Nice moment, Osman. After all, nothing like family fun, eh?
Nice moment, Osman. After all, nothing like family fun, eh?
And yup, this lens is a bokeh machine...
Couple more, previously posted:
As for the D3 vs D700, I'm not a good judge. I've just moved from the D300, and there is a substantial difference on some levels there. (although I do miss having my long lenses get a bit more reach). I've used a D700 a couple of times, as my son has one, but not enough to have any sense of the comparisons.
With the now more limited reach, your new D3 and a bit of time to master the optimal distance/DOF/light/aperture combinations (i mention this because the full potential don't come easy, and it's somehow disarming at first, but some research is rewarding), with your portraits skills you will undoubtedly get stellar results... with a lot of artistic potential and leeway.
Definitely not the kind of lens from which you can only get a couple if not one type of results.
You'll tell us, but in my book the potential is superior to the 70-200mm's on FF. With the prime constraints -but as we all know they're also an asset.
D700 + CV 20mm Color Skopar
2.5s @ f/3.5 ISO 200
Camera resting on a Pod.
Shot NEF, processed in LR 2.5 + SilverFX Pro
love the moon light shot !!
congrats on the D3. a tip, put some black gaf tape on the top of the prism. i forgot too on one of mine and after a day of shlepping around, it got all scratched up. i did this to my canon's too. anyway, you will love that camera! i beat the heck out of mine.
tip 2: i NEVER transport a D3 with a lens on it. if you let your camera cap get hot--sitting in a car or whatever, be careful when putting it on the body--it can easily get stuck. had this happen. the nikon mounting on the body and lenses are not as forgiving as canon, so you have to take care putting caps on.
Watched my niece run Cross Country on Friday. (Terrible, contrasty, late afternoon light.) At this point in the race, my niece was dead last. She managed to pass three girls before the finish... but she had fun, so that's what matters. BTW, although it looks warm, it was actually quite cold. I was shivering up a storm, standing in the shade with only a light jacket. There was snow on the ground in this part just 4 days prior.
D3; 70-200/2.8 VR @ 3.5:
Nice interesting light compositions, Lloyd and Carlos.
Both the moonlight cat and the racing girls... at each end of the spectrum
Taken in Central, HK.
D3; 70-200/2.8 VR @ 200/2.8 ISO 1100 (grain not a result of the high ISO) (I'm noticing some vignetting on this lens wide open on the D3). Playing with a b/w conversion, going for a film-like grain. I put the grain in the background area by play with the green slider in ACR.
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here's a few snapshots i took on sunday...
Ryo Ishikawa just turned 18 last month and was amazing. Watch for him. He stormed to number 1 in Japan and should mature nicely. notice photogs in pic #1--bad angle....
Y.E. Yang gets some revenge from Famous Guy
Spider Man !!
Thanks for sharing your always great sport series!
Btw, check the Reuters photo found all over the world on sports & news sites:
funny, i probably was standing next to matt....i have the whole series i posted. tiger 'pumps' are popular, so you have to remember to always 'follow' thru when shooting him. i ended up sending over a 100 images in yesterday-good day for golf.
Hi Lloyd, nice portrait!
Is the vignetting bothering you? The BW looks just fine, FWIW looking at the processed photo from here the background has a somehow "glassy" quality to it (prob due to essentially transition noise in the mid-grey zone).
Might very well be an effect the smaller size + jpeg compression.
that 35 F2 does okay...
Wow. (You mean the Nikkor AF 35/2 D ?)
**Sounds like you had quite the same angle then MS was using a tad wider FL**
you like wider? the series. we were both using 70-200's on nikons
reuters shot--i think we were pretty close if you look at the line up--he cropped the top. it is amazing our camera's fired at the same split second. this is all while balancing two other bodies, one with a 200-400 on it that was used for the prior shot (which is why the cameras get beat up so much). fun stuff for sure!
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Actually, to state the truth and the whole truth, from the very first look at both -saw the Reuters earlier today when reading the news- i in fact significantly preferred yours (more stamina, better lateral angle resulting in better gesture separation etc.)... provided though a slight retouching in the background giving a better contrast to the fist than the guy's hat/head.
Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to share all these great action shots, and for the detailed seies and comments.
Very, very instructive.
I like the ones of Mr. Ishikawa the most. They have a story to tell. But I suppose Mr. Woods sells more newspapers and magazines, even though photos of him have been published on a couple of previous occasions as well if my mind serves me correctly
From my front porch, 15 minutes ago.
D3, 70-200/2.8 @ 130/9.5, ISO 200:
OK - you win hands down the "best-view-out-of my-porch" contest.
(terrific picture btw)
BTW, I shot the same view with my Leica M8 just a few minutes ago, using a 75mm CV lens. I posted that on the M8 thread.
Here's the link for comparison: http://forum.getdpi.com/forum/showpo...postcount=4270
One of the next peak to the south. At sunrise. D70, 200-400. Not from the porch, but from the front yard.
For us mere near-sea-level mortals, it's good to think about that nasty recycling plant blocking the view from your bedroom window.
damn lloyed wtf!!!
Where is this porch Lloyd? I love rough winters too!
An exceptional view, Lloyd. I'm envious. I can hear Mother Nature calling
Samut Prakan is on average a meter or so above sea level, and at the moment, most of it is flooded. The taxi driver last night wanted extra pay for probable water damage to his car