Thursday, January 15, 2015

Brrrrr .... And another test

Once again, jonesing to get out and shoot in spite of the very cold temps in NYC today. And I needed more work with the new 50-140mm f2.8 lens. I'm hoping to take three zooms with me this Spring on my trip to Israel: the 10-24mm  f4, the new (still to be released) 16-55mm f2.8, and the long zoom.  They're all large lenses compared with the other Fuji zoom and fixed focal lengths, but relative to the huge Nikon lenses and body I used to shlep, this kit is easily handled.

Using the optical image stabilization on the long lens makes shooting at relatively slow shutter speeds very magageable, even with my old shaky hands. These were all shot at 140mm ( 210mm equiv) and 1/125 sec. shutter speed:






Shot with my favorite (at least till the new 16-55mm comes out) lens, the 10-24mm zoom:



As I walked down Fifth Avenue, there was something special about the light and reflections from the store windows that made this shot seem to glow: