To Zoom or Not To Zoom

66mm

110mm

One of the best lenses I ever purchased remains the Nikon 24-120 constant  f/4.  I picked it up at B and H Photo Video in New York in an open box sale. The lens had been used as a shelf display model.    It pretty much lives on my Nikon D750 Camera.  I suppose you could say it is my walk around lens. Even so, it took me a while to take advantage of what it offers.    With landscapes, my practice was to frame up the wide shot, shoot it and move on.  Typical for old folks like me who are set in our ways.  This past weekend on the Bogue Banks of North Carolina I proved that even at 72, sometimes it pays to revisit old habits. The two shots above were taken a few seconds apart during  a rapidly changing sky after a storm.  The first was taken at 66mm, the second at 110mm. It really gave me two almost completely different shots. That in and off itself is probably not a tip.  If there is one, I suppose it is this, don’t be reticent to change up old habits, particularly in photography.    Thanks for the look and have a good week. See you next time.

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2 thoughts on “To Zoom or Not To Zoom

  1. Both shots are beautiful..and so different..I think the photographer knows how to use that lens no matter what changes are tried..Wonderful captures!

    I was shooting with a friend the other day, she uses 2000 ISO normally for her wildlife images. I knew that my shots would be grainy with my camera if I tried that, but I gave it a try anyway. Do you know what!
    The shots were grainy..ha ha..oh well…I went back to my 400 ISO.

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