Lens test

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pa, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Was checking out the 28-200G I bought from someone on the Nikonians board, and got this one this morning. I'm pretty satisfied.

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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Pa, I can certainly see why. Very sharp. What aperture, shutter speed, etc.?
     
  3. Oh my! It is absolutley stunning Pa. I have often tried to capture a hibiscus such as yours, but have been woefully unsuccessful. If possible, could you post the EXIF data. I have trouble keeping the tip of the stamen and the delicate petals in focus. Thank you for sharing. :D
     
  4. Sharp with good color. That's what it's all about.
     
  5. I like your dof choice! Hibiscus are so tropical!!
     
  6. Thanks for the kind comments.

    f/9, 1/40s, ISO200, D70, Nikkor 28-200 f/3.5-5.6G lens.

    I focused on the stamen, and the DOF took care of the rest.

    One other secret is to use spot metering on the brightest spot to avoid blown highlights.
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks for the info Pa. What focal length?
     
  8. Sorry I forgot that: 80 mm.
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    That is a wonderful image, Pa. Love the color saturation and the composition...keep those images coming.
     
  10. I sold the lens

    Pa, Glad you like the lens, I knew you would. Usually a lens of this wide range of focal length is considered sub-standard, not this Nikkor! I replaced the 28-200 that I sold you with a 70-200 f/2.8VR.
    I have used your lens and the D70 to enlarge photos as large as 20x30 with outstanding results.
    Glad you like it.
    Greg
     
  11. Wow!! That is gorgeous. The DOF is marvelous. Most of my flower pics end up with an out-of-focus stamen, so your data have given me a new starting point. Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. Flowers

    This is my first attempt at posting a photo

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  13. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  14. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  15. Very sharp picture Pa.
     
  16. O.K. here are a couple of versions of a picture with lots of detail.
    Shot at iso200, 1/100s, f/9, 200mm, sRGB.

    First straight out of the camera after conversion from RAW using ACR, no corrections at all:

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    Now the same shot after applying USM 100,5,2, but no other adjustments:

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    This was shot at 2pm on a partly cloudy, hazy day, so not the best lighting.

    I'll try again late this afternoon.
     
  17. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
     
  18. Hey, this is fun :lol:

    Here's another comparison. First, same lens (28-200) at 50mm,1/60s, f/8:

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    Now taken 3 minutes later with the 50mm f/1.8, 1/50s, f/8:

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    Straight from the camera, converted to jpg and sRGB, no PP.
     
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