lengths are 50MM and 90MM. 50MM gives a nice tight frame without losing any context.

2) Related to the point above: don't try to capture "everything" in one shot. That is not the point of using a wide-angle lens anyway. Capture one subject at a time.

3) I am assuming you have very steady hands and can handhold the D800 and get a sharp picture. If not, up the ISO or get a tripod.

Good luck.....

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