After coveting the Nikon D80 digital SLR since it was announced I finally took the plunge. Actually it was as much Jan’s decision as mine. I got the ‘kit’ with an 18-135mm zoom lens. It seems to be great for both wide angle and telephoto and focuses as close as 18 inches at all zoom levels. No image stabilization on this lens but the higher ISO of the camera makes up for that somewhat.
I’ve only spent one day playing with it, reading the manual and taking some test/practice shots but I already am in love with it. The camera has so many options and modes and I have only just begun to explore all its features. Right now I’m sticking to the automatic mode but will try some of the other options as I get acquainted with them.
Here a a few shots to give you an idea of how it works.
The last rose after a recent frost.
Horses at the neighbors (~400-500 ft away)
Mums with visiting bee
As I learn more I’ll post additional photos but I wanted to show a little of what this great camera can do, even in the hands of someone not familiar with it.