I made this at my work the other day while showing some trainees around the plant. It's always fascinating to me, welding. It's like photography; it's working with light. And speaking of working with light, I got a new tool that I may just love. See the specs below. **Warning** it's a bit geeky down there.
Nikon D7000, 50mm f/1.4 lens, f/2.8, 1/320s, ISO1600. That's right, it's a D7000. Is it ten times better than a D700? To be determined. But, by the look of the low noise in this image at ISO 1600, the lighter weight, the fancy new control layout...the D700 may be in danger...Click on the image for a full size view, and bring your microscope to the table and examine the pixels. This image has had no noise reduction applied, and not even any exposure adjustments made in post production. I applied lens correction and a little vignette, a little crop, and that's all so that you can enjoy picking the image apart, pixel by pixel if you wish. We'll see how this bad boy does traveling tomorrow.