*Nikon D40x*St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 1/100 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200.
*Nikon D40x*Atlas shrugged. At ISO 100, D40x exposure held onto a lot of both shadow and highlight.
*Nikon D40x*Aperture of f/11 allowed good depth of field, and still maintained water-freezing shutter speed of 1/500 sec at ISO 400.
*Nikon D40x*Nikon D40x’s 18-55mm kit lens allows for quick framing; this was shot at about 30mm.
*Nikon D40x*High-contrast scene shot at ISO 400 shows quite good shadow detail (under the marquee) with not too much noise.
*Nikon D40x*Nice contrast and good color from the D40x’s 10MP imager. Matrix metering made a good compromise reading.
*Nikon D40x*Impossible lighting situation, but Matrix metering kept the ice white, maintained some detail in the shadows.
*Nikon D40x*Shutter speed of 1/2000 kept the skater sharp, AF system snapped onto focus quickly.
*Nikon D40x*We like how the arms of the skater mirror the statue of Prometheus behind him.
*Nikon D40x*Shutter speed of 1/500 sec just kept speeding skater sharp. Shadow detail is quite good for such harsh lighting.
*Nikon D40x*At 10MP capture in a fine-quality JPEG, we could enlarge this shot enough to plainly see the expression on the face of the man in the white jacket. See him?
*Nikon D40x*Excellent color accuracy, and very pleasing color rendition even at the standard saturation and contrast settings.
*Nikon D40x*Fast framing with the 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor.
*Nikon D40x*It’s not quite a macro lens, but the 18-55mm Zoom-Nikkor kit lens can get to about 1:5 at closest focusing, and render fine detail.
*Nikon D40x*A New York moment at 1/320 sec at f/9, ISO 400. Good shadow and highlight detail even in ferocious lighting contrast.
*Nikon D40x*Matrix metering did a good job with the backlighting in this dining al fresco scene.
*Nikon D40x*Shutter speed of 1/500 sec freezes the drops in a New York fountain.
*Nikon D40x*Walkin’ through a waterfall at 1/200 sec. Good compromise by the Matrix metering.
*Nikon D40x*Tree shadow provides nice compositional foil to waterfall tunnel. 1/400 sec at f/10, ISO 400.
*Nikon D40x*It’s the chef who makes the dining-on-the-terrace experience. Highlights are hot, but we like the translucency from the backlighting.
*Nikon D40x*The sign says it. A quick grab relying on the D40x’s autofocus and Matrix metering.
*Nikon D40x*Few are camera-shy in the Big Apple. A quick grab using autofocus, Matrix metering, 1/100 se at f/5.6, ISO 400.
*Nikon D40x*Daylight shade plus artificial lights, and a zillion colors. How do you do it? With auto white balance.
*Nikon D40x*No dining experience is complete without the dessert cart. Exposure at 1/50 at f/4.5 had too shallow depth of field to keep the peanuts in focus.
*Nikon D40x*You’ll see him now in this full resolution crop.