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Post Info TOPIC: Anybody ever been to the Very Large Array in New Mexico?


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Anybody ever been to the Very Large Array in New Mexico?


It's our first major destination. What's bizarre is until a couple weeks ago, I didn't know it existed. I'd seen it (in "2010, the year we make contact") but I hadn't even a shred of a clue. No, I didn't see the movie "Contact" until last week. I will dine sumptuously in PIE!!! TOWN!!!, crash near Datil and cruise the toad to the array, the next day. I want the scientist's tour of that place. As many photos as I can take. I'll drag out my Nikons for that one. So many lenses, so many views, so little time. But you know, looking out there, I bet you could put a drone over the top of that place and get some pretty spectacular down angles.



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Limit your lenses IMO. It makes views and time easier.

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Well, ya know, I was a newspaper photographer for 30 years, so, if you don't mind, or even if you do, I'll be the judge of that.

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Limiting lenses isn't always a good idea.  It can lead to lesser quality pictures.  If one is serious about photos (note I didn't say photography), a variety is good.  I'm also a Nikon shooter and have a total of five lenses, four of which are full frame ones.

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Old_Man wrote:

... I bet you could put a drone over the top of that place and get some pretty spectacular down angles.


Probably not allowed.

Rob



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Second Chance wrote:
Old_Man wrote:

... I bet you could put a drone over the top of that place and get some pretty spectacular down angles.


Probably not allowed.

Rob


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Terry and Jo wrote:

Limiting lenses isn't always a good idea.  It can lead to lesser quality pictures.  If one is serious about photos (note I didn't say photography), a variety is good.  I'm also a Nikon shooter and have a total of five lenses, four of which are full frame ones.

Terry


 That is completely correct. I sold my 400mmF3.5 lens when I got out of the business, but with digital, it'd be like a 600, anyway. But I have a 100-300 AF zoom I use. All other lenses are manual focus. I find long lenses more useful in general, but if you're a working pro, you need it all. At least access to it all. Rent what you only use once in a while, add the cost into the rate.

I still have my little 75-150 Series E zoom lends  VERY useful lens in regular to high-light situations. Not so good for low light.

At the Array, I won't even shoot in the middle of the day, I prefer early morning or late evening (but before sunset) Even with digital, I'll 'push-process.' Love me some shutter speed. I'll pull out a few photos for y'all. Maybe tomorrow.



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