I am currently at the process of making two music videos. They will be online in a month or so. I was also assigned to do a photo session with the band Secret Theory and as a promotion tool I also created a lyrics video for one of their songs with the photos we shot at a local club.
I used the Nikon D800E with the 24-70mm f/2.8 and 85mm f/1.8 lenses and two flashes, the SB-900 and SB-700.
I have written in the past about the Nikon 28-300mm and the versatility it provides as a travel lens, so I am not going to analyse its pros and cons in detail again. In a few words, it’s a great all around lens with the usual cons of a 10x zoom (inferior image quality but not by that much, and slower apertures). I always add the 50mm f/1.4 in my bag so I pretty much covered for most of my needs.
With the 28-300 I can go from landscapes to birds photography for example without having to change lenses and carry a heavy load all day long with me. It does not do anything perfect, but it can do a lot of things adequately, and that’s enough for me. On the D800E you get one more advantage, I can easily crop up to 450mm equivalent and still have 15 megapixels left. And for web use, I can crop even further ! This lens also has stabilisation so I can get away with slower shutter speeds to anticipate the slow apertures.
Now, for serious work the 24-70mm, 85mm and 135mm are invaluable, but for the casual trip, this lens is really great.
Three more images from my recent photo session with Vaia Daldis. Two images shot with the Plaubel Makina 67 and Efke 25 film, and a third photo taken with the Polaroid SX-70 and Impossible Project b&w film.