This Photographer is snapping on Vacation...

August 31, 2012  •  1 Comment

Today: Istanbul.

In the following few days I will be posting from a variety of places around the Black Sea...

I decided to travel with the D800e and a Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC, a Nikkor 28mm f1.8 and 70-200 f2.8 VRII plus a Sony RX100. 

So far the D800/Tamron combo is getting 90% of the action. I have discovered that turning off VC below 1/40th second means I get a very high rate of keepers. This lens in quirky but wonderful, sharp wide open on center and at f5.6 to the edges at all focal lengths other than 24mm where it's a little soft at the edges only. The VC system is only useful at slow shutter speeds but has a very high hit rate when used in that way. I used it yesterday in dark rooms at the Topkapi Palace and Harem, often at 1/20th, and it never faltered. Wonderful! But it can cause images above 1/40th to blur, even with quite high shutter speeds: so default mode is to leave it turned off.

Larger (and more) images with EXIF can be found at:

http://tashley1.zenfolio.com/p369781604

 

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Comments

Mecky(non-registered)
Hello Tim,

very nice photos and a wonderful city. I'm already frequently been there. See the photos on my website.
In the Topkapi Palace but I was not. After your photos the next time I have to necessarily do.
I wonder if I should also just buy me the Tamron.I tried three different Nikon 24-70/2,8 and all were not adjusted correctly. On the other hand, one should give a chance to the Nikon Service. With my D800 after the first repair the problem with the left autofocus has been done.
With kind regards
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