Borklog: One entry

26 January 2007

The Nikon 18-200mm VR (vibration reduction) lens arrived, and I picked it up today. We needed to take some photos of instruments for an upcoming recital (Seton Hill University, Cecelian Hall, Feb 4 at 2:00 - double reeds and friends, including a commissioned piece that includes the NPR theme, Dragnet, rite of spring, DSCH and 4ACGS. Will be over before the superbowl pre-pre-pre game shows). Here some photos with that lens. The light was horrible (late night, with an incandescent lamp and a flourescent lamp), but I am impressed with the results, considering the conditions. The photo with the contrabassoon was with a tripod. The rest were hand-held. Considering some of the exposures were in the 1/8 to 1/4 second range, I must say the VR stuff actually works.