If you have been following this blog you will have noticed that so far all the photographs that I have put up have been taken on a Nikon D80. The D80, introduced in 2006 is ancient by today’s standards. It was the first digital camera I bought, I thinks it’s still a great camera and along with the D7000 I use it all the time.
It has a specific use in my camera bag. Of course the D7000 has a lot more ‘bells and whistles’, bigger file size, sturdier build, video and much, much more. However, the D80 holds it’s own on a daily basis. It’s just a simple camera, the small size and weight are perfect for carrying. The files size it gives me, 28.7mb, is just right for my editorial work, studio portraiture and even still life. Do I need more? Well the D7000 is also a great camera and another one that I use every day. Stock photographs that I have taken with my D80 still sell most days somewhere around the world. It’s like an old friend that I can’t pension off.
The photograph above is of Christ Church in Commercial Street, Spitalfields, I was looking for a different angle, a view that was unusual. I found it by using the rear window of a parked car. I particularly like the sort of semi ‘fish eye’ effect caused by the curved widow, the red bodywork of the car and the cobbles, which for me just add a little something extra
Technical info: Nikon D80 handheld in P mode with a 10 to 24mm Nikon zoom lens ay 24mm. The shutter speed was 1/30th of a second with an aperture of f9. The ISO was 200.