D2x test shot

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It's raining cats and dogs here, so after setting up the menus I shot one of the cats.

Below is a test-shot taken with flash (diffused at 45degrees, on-camera), 200 Micro at f/8, ISO 100, Sharpening = None and USM 66,5,4 in Capture from the NEF, no other alterations in processing. This is as close to out of camera as possible. On the right is a 1:1 crop, on the left is a full-frame resize. This ought to tell part of the tale. I'll do serious testing over the weekend and will post results ASAP.

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Ron
 
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Okay that 1:1 crop is worth a serious WOW! Man that's sharp - like looking through a microscope, only better (to put it badly). Really superb definition/clarity/whateveryouwanttocallit

Oh it's also worth a serious "thank goodness kittie had the sense to wipe away the boogers beforehand!" :)

Thanks for post that Ron.

Neil
 
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I wonder how this topic got split?

The 200 Micro is a superb lens, but it definitely helps to mount it on a tripod, and firing the flash was pretty much a necessity here for detail (no flash would have yielded a 4sec. shot).

1:1 boogers would have been gross :^)

Ron
 
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Tomorrow's the day, Gordon. The weather seems to be clearing somewhat, so it should be pretty nice (probably partly cloudy). I'll shoot the D2h and D2x with the 17-35, 60, 135/2 and 200 Micro. Should be interesting. I probably won't do all that many comparison shots, but I'll shoot the heck out of the D2x.

Ron
 
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