Field Review: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4 G ED N (Day 4)

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/4.0 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200 Exposure Bias 0 EV

On August 19 2010 our Editor Chris Gampat hosted the first monthly networking event which he named Snapshots. The  staff of The Phoblographer and loads of other people got together to share a few drinks and some great conversation. I had the Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lenson hand to take some pictures of the event.

Gear on hand

Nikon D90

Nikon 24mm f/1.4G ED AF-S RF SWM lens

Nikon SB-600Flash

Sonic Screw Driver

Thoughts On Using the lens At SnapShots

Exposure 0.017 sec (1/60) Aperture f/1.6 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 200

We met at Stone Creek (140 East 27th between 3rd and Lexington) and at first the lighting was great. I was taking a lot of candid pictures and passing the camera around to let people try out the lens. The lens worked out very well here. Its wide angle and the f-stop range and the quick autofocus allowed for some great captures.

Exposure 0.02 sec (1/50) Aperture f/1.4 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 800

For the most part, I did not need a flash, the lens handled the low light atmosphere very well. Shots were quickly and easily obtainable from any angle no matter how close the subject was. This lens enabled me to control the experience and not worry about getting the shot.

As the light departed, I was still able to get shots using available light but not as sharp or clear as I would of wanted. Considering how dark it was though, the fact that I got shots at all was pretty cool.

Exposure 0.02 sec (1/50) Aperture f/1.4 Focal Length 24 mm ISO Speed 800 Exposure Bias +1 EV

About SnapShots

Snapshots is monthly networking get-together looking to gather people across the photo industry: PR reps, photographers, journalists, art buyers, studio techs, etc. It will be every third Thursday of the month. Come join us, grab a drink, some good food, and chat about the industry.

Snapshots is there to get people to connect with one another: PR reps with journalists or with photographers, Art Buyers with Photographers, etc. Think social networking without the computer.

Email Chris for future event details: chrisgamapt[at]gmail[dot]com.

Hope to see you all there, next time

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Gevon Servo

Gevon Servo aka @GServo is an eclectic, NJ/NY Photographer. He’s a Nikon shooter, by choice nevertheless, will always test any piece of photography equipment. He believes that like ‘Photography’, ‘Coffee’,’Beer’ and ‘Comics Books’ and other things ‘Geek’ “You must try everything once to discover what you want to try again.