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52 Cameras: # 139 — Nikon D200




Links mentioned in the video:
Nikon: D200 manuals, firmware, & software.
DPReview: Nikon D200 Review
Nikonians: Understanding Nikon’s Three Light Metering Systems
Nikonians: Understand the Multi-Cam 1000 Auto focus



Freethrow.

Freethrow.


Shiny & dusty Chevy.

Shiny & dusty Chevy.


Even after making CEO, executive kitty feels empty.

Even after making CEO, executive kitty feels empty.


Abandoned trailer -- Bloomfield, NM.

Abandoned trailer — Bloomfield, NM.


Colorful breakfast.

Colorful breakfast.

52 Cameras: # 131 — Nikon Action Touch




While editing the video, I thought of a way to do exposure compensation. The lens is smaller than the glass covering and well above the CdS sensor. A bit of neutral density filter material over the sensor but not the lens and it’ll over-expose. Over the lens but not the sensor will underexpose. I have some 3-stop from using Instax in pack film Polaroids…

The film is Fuji 200 i got with a camera lot from a Craigslist ad. It was in his garage and I have no idea how old it is. Pretty grainy so I did some noise reduction and minor tone tweaks. Processed and scanned by Gold One Hour Photo in Los Angeles, CA.

Eastern side of the Salton Sea.

Eastern side of the Salton Sea.


There were some other tracks but not many.

There were some other tracks but not many.


Lattice above a picnic table -- now a good 1/2 mile from the sea.

Lattice above a picnic table — now a good 1/2 mile from the sea.


Salton City on the west side of the sea.

Salton City on the west side of the sea.


Looking down the coast from Salton City.

Looking down the coast from Salton City.

52 Cameras: Camera 66 part 2 – Nikon FE2

At this rate I may collect the whole set. This is another awesome camera.

The next two photos and the ones at the end of the video were shot with the Series E 50mm f/1.8 lens on expired Fujicolor Super HQ 100 film.

My sweetie with the dragon kite.

My sweetie with the dragon kite.

Acequia culvert.

Acequia culvert.

The next photos were shot using a Tokina AT-X 28-85mm zoom I got on a Nikon FE. It’s not super bright, f/3.5-4.5, but it’s not a bad walking around lens and the macro is pretty good. From what I could find on line, close focus is 1.5 feet at 28mm. Seems about right — I didn’t biff too many flower shots. Film is a 12 exposure roll of expired Kodak Gold 200.

Flowers by the house.  Macro is tough on a windy day.

Flowers by the house. Macro is tough on a windy day.

I can't mow the yard.  Look at all the daisies!

I can’t mow the yard. Look at all the daisies!

I'll have to try this shot again.  I almost captured the melancholy mood.

I’ll have to try this shot again. I almost captured the melancholy mood.

52 Cameras: Camera 61 part 2 –Nikon One Touch (L35AF2)

Some grain from the old Kodak 400 film but not bad. Processed in Unicolor C-41 and scanned on the Canoscan 9000f at 4800DPI. Slight color tweaks and resized for upload.

The last big snow of the season?

The last big snow of the season?

Wagon wheel at a motel on Cerrillos Road.

Wagon wheel at a motel on Cerrillos Road.

Tattoo space for rent.

Tattoo space for rent.

Black Mesa silhouette.

Black Mesa silhouette.

Cruising downtown.

Cruising downtown.

I still have trouble maintaining proper temperature but color processing is getting a little easier.

52 Cameras: Week 50 part 2 — Nikon Coolpix AW100

This post is a bit of a cheat — none of the images are from the past week. I just haven’t shot anything that interesting this week compared to the hundreds of good images this camera has provided.

25 May 2013 -- The Royalty at Neon Desert Music Festival. ISO 125, f/4.8 at 1/60 sec.

25 May 2013 — The Royalty at Neon Desert Music Festival. ISO 125, f/4.8 at 1/60 sec.

22 June 2013 -- The Albuquerque Isotopes' mascot, Orbit. ISO 400, f/4.8 at  1/250.

22 June 2013 — The Albuquerque Isotopes’ mascot, Orbit. ISO 400, f/4.8 at 1/250.

17 August 2013 -- Sheep on Mt. Shavano.  ISO 400, f/4.8 at 1/250 with polarizing filter.

17 August 2013 — Sheep on Mt. Shavano. ISO 400, f/4.8 at 1/250 with polarizing filter.

4 July 2014 -- And they call it Puppy Loooove.  ISO 125, f/4.2 at 1/125.

4 July 2014 — And they call it Puppy Loooove. ISO 125, f/4.2 at 1/125.

15 July 2014 -- Lightning through the screen (fireworks mode).  ISO 125, f/7.8 at 4 sec.

15 July 2014 — Lightning through the screen (fireworks mode). ISO 125, f/7.8 at 4 sec.

26 July 2014 -- Cabezon from NM 14.  ISO 400, f/4.8 at 1/6.

26 July 2014 — Cabezon from NM 14. ISO 400, f/4.8 at 1/6.

27 July 2014 -- delicious pollen (macro mode 100% crop).  ISO 125, f/3.9 at 1/640.

27 July 2014 — delicious pollen (macro mode 100% crop). ISO 125, f/3.9 at 1/640.

More examples from this camera:

Training for Shasta — Atalaya, 25 May 2014

Training for Shasta — Santa Fe Baldy attempt, 26 May 2014

I never made it to Shasta. We had a family emergency the day before my flight. Unless it pulls a Mt. Saint Helens, it’ll be there next year.

52 Cameras: Week 40 part 2 – Nikon L35AF

Kodak Gold 200 film.

I don’t expect much from drugstore processing but this was just awful. Low-res, noisy, and they actually managed to introduce dust. Bleh.

Garbage bags flapping in the wind by the old Santa Fe landfill.

Garbage bags flapping in the wind by the old Santa Fe landfill.

Zoe flossing with her feather toy.

Zoe flossing with her feather toy.

Water stained curtains.

Water stained curtains.

Messy bookshelves.

Messy bookshelves.

Processing/scanning SNAFU aside, this is a nice camera with a super-sharp lens.

The ‘L’ series had a lot of variants over the years including a waterproof, manually (zone) focusable version, the Nikon L35AW AF, the macro (0.45m) Nikon L35 AF-3, and many features were incorporated into the sought-after (and expensive) titanium-bodied 35Ti and 28Ti.