Over time I have taken reflection images or have photographed “reflection”. Here are a few in chronological order.

Reflection – March 2017
X1D & D700

Rubber Ducky – July 2010
Rubber Ducky
D300 24-70mm f/2.8

Brownie & Latte – October 2008
Brownie & Latte
D50 18-200mm

Sunset – July 2008
D300 70-200mm f/2.8

Swan Couple – October 2007
Swan Couple
D50 28-70mm f/2.8

Sunrise at Town Lake – January 2007
Sunrise at Town Lake
Nikon D50 17-35mm f/2.8

Swan in Lake – January 2007
Swan in Lake
Nikon D50 17-35mm f/2.8

Rainbow Bridge – November 2006
Nikon D50

Backroad – November 2007
Taken with a Nikon D50

Sunset at Lake Travis – July 2006
Sunset at Lake Travis
Taken with a Nikon D50 with the Kit Lens

X1D w/90mm vs D700 w/50mm

I really should have gone for X1D with the 90mm vs D300 with the 85mm but this is what I had so this is what I got to try wtih.

Aperture: f/16.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/8.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/4.0, Shutter: 1/30s, ISO: 800 / 1600 – completely forgot to set them both to ISO 800 😦
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Aperture: f/13.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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– manzoor

X1D has Arrived

I was thrilled that it came – a day early. I rented it from and to maximize I requested the equipment to arrive Friday. But LensRentals had actually shipped it a day early just so that it would definitely make it to me on time.

Thank you LensRentals.

The equipment was shipped via FedEx and since I was not sure I was going to be home to receive it, I requested it to be held at a local Kinkos / FedEx office and was able to pick it up within minutes of it arriving.

Unfortunately for me, I had not realized that I would be needing a much, much faster storage media. Right off the bat the two 16Gb card I had planned on using did not work. I rushed and got what I considered a very fast card (SONY 64Gb UHS-1 SDXC) but that too was not fast enough. Even though I was able to shoot with it, it was taking too long to be useful. I went out a second time to find something faster and finally after 5 whole hours of having gotten the equipment in my hand I was able to shoot. Then came the challenge of being able to “manually set” and view that my settings stuck.

Next I had the challenge of copying the few images I had taken to my computer and then have them uploaded.

I am happy that I feel I have got the whole workflow, for the most part, down and am now ready to shoot.

– manzoor

Compare:Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D vs 24-85mm f/2.8-4D

I finally made a little time to do the compare test. But I was a bit rushed and was not really able to swap the 2 lenses to the 2 Camera Bodies. Instead I only had the 85mm f/1.8D Prime on the Nikon D80 and the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D Macro on the D300 body.

All 4 pair of the shots were taken at the Mozart’s Coffee Roasters on Christmas Day. I was really hoping / expecting the place to be way less crowded 😦

Lake Lake
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 200, Shutter 1/100s

Sunset Sunset
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 200, Shutter 1/100s

Holiday Lights
Holiday Lights Holiday Lights
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 400, Shutter 1/100s

Holiday Light Gate
Holiday Light Gate Holiday Light Gate
Aperture f/5.6, ISO 400, Shutter 1/100s

Dec 28th – Not sure I can call it a session, but I did take a few more pix this morning in front of the Apple Store at the Domain. My subject was the “trash can”. This time I did switch the 2 lenses onto the 2 cameras. The pix in the first / left col are taken with the 85mm and the ones in the second / right column are taken with the 24-85mm. The first row is the D80 and the second are the D300.

D80 85mm D80 24-85mm

D300 85mm D300 24-85mm

Aperture f/4 , ISO 200, Shutter 1/200s

D80 85mm Trash Can

D300 85mm D300 24-85mm

Aperture f/5.6 , ISO 200, Shutter 1/100s

On Top of the Trash Can

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On Top of the Trash CanOn Top of the Trash Can
Aperture f/4 , ISO 200, Shutter 1/200s

– manzoor