I had the opportunity last evening to try some sample images of the festive lights at Dufferin Islands in Niagara Falls Canada.
While I was able to get a few, usable images I will definitely need to refine my technique with future visits.
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I will absolutely bring a tripod with me on future visits along with my Manfrotto pistol grip.
With distant subjects I’ll likely have to focus manually with my Nikon 1 gear as I found my V2 struggled with auto-focus at times given the very dark conditions.
I used my 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 PD zoom and shot hand-held to capture all of the images in the article.
After spending quite a bit of time with the 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR zoom lens I have become a convert and have ordered a copy.
Even though my PD version of the 10-100mm is a bit sharper and the VR is slightly better I really like the small size and light weight of the 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4-5.6 lens.
I also found the shorter minimum focusing distance to be extremely handy with the non-PD version.
Niagara Falls is all decked out this time of year with festive lights and the falls themselves are also lit up during the Winter Festival of Lights. You can follow the link to see the complete schedule of fireworks events.
If I am successful getting back to the falls and Dufferin Islands to shoot some additional images I’ll post a follow-up article.
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