Saturday, May 16, 2009
I can be a real dumbass at times
I was driving home from the Annapolis Valley, last night, I came through Middleton just as darkness was upon me. I drove across the bridge and saw a bunch of fishermen all lined up in a row, I thought it would make for some interesting images. I grabbed the D40 and attached the 70-300mm VR, set the exposure (it would be a challenge at ISO 400 with the failing light, I settled on 1/50th sec @ f/7.1)
VR is worth all the extra cost in any Nikon lens that has this feature.
I popped off about 35 files, decided enough was enough and came home.
I plugged in the card reader and soon saw the blue Quick Time icons, meaning these were JPEG's! Waaaaaaaaah!!!! I had been shooting in the Basic JPEG the day before, I had forgot to switch to RAW in all my excitement.
The resulting files were about 800 to 900 KB in size, still usable for Web work and small enlargements, I guess.
Oh well, live and learn.