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Re: [Killietalk] Phish Photography, again.
PS. The best sensors seem to be in the interchangeable-lens DSLRs, but I
still don't buy into their pitch. Lenses optimized for a full 35 mm frame
are way below optimum for the smaller central image for a 2/3" sensor. A
fixed, purpose-designed, short-range zoom still makes the most sense to
me, and eliminates the dust and cleaning problems.
I have a real difficult time with this Wright, Now that I have
been using my Nikon D100 (digital SLR) for just about two years, and have
pushed every lens I own in front of the sensor.......... I cannot believe
that any zoom fixed lens is going to come close to using Macro lenses at f
stops smaller than 8 for macro photography. I change lenses all the time
and shoot a great many images under all condition, I have not seen a dust
problem, Sent the camera for an annual cleaning and everything was
fine. I'll tell you what is different, I had a lens, that had a small
speck inside the lens itself, probably an internal finish flake ... I
used the lens on my regular bodies for years and never notice, on a digital
I kept seeing a cloudy spot on every image in the same location .. the
digital sensor picked up the dust as it read through the
lens............. I had to have the lens opened and cleaned .. Never
showed up on any non digital image.
I know that the lens not made specifically for digital have some
problems wide open, and that the 1.5 factor bothers some people who love
wide angle, but for fish, there is nothing better than a 105mm lens acting
like a 150mm ... still 1:1 reproduction capability and increased distance
from subject.. I just love it. ! - I now have a 300mm macro lens capable
of 1:1 .. Now that's an amazing lens
If you look at the Pro's at any sporting event today....99% of
them are shooting digital SLR's with BIG lenses from their film bodies on
them............ they make a living on their ability to capture quality
images and have all just about completely converted to digital.
Now don't get me wrong, I still love color slides, the definition
and quality is still fantastic, and the ability to scan them at extremely
high resolution makes them more versatile. But I "gotta tell you" a 6
megapixel image in tif format is one hell of a image size, and at ISO below
400 makes for some amazing reproduction.
Scituate, Rhode Island
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