D7000 Tokina 11-16 Rome

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John_I
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D7000 Tokina 11-16 Rome
Jun 5, 2011

I have been to Italy twice in last month, Amalfi Coast ... and just now back from Rome.

Could not have survived, photographically speaking, without the D7000 and the Tokina 11-16. Wide vistas, narrow streets, huge churches and museums, dark places, some night scenes.

Relatively light weight kit to carry while exploring on foot for 10-12 hour days ... with breaks of course for cafes, panini, pizza and pasta :).

Here are some samples mixed in with Nikon 28-300 VR as my versatile travel lens for D7000. Click on blog photos to see larger versions, then use something like Opanda's iexif to see which lens if in doubt.

I shoot raw, pp in ViewNX and/ or NX2, convert in NX2 to jpg, use CS2 to correct convergence when needed, then adjust for blog in Picasa2.

Amalfi Coast - Mid May

http://jbipix.com/?s=campania

Rome - End May/ June - more to come this week as well as I process files

http://jbipix.com/?s=rome

BTW May is a great time to visit Italy. Lower air fares. Lower hotel costs. Beautiful temps at 20-25C. Fewer tourists and crowds at sites to visit. Can't imagine Rome in August heat and crowds of visitors!

Questions or suggestions welcome. I am always in learning mode especially with WA as I tend to tele en normally.

Convergence. What do you do? Leave it as "natural" for WA where you are looking up at monuments and buildings? Correct in PS, (while leaving a hint to show WA)?

OT a bit. As a counterpoint for your interest, you can see at my blog each day over last week some photos of a Canadian Spring using the D700 and 70-200 VR lens.

Would have loved this combo in Italy ... but could not have carried the weight for the time I spent on foot, along with T11-16 at 16 mm to catch WA as it works well without vignetting on D700.

All in all the D7000, T11-16 and Nikon 28-300 really put in a great performance for my travel needs.
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John from Toronto
JBIPix Photoblog - http://jbipix.com

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