Gotta love that D700 High ISO

Posted December 16th, 2009 by   |  Photography  |  Permalink
Gig Harbor Christmas light boat parade. Nikon D700, 14-24mm, handheld.

Gig Harbor Christmas light boat parade. Nikon D700, 14-24mm, handheld.

A couple of nights ago my home town of Gig Harbor, Washington held the annual Christmas boat parade. Lots of people decorate their yachts in Christmas lights, then motor through Gig Harbor  in a long parade. It is great fun to come out and see all your old friends while enjoying the sights and sounds of the season.

Christmas lights reflected on Gig Harbor during the annual boat parade. Nikon D700, 24-70mm, handheld.

Christmas lights reflected on Gig Harbor during the annual boat parade. Nikon D700, 24-70mm, handheld.

For these photographs, I took along my Nikon D700 and shot the images between ISO 640 to 2500. Although I brought along a tripod, I actually didn’t use it for most of the photographs because I was able to keep my shutter speed fairly high. Also, the city dock was shoulder to shoulder with people, so there really wasn’t enough space to set up the tripod without tripping someone.

Shooting with Nikon’s large sensors and big pixels means I’m able to take photographs I never dreamed of before.  I continue to be amazed at the quality of the images at ISO 2500.

Keep pushing those cameras folks! They can take it.

Fisherman statue and Christmas tree at dusk. Gig Harbor, WA. Nikon D700, 14-24mm f2.8, Tripod

Fisherman statue and Christmas tree at dusk. Gig Harbor, WA. Nikon D700, 14-24mm f2.8, Tripod



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