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Catch the Train!! Shinjuku O-Guard


In last article,I introduced Shinjuku O-Guard.
It was broad angle.

In this article I tried close up panning photos on train.

From Shintoshin-hodoukyou.
Shiny neon express atmosphere of Shinjuku.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

I used AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED lens with Nikon D810.
This lens is cheap.
My first camera is Nikon D5000.
I bought it with double zoom kit.This lens is one of them.
This is a DX lens.
Being used with FX camera D810,image is cropped from 7360×4912 pixel to 4800×3200 pixel.
But focal length is enhanced 1.5 times.It becomes 77.5-300mm.
This is telephoto lens.
I enjoyed taking telephoto pictures.
I felt difficulty about finder.
I can see 7360×4912 angle,but picture appears 4800×3200.
There was a gap between view angle and actual angle.
It was hard until I got familiar it.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Various trains were passing.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Panning was so difficult! Almost all the photos were failure.
But many trains pass incessantly, I got many chances!
And I think blur is one of expression.So, a little blur is OK 😉

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

When I was boy,I often played baseball.
I felt panning is similar to batting of baseball.
Important thing is timing and parallel rotation.
But not easy.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

Here is under the elevated railway.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

I like flowing signs and people.
It make me feel life.
I tried 1/25-1/15 shutter speed.
More slow shutter makes more fantastic photo!
Of course,more difficult.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

And these are another day with FX lens AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR.
More broad angle.

Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan
Panning at Shinjuku O-Guard,Shinjuku,Tokyo,Japan

This is my first trying of panning.
It was so fun! I’ll try more and more panning photos!

Information
Nearest Station
Shinjuku Station / Many lines
(Shinjuku is huge station. Easy to access.)

Nearest Entrance
Nishiguchi (means West Entrance)
JR East Station Maps Shinjuku Station

Related Category
Shinjuku Station West Entrance Area

Cool Photo Japan Map