|Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:55 am Post subject: St Patrick's Parade: boring...
|I was really excited for St Patrick's day Parade... Heard that my metro area host one of biggest parade in US.. but found that it was mostly conducted by local community (schools and commercial establishments). And it was really cold on that day... temp touching 25F (Other side of river.. please use Google)..
First my experience related to photography equipment and techniques...
1) I took mostly primes.. and it was really a pain to change lenses in cold weather..
2) Seems like, if you want to cover professionally, 2 bodies are "must have" (echoing Orio's views)
3) Try to use one mount. I took M42 and Nikon. I was using EOS->M42 adapter with focus confirmation chip. ANd Nikon adapter without chip. Altough, I took only one Nikon, 200mm f2.8.. but I really wanted to capture perspective with that focal length. With focus confirmation chip, the exposure compensation is in different (compare to without chip), With chip, wide open, no need for compensation.. with step down.. need provide +EV compensation. And, as usual, I forgot to change the compensation when changed to Nikon.. most of the shots were overexposed. So, next time... instead of clicking.. focus more on compensation
These are some pics.. (dont remember aperture, except Jupiter was at ~f3)
Nikon 200mm f2.8
As I was not pro... and not even the band..
These are from Nikon 24mm and/or Flek 35mm: