October 18, 2010

Back from testing

Phew, a lens with an almost 11x zoom-range is quite a challenge to test. Because the dangerous thing is that performance shifts back and forth when you zoom through the range. So I tested eight different focal length to do the lens justice. But that is now all over.
Coming back to shooting and processing I went for testing HDR Efex pro from Nik Software on bracketed shots and on single RAW files. I stumbled across an image from this year that I really wanted to add some punch to. Not that it is now very abstract, but the lines on the wall, the stark shadows and crass colors lift this image out of the "realistic" realm.

Skull 25562

Hope you enjoy it!

October 03, 2010

Testing, testing, testing...

If you wonder, why it's a little slow on my blog:
I'm currently testing the new Nikon AF-S VR 28-300 f/3.5-5.6. And at that focal range I'm testing 28/35/50/70/105/150/200/300mm at 6 different apertures on two different cameras (D300 and D700). This takes some time. But the impression so far is pretty good.
If you're interested in the results, have a look here. My other reviews of Nikon lenses can be accessed via this page.