Lens test

Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
20,922
Location
SW Virginia
Was checking out the 28-200G I bought from someone on the Nikonians board, and got this one this morning. I'm pretty satisfied.

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
May 3, 2005
Messages
3,925
Location
Owings Mills, MD
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
 
Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
20,922
Location
SW Virginia
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.
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2005
Messages
9,532
Location
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2005
Messages
9,532
Location
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Flowers

This is my first attempt at posting a photo

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
 
Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
20,922
Location
SW Virginia
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:

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


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

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


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

I'll try again late this afternoon.
 
Joined
May 5, 2005
Messages
20,922
Location
SW Virginia
Hey, this is fun :lol:

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

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


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

Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Straight from the camera, converted to jpg and sRGB, no PP.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom