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D3 & Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF(pic)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by carauction, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Took this yesterday at Belmont Park, Elmont NY. C&C appreciated

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  2. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Very nice capture!!! Have you taken any panned images?
  3. andrzejmakal


    Apr 30, 2008
    o yes, great sharpness&color balance
  4. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    i like this one .....;-)
  5. Very nice Mike!
  6. Wow! I love the sharpness. Great shot!
  7. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    Hey, I was there yesterday too...what this the race that ended 2/1/9? That triple paid almost $6K:eek: 
  8. Thanks all

    I had big money on the #2 horse. Matter of fact it paid for my D3:smile:.

    "What a day for a day dream......."

  9. Nice shot. Glad the new combo is working well for you.

    Just noticed your location...reminds me of The Jerky Boys prank phone calls. Often times they used Middletown as their location.
  10. Mike,
    that shot is TERRIFIC
    really, really nice
  11. Can't wait until I get my 80-200 on one of those. Nice shot!!
  12. dem86

    dem86 Guest

    Wow... love the clarity....
  13. Hey Mike /carauction

    Two photogs clicking the 'same' image, rubbing elbows, side-by-side, as we.

    Are the images markedly different?

    You Betcha They Are!

    D3 compared to D300?
    FX vs DX?

    Mike, it's always a pleasure to click the 'same' stuff. Comeraderie always yields better photos - for both of us.

    You've exhibited that the D300 is the body I'll keep - for now!

    For the images I seek, and the reach I need - the D300 delivers.
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  14. There's always tomorrow.

    Was that you I saw shooting w/Canon equip today 07/11/08 sachaying to the far turn at Belmont?
  15. John, was your focus point on the rear two horses? If so, that Sigma looks really good. I was reviewing your focus zone at f4. Now I don't know for certain 'cause I cannot see how much the zone stretches behind the two horses, but if the zone was moved backwards(negative movement) by -1 or -2, you would have gotten the lead horse in better focus also. Of cause, I don't know if this was your intention or not.

    I know that you made an adjustment at the track. Check this over

    Excellent shot.

  16. Thanks all again...reply to Zee71 & scyfree

    Zee, I do pan at lower shutter for more blur. Just getting acquainted to the gear right now. Thanks

    scyfree, the focus with the D3 is a big winner. Still adjusting the AF fine tune in camera for my lenses. With the D3, accurate focus is a MUST. The images need a real fine sharpening, more so than the D300. W/O spot on accurate focus, all the sharpening in the world will not get a fine image.

    This image is a bit OOF. However, I bought a remarkable sharpening plug-in..only $9, which appears to actually be covering up the OOF error a bit.

    I feel that I am almost there with the 80-200. Just a bit more experimenting to go.


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