180/2.8 wide open

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. I used the 180/2.8 at a high school play last night - a rousing performance of Grease. As you'd expect, the lighting was difficult, so I found myself shooting at high ISO and wide open all night. Here's how the d200-180/2.8 combo worked out.

    d200 1/200s f/2.8 at 180.0mm iso1250

    d200 1/200s f/2.8 at 180.0mm iso1250
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    d200 1/200s f/2.8 at 180.0mm iso1250
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    d200 1/160s f/2.8 at 180.0mm iso1000
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    d200 1/125s f/3.5 at 180.0mm iso1000
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    I used the 85/1.4 for the wider shots. The d200, 180, and 85 were a potent trio for this project.

    d200 1/125s f/2.2 at 85.0mm iso1000
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    Question: Were high school kids this beautiful and talented when you were in school? Yikes!

    d200 1/200s f/3.5 at 85.0mm iso1000
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  2. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    stop will ya

    you already got me searching escare for a 60micro !! :rolleyes:
  3. But wait! I haven't finished writing my thread on the 20/2.8 yet!
  4. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    these are excellent, Frank. i'm really surprised at how well the 200 handled the higher iso's .....;-))
  5. It does a fair job producing jpegs at iso1250. There's some noise in the shadow areas, but if the subjects are adequately exposed, they're surprisingly clean.


    But don't even think of it, Nute. You're the bomb with the d50!!!
  6. I think these are excellent Frank. You did a great job under quite difficult conditions.

    I also agree that the D200 handled this well; aided, of course, by your accurate exposure.
  7. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    lol Frank ...well, still happy with both my d50's but i'm still waiting for nikon to come up with something even better in the high iso dept...till then it's justa matter of shuffling glass ...;-))

    speaking of which, can't wait to see what u do with that new glass u just aquired...;-)))
  8. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    and that's the key, accurate exposure:cool:
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