D500 with Nikon 200-500 for close-up photography...

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D500 with Nikon 200-500 for close-up photography...

Postby Stany Buyle » Fri 23 Jun 2017 21:59

After lots of experiments with different kind of lenses for dragonfly photography I get the most exciting results with my Nikon 200-500.
Of course it isn't as sharp as images taken with a macro lens and you can't go as close to the subject but it works perfect for dragonflies in flight, normal poses and because of the distance, the insects do not feel threatened.

Underneath pictures were taken handheld and they are basically straight out of the camera, without sharpening, noise reduction or any other image post processing. In-camera settings were vivid, with sharpening set to +5.5, contrast to +0,5, saturation at +1 and hue +0,5.
I posted a 100% crop to give an idea of the native sharpness..
Under each resized image I posted a 100% crop to give an idea of the native sharpness.

D500 & nikon 200-500, F5.6, 1/3200 sec, iso 1800.
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D500 & nikon 200-500, F5.6, 1/2500 sec, iso 2000.
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D500 & nikon 200-500, F5.6, 1/500 sec, iso 320.
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D500 & nikon 200-500, F5.6, 1/3200 sec, iso 2200.
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D500 & nikon 200-500, F7.1, 1/500 sec, iso 220.
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kindest regards,

Stany
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