In praise of "older" gear

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RUcrAZ
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In praise of "older" gear
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I took the opportunity of an unusually clear, calm night (before a major storm) to photograph a lighted castle, across 8.5 kilometers (5.5 miles) of sea. Normally the city lights are blinking, or wavering, due to the atmosphere, but for an hour they were still - a rare event.

So, out came a 30 year old tripod ("Slik") an 11 year old camera (Nikon D5100) and a 61 year old lens (Nikkor Q 200mm f-4).

ISO 100, 15 secs, f-16 (the best for this lens) and a 10-sec timer to avoid shake.

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