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Very interesting post nuclearjock. I belong to an online forum where he shared his blog post and there's been an ongoing discussion about it. Your sample definitely is sharp even at 1/13. He said that his tests were non-scientific and just done as fairly as he could manage given the circumstances. He had the lens for 3 days only and used it for a wedding.

I agree that the current 70-200 is still a superb lens, and Cliff even says that as well.

Edit: I wanted to mention also that I've met Cliff, took his workshop even, he's a straight up guy. He wouldn't BS around.
Edited by Quantum Man - 10/15/09 at 3:55pm
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I know why people pay a lot for flashes that can take 8 AAs, 2 FX bodies with fast UWA and fast standard zoom. D60 with 18-55 and SB-600 cannot take good photos of kids running around inside, the SB-600 doesn't recharge fast enough to beat the D60's 3fps and the focus is really slow - never used it in such a difficult condition before. It might have something to do with trying to focus on dark hair indoors though, can someone with a lens that has fast AF test if their lens can focus on dark hair indoors please? I would like to know some results because my lens would start hunting if the AF point was set on dark hair.

Thank god it was a family thing so they won't have such high expectations
    
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I know why people pay a lot for flashes that can take 8 AAs, 2 FX bodies with fast UWA and fast standard zoom. D60 with 18-55 and SB-600 cannot take good photos of kids running around inside, the SB-600 doesn't recharge fast enough to beat the D60's 3fps and the focus is really slow - never used it in such a difficult condition before. It might have something to do with trying to focus on dark hair indoors though, can someone with a lens that has fast AF test if their lens can focus on dark hair indoors please? I would like to know some results because my lens would start hunting if the AF point was set on dark hair.

Thank god it was a family thing so they won't have such high expectations
What AF mode were you shooting in? AF-S or AF-C? The AF assist beam coming from your SB-600 can focus on anything even in complete darkness. But you have to be in AF-S mode in order to have it work. And it has to be enabled on your flash as well, a setting in the menu. Also certain focus points in your viewfinder might not trigger the AF assist beam so to be safe just use the center point.
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What AF mode were you shooting in? AF-S or AF-C? The AF assist beam coming from your SB-600 can focus on anything even in complete darkness. But you have to be in AF-S mode in order to have it work. And it has to be enabled on your flash as well, a setting in the menu. Also certain focus points in your viewfinder might not trigger the AF assist beam so to be safe just use the center point.
Hm that might explain why it doesn't work... AF-C it was, kids don't seem to like running parallel to the guy holding a camera.

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Even though I shoot Canon now I used to shoot Nikon so I'm glad that I've swung both ways so to speak. In my line of work I will often work with other photographers who shoot Nikon, so it definitely helps to know the gear.
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Hm that might explain why it doesn't work... AF-C it was, kids don't seem to like running parallel to the guy holding a camera.

I didn't know that, rep muffins to you sir.
The AF-C on the D60 is quite slow. It's faster on my D1H with the same lens.

You can refocus with the half shutter press faster than the D60 can in AF-C.


I went into the store to try out the D300S. I'm in love I'm filling out the paperwork right now My wallet is going to hate me.
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w00t! But your new camera will love you!
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w00t! But your new camera will love you!
I hope so

I took some pictures and video while there. The video looks hella nice. The lack of Auto focus while in video and the lack of being able to use the viewfinder make it kind of hard to use for anything that would move in and out of focus. I have a clip if anyone wants to see it, it's about 70MB in size though.

This is of the ISO test, 6400/3200/1600, at 100% crop. The black and gray are pretty meh, but the color noise is very low even at 6400. Usable prints at 6400 and 1/3 or 1/4 crop look fine!



Here is a 1280(H) crop of the 12.3MP original at 6400ISO.

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that 6400 looks cleaner then my D70s at 800
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The AF-C on the D60 is quite slow. It's faster on my D1H with the same lens.

You can refocus with the half shutter press faster than the D60 can in AF-C.


I went into the store to try out the D300S. I'm in love I'm filling out the paperwork right now My wallet is going to hate me.
So did you like it???

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