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sjsepan

sjsepan

Member Since 05 Aug 2017
Offline Last Active Oct 04 2020 12:08 PM
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#52675 Nikon Nikkor 55-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G ED DX AF-S VR Autofocus Lens.

Posted by sjsepan on 27 November 2017 - 11:47 AM

A couple more samples with that combo, for better or worse...
 

 

https://www.flickr.c...us/23564370818/

https://www.flickr.c...us/37162272290/

https://www.flickr.c...us/36710065704/




#51768 D2X in 2017?

Posted by sjsepan on 13 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

DogBytes.

The manual has some info on auto-ISO on p188, setting 'b1' (http://cdn-10.nikon-...2X_en_print.pdf).

 

Very nice shots, BTW!

 

Steve

 

Well the D2X behaved very well and was very nice to shoot with. Got to say though that in the, what, ten years between the D2X and the D610 being launched, improvements were made! I’d be very interested to try a D5. Nope, not hearing the sound of Nikon representatives banging on my door, I guess I’ll have to wait until they’re ten years, or so, old!

I do a lot of my personal photography when walking the dogs, for a couple of hours, in the mornings. I need two distinct set-ups - the doggy action pics and the static scenic pics and those programmable User settings on the D610 do make life easier. As does the bigger monitor, etc. The metering and AF controls were instinctive, harking back to my F4 and F5 days but the D610 ones are slicker. Does a D2X have auto-iso? I couldn’t find it. On the other hand the old, familiar solidity and ease of grip of the Nikon Pro bodies was a welcome return. It certain,y made the 80-200 2.8 less of a handful.

Speaking of which, that was my final outing with that lens. I just noticed it suffers the same complaint as that 300/4 that I all too briefly owned, in that the front part of the lens housing is loose. Looking into the objective glass, there are six screw heads visible and there is movement there. The 300 had only four screws so they obviously felt they needed to beef up the design at some point. It wasn’t enough. Anyway to avoid damaging it, it will remain in its bag until it’s owner wants it back. Shame, I was enjoying it.

Anyway, enough of this. Some snaps from their morning...




#51677 D2X in 2017?

Posted by sjsepan on 09 October 2017 - 07:03 AM

Here is a good thread on the subject over at DPReview forums: https://www.dpreview...m-post-56588016 . Of course, newer cameras have many advantages over the vintage ones, but as you will see, that doesn't keep enthusiasts from having fun and producing good photos with such cameras.

 

I don't have any of the D2 series myself, but I picked up a D1H about a year ago, and when it died (my fault, not the camera's), I got another.
https://www.flickr.c...157676768044540

 

 

So don't hesitate to go out there and at least try it out. At the very least you can say you've tried one, and maybe it'll be a 'keeper'. :-)

 

Steve