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mfaccone

Bend, US
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mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Fri 01-May-09 04:33 AM | edited Fri 01-May-09 04:50 AM by mfaccone

Took the D5000 out for some quick test shots this evening.
Played around with some scenes but always went back to shutter or aperture priority.
Fun little camera.


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EXIF Info
Device: Nikon d5000
Lens: VR 18-200 F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 18mm
Focus Mode: AF-A
AF-Area Mode: Single
Aperture: F/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: Auto (ISO 200)
IQ: Compressed RAW (12 bit)

What do you think?
Attachment #1, (jpg file)

Mark

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adcam

Portland, US
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#1. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

adcam Gold Member Nikonian since 31st Dec 2007
Sat 02-May-09 12:40 AM

Nice sunset picture!

edac

US
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#2. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

edac Registered since 18th Jan 2007
Sun 03-May-09 08:19 AM | edited Sun 03-May-09 08:21 AM by edac

Very nice! Looks good to me. I am assuming you like the camera, what camera did you have before, and how do you like the D5000 compared to the other so far?

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yelcab

San carlos, US
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#3. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 2

yelcab Registered since 30th Nov 2006
Sun 03-May-09 04:04 PM

Nice colorful sunset with distracting foreground and very little detail in the sky leading to a bland composition. But, very good sharpness for a camera.

mfaccone

Bend, US
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#4. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 2

mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Mon 04-May-09 02:03 AM | edited Mon 04-May-09 05:34 AM by mfaccone

I was just testing the camera out..
I have owned a D300 for over a year and had a D40 up until a few weeks ago.
I was just curious as to the comparison between the D300 sensor and this one, so the shop let me compare.
I see little difference between the two except that the D300 is a lot more configurable. The picture quality is about the same though.
I do like this camera... although I am not going to get rid of the D300 any time soon.
But if I were in the market for another camera... I'd choose this one. Fun, lightweight, same sensor as D90.. 400.00 less.

Mark

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mfaccone

Bend, US
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#5. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 3

mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Mon 04-May-09 02:05 AM

It was a quick composition... hand held as I only had a few min. with the camera to compare with my D300. Took only one shot.. as I didn't want to add many shutter clicks on the store demo.

Mark

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yelcab

San carlos, US
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#6. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 4

yelcab Registered since 30th Nov 2006
Mon 04-May-09 11:30 AM

Does it have auto CA correction like the D300?

mfaccone

Bend, US
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#7. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 6

mfaccone Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Apr 2008
Mon 04-May-09 04:22 PM

I believe it has the same ability as the D300. I don't have the camera in my hands at the moment. Personally, I never thought it worked that well even in my D300. There isn't any mention of it in the D300 manual so I would assume there isn't any mention of it in the d5000 manual either. It might take care of some lateral chromatic aberration but that's about it. I personally haven't noticed one way or the other to tell you the truth.
It does have an Auto Distortion Control which helps in reducing pin cushion and barrel distortion on G and D type lenses. Basically will do what DXO does, only in camera if you choose that option.

Mark

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for27

US
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#8. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

for27 Registered since 13th May 2009
Sun 24-May-09 02:53 PM


I did the same thing. Got my new D5000 out and caught this image overlooking Cape Cod bay looking west towards the Cape Cod Canal.
I am a rank amateur so I'm sure there is plenty wrong with the pic but I'm ready to learn.
BTW, love the camera!
Bob

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jjsifo

San Juan, US
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#9. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

jjsifo Registered since 01st Jun 2008
Sun 24-May-09 08:42 PM

Very NICE!! the shot is great , but what gets to me is I think I underestimated that lens, and have been ignoring it for a good while, other than that, nice image, good for you. ,jjsifo

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vbxt

US
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#10. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 9

vbxt Registered since 02nd Jun 2009
Wed 03-Jun-09 02:33 PM | edited Wed 03-Jun-09 02:44 PM by vbxt

Hi,

I'm new and I can't embed photos, but here a few shots a took with my new D5000 and Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OS HSM. You'll find two sunset photos.

I cropped a few of these, but I added no post processing. These are straight from the camera.

Mark

link: http://picasaweb.google.com/Mark.Moulton/Pictures?feat=directlink

Larry E30

US
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#11. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 10

Larry E30 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 27th May 2009
Fri 05-Jun-09 06:41 PM

Hi,Larry here ; nice short set.Impressive!.Like that dog shot.Crane (at left)in flight.And sunset w/man piloting boat just where he is to the right of sun on water - bet ya can do an awesome crop of that ! AND WOW WHAT COLOR STRAIGHT FROM THE D5000 !!! - on those sunset shots.I have my D5000w/2VR lenses three days.Check the other Larry E-30 posts to see two shots I posted W/D5000.

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Larry E30

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#12. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

Larry E30 Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 27th May 2009
Fri 05-Jun-09 07:06 PM

Hi,Larry E-30 here;I think the test sunset is impressive,especially that there is light and detail ON THE SAND (that it didn't come black),and I think (I would) crop (some) off the top.I'm giving myself more freedom to use many controls/modes.!...and I'm liking it!!But I (too) keep going back to P or S ...and dept is SO SHALLOW gotta go back to A too.But A is reversed from P and S (in adj.wheel - to change settings).I like pushing the wheel to the right to bring down the appiture to f/22 way (IN ANY MODE I'M IN).I have been an A shooter from P+S cameras - I needed to come to faster shutter speeds ... now w/SLRs I need more DOF. The D5000 seems like a pritty good camera.And my kit came with two Nikon school DVD's!!!AND THEY WERE BOTH GOOD.Got mine in Costco.

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vbxt

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#13. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 11

vbxt Registered since 02nd Jun 2009
Fri 05-Jun-09 09:17 PM

Thanks Larry,

Those are my favorite shots too! It was just my second day with my D5000.

Mark

vbxt

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#14. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 11

vbxt Registered since 02nd Jun 2009
Fri 05-Jun-09 09:38 PM

Thanks Larry,

Those are my favorite shots too! It was just my second day with my D5000.

Mark

vbxt

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#15. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 10

vbxt Registered since 02nd Jun 2009
Fri 05-Jun-09 11:03 PM

New link for Picasa online:

http://picasaweb.google.com/vbxt00/NikonD5000?feat=directlink

slothead

Frederick, US
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#16. "RE: Sunset shot from D5000" | In response to Reply # 0

slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009
Sun 16-Aug-09 12:31 AM

That is really a good shot Mark. The last good sunset I snapped was in Key West a year ago and I was Nikon-less at that time (but the shot was still good - I'll have to upload it to my gallery).

Tom
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