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Saturday, August 6, 2011

For this shot of the sun at sunset I knew I needed a very long lens.  Using my 200-400m Nikkor zoom at the 400mm setting, I attached a 3x teleconverter by Kenko (Nikon does not make one this long).  This produced 1200mm, but I still wanted it to be longer.  So I used the D7000 because of its APS sensor size with a 1.5 multiple factor.  This gave me the equivalent of an1800mm lens -- just what I wanted.  One problem with such a long lens is controlling motion blur.  Keeping the tripod very low helped.  So did the shutter speed of 1/2000 second.  I put the D7000  into mirror lock-up mode to eliminate camera shake.

I lucked out here when a plane taking off from a nearby airport passed directly in front of the setting sun.

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