NPhoto - - The Photo Apprentice -

I brought my Nikon 55-300mm tele­photo along, but Lloyd opened up his cam­era bag to re­veal some ex­tra choices. He let me bor­row his Nikon 300mm f/4, and N-Photo brought along a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 for me to try out too. The 70-200mm was good for shots of air­craft at take-off and land­ing, while the 300mm was bet­ter for longer-range shots when they were air­borne. Lloyd’s 300mm lens was an old D-type model, though, and I just couldn’t get to grips with the aut­o­fo­cus, which was slower than I’m used to. Lloyd gets great re­sults with it, though, so my first les­son was that tele­photo pho­tog­ra­phy is a craft, and it takes time to learn – it’s not just about buy­ing ex­pen­sive kit!

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