David Lloyd's photos with the Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8

Spring blossom

Spring blossom
I nearly didn't bother with this, it looked so flat and lifeless straight out of the camera, the otherwise excellent Tokina is as flat as a pancake when it comes to contrast, but it's easy to process the pictures and get it back.

Sony NEX 5
Tokina AT-X…
Added on April 19, 2014

Reflection

Reflection
A golden orb in the sky. ( It's an advertising balloon )

Sony NEX 5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on April 19, 2014

I'm working on my tan.

I'm working on my tan.
Pig's just love to lie in the sun.

Sony NEX 5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on April 19, 2014

A walk in the shade

A walk in the shade
Shot wide open at f2.8 and at 200mm, the Tokina is a fine lens, lovely bokeh and very sharp. But there's no contrast in the images at all, until you process them and it's all there.
Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro, a very good plugin for Adobe.

So…
Added on April 19, 2014

Three little pigs.

Three little pigs.
the two sitting were grunting to each other like two old women gossiping, which they probably were, about the pig who was having a nice afternoon nap in the sun.

Sony NEX 5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on April 19, 2014

Last years colours.

Last years colours.
Even in the pouring rain there's some colour in the woods.

Sony NEX 5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on February  1, 2014

Nailed shut.

Nailed shut.
There used to be a nice path through this gate, a very interesting walk through some really good wetland. But the landowner has nailed the gate shut.

Sony NEX 5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on February  1, 2014

The memory fades.

The memory fades.
Capturing the movement of the long grass, using a fast lens on a sunny day with a ND 4 filter it still had a shutter speed of 1/320. But it still worked.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
ND4 Filter
Added on August 12, 2013

Ferns

Ferns
Shafts of light in the woods.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on July  7, 2013

How machines used to be.

How machines used to be.
That's real engineering.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on July  7, 2013

Blue.

Blue.
My neighbours cat, Blue, thinks he can hide behind the weeds, but I spotted him.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on June 24, 2013

Sexy earings.

Sexy earings.
Obviously a fashion statement among sheep.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on June 24, 2013

From the back door.

From the back door.
Our house is built on the hillside so there's a bit of garden that's at eye level as we walk out of the back door, and this is what greets us.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on February 18, 2013

Buddah.

Buddah.
I've been buying lenses again, and although I'm not a big fan of zooms I bought three yesterday.
This is from the bargain lens, I picked it from a box of junk, it looked good with no dents or scratches, it turned smooth, the glass was clean and has no fun…
Added on February 18, 2013

Number 15

Number 15
Slowly decaying and neglected, but still looking good.

Sony NEX5
Tokina AT-X SD 80-200 / 2.8
Added on February 18, 2013