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Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies
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  CAMERAS USED IN THIS GALLERY   

Nikon D100


SPECIFICATIONS: 6.1 effective megapixels rendering 3,008 x 2,000-pixel images
Compact and lightweight (weighs approx. 700g/24.7 oz.)
Low-noise CCD sensor
3D Digital Matrix Image Control for precise exposure control, adaptive auto white balance and optimal color accuracy
High-performance built-in Speedlight with D-TTL flash control
Three color modes offered for different workflow environments
Five-Area Autofocus with Dynamic AF operation
High-speed image processing provided by new one-chip system LSI
Top shutter speed of 1/4,000 sec. and flash sync speed up to 1/180 sec.
Plug-and-play USB 1.1 interface for quick computer connection
On-Demand Grid Lines can be displayable in viewfinder
Custom Settings can be selectable in the LCD monitor
Compatible with CompactFlash cards Type I and Type II including 512 MB / 1 GB IBM MicroDrive
Nikon View 5.1 software (supplied) enables easy transfer and viewing of images on your computer also includes rudimentary RAW file manipulation and conversion
Optional Nikon Capture 3 software for excellent image management and remote operation
Optional Multi Function Battery Pack MB-D100 accepts six 1.5V LR6 (AA-size alkaline) batteries or one or two Li-Ion batteries for extended shooting capability. Features voice memo recording/playback function, vertical shutter release button, Command and Sub Command Dials, AF start button and a 10-pin remote terminal




  LENSES USED IN THIS GALLERY   

Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5


SPECIFICATIONS: Lens Construction: 11 elements in 8 groups (1 ED)
Picture Angle: 100 -62 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.1 ft.
Maximum Reproduction Ratio (Macro Setting): 1:6.7
Filter Size: 77mm
Dimensions (diameter x length - in.): 3.2 x 3.3 in.
Weight (oz.): 13 oz.
Nikon Lens Hood: HB-23

A few random photos (from gallery 'Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies' Taken with this lens (click thumbs for bigger versions):

Nikkor 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5 G


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Focal Length: 24-85mm

  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-4.5

  • Lens Construction: 15 Elements in 12 groups

  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1.2 feet

  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1/4.7

  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 7 blades

  • Aperture: f/3.5-f/22

  • Filter Attachment Size: 67mm

  • Hood : Flower Shaped HB-28

  • Dimensions: Approx. 2.9 x 2.9 in.

  • Weight: Approx. 14.3 oz



A few random photos (from gallery 'Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies' Taken with this lens (click thumbs for bigger versions):

Nikkor 80-400mm VR


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Lens Construction: 17 elements in 11 groups (3 ED)

  • Picture Angle: 30-6 degrees

  • Minimum Focus Distance: 7.5 ft.

  • Maximum Reproduction Ratio (Macro Setting): 1:4.8

  • Attachment/ Filter Size: 77mm

  • Dimensions (diameter x length - in.): 3.6 x 6.7 in.

  • Weight (oz.): 47 oz.

  • Nikon Lens Hood: HB-24



This is the first Nikkor lens that equipped with VR (Vibration Reduction) technology.

The VR works wonderfully.

Pros:

  • Nice range: 80-400mm

  • VR, and it works

  • Not too heavy



  • Cons:

  • AF is slow! I wish it has AF-S

  • Slow lens too, F/4.5-5.6. This used to be not a problem to me, when I don't have any pro quality lenses. Now as I have more and more F/2.8 glasses, I am sick on this.

  • Optical quality is average, especially on the long side (focal length beyond 300mm).

  • Pricy. I think Nikon charged a premium on this lens for being the first lens in their lenses line-up that comes with VR. However, compares to the other VR lenses and also its IS counterpart from Canon camp, it is too expensive.

  • Tripod collar is shaky, so I ended up replacing it with a dedicated tripod collar from Kirk Photo. The NC80-400 works wonderfully, it also gives more stable and comfortable support when handholding the lens. But this does not come with a cost -- now I can't reverse the lens hood when I store the lens in my cama


    Overall, I will rate this lens to 3.5-4 stars.


    To see more thoughtout and scientific reviews on this lens, follow the following links:
    Review by Bjrn Rrslett.


    Review by Thom Hogan.

    A few random photos (from gallery 'Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies' Taken with this lens (click thumbs for bigger versions):



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