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  • Andrew JK Tan

Nikon D850 - A day at the River Safari

It's been years since I visited the River Safari , so I decided to give the Nikon D850 and my Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro lens a workout at this attraction.

I recommend bringing a macro lens like the Nikkor 60mm or the Nikkor 105mm to places like this as the lighting can be pretty dim so the fast aperture of f2.8 can help a lot. Also the macro lenses allow for very close distance focusing which is an excellent way to capture impactful images !!

The Nikon D850's Auto Focus performance was excellent , no complaints at all. The camera locked on every time, there was no hunting at all even with moving subjects and sometimes low light/low contrast subjects.

Focus hit rate was also very high , my standard of a successful focus is capturing tack sharp eyes of the subjects. Today's hit rate was about 85% which was excellent given subject motion and shooting through thick glass.

Some highlights from today's session

ISO6400 , 1/400s , f3.2 , Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro

A cool looking Alligator Snapping Turtle

ISO6400 , 1/200s , f8.0 , Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro

Beautiful looking Indian Golden Mahseer

ISO1600 , 1/500s , f8.0 , Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro

An impressive looking Alligator Gar

ISO6400 , 1/200s , f8.0 , Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro

A cute looking African Dwarf Alligator

ISO6400 , 1/60s , f5.6 , Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro

And my shot of the day , a 4 shot panorama of the Indian Gharial

ISO1600 , 1/320s , f8.0 , Nikkor 60mm f2.8 micro

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