Spring flowers with the D200

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Cynicor, Apr 16, 2006.

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    Cynicor, Apr 16, 2006
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    Don Wiss Guest

    You didn't state which lens, but seeing your posts elsewhere, plus looking
    at the focal length in the Exif, I see you were playing with your new 105
    VR macro lens. I plan to try to buy one on Monday.

    My use will be to take pictures of plants to improve the pictures at my
    www.foragingpictures.com site. As I won't be trying to be arty, I plan to
    fiddle with the settings (e.g. ISO 400 and slow it down) to increase the F
    stop to get maximum depth of field.

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
    Don Wiss, Apr 16, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    Actually, it's a 105mm Sigma macro lens. Are the shops open again on
    Monday? B&H is closed until Friday, but you know HUNDREDS of places in
    the neighborhood that'll give you a great deal! :D

    I also used the Tamron 11-18 for the magnolia tree and daffodil with
    house photos. Mine, at least, has a lousy red/cyan shift in it that has
    to be corrected in Photoshop.

    I also have to get a short column for my tripod. My The Pod wasn't
    cutting it so well, and it was kind of windy yesterday.
    Cynicor, Apr 16, 2006
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    Don Wiss Guest

    This is one of the holidays where working in the middle is optional. B&H is
    more observant than others. Their web site is now taking orders, but will
    stop again for a period at the end of Passover.
    True, but having that site also puts the good guys in my fan club. They
    like that I'm exposing the bad guys. So at some places I can rise right to
    the top of any waiting list. Plus I don't believe that the dealer I plan to
    contact is Jewish.
    I don't do any correcting. I take too many pictures and I'm just not
    inclined to spend more time cleaning them up. I crop losslessly (with
    jpegcrop) and that's it. So I hope that the Nikon takes perfect pictures as
    I've ordered a nice monopod. Not sure for what I'll use it for. Taking
    plant pictures in the wind is difficult, as it is the subject that is

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
    Don Wiss, Apr 16, 2006
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    Mike Fields Guest

    I had the same thought -- first thing that came to mind was Don
    riding around the area on his bicycle asking for a lens ;-)

    Mike Fields, Apr 16, 2006
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    Don Wiss Guest

    I did ride around one day last week with my new camera. It is heavy. I
    think next time I'll strap on the trunk on the back rack to put it in. But
    for some reason I missed the most important picture to take. The one the
    furthest away. So I wasn't motivated to put them up, without the missing

    A few weeks ago I biked around Manhattan to get new pictures. This for the
    first time in years. But almost every place I took a picture of had a
    sidewalk bridge in front of the building. So they looked awful. That killed
    my motivation to put them up.

    Then last week I got three pictures inside B&H. Now that I can shoot at ISO
    400 I can take inside pictures of large spaces. They came out really
    nicely. If you haven't been to the store you won't believe the size and
    bustle. I'll announce when I put those up.

    Don <www.donwiss.com/pictures/> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
    Don Wiss, Apr 16, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    If you are into photography and haven't been to B&H, the nearest I can
    describe it is like walking into heaven. Not that I've ever actually
    been to heaven, but I have been to Burger Heaven. And B&H is better than BH.
    Cynicor, Apr 16, 2006
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    Don Wiss Guest

    Okay. I just put the B&H inside pictures up. It only took 15 minutes. Not
    being a new dealer (like my other Manhattan pictures) means I didn't have
    to investigate for the captions. Start with this picture:


    And then scroll to the next two.

    Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
    Don Wiss, Apr 16, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    Thanks. That's some weird Smugmug quirk. It pulls it from the EXIF.
    Cynicor, Apr 17, 2006
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