April 2016

Life at 300mm

Just received my new (actually, refurbished) Nikon 300mm F/4 VR lens, purchased directly from Nikon. This lens weighs less than my 24-120mm zoom, which means great reach in a hand-held package, no monopod or tripod necessary.  Strong color rendition, acuity and focusing accuracy, even under 5 ft.  Best way to break in a new lens is to place yourself in familiar locales and see it through a new perspective.  I bought it with Engagement Portraits in mind, but the first day out was at Wildseed Farms on Wine Road 290 in the Texas Hill Country.