Just dreaming about my Boston Photo Workshop with fabulous fall weather and the stunning colors! Here is an image that will surprise many, IF only because it was made with my Nikkor 18-300mm at 300mm, and at the WIDEST OPEN aperture of F/6.3 when using the 300mm focal length, effective focal length of 450mm. Definitely an image with clearly defined ‘bokeh’ AND it’s a hand-held image shot at 800 ISO. My point in all of this is simple...Lenses that offer the larger lens openings i.e. F/2.8 and their related ‘bokeh’ are fine (and HEAVY AS HELL!) but clearly, they DO NOT have any huge advantages over my much lighter, DX18-300mm (F/6.3 at the 300mm focal length). Bottom line: Considering the low noise at higher ISO’s, fast glass is a thing of the past!
And to clear up any mistaken assumptions, I am NOT a Nikon Legend, I am NOT a Nikon Ambassador. I buy all of my camera gear, ALL of it! I like my independence AND the FREEDOM to say whatever I want, whenever I want, about any camera/lens manufacturer. So yes, and to be my about fast glass and telephoto lenses extends to Canon, Sony, Olympus, Leica, Panasonic, Fuji, Tamron, Sigma, Tokina and whoever else. Save your money! Have a great weekend everyone and you keep shooting!