Vatican Museum Dome

Taking photos is the fun part. But, the real learning comes from the post-game analysis. Before heading to Italy, I wondered which lens to bring. The 24-70mm f/2.8 was the main lens. However, I did have occasion to use the 14-24mm lens, particular indoors in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Vatican Museum Dome

Nikon D800, AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 400, 24mm, 0 EV, f/3.2, 1/40s

Now, I’m trying to determine whether any of the indoor photos could have been taken with a 28-300mm lens. I know that outdoors, the 28-300mm lens is great, particularly in good light. It struggles indoors, and I might run some tests next week to figure out at which ISO the noise becomes noticeable. I was a bit too wedded to shooting at ISO 100. Outdoors with a tripod, it makes no difference. But indoors, I would have been better served with a higher ISO and a faster shutter speed.

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