My Nikon D60 arrived yesterday.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Dave Busch, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Dave Busch

    Dave Busch Guest

    Wow. Pretty much a D40x with a higher-numbered nameplate, a vibrating
    sensor cover, and the ability to make lil' movies right in the camera.
    Meanwhile, my wife has stolen the 18-55 VR for her D40.

    Dave Busch, Feb 29, 2008
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  2. Cool! When is the review and book going to be completed? Let us know how
    well it does in low light situations.

    Rita Berkowitz, Feb 29, 2008
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  3. Dave Busch

    Dave Busch Guest

    Book will be out around May. So far, low light is not as good as D300,
    but I wouldn't use the D60 much for that.

    The acid test will be how well the VR works when my wife "punches" the
    shutter release button. I've seen the camera rotate a couple degrees
    clockwise when she takes a snapshot.

    Dave Busch, Mar 1, 2008
  4. I'll be interested to read those results too. I gave VR a workout
    (70-300) and found that, with good technique, the camera shake was
    eliminated down to 1/2-sec and more! When I "jerked the trigger," the
    VR couldn't seem to compensate. I was a competition offhand pistol
    shooter in days gone by, so I know the basics of cleanly squeezing off
    a round, but I'm nowhere near as steady at sixty as I was at thirty or
    Tully Albrecht, Mar 1, 2008
  5. A lens based IS/VR cannot help there at all.[1]
    I am not aware of any sensor based IS that rotates the sensor,

    Hence VR will do as well as no VR, and training your wife will
    be cheaper and better.


    [1] At least I am not aware of any method usable in lenses which
    could (counter-)rotate the image.
    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Mar 1, 2008
  6. I believe the Pentax in-body IS does compensate for axial rotation as
    well. Couple that with lens-based pitch and yaw correction - ideal!

    David J Taylor, Mar 1, 2008
  7. I guess it's still going to be a few more generations before we get to that
    level of performance in a consumer dSLR.
    I'm not convinced that VR will even add any benefit in that range, but if it
    does please post your findings.

    Rita Berkowitz, Mar 1, 2008
  8. Dave Busch

    Annika1980 Guest

    Can't Nikon come up with a model number that isn't exactly the same as
    what Canon has had for years? Geez, next they'll be selling "L"
    lenses for it.

    Oh well, there is still only one Totally Digital D60!
    Annika1980, Mar 2, 2008
  9. Dave Busch

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Immitation is the most sincere form of flattery...
    Dudley Hanks, Mar 2, 2008
  10. Jesus H. Christ, if Nikon started making L glass, Canon shooters would think
    they found the Holy Grail. I really don't think many Canon shooters have
    aptitude to understand what a good lens can do.

    Rita Berkowitz, Mar 2, 2008
  11. Dave Busch

    ASAAR Guest

    RichA, noticing Annika1980's post was flattered and all aquiver!
    ASAAR, Mar 2, 2008
  12. Ah, yet by the images you post (and at a 'high resolution' of
    1024x768), noone would see the difference between a polished
    coke bottle bottom and a good lens. For all I know you are
    using a 2MPix-point'n'shoot for them, except that the P&S I
    know don't produce that trademark atrocious bokeh ...

    The images you post could also stand someone who handles the
    camera competently, or at least a good automatic.

    So you extolling "good lenses" is a bit Rich(A).

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Mar 2, 2008
  13. Dave Busch

    Savageduck Guest

    Handgun shooting techniques (especially a practiced trigger squeeze)
    absolutely helps with good camera handling. You just have to love VR
    when you need it. My current Nikon battery includes 80-400 VR, 24-120
    VR & 18-200 VR, those on top of a fair amount of non VR glass.

    By the way, I'm 59 now and still shoot, mainly punching paper with my
    little armoury of ancient target pistols (Hi-Standard Supermatic
    Trophy, S&W 41, S&W 52, Walther OSP) and much newer Kimber Custom Pro.
    I am curious as to what you shot, as it seems we are of similar vintage.

    Savageduck, Mar 2, 2008
  14. Very cool custom grips.

    I shot a Model 27 in PPC (using B27 targets like your first image,
    course of fire 150 rds. of 38 WC); Dan Wesson 44 in IHMSA standing
    revolver class; S&W 1006 in bowling pin shoots. The Kimber would appeal
    to me. I had to give up all pistol-packing, especially CCW, when my
    eyes got bad.

    I was also seriously invested in Long Range Rodent Reaming. My Montana
    pest control program involved shooting a 300 Wby custom (SAKO action)
    off a portable bench.

    (the picture is about 14 or 15 years old)

    See how I got back on topic there?
    Tully Albrecht, Mar 3, 2008
  15. Dave Busch

    Savageduck Guest

    I have found that a caring optometrist can make up a nice pair of
    shooting specs with a near point of vision at about 45 inches, right at
    that pistol front sight. Then holding the classic sight picture becomes
    very easy.
    Good trick.

    That 300 WBY seems to be more of a rodent vaporizing system.
    Savageduck, Mar 3, 2008
  16. problem is not correctable with lenses; it is retinopathy
    with expanding bullets it would be, but the object was accuracy out to
    1 km + so the projectile of choice was match boattail...the big grin in
    the picture was caused by a 200m group with my precision handload of
    185 gn Walt Berger HPBT over IMR 7828 that measured 0.17"

    the bullet doesn't have to expand to be a humane kill, when it arrives
    with enormous kinetic energy; hence "reaming"

    if you want extensive information about that custom rifle, or the
    handloads, or anything not photo-related let's take it to email (not
    that anyone other than a shooter is still reading this thread by now)
    Tully Albrecht, Mar 4, 2008
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