Some D80 shots of today

hanasand

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Got my Nikon D80 three days ago but it's been pouring down so I haven't
had the chance to really test it yet. But today the weather was nice to me
so I went out to take some shots.

Used my Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 for these:



Used my SB-800 blitz to even out the foreground and the sky. Some Photoshop to make the sky even more dramatic.



A Sailboat preparing for a race.



Just a minor tiltshift test.



Once again I've tested my SB-800, this time using an umbrella to bounce the blitz off for soft light.
 

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Great pictures...except for the last one, that is downright scary, sir. :lol:

What, if I may ask, is tiltshift?
 

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Tilt-shift is basically when you generate such an accurate d.o.f (depth of field) that the image-objects
appear to be a lot smaller than they actually are. But I didn't go crazy-bongo like many people
tend to do when they attempt tilt-shift.
 

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Yeah...I'm a big fan of tiltshift :) I use it quite a bit now with my portrait lense. Gotta love f1.8 :p
 

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Looks brilliant.

I'm upset at the switch from CF to SD memory though. :(
 

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hanasand said:
Tilt-shift is basically when you generate such an accurate d.o.f (depth of field) that the image-objects
appear to be a lot smaller than they actually are. But I didn't go crazy-bongo like many people
tend to do when they attempt tilt-shift.
Tilt-shift photography is an artistic technique where the lens is tilted and shifted relative to the attached camera. Traditionally, the two are connected by a bellows. When tilt is applied, the film or image sensor is not at a right angle to the optical axis of the lens, causing a gradient of focus.

So, are you using one of these in Nikon flavour, or photoshopping?

 

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A lense baby does a similar thing :) Keep meaning to get one cause thay aren't that expensive. Not as acurate as one of those.

I too, was dissapointed to see the move the SD. CF is very well proven, fast and near on indestructable. I've had a fair few problems with SD in my compact camera. Often get corrupt images and it aint fast. Perhaps the tech has improved a bit though.
 

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I've got a Sandisk Extreme III 1gb card so it's plenty fast and should be reliable.

About the tilt-shift thing it was all photoshop. Seems like I was misunderstood there 8)
 

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Still only half the speed of the fastest CF cards though ;)
 

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Well, it can handle the 3 shots per seconds at 10.2mp that my camera can manage
so it isn't really a problem for me. And, I'm not into sport-photography. I guess they
had to go over to sD to be able to maintain the size of the camera as small as it is.
 

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The first one has too intense red for my liking ( and as far as i know it's camera's internal algorithms which brighten reds on nearly every photo ). But overall it's nice.
 
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