From the Forest, Across the Valley
Upcoming Review of Nikon 18-200 Lens
This is probably an unexpected lens for me to buy, but I’m really getting a kick out of it! I’ll be sure to update the Nikon 18-200 Review when it is all done. I’ve been using it a lot in the last few weeks and I quite like it. I wasn’t sure for a while… mostly because it is a DX lens. But I am using it in a bit of an unconventional way — anyway, a full review will come when I get a bit more time!
I added a few pictures of the new lens on my camera while here in Japan. You can get an idea of the relative size of the thing… it’s certainly a lot smaller than the 24-70mm or the 70-200mm. By the way, this will be the crux of my review… that is more convenient and lighter, and the higher f-stop is not a problem whilst in a tripod.
The 18-200 lens retracted at 18mm on the body of a Nikon D3X
Daily Photo – From the Forest, Across the Valley
I’ve read several interesting anthropological studies of what people like to see in paintings. I assume the same thing goes for photos. I don’t hyper-analyze all the constituent parts, but I do notice when they come into play naturally. There are a number of features that are desirable, most of which track back to a genetic history of the Pleistocene. One interesting bit is that we like the idea of being near the protection of a forest while looking out across a wide plane that has a sense of scale.
Well there is plenty of that in New Zealand! This spot was found on the long drive to Milford Sound. I had so many wonderful distractions along the way… how can I not stop for something like this?