Windows in Paris – The Saint Chapelle

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Daily Photo – Windows in Paris – The Saint Chapelle

I wish I could find a good wide-angle lens like this Nikon 14-24 for my Sony NEX-7. I think one is coming out in a month or so… and I’m thinking of trying out the Olympus 7-14mm (Adorama link). The NEX-7 has served me as a good camera while my D800 is getting repaired!

(Edit, I’ve changed my mind and decided to wait on this new lens from Sony)

Windows in Paris – The Saint Chapelle

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-05 14:40:20
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

  • susan ratcliff

    What an awesome shot – wow!! Enjoyed your show tonight!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Great shot ,many in this age do not really know how much work goes into making just one of those windows. To capture and show the world the amount of glass there would have taken decades. What hapened to your Nikon?

  • AgNO3

    Did you want to put the Olympus 4/3 lens on the NEX-7 or a u4/3 body? If the former, you’ll of course have unusable vignette…if the latter, give the Panasonic 7-14mm a try as well. Same brightness but you gain autofocus, lose significant size/weight and you can ditch the adapter…while saving $1K in the process. Plus, you’ll laugh at how small the Pan 7-14 is compared to your Nikon bubble beast! To add to the mirror(less) debate, it would be an interesting to see a direct comparison in your type of HDR landscape shots where advantages of sensor size become negligible (i.e. shooting at high f-stop at low ISO and dynamic range is recovered in post processing). It seems it would ultimately come down to glass/sensor resolution (if you look close enough) or which system/lens “look” pleases you. Either way, interesting times in photography…

  • Very beautiful, Trey!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Was there last month and was disappointed that one wall was under restoration or repair and was covered. Made it quite difficult to get a decent shot. Guess I’ll have to go back someday!

  • bcdouglas

    D800 repair? Did you have the left focus issue?

  • t_linn

    I was there in 2002 and the same was true then. That is one of the biggest photographic challenges in Europe. It seems like there is scaffolding around half of these famous places no matter when you go.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    I had an all-over focus issue… it happened because of a drop! 🙁

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Yes good point and feedback…

  • Terrific shot. I know this was on a tripod ’cause it is so sharp. Your wide angle caught another photographer trying a hand held shot. Wonder how his came out. I suspect there is either cameral movement or lots of noise from shooting at asa 6400.

  • bcdouglas

    Damn you gravity! 😉

  • Trey,

    Great shot! I’ve been there and this shot does the chapel great justice.

  • vertorama. I don’t think a 14mm ultra wide can cover this much real estate

  • I love this photo.Beautiful.

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