Originally uploaded by Theorris
In honor of the anniversary of the marriage of me and my Nikon D40, I bought it a new lens. It is a AF-S DX VR Zoom-NIKKOR 55-200 f/4-5.6 G IF-ED (say that 3 times fast). I honor of the event, I took a picture of the same subject as the first picture with the D40 itself: the spine out in front of my house sculpted by buddy Catinlap. (I was probably 10 feet away from it when taking this.)
Here is the first-ever image taken with my D40:
Congratulations on your anniversary! I had somehow forgotten that for the first anniversary, the tradition gift is a lens. Nice pics by the way.ReplyDelete
Nice range on that lens. Do you have a full frame chip on your camera body or is it a little smaller? Is that 200mm truly a 200mm or is it more like a 300mm? My 30d has a 1.6x crop factor, not so sure about the Nikons.ReplyDelete
I don't think it is 1 to 1. The chip size is 23.7 x 15.6 mm. If you look at the specific image information it states that the effective zoom is at 300mm when it is all the way at 200mm. I think the gynormous Nikons have the full frame chip. They, however, are gynormously expensive. I don't get much distortion, however. The camera is programmed to take care of it, I assume.ReplyDelete
Yeah it sounds like 1.5x crop or thereabouts. You wouldn't (shouldn't) get any distortion since you're basically blowing up the center of the image more, and distortion usually appears at the corners (edges). Where the crop factor really affects you is on the wide end.. I have a 16-35 T2.8 that I love, but it's really only a 24-50 (effectively with the 1.6x crop). When I put it on a 5D (or any camera with a full frame chip), that 16mm becomes gloriously wide, starting to fisheye.ReplyDelete
God I love geek talk.ReplyDelete
I'm going to bore out my camera's headers next, I think.
In any case, I had massive distortion on my old camera. It was not meant for any pictures out of its focal length, that's for sure. I guess that's what you get for quasi point and shoot.