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robsb

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Location: Napa CA US
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I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California on Wednesday as I had not been there since I got my D700 to replace my D200 as my main camera. I was shooting mainly with my 35-70 f/2.8 and my 200mm f/4 Micro Nikkor, but decided to try out my 16mm fisheye (what better lens to shoot fish with than a fisheye?). This shot was taken by holding the lens up against the display tank glass and shooting away.


D700 with 16mm f/2.8 Nikkor at f/5.6, 1/30s hand held and ISO 6400.
· Date: Sat 1-August-2009 · Views: 943 · Filesize: 129.2KB, 329.7KB · Dimensions: 665 x 1000 ·
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Keywords: Jellyfish, 16mm fisheye
Camera: D700
Lens and Filters: 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye
Film and/or ISO: 6400
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/30s hand held
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Skattelite


Location: Perth WA AU
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Sat 01-August-2009 04:33 Rating: 10 

Thats incredible! Great shot.
robsb

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Location: Napa CA US
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Sat 01-August-2009 04:37

Skattelite thank you so much for taking the time to comment.
wrdpico


Location: Chesterfield MO US
Posts: 157
Sat 01-August-2009 06:53 Rating: 10 

Fresh, vibrant and playful. Keep on playing!
robsb

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Location: Napa CA US
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Sat 01-August-2009 07:15

Wrdpico thank you for the comments.
mkousen
Location: York PA US
Posts: 103
Sat 08-May-2010 08:18 Rating: 10 

Stunning colors and very sharp! Also absolutely minimal overlap. I assusme this was the best photo out of ..... how many? 6400 ASA with no noise!!?? This is full sensor wide angle work at it's very best.
Mort
robsb

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Sat 08-May-2010 01:06

Mort thank you for commenting. I actually had quite a number of keepers. I had never tried this with my fisheye before, as my previous visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium I only had my 35-70. I found the fisheye to be the best tool, as I could put it right up against the glass and get the full sweep of what I saw in the tank and it would all be in focus. The 16mm and D700 combo just blows me away. There is some noise at 6400, but itis usually in the deep shadows. Here the issue was the very low level of light in the tank. Previous times,it made for very low hand held shots.