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#1 LightMeter

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

On my last 2 outings I've taken the D40 and D5300. For the pinhole photowalk, the D5300 had a pinhole body cap on and the D40 had the 50 1.8G. For the railfan trip to Flatonia Texas yesterday, the D5300 was for video and the D40 for stills. Here's some from the photowalk.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:36 PM

And a few from the railfan trip.

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Still shooting DX digital and don't plan on going full frame.

 

D7100,  red D5300, IR converted D300,  D40,  F2 eye level, F2AS serviced by Sover Wong, N2000, N6000, N90s, Nikomat FTN,


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:03 PM

I'm probably showing my age here, but as far as I'm concerned, the D70, D50 and D40 were excellent picture taking machines.  I got better ISO-1600 images out of my D70 than I ever did out of the D2x I was using for a while, and when I go back an look, the D70 images I took were some of my faves.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:24 PM

Agree a good photographer will always be able to get good images from a camera and the D50, 40, 60 and 70 are still capable of taking excellent images.

 

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    Right Jazz! :D

Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:26 PM

Good catch three fallen flags in a row Grand Trunk, Conrail(well technically they are still around they control a few miles of track in a shared assest agreement with NS and CXS) and Souther Pacific.

 

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Nikon 1 stuff: Nikon V1, Nikkor 10mm f2.8 pancake w/HN-N101 & HC-N101, Nikkor 10-30mm f3.5-5.6 w/HB-N101 Aspherical VR,, Nikkor 18.5mm f1.8 w/HB-N104, Nikon 1 FT-1, SB-N5 w/Polaroid Diffuser .

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Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D, Nikkor 18-35 f3.5-4.5 AF-D ED.

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

Sigma 24-70 f2.8 EX DG HSM, Tamron's SP 70-200 f2.8 LD Di IF/Macro BIM, Kenko Pro 300 1.4 TC DGX, Tokina 100 f2.8D Macro At-X.

Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

Wonderful series, Bill!

 

Coulden't agree more with you regarding the "classic" Nikon series. Woulden't dream of parting with my trustworthy D50...

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 01:03 PM

Hi Bill,

 

Glad to see that you are still putting your D40 to good use, as shown by those great images.

 

The D40 was and is a great way to get to know DSLRs.  I bought a D40X and got some good use out of it for the year that I had it.  When my requirements changed, I sold it to a friend (also named Bill  :P ).  Nine years later, he is still enjoying it.  :)


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Posted Today, 04:46 AM

I just need to get a 2nd battery for it. The original battery doesn't hold a charge that good.


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Still shooting DX digital and don't plan on going full frame.

 

D7100,  red D5300, IR converted D300,  D40,  F2 eye level, F2AS serviced by Sover Wong, N2000, N6000, N90s, Nikomat FTN,





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