Lens Test

Slow Saturday traffic so I'm going to bore you with the lens test I did today with my Nikon ED 80-200mm 2.8. It was made before the digital invasion so on my D800 it mimics around a 120-300mm. And it weighs a ton. I haven't used it in a while and wasn't sure if the focus was aligned properly.

It was still light out but nearing the end of the day so I was using a pretty high ISO in order to keep the shutter speed fast enough. I didn't want any shake from the weight which is around 3lbs on top of the 2lb camera.

Next, I needed a model. I didn't want to shoot the bushes so I enlisted Pumpkin. She was hardly happy about it but finally acquiesced. Here are four shots with the data. 

All the photographs were a focal length of 80mm. There seems to be more depth of field in the last two shots with an f5 and f7.1 than there was in the second photo that was f10. Maybe it's because I was closer to Pumpkin. Anyway, I think the focus is working okay. Oh, and in the last shot she was asking for a raise. 

 
ISO 2000, 1/100sec, f/6.3

ISO 2000, 1/100sec, f/6.3

 
 
ISO 5000, 1/160sec, f/10

ISO 5000, 1/160sec, f/10

 
 
ISO 2500, 1/160sec, f/5

ISO 2500, 1/160sec, f/5

 
 
ISO 2500, 1/200sec, f/7.1

ISO 2500, 1/200sec, f/7.1

 

This is a photo of the lens (pulled off Google images).