THE LENSES

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I of­fi­cially be­came a Nikon­spon­sored pho­tog­ra­pher in 2011. Ever since then, I have been solely us­ing Nikon gear. When I first started out, I was in­volved with mo­tor­sports pho­tog­ra­phy, cov­er­ing events such as the Ja­pan Su­per GT, and Su­per Taikyu. My first two Nikon lenses were the AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G and the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II. The 35mm was used in the pad­docks and start­ing grid, while the 70-200mm was used to shoot ve­hi­cles on the track.

As men­tioned, I pri­mar­ily shoot idols nowa­days. For this, I use a com­bi­na­tion of the AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED and the AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2G ED VR II, which I’ve nick­named ‘The Ba­zooka’, for ob­vi­ous rea­sons. I rely on the 24-70mm for most events, as it’s flex­i­ble enough for al­most any sit­u­a­tion; it’s also wide enough and has good depth-of-field.

The Ba­zooka, how­ever, is my per­sonal fa­vorite. It’s one of Nikon’s sharpest lenses and de­spite its size and fo­cal length, fo­cuses very fast! With an aper­ture of f/2, it’s great for low­light con­di­tions, and pro­duces creamy bokeh. In ad­di­tion, there’s Vi­bra­tion Re­duc­tion (VR) tech­nol­ogy on­board, al­low­ing me to forgo a tri­pod most of the time. I love this lens be­cause its color, con­trast, and im­age qual­ity is sim­ply sur­real. The only is­sue with this lens is I re­ally have to take a step back when cap­tur­ing my shots.

With the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2G ED VR II, I get ex­cep­tional im­age qual­ity and great sub­ject/

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