Long Exposure Photography at Blue Hour, a.k.a. “Last Lights” of the Day, by Joey J πŸ“Έ


What I am Doing Now (9 September 2022)

I’m back again in Uluwatu, Bali, but this time with my family. πŸ˜€ Unlike the last visit, I went to a few places of interest, but actually prefer just staying in the villa and chilling out. πŸ˜…

So, I went onto renting Nikon Z 14-30mm (f/4) and tested last weekend. Before renting, I was thinking that the design isn’t very nice and the external zoom is uncool, but when I attached the lens to my Z 6II, I actually felt quite good. πŸ˜…

When it comes to the sharpness, though, it turned out to be nothing impressive. To be honest, I see no difference compared to my Nikon 18-35mm (f/3.5-4.5) which was released in 2013.

So, I’ve decided to stay with 18-35mm for now. With no noticeable improvement in the sharpness, replacing all my 77mm filters (for 18-35mm) with 82mm ones for 14-30mm is hard to be justified, either.

I’m sure Nikon is going to release a few more Z mount ultra wide angle lenses in the near future, so I’ll just wait and test again when it’s out. I’m hoping that it’ll be 16-35mm or even 14-35mm with 77mm filter thread size so that I don’t have to replace all my UV and ND filters. πŸ˜…

Updated on 9 September 2022 from Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia.


About MeAbout the Author: LASTLIGHTS.NET is a passion project of Joey J, a Singapore-based Japanese photographer primarily shooting cityscape photography with long exposure at blue hour. Visit his Home Gallery (30 most favourite photos taken) or download his free eBook, Getting Started with Long Exposure Photography.

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