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Subject:First D90 Shots
Time:12:52 am
I took the Nikon D90 and my big Tamron 28-300mm f3.5-6.3 macro zoom to the park. Weather wasn't very nice (very grey) so I concentrated on textures etc. and the usual suspects e.g. the Albert Memorial. My aims here were first to check out the camera, and second to evaluate the lens, which I've owned for 10-11 years and tend to use fairly uncritically. I'm pretty pleased with the camera, the lens is not as good as I'd hoped, but about what I expected - in particular, it's fairly obviously at its best around 50-100mm, with the range either side of that not as good, and 200-300mm not wonderful. Again, I suspect that I'd get better results in brighter conditions. Given that it's about 15 years old I don't find that too surprising. At some point I need to look at replacing it, but for most of my purposes it's good enough - although I find the "all in one" type of lens useful, what I'm thinking about is getting something with a more restricted range but hopefully better performance. If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate them.

Album here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/150868539@N02/sets/72157685940258420/

What I really ought to do is a similar shoot with the 35mm Nikkor and my 18-55 Nikkor, and see how they compare.

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robertprior
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Time:2017-09-09 12:56 pm (UTC)
I really like Nikon's 105mm Micro (ie. macro) lens. Sharp, VR works, makes a nice portrait lens as well. Also decent for tamer wildlife.

I suspect the superzooms may disappoint you — you pay for the increased range in sharpness, which becomes increasingly evident the better your camera is.

Here's a couple of shots with Nikon's 70-200:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/etherflyer/9626738885/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/etherflyer/9630068750/
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ffutures
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Time:2017-09-10 10:54 am (UTC)
That's very good - what I'm considering at the moment is something that covers say 18-100 (18-55 is a bit too limited) with a good macro capability, plus something like a 70-200 or 100-300 for longer ranges. The pictures from your 70-200 look pretty good. But there's no urgency given that 99% of my photos at the moment are for web use, eBay listings etc.
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