Nikon D80

Readers of our blog know that its all about photos. No sense of blogging (web logging) on our own activities (as opposed to commentary on what others do, such as politicians) without actually showing you what we did through photographs. With the recent demise of my Nikon Coolpix 5700, I decided that it was time to upgrade.

I bought a Nikon D80 with a couple of lenses. You can look up the specs for yourself if you are interested, so let’s get to the photos. I am still learning the camera but after a few days I am already very impressed with it. I suggest that you visit my Flickr account and take a look at the full sized shots.

I love night shots. Naturally I was pleased when I took a few and found that the D80 does night shots very well! Here are a few shots taken in Hualien city.

All taken in ambient light, including this photo above. What I really like is that the D80 apparently can auto white-balance with mixed sources of different color temperatures.

I picked a great time to buy a new camera, because we visited Taroko Gorge this weekend. I’ll blog on this later but for now, check out these shots, many of them taken with difficult contrast situations. The D80 handled them well.

Using shutter priority, I slowed down the shutter speed to soften the water flow. I let the D80 handle the aperture.

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  1. Just got my D80 🙂

    Very impressed with it so far. I particularly love the viewfinder.

  2. Range, copy that. now that the D300 is out i’m eyeing that model with a passion. i got the Sigma OS lens (VR) for about 1/2 the price of the Nikon and for my purposes it’s a great piece of glass. it’s hard to do wrong in the Nikon club.

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