As part of my newbie LF kit, I've got a fujinon 250mm f6.3. Last Friday was my first time out in the field with it, and I had a tough time...or at least, I wasn't very confident in its use.
I did a couple of shots with it. This is the better of the two.
The first saguaro was about 40 or 50 ft away. I focused on it. I consulted the dof data I had with me and figured that focusing at 50ft at f45 would give me "reasonable" focus from about 25 ft to infinity. Unfortunately, with a yellow filter added, that resulted a shutter speed of 1/8th sec.
It was a breezy day and, believe it or not, the tops of those saguaro do move a bit in the wind.
Between the wind concerns, and the fact that the 250mm lens on my super graphic feels pretty shaky, I was wishing for a higher shutter speed.
It was a reasonably bright day...not as bright as it gets around here, but pretty bright. I guess I'm just worried about the practicality of this lens/camera/photographer combination.
Looking back, I might have focused at the second saguaro back and used f32 and still gotten adequate dof.
Thoughts or suggestions?