Shooting with a broken lens
Shooting with a Nikon D800e allows me to consider cropping my images if I’m desperate, because its sensor is THREE times larger than my D4! I could quite easily shoot my subject matter in the very center of the frame, crop off 2/3 of the image in post, and then enlarge with Alienskin Blowup software if needed. In this case, I could happily ignore the blurred far right of the frame, center compose the forest scene (I needed to step back quite a way to get it all in) and then manually focus the broken lens. And the results speak for themselves 🙂
The lens didn’t fix itself either, so I was stuck with it for four days shooting before I had the chance to get to a Nikon Repair Centre :*(
Moral? Think outside the box, don’t be disheartened, and you’ll still get some great shots! Nikon D800e / Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 / Natural light
Barnaby Jaco Skinner
Full time photographer & publications specialist
I'm a professional photographer and artist. I've worked and lived around the world, spending most of my adult life on the run from conformity and routine; it's a lifestyle that lends itself well to exploring this vast Earth we call home. This virtual place is home to some of my latest work and acts as a portal for business and workshop clients.