Archive for the ‘perama’ Category

Trying out Photomatix & Lightroom 6, using 5 bracketed exposures with my D7200 on the fly handheld. I got the bug. Now I will have a tripod and start trying a few things.

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25th of March 2017, Greek Independence Day, Perama.

I decided to use my old Sigma AF Zoom Master 35-70mm reviewed in the past with D3200. I am quite Happy again with the results,  a reliable little lens that I had bought for a mere 11Euro.Nothing too bad to complain but to be fair it was also a glorious sunny day, Enjoy and feel free to comment.

Some shots from an old Canon EOS 300d using a Canon 38-135mm

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Not So bad, I would say.

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Perama Docks D7200 & Nikon 35mm 1.8G DX

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Man at work, Perama Port

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Blue sky, Red Ship, Orange Man

Nikon D7200 and Nikon 18-55mm VR

Perama, Greece

Until recently I was a proud owner of a Nikon D3200 an entry DSLR and an Olympus E-PL5 a mirror-less handy backup camera. I was extremely happy with my D3200 solid built and generally great value for money, but I wasn’t happy how it coped with low light situations and its video performance was just good in challenging situations. (in my eyes). As for the E-PL5 was very handy in terms of size-portability, stealth etc. Photo quality good and video a bit better than the D3200. I was finding myself not using as frequent the E-PL5  as time passed. Also I wanted to make a step forward with my gear and focus on one brand (Nikon in my Case) and later invest a bit more money in good brand lenses.

So it was time for liquidation… there goes the D3200 and the E-PL5 and with the help of a good friend of mine Fotographer Kostas Nousis, I managed to get my hands on a brand new D7200 at a great price.

D7200 SPECS PIC

Why did I choose D7200?? Well…

First of all it houses a EXPEED 4 processor, WiFi & NFC included as well as much improved buffer to hold more images before you have to wait for the files to write to the memory card. Also Rugged, weather-sealed body. Great ergonomics and loads of controls. Accurate optical viewfinder. Excellent image quality. Decent burst speed. Swift auto-focus. Superb battery life. Twin cards with ability to backup which adds safety to your photo shoots.

What the improvements really mean is that you’ll be able to take 3x the number of photos (compared to the D7100) before you are waiting on the camera to finish writing, and you’ll be able to use much higher ISO’s with acceptable performance. How high is subjective and need to be seen in action.

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Check Detailed specifications from Ken Rockwell site.

Back to my case , last Friday afternoon I knew it had arrived to my friend and I was to receive it next Saturday morning….. I tell you it was an uneasy night.

When I got the box with the body in my hands nothing could stop me not even the cold that I had the last days. A few minutes charging the battery, attached the kit lens I had from my D3200, 18-55mm VR and 10 minutes later I had my first shots in my hands.

It not a proper test, its not even close to some quality photos from myself. But…. i was so excited that i wanted to share something from the Day One of what I hope to be a long relationship. Enough words here are some shots.

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You Can See more in my Flickr Album D7200 Day One.

 

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