My 70-200mm 2.8 saved me

This is Evan Shay. He ‘s a saxophonist and the leader of Lawful Citizen, a Montreal based quartet. They play a blend of electronic, acoustic, metal, rock and jazz. Quite a fusion eh !

They were playing on Place d’Armes in Old Montreal. This is a common happening during summer and artists are scheduled to play at lunchtime, morning and evening. Some people gathered around and were enjoying the sound of the saxophone, accompanied by some nice guitar and bass licks and a gentle beat on the drum. So I took my camera and adjusted the settings. I use a Nikon D810 and the Nikkor 70-200mm is my workhorse. Where Evan Shay was standing under the tree, it was a little dark as the sun was high up causing a heavy shade. I took a couple pictures but wasn’t satisfied with the light and I was shooting without a flash. I pulled back a few steps and brought the lens to 200mm, shutter speed 250 and ISO 64. Hallelujah ! Some beautiful images came out of this and a very good composition. This lens never ceases to amaze me. I am not getting paid by Nikon to write this but I guess credits should be given where it’s due. However, thank you Nikon for developing these highly productive equipments. Maybe I would say the same thing if I was shooting Canon. Cheers everyone ! Thanks for reading and have a good one ahead ! Hello from Montreal !

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