I spent all last week with the Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G, shot about 200 frames, all garbage: out of focus due to AF errors arising from (I think) the tiny aperture and me trying to autofocus in the dark; poorly framed and/or horribly distorted, due mostly to laziness, I think. Shots looked great on the back of the camera, and I was excited… Get them in the computer, though, and things change.

It can’t be all bad… I did get this quasi-interesting abstract out of it, and the color is good when it wants to be. It’s just the focus issues… Sheesh. I think it’s a limitation in the D7000’s autofocus engine, but still.

D7000, Nikon 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G, ISO800, AP mode (1/5th second, handheld, which accounts for some of the focus issues here), f/5.6; processed in Lightroom.

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