Daily Archives: June 20, 2012
The champion is the current best Nikon glass, and the “Old School Gang”, got in several good hits, but no knock outs, so far! In my first evening out I got mixed feelings. I forgot how tedious it is to carefully focus and use the depth of field scales! It certainly works, but the modern stuff sure makes it a lot easier, but then this is just, “getting warmed up” time, so hold that thought. One thing is for sure, the old glass can still produced sterling images when you use it carefully. I was reminded by these results just how tack sharp the old 80-200 f 4.5 really is. Tomorrow, I will turn up the heat. Keep in mind that tonight I had an incredible condition happen, summer fog rolling in! It made for some good conditions, but it sure was dark for focusing, better light should help that. I will show you some of the best from tonight and you can judge for yourself. I discovered again just how valuable live view can be as a focusing aid.
Top image, D800 with the 80-200 f4.5, tripod mounted, of course. Below close-up of lobster trap floats, and rope with the same combination.
Below, the seat covers in the Route 66 restaurant, 24mm f 2.8 D800 again.
Less bleary eyed this morning found another fog shot I like a lot, 80-200, all with D800.
Lastly fun grab shots with the iPhone 4s and Simply HDR, last one is a statement of what your tax dollars are funding at most colleges! I will say no more…… I’ve said too much already! Asking for forgiveness where needed!