Nikon PC-E 24mm Lens

I borrowed a Nikon 24mm PC-E lens and headed to the Stanford University campus. During a previous trip, I had used a Nikon 16-35mm f/4 lens to photograph Memorial Church framed by an arch in Memorial Court.

Full Moon on the Quad

However, the photo has some barrel distortion that is really noticeable if you look at the right and left columns. Maybe I should try to correct this in Lightroom or Photoshop.

With the Nikon 24mm PC-E lens, I tried to replicate this shot. While the camera was level, it wasn’t complete perpendicular to the image, so I did have to perform some minor perspective correction in Photoshop. It’s also not the same exact shot because the field of view is different at 16mm and 24mm. With the 24mm, the further back I moved, the lower I would have to be to the ground in order to still see the entire church under the arch. I couldn’t move too far back because while the quad looks empty, there was a crowd right behind me. I’ll have to return when it’s a bit quieter.


Nikon D800, PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED, ISO 100, 24mm, -0.3 EV, f/8

The -0.3 EV was a setting leftover from a previous photo. I had taken three photos at 1s, 1/2s and 1/3s. Still not enough to recover the details in the sky.

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