Posts Tagged: CCD

Something from the hard drive #2

Something from the hard drive part 2 – these shots were an attempt at some architectural photography and if I remember rightly (they were taken in 2007) also part of a school project for my son.

The shot below was actually a streetlight which had some interesting angles and curves.

I liked the rectangles and right angles in this shot, together with the alternating glass and cladding.

All these were taken on a Nikon D70 with 18-70mm zoom,  it was a great combination of body and lens and produced some very likeable images for me.

I still think there is something about the output from the CCD sensor Nikon cameras. I have a D200 which I like but at almost a kilo just for the body, it’s getting a  bit heavier than I want to carry around these days. The D200 did produce some of my favourite photos.

I am toying with getting another CCD version Nikon, the D80, arguably the D200s’ smaller brother. The D80 has more or less the same internals in a ‘plastic’ body. This makes it lighter at around half a kilo (585g) body only. It also uses Sd cards rather than the Cf cards used by the D70 and D200.

Another advantage for me, and I know this is very subjective, is that all the bodies mentioned here just sit right in my hands.

I did have a D80 and it was one of the few cameras I regret selling. Interestingly a D80 or D200 can be had for around £60 – £70 used (depending on condition) here in the UK.

I know the output might not suit everyone but at that price, if you like CCD output I think it’s quite a bargain.

(Other Nikon CCD cameras are available😀).