Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

The Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro lens has been a real pleasant surprise to me lately.  I've been using it on the Nikon D600 which I bought this last December and have found it to be an exceptional pairing....after I adjusted the AF (Auto Focus) fine tune to -20.  Before getting the D600 I used it on the D7000 and found autofocus to be hit/miss, and more miss than hit....despite having the AF fine tune adjusted to -19 on that camera.  Note:  I use LensAlign Mkll for calibrating and then shoot real world photos for verification, so these adjustments were not mere guesses. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Looking for Opportunities

View out of my hotel window
My job takes me to the Detroit, Mi area quite a bit.  Most of the time I travel in the morning and begin working as soon as I get there.  Sometimes I can quit at 5pm but most times it's later - a lot later.  Now that Spring/Summer is approaching maybe there'll still be light out when I quit for the day.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Black and White

Don't have much to say this time around so thought I'd post some B&W photo's to show something a little different.  Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nikon's 300mm f/4 sans VR

Nikon D7000 w/300mm f/4 mounted on the Induro CT214 tripod

With springtime here it's been enjoyable to see all the critters come out again.  Birds at the feeder, squirrels running through the yard, robins looking for insects, hawks flying overhead, etc.  To help capture some of these moments I purchased the Nikon 300mm f4 last year.  It was the most affordable and best telephoto lens I could find that didn't cost $5K +.  Mounted on my D7000 it is equivalent to 450mm focal length.