A&P First pictures taken with new D80

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  1. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

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    First time I use it, didn't have my tripod because cameras were not allowed so I didn't want to catch attention getting in.

    we were in the suites so far from the stage, and of course very minimal lightning. I just tried to get some clear shots which was a task by itself.

    The pics are unedited in photoshop, in fact I don't have a clue about picture editing so I'll probably get a course on this after the holidays...

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    It was the Australian pink Floyd show.
     
  2. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    koo...

    lense?
     
  3. BeachBoy

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    the "famous" Nikon 18-200 VR

    I want a 10.5 or the 12-24, but can't afford for a while :(
     
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    i need to get that lens bad. the 18-200 is amazing. is that full zoom in the last pic?
     
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    1200mk Still same OG

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    what iso is the last image?
     
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    haha the fisheye would be a fun lense but pretty useless for normal photography and the 12-24 is nice but the price tag isn't so sweet.

    have you considered the sigma and tokina variations?
     
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    all pics were at 1/8s and ISO1000. Seems that the VR did help.

    1st: 50mm @ F5.6
    2nd: 18mm @ F4 (widest of the lens)
    3rd: 95mm @ F8

    This is full zoom, 200mm @ F5.6

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    pretty versatile as you can see!
     
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    The 10.5 has pretty good methods to "defish" it. I've seens some incredible pictures from this lens that were straightened. you can see an original vs straightened that's pretty cool here: http://www.digitalsecrets.net/secrets/FisheyeNikkor10.5.html
    and some other (better) straightening methods here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/fisheye-hemi.htm

    The 12-24 I might consider the Tokina. hundreds of comparison pages: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/digital-wide-zooms/comparison.htm
    I usually prefer to get the best right away, so I'll probably wait for the nikon. I'd love Nikon to put out a 10-20 though...
     
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    They all look kind of soft.
     
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    But I guess given the circumstances it was inevitable.
     
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    higher ISO? don't stop down?
     
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    I try not to go over 1000 ISO, altough for these since I knew I would not print them, maybe 1600 would have been a good guess.

    As for the rest, I couldn't really take fully manual pictures, the lightning changed every quarter of a second, sometimes I'd make a setting and they would open the huge flood lights and it would just kill the result, and sometimes I'd put a setting and the lights would stay dim and the result didn't work.

    I had it a 1/8s and let the camera choose the aperture. Next time I'll be able to make more tries, but it was my first time with the camera.
     
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    good job for your 1st time.
     
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    Very good for the first time. I looked at the setup and thought "Pink Floyd" before I saw where you typed it below.
     
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    Isnt 5.6 the best it can do @ 200?
     
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    Variable aperture FTL :dunno:
     
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    Nikon + High ISO = grainy mess. I hate raising it...makes the image quality worthless.
     
  18. 1200mk

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    what's the highest u go?
     
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    I'll go as high as 800 but that's only if I think "I want this picture but I know I wont be able to do anything with it later", a snapshot. Other than that, I keep it under 400.
     
  20. 1200mk

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    so you never shoot indoors?!
     
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    Not really anything like a concert. I'll use a slow shutter and either place it on something or use a tripod but given my equipment, not much.
     
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    why are the images so blocky? look in the black areas it gets blocky. i was playing with a d80 at best buy last night and when i zoomed in on the shots in camera they got blocky too.whats the deal? im kinda tempted to sell all my canon gear and get one, the kit lens seems to put canon's to shame. probly wont happen but is tempting
     
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    it's resized from jpeg fine large to 800x536 at 72dpi. so I guess it could be fromthe photoshop resize more than the camera... I could show one of the originals to see if it'S the same
     

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