Inspirations from older cameras: the Nikon D2H, part 2

The second part of the inspirations series in tribute to the Nikon D2H…part one was here. MT

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The ballet

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Out of place and time

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Snowy echoes

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Column wheel chronograph

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Cattle egret

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Something’s going on in the square

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Wondering where to put it

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Temple spires

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A bird portrait

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London through the gap


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  1. Frank Bosco says:

    Thanks for this excellent retrospective. The shots you have posted are beautiful in both parts. As an exclusive film photographer, I have only one digital camera hanging around and that is the D2Hs which I picked up almost new for 600 bucks at the recommendation of a very knowledgeable photographer friend.. I use it for those occasions where digital makes life so much simpler (weddings, parties, etc). I must admit that the rendering produced is as close to film like as I have seen from any digital camera so I prefer it to any of the newer ones.. And I dare anyone to find a camera body that is more pleasurable in use. It’s a rock solid banger like my F5 and I totally love it! :)

  2. Marvelous images –a big “+1″ to compliments from others.

    How large of prints could these D2H shots go?

    • Thanks. I’ve actually got images that landed up on billboards; but that’s not exactly demanding on resolution. I’d say a 13×19″ is probably about the limit I’d accept.

  3. Hi Ming, can you explain your sharpening process please?

    • That’s not a simple question and depends very much on the camera and the pixel-level file quality. The idea is to sharpen until the point just before haloes appear. I wouldn’t judge the web-size jpegs as the host (flickr) does some odd intermediate sharpening on them after generating the intermediate sizes.

  4. Amazing images Ming. That first shot of the swans is breathtaking. Wonderful quality of light and sharpness.

  5. Beautiful work, as always.

  6. Holy smokes Ming! In this and the first set, you demonstrate image quality from the D2H that I didn’t think was possible. If I ever decide to sell my D2H, I should link to your photo set to show any potential buyer what this camera (in competent hands) is capable of. :)


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