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It's pretty competitive below ISO 400. Clearly Canon still holds the high ISO advantage. The blown highlights in the 5D shots (eyes) are consistent. The gray background in the Canon images surprises me. Does this show the Nikon's have more contrast? Or DR?
IMHO, rating highest IQ (ISO100)...
For just the D2X and 28-70, look at the Lowepro Toploader 65 AW. Check the dimensions, a D2X fits perfectly.
It also has some small pockets for CF cards, an extra battery, etc. I think it's exactly what you're looking for. Check ebay for the best price.
Hear an echo, NB? The Internet rumor mill feeds itself. Look for a wave of these ridiculous posts in the near future...
"I'm really disappointed with Nikon's new D3..." (even though we don't have any real specs yet)
"Why is the D3 so late?..." (even though it was never announced)
A member of the www.photo.net community since February 22, 2007."
Since the original poster only recently joined photo.net I'm not sure he has a lot of credibility. Had he pulled this on dpreview directly, and not via photo.net, people would have called him a troll a trashed his...
Bjørn Rørslett is less enthusiastic. His review, and the high price almost convinced me to pass on the 28mm f/1.4 AF-D. But, Ron was as high on the lens in person as he is on his web site. Ron let me use his copy & after looking at the results I bought one myself (back when they could still be...
Using a PC lens involves a few more steps than a typical prime or zoom. Not a lot of work, but more. And, CA can be tricky to fix. Not to mention I'd need to buy the PC lens. (If I owned one already I wouldn't need to ask! :smile: )
Perspective Control in PS is a pretty simple process...
It's an "ah-ha" moment isn't it.
It's an "ah-ha" moment isn't it. You have just discovered why so many media camera pools & sports shooters use Canon. When you provide DSLRs & big glass for dozens of pro photogs, the $$$ savings really add up fast, as in hundreds of thousands of dollars...
For those of you who use a Nikon PC lens (28mm or 35mm) and have compared it to simply using Perspective Control in Photoshop, what are your findings?
Normally I'd expect an optically correct image made in camera would have a higher quality than one manipulated with software. However, color...
I don't own this lens (yet!) but I'd expect that behavior. One tends to find most lenses perform at their best toward the middle of their aperture range. The lens which is professionally sharp wide open is a rare bird indeed.
For the most part pbase is fine. It's simple to use. Occasional outages and more frequent periods of poor performance hold me back from an unqualified endorsement. I believe they still have a free 30 day trial, check it out yourself.
SmugMug seems to have the advantage in customizing a website...
This is not necessarily a smell from a smoker. Two D2Hs (plural, not the updated model) in the office smelled kind of like cigar smoke when they were new and right out of the wrapper. I'm not sure why but I am certain they were brand new.
But, isn't that the point of having the faster lens, Simon? You can stop it down to improve the quality.
If the light always allowed you to shoot at F/8, or even f/5.6, a lot of lenses would look exceptional. Maybe I'm coming from sports and shooting during the "golden hour" when that one...
"I have 3 AF-S lenses and all 3 are working fine today!!! None of them squeaked and all of them are focusing fine! Isn't that great?!! I thought I should post a message to let everyone know how cool that feels!"
NB, Sorry for the sarcasm, but it's human nature, people ask for help when they...
You must weigh the benefits of AF-S and decide if the added complexity (and increased risk of AF failure) is worth it to you. It is to me. If not, there are many AF-D lenses available to the Nikon shooter.
What's it worth to you?
Nikon D2x, Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D AF, 1/60s f/2.2 at 28.0mm iso200
Byzantine, Nave Dome Fresco, Basilica of Saint Vitale, Ravenna, Italy.
Handheld because they didn't allow flash photography.
Am I glad I bought it?... Yes! It's one of my favorite...
The last Nikon rebate did nothing for me either. (I did buy another SB-800.)
As for the future, we'll know about everything Nikon has cooking many months before you'll ever be able to buy one. We had pics of the 18-200VR, 105VR Micro and 70-300VR long before they were even announced.
that is a very clever design
Thanks for pointing out the Sony DSC-R1, that is a very clever design. It's not exactly what I had in mind but it certainly gets the job done. (And at a fraction of the cost of ubetcha's suggestion!:smile:)
The Zeiss lens is an exceptional piece of glass...
Ah, yes. One day Nikon will update the 400 & 500 with VRII and, I'd expect, replace the box with a soft case similar to the 200-400.
FWIW - I've seen the Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW others have mentioned in action. It looked like a top quality bag.