karlreed

karlreed

Lives in Australia Eltham/Vic/Australia, Australia
Works as a retired
Joined on Dec 2, 2008
About me:

My gear..
Nikon F90X
Nikon D200 + 18-200mmf3.5-5.6 AF - D ED G VR SB800
Nikon D700 +24-70mf2.8 AF-S D G 50mmf1.4 AF-D, 28-300mmf3.5-5.6 AF-D ED G VR, MD-B10 battery grip
Sony RX100

karlreed's current gear

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Nikon D200
Nikon D700
Great IQ, but, the power zoom and lack of VF means the beast is very slow compared to DSLR. Love the function button.
My first DSLR. Up to 400 iso, the images are great. The AF is very good, and the flash balance better than my D700. It seem pretty strange, seeking to shoot at above 400iso when for years, I wouldn't choose film faster than 200iso. Battery life is awful!. However, like most Nikon DSLR's before the D7000, the awb is problematic.
A better camera than one could think. Shoot up to 3200iso without issues, and, the auto iso is almost sensible. The minimum iso in auto is adjustable, which is great. The flash balance in some conditions is NOT as good as the D200, or F90X. AF is very good, better than the Canon 5DMKII and Sony A900, but, not as good as the D7000, or the V1.
Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
This lens always amazes me. It is MUCH better than reviewers say. I have the VR-1 version, and I am often amazed by how well that works.
This is a truly stunning lens, even though it ways a ton. I have never been disappointed with it.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
I have been using this lens now for about a year. It is as good as Ken Rockwell says. The VR is excellent. Anyone wanting to move to FF could do a lot worse than finding a good second hand D700 and one of these.
Other gear:
  • Nikon F90X (Film) The worst user interface i have seen, but, the AF is great, metering perfect, and, flash balance with an SB26 unbelieveable!
  • Nikon SB800 Flash

karlreed's wish list

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Fujifilm X-T1
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Nikon D750
Other gear:
  • Nikon FT-1 Adapter

karlreed's previous gear

Nikon AF-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Other gear:
  • Contax G1 28mm f2.8, 45mmf2, 90mmf2.8 The best camera I have ever used! Best lenses, best user interface (like the V1), only complaint is that the Drive mode automatically selects AF-C.