New Lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bld44, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. bld44 macrumors 6502

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    My wallet officially hates me. My new Nikon 18-200mm VR came in today. This thing is amazing.

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  2. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    Get that thing off Auto!!!!

    Congrats on the lens, post some pictures.
     
  3. checkflag macrumors member

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    nice lens.. and to 2nd poster.. whats wrong with auto-focus??
     
  4. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    I think he means get the D40 off of "Auto" exposure mode and use something more "photographic", i.e., M or A (Aperture priority).

    Anyway... gorgeous lens, and looks good on the D40. I think it would look even better on my D40x though... donations?
     
  5. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    I have a D40x with 18-200, the lens is amazing, im swamped with uni work at the moment but try every opportunity i get to go out and use it! happy snapping!
     
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Wow, I didn't realize how small the D40 is! I have the 18-200mm (LOVE it!), and use it on my D70. I know the photo's perspective might be a bit misleading, but it looks like your D40 is 50% smaller than my D70!

    If I can find my other camera, I'll post a picture for comparison.

    You will LOVE that lens!!
     
  7. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    I can't stand the "Auto" mode on cameras... even when I'm really, really lazy I'll put it on P (auto aperture and speed)... usually set to A or S (aperture or shutter priority, respectively)

    I think it's an insult to the DSLR's pro background to use one of the sports/portrait/landscape modes
     
  8. bld44 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have really had good experience with the auto mode for casual stuff. When I'm done when the camera out of habit I seem to always put it back onto the green auto dial. Not really sure why, I guess I'm a little obsessive compulsive, and its nice incase somebody else in the house wants to use it and doesn't have to worry about it being in a manual or semi-manual mode.

    I have yet to figure out the P mode, I seem to always get an over-exposed image (of people) even if I adjust the exposure compensation.

    As for a status update, so far the lens has been excellent. I haven't got much use yet as it has been raining here a lot lately. Much heavier than I would have expected, but I really love the M/A focus mode and the lens is very well designed. Much more convenient than always switching lenses, so I'm glad I got it. Now if I could just get my eyes off of a micro 105mm VR...:rolleyes:
     
  9. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Looking forward to a few postings of images from that baby...:)
     
  10. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Its mine first!

    That's the logic behind getting my wife a D40, now I can get the lens as a gift for her ;)
     
  11. Qianlong macrumors regular

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    nice lens, I want one too for my d70s.

    Nothing wrong with auto settings I guess. let the camera work for you :)

    It's like driving a car with an automatic gearbox, or should we change to stick to be pro drivers?
     
  12. stcanard macrumors 65816

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    Depends on who you ask ;)
     

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