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At a good friend's 40th birthday cookout celebration yesterday, I decided to take both D700's (70-200/2.8G VRII on one, 28/1.8G on the other.) I had these "delusions of grandeur" that I'd take a boatload of pics with both, but after shooting with the 70-200 for about and hour I was worn out. Literally. The gripped 700 with this lens is a real workout. Sadly, the 28/1.8G camera combo never made it out of the bag. Damn shame, as I know it would have been a great setup on the tripod with remote shutter release. Live and learn as they say...
Anyway, the birthday boy's older brother seems to be a rainbow angel, and I captured him with his wings out! Lol!!! I know this is lens flare from shooting into the suns path, but I really like the way this came out..
Shot aperture priority wide open at f/2.8 all afternoon with this. I'm now realizing why this lens is so expensive and heavy. It's truly a money maker. I've owned it for several months, but haven't had a chance to "get out there" and use the darn thing much.
It may be expensive, and heavy but the IQ of the images is nothing less than amazing to my eyes. Well worth the investment.
Anyway, just thought I'd share some of the images. I think they came out great, and I know that several people will want copies. I shot 14 bit uncompressed RAW, and tweaked in view NX. Saved high res JPG's, and 16 bit TIFF files too. Just in case. The TIFF files are almost 70MB each!!!! WOW!
A few more captures from the day below. Enjoy!
My lovely wife
She should be a model
The birthday boy himself, with his "angel" brother
What you looking at?
Edited on Aug 20, 2012 at 02:42 PM · View previous versions