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My first outing with my 'new' 17-35 and geared head with D600.

four eighty sparky

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four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Sun 05-May-13 09:26 PM

It was a couple weeks ago, but I finally got my Nikkor 17-35 2.8D back from the shop (it was sick.... half the innards were replaced), and had just gotten my new Manfrotto 410 geared head. So I was itchin' to get out and give both of 'em a test drive with my D600.

I headed to where I knew I would be able to give the lens a real test.... the state capitol. There's an impressive rotunda and dome right in the middle, and I thought that would be the perfect place to put the lens, my D600, and the geared head to a test.

My results:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Photography/DomeHDR2775_post.jpg

This is a 5-frame HDR looking straight up at the center of the dome. The only thing I didn't like about the 410 geared head is I needed to reverse the QR plate 180° in order to get the camera to 'look up' more than 30°. Oh well, I still like it, especially for macro work!




To give you an idea of the lens' abilities, here's a couple crops (lens is at 17mm):


Center:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Photography/DomeHDRCrop.jpg



Corner:

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc172/480sparky/Photography/DomeHDR2775cropcorner.jpg

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