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My new Nikon Z7 with adaptor and AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5 - 5.6 E zoom

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I do have a copy of the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR zoom lens but it seems very out of place on the Nikon Z7. It is large and heavy which rather defeats the object. So I bought the new 70-300mm P zoom lens which is very reasonably priced and has had great reviews. I know that I will maybe not get the very creamy backgrounds that I could get with a 2.8 lens but some compromises have to be made, and honestly the out of focus areas of the pictures taken at 300mm using this lens are quite pleasing. I am no bird photographer but I thought I might try out this combination on my garden birds. As no swans visit our bird feeder most of the birds are quite small and so the following pictures are all big crops from the original pictures. I tried various focusing techniques and found using the wide area (small) focus area selection in single point focus, the most successful.
Here are the results.











The Nikon Z7, 24-70mm zoom and Little Bardfield Church

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I have now been using the Nikon Z7 for a few days and am finding it a very easy camera. It feels right in the hand and is a nice combination with the new 24-70mm lens which I bought with it.
I took some pictures in and outside Little Bardfield Church in Essex and found the high ISO performance to be very good. The third picture down was taken at ISO 8000 and looks not too bad,  after some noise reduction in Lightroom. No 4 was taken at 1800, and no 5 at 5600.
The lens is very sharp and also small enough to be a perfect partner for the camera. At present Lightroom does not have it in their dropdown lens correction menu.
I found the dynamic range to be similar to that of the D850, but of course this is not a scientific review and all things are subjective.
I think, at last I have found a camera that does all I want it to (fingers crossed).









3 Days in Prague

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This is a compilation of photographs taken on a recent visit to Prague to see the Josef Kudelka exhibition 'Returning'.

Back to Tate Modern

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I seem to have a fascination for the interior of Tate Modern, especially the concrete staircase of the Blavatnik Building. So here are a few more pictures of this, and also a few straying into the original building. Following on are some images from the South Bank which I took a stroll down to from the Tate. It was a hot day and a lot of people were taking advantage of the sunshine.


















Saffron Walden Crank Up

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The photographs were taken on a very wet day in May this year. Great fun though




The South Bank

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Another day, another video. this one is rather different and set on London's South Bank. The pictures were taken in April this year.



The Humber Bridge

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Alan and I had a trip to the Humber Estuary in July this year. here are a few pictures of the Humber Bridge from Barton-upon-Humber compiled into a video.