A walk during a foggy night in Vienna

Yesterday night, we had quite heavy fog in Vienna. After walking with the dog, my dog decided to stay home – but I could not. The mood of fog in a city was just too tempting. It was already approaching 1am, when I started to pack my backbag and left home for a night walk in the city.

Please join me on my nightly trip through my beloved city.

~Andy

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Using the D7000 with the Ai-S 58mm/1.2 Noct

I don’t know why, but today I mounted the old Noct  – one of Nikon’s legendary Nikkor lenses – on my D7000. On my way home – it was already dark – I passed by an old tram garage. A good opportunity to check out how well the legendary lens copes with the modern body.

Please read here the short story and view some photos from this quick encounter.

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~Andy

Causes of reflections

Annoyed about reflections in your images? As I am moving more and more content to my blog, I’ve put together a short article describing some work I did back in 2008 to get a better understanding about this issue. Basically I looked into 6 causes of reflections:

  1. Impact of a filter
  2. How clean is my lens
  3. Impact of lens types
  4. Impact of selected aperture
  5. Position of the light source
  6. Exposure control
    I also included a comparison of 10 lenses with a similar light setup. Just to show the different reflections per lens type.

The tested lenses are:

  1. AFS 14-24mm/2.8G
  2. AFS 17-35mm/2.8
  3. AFS 17-55mm/2.8G (DX)
  4. AF 20-35mm/2.8
  5. AFS 24-70mm/2.8G
  6. AFS 28-70mm/2.8
  7. AFS 18-200mm/3.5-5.6G VR I (DX)
  8. AFS 70-200mm/2.8G Type I
  9. AiS 58mm/1.2 Noct
  10. Zeiss 100mm/2 Macro Planar
    Hope you find the article useful.
    ~Andy