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Cold Snail
06-23-2005, 05:02 PM
What the camera does.

I did put this in the bird thread, but never explained what was on the end of my D70 at the time.

Anyway, this little set was taken with a D70 and a Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S II (UK retail 6,300, but can be picked up for a shade under five grand)

The first two were shot at f/8, ISO 200 and these are as they fell out of the camera. (Not sharpened)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/coldsnail/Ineedanothersixthousandtwohundredandnintyeightpoun dstogetthereMedium.jpg

100 crop.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/coldsnail/Kescropped.jpg

Me being me had to get more reach, so I used an old Vivitar AI-S x2 manual focus teleconverter for this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/coldsnail/Seeallitneededwasanothertwentyfivesheets.jpg

Somehow, it felt like putting diesel in a Ferrari.

D70FAN
06-24-2005, 03:00 PM
What the camera does.

I did put this in the bird thread, but never explained what was on the end of my D70 at the time.

Anyway, this little set was taken with a D70 and a Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S II (UK retail 6,300, but can be picked up for a shade under five grand)

The first two were shot at f/8, ISO 200 and these are as they fell out of the camera. (Not sharpened)

Me being me had to get more reach, so I used an old Vivitar AI-S x2 manual focus teleconverter for this.

Somehow, it felt like putting diesel in a Ferrari.

So these were at 1500mm f16 equivalent, hand held?

As always, nice shots.

Speaking of AI-S... Have you tried any of those lenses on the D70?

Cold Snail
06-24-2005, 04:04 PM
So these were at 1500mm f16 equivalent, hand held?

Handheld, I wish.

I did fire one up into the sky with just the 500 on.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/coldsnail/Pardon.jpg

But the weight of this lens means a tripod is needed after a few minutes.

http://img208.echo.cx/img208/4056/lens0ru.jpg

(The D70 was a little lost, so I arrowed it.)


Speaking of AI-S... Have you tried any of those lenses on the D70?

I have an old 80-200 f/2.8 Tokina lens here that cost buttons compared to the modern AF stuff, It works better on the 35mm because centre-weight and spot metering still works, also the 35mm has a focus priority feature as well.

Here's one taken in bad light with the D70. (ISO 800 or 1600?)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/coldsnail/SwanSmall.jpg

The swan's fine now...

D70FAN
06-24-2005, 04:14 PM
Handheld, I wish.

I did fire one up into the sky with just the 500 on.
But the weight of this lens means a tripod is needed after a few minutes.

(The D70 was a little lost, so I arrowed it.)

I have an old 80-200 f/2.8 Tokina lens here that cost buttons compared to the modern AF stuff, It works better on the 35mm because centre-weight and spot metering still works, also the 35mm has a focus priority feature as well.

Here's one taken in bad light with the D70. (ISO 800 or 1600?)

The swan's fine now...

Was the swan taken with the 500 or the Tokina? Either way it looks great.

Cold Snail
06-24-2005, 06:27 PM
Was the swan taken with the 500 or the Tokina?
If memory serves me well, I had the old AI-S teleconverter on the Tokina, so I had two points to adjust the focus and that explains the higher ISO setting.