Oh dear, it’s 1am and I am just beginning to write 🙂 Well, some days are bicycle days, and today certainly was one of those.
All three of these images took me four or five trials until I got a sharp exposure with the intended framing. That’s pretty much what you get for using such a long and heavy lens as the Sigma 150/2.8 Macro.
I already use a shutter speed of 1/250s, but at times even that is not enough. And then, of course, there is the fact, that with an unstabilized lens, the image in the viewfinder is incredibly shaky, just like your hands. That’s probably the only bonus of in-lens stabilization line Nikon and Canon use, against in-body stabilization, like all the rest uses: you get a steady viewfinder image. Not a bad thing for composing.
Anyway. This is not a stabilized lens, neither is the Nikon 200/2.0 AI that I saw today in a shop. Used, good condition, 1300€. No, I won’t buy it, but I know for sure I’ll regret it 🙂
If you don’t know the album and you have six minutes to spare, there is another video with a compilation of four songs from the album, and it even begins with “Breathless”, my absolute favorite 🙂