Macro Test

I know that both my 24-70mm and my 50mm look great paired with my new D7200, but I’ve heard that any flaws in lower quality lenses, like my Tamron 70-300mm, will become more pronounced with the more advanced sensor. After taking my telephoto out for a test drive with new body, I can safely say that my fears were unfounded. If anything, it looks better. Since I now have less noise at higher ISO settings, it I can get away with faster shutter speeds and higher apertures, resulting in cleaner images overall.

Finally Upgraded My Body

After roughly four years of service from my Nikon D80, I’ve finally upgraded to a new D7200. The specifications completely blow my previous body out of the water. I’ve mostly been messing around with it so far.

The D7200 is phenomenal in low light. I took it downtown and shot entirely without a flash. Where the D80’s ISO would become too grainy to be of any real use after about 800, but the newer model still looks solid well beyond 6400.

And that’s just scratching the surface of what this thing can do. Stay tuned for more. If you have anything you would want to see coming up, let me know in the comments below.

Cherry Blossom

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Sometimes things just have a way of working out. I was shooting these cherry blossoms when the new, heavy-duty light I had purchased not two hours before decided to self combust. At first, I thought it was a power outage, but I still wanted to keep shooting. I had the idea to take advantage of the settings I was already using to shoot. The timer I was using to prevent camera shake let me maneuver myself into position by my light tent. To light the subject, I took advantage of the long exposure time to trigger my flash manually by hitting the “test” button while the shutter was open.

As glad as I am with these images though, Home Depot still owes me a new light.