Monday, September 14, 2009

Promised samples

Well, of course the most interesting part of Nikkor AFS 14-24 f/2.8 is the 14 mm part.

Here's Bartek

now, this would be Kuchi

...and Ali's toes

last (but not least) Nadia ;-)

All pictures presented without consent of people who were photographed.

New hardware

Rado got back from Poland and brought second batch of toys. No knives this time, just exchanged my HTC Hero from white to dark chocolate ;-)

But he also brought new camera and new lens.

Old D200 together with AFS 17-55 f/2.8 DX went to Piotr ;-) Have fun, it's really amazing camera, you'll have fun.

But what I got is D700 with AFS 14-24 f/2.8.

So... Initial impressions? The move from D200 to D700 is evolutionary, not revolutionary. Admittedly the new box is much more complex, has all kinda bells and whistles, the user manual is 3 (three!) times as thick as the D200 manual... I yet have to go through all the menus ans set it up to my needs... But for the pics I took so far - it overexposes. I need to tweak it. Besides it's fast, FX (for non-Nikon guys - full frame), and cool. To summarize - no big deal. It had to happen sooner or later.

But the lens... OMFG! I will post some pics, but with 14-24 I need to learn everything I knew from the scratch. This is a-fvcking-mazing. Of course it is sharp, no flare, no distortions (even at 14mm!). This is just the whole new world...

Will post samples soon.