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leighton w wrote:
Beautiful images Nancy, the first one is fantastic, that lens is much underrated.
Thanks, Leighton. It had its time in the internet-forum sun around the time the D200 was released. I hadn't heard of it and bought one. So glad I did! Great sharpness, color, and contrast, plus a bit of character. It's terrific with the close-up lenses too.
Nancy - I really love the look of your pics - very impressed with the D200. I've looked around at other images too - I'm wondering if it's because it's a CCD sensor (before Nikon switched to the Sony cmos). I'm so impressed I bought one last week (should arrive today).
And I agree with you about the 75 - 150mm - that lens is so overlooked and it's a real gem (and ridiculously cheap).
Ben, thanks, and good luck with your new D200. Maybe it's my PP, maybe it's the sensor. I also love the old D40, another CCD sensor. My PP is usually just a bit more contrast where needed, btw, like I'd do in a darkroom - nothing special. The newest body I use is the D90, and I like what I get from that too. But I know the D200 best after almost 7 years.
I love that old 75-150 - it's the travel-size 80-200. Fabulous bit of glass, and I love to show it to people and explain how "cheap" and "plastic" it was for its time. (Then I show them a kit lens vs the 105/2.5.)
How much of the fun of shooting with the great old glass is knowing how good the results will be? My 16-85 has excellent sharpness, color, and contrast, but... you know? I take an old AI/AIS out for a spin and bam! bam! bam! Great stuff.