D700: A Grand Camera

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CamasJC
CamasJC Senior Member • Posts: 1,382
D700: A Grand Camera

Absolutely amazed how this camera handles the immense scale of such a subject and the challenges that come with it...

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pixcel Contributing Member • Posts: 752
Re: D700: A Grand Camera

Breathtaking shots John..!!

David Chin Forum Pro • Posts: 11,670
Simply stunning! Would you mind ...

... sharing sharing which lens was used for these images? Thanks!

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dnorth12 Senior Member • Posts: 1,129
Re: D700: A Grand Camera

You are quickly becoming one of my favorite landscape shooters. Where are you off to next?

LGnikonD300 Regular Member • Posts: 235
Re: D700: A Grand Camera

Beautiful shots and great work showing the ability of the D700.

I do believe, though, Nikon is using the eyes from aliens or something for the sensors in the D700, being able to pick up that much detail when shooting directly into the sun & all...

CamasJC
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Thanks Pixcel (nt)
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CamasJC
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Thanks David. Lenses used...

1. 14-24@14mm

2 14-24@16mm

3 14-24@20mm

4 24-70@26mm

5 24-70@70mm

6 24-70@38mm

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pixcel Contributing Member • Posts: 752
Re: Thanks David. Lenses used...

I wouldn't have expected anything less.. Super glass.

CamasJC
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Thanks dnorth...I'm heading... due north :-)

dnorth12 wrote:

You are quickly becoming one of my favorite landscape shooters. Where are you off to next?

Next... I headed for home (due north from the Grand Canyon) via Death Valley and a few other places along that way. Btw... I didn't stay anywhere near as long in DV as it deserves (it was too hot ..even in late September) so... as of now I am still not sure I have any from there that I might want to put up on my site or here... We'll see

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CamasJC
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Re: Alien eyes :-)

LGnikonD300 wrote:

Beautiful shots and great work showing the ability of the D700.

Thanks

I do believe, though, Nikon is using the eyes from aliens or something for the sensors in the D700, being able to pick up that much detail when shooting directly into the sun & all...

Lol Like most photographers I too 'bracket' my shots. Then, as needed (eg. shot #3) I may blend frames to get the detail I want. Future cameras will probably have the ability to do this all in-camera ( http://www.jbphotographics.com/blog/?p=136 ) but until then, the D700 plus 'manual blending' gives us a 'classic' milestone package that we can use now.

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Qwntm Veteran Member • Posts: 6,165
Re: D700: A Grand Camera

You know, these shots have a "4x5 film feel" to them...

I wonder how big they'd print?

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Vincent Kwan Contributing Member • Posts: 687
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I like all these photos. Thanks for sharing.

Vincent

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photoforfun Veteran Member • Posts: 6,084
Oustanding!

Thanks for posting.
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gnjphoto Regular Member • Posts: 480
Re: Alien eyes :-)

This is the type of HDR photography I like. It is not over processed to make it look surreal. It seems you process to capture what it is you truly saw.

Great Images

Greg

gefrorenezeit Contributing Member • Posts: 564
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A bit too hefty procesed colorwise - but thats just my taste. Otherwise just breath taking shots - it is not the cam which is doing so well!

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CamasJC
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Thanks Greg... About seeing

gnjphoto wrote:

This is the type of HDR photography I like. It is not over processed to make it look surreal. It seems you process to capture what it is you truly saw.

You are exactly right, Greg. That is my 'prime objective' ... to develop an image so it closely matches what I 'truly saw.' And of course seeing is a learned skill; it's in the mind...

Great Images

Thanks

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CamasJC
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Thanks Edward ... print size?

Qwntm wrote:

You know, these shots have a "4x5 film feel" to them...

Thanks. You know how to compliment a fellow photographer (and neighbor)

I wonder how big they'd print?

No idea but... hope to have a good excuse to research this soon

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CamasJC
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Thanks Stany (nt)
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CamasJC
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Thanks Andy... Color saturation and the camera

gefrorenezeit wrote:

A bit too hefty procesed colorwise - but thats just my taste.

I know what you mean and appreciate the feedback. Actually... after pre-processing the raw files in ACR (histogram optimization) I found that I had to tone down the color quite a bit. That red Arizona sandstone really intensifies at sunset. If you google "Grand canyon/images" you will be amazed at how many evening shots seem oversaturated, especially on the red channel. (Which, IMO, some of them really are.)

Otherwise just breath taking shots - it is not the cam which is doing so well!

Thanks. Seriously though, I (still) have my old D200 and love it for what it can do (or perhaps I keep it for the memories) but I just know it couldn't handle this subject anywhere near as well as the D700.

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MrsNikon Contributing Member • Posts: 628
Re: Thanks Andy... Color saturation and the camera

Another satisfied viewer. You've sealed the deal for me in regards to getting off the fence and obtaining a D700. Why wait for the D700 next generation when what would fulfill my current shooting needs is here and now. Keep the images coming.

-Tammy

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