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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcon View Post
    Do 13 oz. really make that much of a difference to you?
    13 oz = 0.368543799 kilograms. Not much in itself but it can be the straw that break the camel's back. Let's say I'm to use a SB800 (or SB900) with it. I sold the Sigma 50-150 for that same reason - I couldn't get a decent shot with it whenever I put the flash on. I'm not sure whether it was because of the weight alone or the balancing of the whole unit. I'm not a big guy.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    ....
    is that your young fella with the hat and the blue scarf ?
    Yes that's my son.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

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    Eddie: That's one good shot. What lens was used for that shot? And at what focal length?
    I used A mode and single point focusing only, but it didn't occur to me to try spot metering. And I still have to adopt the habit of using histogram.
    The D700 will be quite different, no doubt, as seen on Jeff's test shots up to ISO1600.
    After viewing my shots, I suspect a -0.3 or -0.7 EV might give better result and now that you shoot M, do you also underexpose it a bit?

    Thanks for the advice.

    I'm happy with D90, especially in low light situations. And the new Tamron shows very little distortion. It easily beats the ill fated Nikkor 24-85 (F/2.8-4.0) which I returned after 10 days. And the Nik 24-85 distorts straight lines to appear like waves.
    Last edited by tim11; 12-14-2009 at 03:48 PM.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  4. #14
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    I was shooting with the 70-200 f2.8 lens between 150-200 if I recall. I do try to underexpose a bit when shooting live events.
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    nikon D700 | D200 | D50 - nikkor 17-35 f2.8 | 35-70 f2.8 | 70-200 f2.8 | 50 f1.8 | Tamron 28-75 f2.8 | 2@SB600 | SB-800

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