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Monday, March 4, 2024

Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 D, Early Morning Crops

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Digital Moments, morning crops from the garden with the 10MP CCD Nikon D200 and an AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 D.
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It was such a nice day that I had to take these two out for a quick spin in the garden. The D200, a weather-sealed workhorse from Nikon, built around a magnesium alloy chassis, was introduced in 2006. The camera was the last in the series of semi-professional bodies from Nikon with a CCD sensor and was highly praised as a very competent and capable camera. The 10MP CCD D200 was replaced in 2007 by the D300 which has a 12.2MP CMOS sensor. The AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4, just as well, is Nikon's fastest and least expensive super-speed lens and is highly regarded as a super select for low-light photography.

CCDs, as we know them, were the standard for camera sensors from the early 80s till the late 2000s, and as we see the resurgence of film for film photography petering away due to the ever-increasing cost of film, CCDs are now the go-to option for enthusiast for low-noise and high-quality film-like renderings the sensors are acknowledged for. Though cameras with CCD sensors are now delegated to the vintage genre, with the sensors replaced with the CMOS variety, CCDs are still used in areas of specialized photography including Optical Microscopy, Space Photography, and Near-Infrared Imaging

Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 D
Nikon D200, AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4 D

Cameras with CCD sensors, with a whole range of makes and models to pick and choose from, are readily available both from online auction sites and brick-and-mortar stores. At prices for the asking, these cameras will cost you only a fraction of what you will pay when compared to the technically more advanced and up-to-date models that are on the market today. Enjoying a new lease of photography with these lightweight vintages will not break the bank or your back.



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