Old Photos

Just noticed I have not added any posts for a while – I have been organising some of the photos taken with my D700, which was sold just over a year ago.

This is part of Cardiff University – I originally took a photo of this with my Holga a few years ago, but it also does not look bad on digital


A shop window in Brussels


Another from Brussels, this time in Maelbeek metro station


A group of Bath businessmen shake on a deal



Old Photos

Time for a look at some more “old” shots from my D700.

This group has a bit of a “dark” theme.   At the end of 2011 I started using flash quite a bit and got a Nikon SB910, which I sold in favour of an SB24 which cost about 10% of what the former cost.

I also got a 28mm f/3.5 AI manual focus Nikkor lens at the same time which I still have.

Persian cat


Another persian cat


cat slippers


shop display in Bath


the Honiton Carnival


Old Photos

I notice that a couple of weeks ago I went through my old D700 archives, so I am revisiting the archives again – a lot of these date back to when I was still using the 50mm f/1.4G lens which was not a bad leans really. I did later switch to the 35mm f/2D lens (used the last photo here) , then the 28mm f/2.8D lens and finally the excellent 28mm f/3.5 AI manual focus lens which I still use with my Nikon FM2 film camera.

I have set up a custom rawtherapee profile for the D700 with exposure comp of +1.0 and contrast of +25 and using the WB setting recorded in the NEF by the camera.

Exeter Princesshay shopping centre – reading


Exeter, on the way back to the station – pasting posters


Torquay – reading


Bristol Broadmead – waiting


Cheltenham – shopping


Old Photos

Just been having a look through some of my old photos from the D700 – have been busy backing up my archives from this camera.

A few months ago I pruned down my D700 archives from about 20000 shots to about 1000 as it’s easy to end up with so many shots it becomes hard to locate your favourite shots.

I have backed them up onto JVC 56160 16x DVDs from SVP, which uses a good quality Taiyo Yuden Dye so should be reasonable for archiving

Firstly from a trip to Plymouth in July 2011 – just after I had purchased my 28mm f/2.8D lens


These bits of art were in Sidmouth – done with the 50mm f/1.4 G lens not long after getting the D700


This was done in Exeter with the 28mm f.2.8D


Finally a shot from Salisbury with the 50mm 1.4G




I have been using my SB-24 flash a lot quite recently, but thought I’d just do a bit of ambient light photography for a change.
The camera seems a lot lighter without the flash and I prefer this.
A lot more discreet too.

Also have gone back to using View NX2 & Capture NX2.   Been using Adobe Lightroom 3 for about 3 months and I like it but there are some things I like about the NX2 workflow.

Nikon D700,  Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 AI,  1/125s @ f/3.5, iso200

Falling Snow

Another shot from my recent visit to Cothelstone Hill.

This was certainly a good test for the D700’s weather sealing as the driving snow on the summit meant that the camera was thickly coated in snow!

This was taken on the descent and the wind had died down a bit.

I was a bit worried that my SB-24 flash had “died” at one stage, but I think it was more the fact that the batteries needed charging.

Not sure why I shot this at 1/250s but it must have been the result of the shutter speed wheel on the D700 getting accidentally jogged.   I can “dedicate” either the front or the back wheel of the D700 to the task of controlling shutter speed but both wheels are easy to accidentally jog.   I would prefer a dial on top of the camera like on a film SLR as much less easy to change it accidentally, and also much easier to check the setting without having to look at an LCD display.

D700 with 28mm f/3.5 AI lens & SB-24 speedlight @ 1/4 power. 1/250s, f/8, iso200