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on Feb 16, 2009 in Wildlife Photography

Better demonstration of D3x quality

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Some poor soul is in Mammoth being paid handsomely to move the snow off the drive as we’re here in FL soaking up the sun. The long 15hr flight to FL gave me a couple moments to think. With the help of my web guru friend RC, I decided to try a somewhat new yet hardly used web technology to permit folks to see the quality of the D3x file without crashing my server.

What you’ll see when you click here is a file that has to be changed from 16bit to 8bit and then the file zapped in a way I don’t understand to make this thing work. The files that I uploaded to make it work don’t add up to 2MB. With Zoomify, a free Export script in Photoshop CS3/CS4, you just click on a portion of the image and you can zoom right in. What you see here is a pretty darn  good example  to the quality I see on my monitor. I hope it helps.

One last piece of data. I focused right on the eye of the Snowy Egret. I shot with a 600VR with a TC-14e at f/11. The DOF is a narrow band as I was only 17′ away from the egret when I took the photo. The tip of the bill is out of focus, so are parts of the body because of this narrow band of focus. As I find more subjects to demonstrate the D3x quality, I’ll post. My thoughts on the camera are gelling, I’ll share more, later.

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Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-14e on Lexar UDAM digital film