Nikon D90 Mini Review:
I have been fortunate enough to shoot both Canon and Nikon over the past several years. I must say that I am impressed with both lines of cameras. Most recently, I have settled on the Nikon D90 and have been shooting with it for over six months. I must say, it is a very nice camera. It has good functionality and decent speed with the “kit” lens (18 – 105).
Now, the bad. To operate a camera effectively, the ability to change settings with out removing your eye from the view finder is a must for me. Several of the button combinations to achieve some of my most used functions are awkward when trying to shoot. For example: I routinely use exposure compensation. To adjust the exposure compensation during shooting, you remove your finger from the shutter release and press the exposure compensation button just behind. Then rotate the rear dial with the right thumb. So, it takes two fingers from the same hand. A better placement for the exposure compensation button would have been where it could have been operated with the right hand and then the left thumb could rotate the dial.
I have noticed a small amount of vignetting using the kit lens. Maybe this is just a DX format thing. However, it is easily fixed in Adobe Lightroom.
Now, for the Good… This camera has been very rugged for me. Traveling with two children and moving it between vehicles, it has shown that it can with stand a lot. I have thrown this camera around, shot in the rain and generally put it through it’s paces and it is still working like the day I got it.
Overall, I would like to say that the D90 is a wonderful camera at a great price. I keeps up easily with the other camera’s I have used. I was sad to hear that Nikon has stopped production of this camera.
Today’s Photo: The Barn (again)
I think I may have used this name already for a photo. Oh, well. Maybe I should just call it “The Barn 2”? What do you think? Any suggestions? As I am writing this, my wife was suggesting something like “barny”, “barn number 2”, “barn fever” or “another barn”. This is a sight I see every morning while driving to work. I finally stopped and took a photo. It turned out like I wanted and now I am going to begin a “Barn” series. So, should I call it “The Barn” also?