Night Images

Loy Yang, Power Station, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia

An image of the Loy Yang Power Station at Traralgon, Victoria, taken in drizzling rain at night. This image was taken with the Nikon 24-120mm, VR zoom lens and the Nikon D700 camera, there is a review of this lens here. This image was captured using a tripod and a remote cable realease, to give an extra sharp image, avoiding any camera movement.

This lens is generally not highly regarded on the internet forums, but I find it quite useful as a general purpose zoom. It is only f/5.6 at the 120mm end and f/3.5 at the wide end. The VR function with this lens makes a great difference when taking static subjects at slow shutter speeds when the camera is hand held.

I love the performance of the D700 camera particularly at high ISO settings, although the above image was taken at ISO200, many images can be captured in very low light and with a low shutter speed when a VR lens is used.


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