Finally pulled the DSLR trigger!

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Jack Murphy, May 20, 2009.

  1. Jack Murphy Member

    Posts: 200
    East Wenatchee, WA
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    I ordered a D90 (body only) today from Adorama. I have a film N70 that I purchased a 28-200D Nikon lens for years ago. Not sure if that lens will take sharp pics or not on the DX CMOS.

    Next lens will be the Nikon 50mm 1.4 or 1.8.

    Wife needs to buy me the 70-200mm 2.8 VR!!!

    Any D90 owners with tips or tricks out there to share would be appreciated.

    P.S. My usual online retailer (B&H) has been out of the bodies for a while.
  2. KerryS Ignored Member

    Posts: 6,681
    Sedro Woolley, WA, USA.
    Ratings: +1,729 / 0
    I have been wanting to buy that camera since it came to market but I can't quite let go of the money. I am jealous. You will have to post up some pics from your new camera when you get a chance.
  3. Jack Murphy Member

    Posts: 200
    East Wenatchee, WA
    Ratings: +0 / 0

    I have know I was getting this camera since December, but I could not pull the trigger. Finally, today I thought why I am I waiting any longer. BAM!

    As soon as the camera gets here I will post some pics. I am really excited about the high ISO quality in this camera. Plus, there are a ton of older AIS lenses that will work on this camera that re very affordable on fleabay.

    LET GO-it feels great to know it's on the way!
  4. Josh dead in the water

    Posts: 2,932
    NW Washington
    Ratings: +495 / 2
    You should be fine for a couple of reasons.

    1. While that isn't the greatest lens (super zooms rarely are) the DX sensor is going to use the center of the image, which is typically the best/sharpest on any lens. Corners are hard to get sharp.

    2. "Sharp enough" is largely a function of "intended use". If you are trying to sell images to Nat Geo or to make huge enlargements for galleries, then yes, you aren't going to be using super-zoom lenses. But if you are just posting to Flickr or printing 4x6/5x7/8x10's for your friends/family, you will find the "sharp enough" bar to be a bit lower.

    (info removed)
  5. Chris Scoones Administrator

    Posts: 3,580
    North Bend
    Ratings: +295 / 0
    Josh, this photography sub-forum is not your opportunity to spam on every other thread.
  6. tahuyamg tahuyamg

    Posts: 227
    not sure
    Ratings: +8 / 0
    I'm drooling, D90 my dream camera! Sounds like a lot of fun- hopefully you'll still find some time to fish.
  7. Randall Dee Castaway

    Posts: 372
    Cascadia
    Ratings: +16 / 0
    I'm jealous too. I'd settle for a D60 or even a D40. I use to shoot a lot film back 20 plus years ago. I've really been wanting to get back into it. I have tons of old slides and I was reading recently about an Ebson scanner that does a decent job of converting slides to digital and it was only about $100. Good luck with the new camera!
  8. Jack Murphy Member

    Posts: 200
    East Wenatchee, WA
    Ratings: +0 / 0
    OK. Here's the first pics. Late evening/night game (game started at 7:45) for my son's baseball team, not exactly an ideal lighting situation to break in a new camera.

    First pic is at ISO 200, 28-200 3.5-4.6D @ 200mm in pretty good light.

    [IMG]


    2nd pic is at ISO 1000, 28-200 @ 200mm. The light is very dim and the sun has already gone down.

    [IMG]

    Surprised by what I feel is INCREDIBLE performance at ISO 1000. On my point and shoot anything over ISO 600 looks filthy.


    BTW I need to work on my backgrounds...calfasaurus in the second pick kinf of takes away from the image.
  9. zimmjas New Member

    Posts: 5
    Newport, RI
    Ratings: +0 / 0