Quote:That wasn't intentional. And no, I don't think a breathing workshop would have helped. Nor would IBIS (or VR)
Especially for you: Nikon D7200, AF-S DX 16-85 VR at 52 mm and f/7.1, ISO 400, 5 sec exposure. ND 3.0 filter and Leica tabletop tripod with tiny Markins ballhead.
I'm not sure what your point is by now, mine was just: shots like this would require a little less effort with a camera that could do really low ISO. I wouldn't have to remember taking the ND filters (the right sizes), wouldn't have to compose the scene first, focus, do a test shot, then mount the filter, adjust exposure and shoot. With low ISO, I could save some time and (most notably) still have a usable viewfinder image.
I actually wonder why no manufacturer has come up with an ILC body featuring a built-in ND filter. Something similar to what some compact cameras provide (such as the Sony RX100).
For example, a mechanism that would pull the ND filter in front of the sensor (just behind the opening of the mount) when a button is pressed or a setting is enabled. If compact cameras can do it, why not ILCs?
The same concept could be used to keep dust out of the sensor when switching lenses.
For instance, when the lens is removed from the body, a film/layer/curtain is automatically pulled out to protect the camera's inside and thus the sensor. Why has no one done it yet?
Dust on sensor would then become a thing of the past.