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"RE: D5000 on vacation"

Ramesses Registered since 29th Mar 2007
Sun 27-Sep-09 07:04 PM | edited Mon 28-Sep-09 01:57 AM by Ramesses

Hi Tom:

Well, I did sell the D300 and got the D5000 + the AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 lens. I wrote in My Blog the more detailed reasons for it.

It became a very hard decision, because the reaction of people, in my local dealer, that thought the I was either mad or a moron for trading the D300 for the D5000. However, I’m very happy with the D5000, which exceeded my expectations. One thing about the camera is that it has a tendency to underexpose the images when shooting backlit or high contrast photos. I have only used the camera in “Aperture Priority” mode. Today, I’m taking the D5000 and the Nikon DX 35mm f/1.8 to the Redondo Beach Pier. I will use more the “Scene Modes.” However, it is very simple to recover the shadows. The D40, on the other hand, had a tendency to overexpose, which made it almost impossible to recover the clipped highlights.

I believe that it is a question of taste. I love darker photos. Therefore, the D5000 is better for me than the D40, in that respect. I was surprised how clean the camera is in interiors shots. I think it is cleaner than the D300.

The following link is to the first photos I took with the D5000 and the 16-85 VR, in Downtown Los Angeles, yesterday. I went there at the wrong time. They had the Red Bull Box Car Rally and it was a sea of humanity. Forget about street photos – just concentrated in architecture and shooting up The other problem was that they had a lot of the streets blocked to traffic. In other words, road signs, utility trucks, and security people everywhere. These things ruined any possibility of getting good street photos.

My first photos with the D5000: http://www.hektorsphotos.com/Souther-California/Los-Angeles/LAC-The-Historic-Core/9771783_Vm7DA/1/662491632_eMiWE

Best Regards,


A Nikonian in Kemet

My Blog: Hektors Blog
My Photo Album: Hektors Photos

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