D2X at NASA KSC

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Michael T. Jones Regular Member • Posts: 276
D2X at NASA KSC

The D2X is sweet.

Thanks to Nikon and (Palo Alto's) Keeble & Schuchat, mine arrived in time for last week's trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to photograph the roll out of space shuttle Discovery from the VAB to the launch pad. Tiny web-sized images do not do the camera justice, but the 11"x17" prints that I have here are testament to the great capability of the camera to record detail in scenes requiring variously: high dynamic range and long exposures at low light levels. Here are a few examples:

Obviously with a subject moving at one mile per hour the autofocus and high FPS features were not taxed. In fact, all of these were manual focus and spot meter exposures, so all that is really demonstrated is the resolution and noise of the sensor. That said, I am still in awe of the camera and expect to "grown into it" for years to come.

Michael

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