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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Portland, OR

    First shots with my D200

    I went down to the strip with some friends last weekend and I had a chance to use my D200 for the first time. Here are some of the shots that I thought turned out great. Some say that the image quality is the same with the D200 and the D70s, but I have to disagree- man this camera rocks.

    This picture below was intentionally out of focus and under exposed

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Nice pictures, Chris. Is that first picture of Mandalay Bay? I really love that picture, its ashame you couldnt move back a bit to get the top of the structure in the picture!

    I am guessing you are very pleased with your upgrade? How easy is it to use compared to the D70s?

    "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."-2Pac

    A bunch of Nikon stuff!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    City of Lights, City of Casinos, City of Sin -- Must be Las Vegas!
    Quote Originally Posted by jcon View Post
    Nice pictures, Chris. Is that first picture of Mandalay Bay?
    That's Wynn Resort across from Fashion Show Mall.

    Nice pics Chris.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    California, Mother Lode Country.
    I don't know if I should be jealous because you got a d200 or because your in Vegas.

    Nice shots.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Washington State
    The first two are really nice pictures, the second one being my favorite because of the extra long exposure to blur the people walking in front of you. I was going to note that the last picture is out of focus, but since it is intentional then it is also a good shot. I always love those long exposures with car lights, gives a good sense of motion.
    Nikon D300
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Delfgauw, The Netherlands
    Very nice shots, Chris. That D200 really produces some high quality images in your hands.

    I really like that last shot. The intentional misfocussing is a great effect. I'll definitly give that technique a try some day. I find that big blown out screen a bit distracting though, perhaps you could try to clone that away.
    Nikon D-50
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    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

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  7. #7
    echorec Guest
    Great pics! May I ask which lens you used on the second picture? Thanks.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Portland, OR
    Thanks for the feedback. I was using my Sigma 24-70 for these shots, and I wanted to back up more but then I would have gotten some lamp lights in the picture. Yeah,Vegas is definatley a great place to practice your night time photography. Just a word of caution: if you start taking pictures and have a camera that looks expensive, if security sees you they will ask you to stop taking pictures on their property, even though tons of tourists walk by and snap a picture on their little point and shoot digital cameras- what a joke. On this particular night, TNB and a friend of his joined me and we had a lot of fun taking pictures of the Stardust, as they will be knocking it down soon, and yes, we where chased off by at least 2 security guards that night!

    Here is a shot of the upper half of the Wynn

    Last edited by Esoterra; 11-02-2006 at 07:28 PM.

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