Okay, so this is not the type of pool I normally think of when I hear the phrase “pool party” but then again it’s a bit cold in New York for that. Here’s some decent high ISO D700 samples for sensor-philes, and as always full sized images for the lens lovers. The lens in question is the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AF-D , and the review is coming.
1/160s, ISO2500 @f/2
For those of you out there who care about subject matter rather than gear â€” and I assure you such people exist â€” a pool hall has some really interesting lighting. The bright focused light sources make for interesting shadows and really makes the subject matter pop. The big problem with the lighting is the same as always with light from above: not enough gets into the eyes. There’s a number of photos I wish I had taken, but alas I was there for more than just shooting.
1/125s, ISO2500 @f/2
1/200s, ISO2500 @f/1.8