Ice Café

Someone on a forum I’m in wanted to know how well the Nikkor 35mm f/2 performed in low light with moving subjects. They had taking photos of their children in their home in mind.

I have that lens, and have found it to perform quite well for me in low light. One such time was last Christmas while on a cruise. I had the pleasure of catching the Royal Caribbean Ice Skating show. Armed with my Nikon D90 and 35mm f/2 from the 4th row I managed to get  quite a lot of good shots using only ambient light. The lens didn’t hunt, and found focus fast, and my D90 performed quite well too. For ISO 1250 there is very little noise.

This little lens is a gem. It does cost more than the new  35mm f/1.8, but the f/2 version is FX or DX, and has a metal mount. If you even think you’ll be adding a Full Frame camera to your kit in the future get the f/2 version.

35mm, f2, 1/500s, ISO 1250, Shutter Priority

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35mm, f/2, 1/1000s, ISO 1250, Shutter Priority

© Copyright 2010 Deborah M. Zajac.  All Rights Reserved.

35mm, f/2, 1/1000s, ISO 1250, Shutter Priority

© Copyright 2010 Deborah M. Zajac.  All Rights Reserved.