D700, 35-70/2.8, and a protest in Bangkok

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR' started by craig.martell, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. (I posted this in Lens Lust as well, but I thought D700 owners would find it interesting too.)

    Hey folks,

    I know it has been a while since I posted, but I have been shooting pretty regularly. I am here in Bangkok for one of our twice-a-year trips, and yesterday while out shooting I stumbled on this HUGH march on the British Embassy in support of extraditing the former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, and his wife. She has already been convicted for tax evasion, I believe, and he has been indicted on a number of corruption charges.

    Well, I was trying out my D700 and the 35-70/2.8 I just got (since I can't afford the 24-70/2.8 just yet). And I have to say this combination was amazing. I started shooting raw, but ran out of space so I switched to jpg. Jpg's right out of the camera are amazing, and this lens really shines from f/5.6 on up.

    You can see the shots on my flickr page, here:


    There are just too many to post here. I would love all comments and criticisms.

    Nice to be back posting at the Cafe!

  2. Here are a few of my favorites.

    Intimate shots:





    Over my head, using LiveView:



  3. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    wonderful Craig ...this lens was made for the 700 .....;-)))
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  5. Jeff Jarvis

    Jeff Jarvis

    Sep 10, 2007
    I was there with by D700 and 70-200 VR.
    Dangerous looking bunch, looking for trouble.
    Did you notice the flags some were carrying were mounted to sharpened bamboo spears?
    I got out of there , pronto, after takes several snaps.


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  6. Jeff,

    Great shots! Actually, I find the Thai people to be really peaceful people. My guess is that the guys in black were really just dressing the part.

    The government on the other hand . . .