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JR Magat wrote:
Yeah, the good news is that I do see them for sale under $200 pretty regularly so I didn't feel too bad letting it go

i'm just consolidating my lenses so I can purchase more expensive ones


I know what you mean. Three Zeiss lenses were dropped on the Buy and Sell board yesterday and despite the fun I've been having exploring Nikon's venerable manual focus glass, I was tempted, at least until I saw the lens I was most interested in, the f/2 35, had been sold. Frankly, kit building is a lifelong adventure that includes BOTH selling and buying. I certainly never imagined I'd be selling expensive Canon glass I'd accumulated over the years and often bought at very good prices... but I've done just that and will likely do more as I finance my Nikon adventure.

Good luck building your dream kit, though it is hard to imagine there isn't room for this little gem...



Aug 17, 2010 at 03:04 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I know what you mean. Three Zeiss lenses were dropped on the Buy and Sell board yesterday and despite the fun I've been having exploring Nikon's venerable manual focus glass, I was tempted, at least until I saw the lens I was most interested in, the f/2 35, had been sold. Frankly, kit building is a lifelong adventure that includes BOTH selling and buying. I certainly never imagined I'd be selling expensive Canon glass I'd accumulated over the years and often bought at very good prices... but I've done just that and will likely do more as I finance my
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I agree with you 100%... my current dream kit is.. 24/1.4 (opted for the Sigma 24/1.8), 50/1.4 (own), 85/1.4D (own), and 135/2DC (pending sale w/ FM member) and i'm sure this "dream kit" will change & change again... haha

For the short time I had the 105 2.5 AI-S i was impressed, so i'll keep it on the list to own again down the road! I think I will invest more in MF lenses when i upgrade to a FX body



Aug 17, 2010 at 03:13 PM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


JR Magat wrote:
I agree with you 100%... my current dream kit is.. 24/1.4 (opted for the Sigma 24/1.8), 50/1.4 (own), 85/1.4D (own), and 135/2DC (pending sale w/ FM member) and i'm sure this "dream kit" will change & change again... haha

For the short time I had the 105 2.5 AI-S i was impressed, so i'll keep it on the list to own again down the road! I think I will invest more in MF lenses when i upgrade to a FX body


Since the only Nikon camera I've owned is the D700, it is the only measure I have of what it is like to shoot with manual focus lenses. Doubtless, the D700 with its bright viewfinder, works beautifully with these lenses. I see you're building your kit with lenses you can carry over once you buy full frame. I did the same when I was building my Canon kit. I never bought a DX lens, despite the fact the 5D hadn't yet appeared on the scene. I didn't even consider Nikon until the D700 appeared. I know the benefit of the cropped sensor when shooting long, but birding has never caught my fancy. Full frame all the way for me.

Have fun JR and remember buying gear is only the beginning... There are photos to take!



Aug 17, 2010 at 03:45 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


Today was laundry day...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YajwMTB6j0w/TKz_x-ZmAFI/AAAAAAAADlw/YJtRC38iL8k/s800/LaundryDay.jpg
A little girl began following me around when she saw I had a camera. When she began mimicking her mother, perhaps giving me instructions on how to operate the machine I couldn't resist. The MF 105 was up to the task.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YajwMTB6j0w/TKz_ybDZziI/AAAAAAAADl4/gpexhsn5cu8/MothersLittleHelper.jpg

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Aug 18, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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Bo's Garden by Oasisbill, on Flickr



Aug 18, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


Yes, indeed! Great flower shot... Love that smooth bokeh.


Aug 18, 2010 at 01:48 AM
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Well, I want to join the party This is one of the first few shots I took with lens after buying it. Mine is the AIS version

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2726/4428497710_3d96441dc8_z.jpg?zz=1






Aug 18, 2010 at 03:39 AM
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ht1948 wrote:
Well, I want to join the party This is one of the first few shots I took with lens after buying it. Mine is the AIS version


Great! I'd love to see a bigger image... something like this... taken this afternoon.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_YajwMTB6j0w/TGskedXadFI/AAAAAAAACVo/zgMFe4Tw-cg/s800/PottedPlant.jpg



Aug 18, 2010 at 04:31 AM
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Thanks CGrindahl. This is the same flower a few days before, and the first shot I took the day I bought this wonderful lens:


Bo's garden by Oasisbill, on Flickr



Aug 18, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


Hey guys, great shots.


squatters view of old fort madison by I_Take_Pitchers, on Flickr



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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


Although I haven't seen many night shots with a 105/2.5 in this thread, it works well in the dark too.


Rio di San Luca, Venezia by Donald G. Jean (away for a week), on Flickr




Aug 18, 2010 at 05:31 PM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


JR Magat wrote:
Makes me want to kick myself for selling a NICE copy of this lens...


I was kicking myself as well,started selling off some of my faster MF Nikkor's which commanded a higher price,for funding my first DSLR and a few consumer lenses...not really impressed with the quality of the images,I mounted some of my old MF Nikkors....after reviewing the images...my first thought afterward was...OMG what have I done! ....I'm definitely not parting with anymore of my old Nikkors.

Nikkor 105/2.5 AI-S




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Aug 19, 2010 at 07:33 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


OK! Enough flowers and people and animals!

How about giving the inanimate rocks a chance:

105/2.5 AIS at f/5.6, ISO 200, D300 RAW, 20,4,4 USM + some saturation adjustment in NX2.

http://www.seanet.com/~hinkey/105_2p5_2ndCopy/DSC_4275_Small.jpg

John



Aug 19, 2010 at 09:21 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


dgjean: Very nice work. Love the night shot.


Aug 20, 2010 at 02:25 AM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


I've been posting my night shots on the 50 f/1.2 AI-s thread but I certainly took the 105 f/2.5 AI-s for a spin one night with excellent results. Here is a shot taken in my hometown, through an open window of my car and through the glass door of a local shop around the corner from me that sells Buddhist statuary from the Far East. This was shot wide open at ISO 6400. The low light capacity of the D700 still amazes me.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_YajwMTB6j0w/TGskcRLp8ZI/AAAAAAAACVM/yavAOzelsqk/s800/BuddhaForSale.jpg

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Aug 20, 2010 at 05:16 AM
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passthegravy wrote:
dgjean: Very nice work. Love the night shot.


+1



Aug 20, 2010 at 05:18 AM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · A Little Love for the 105 f/2.5


And here are two more shots, these downtown at night... relying on light from store window and interiors. The first is an importer that specializes in Far Eastern furniture and art pieces. The second is inside a Chinese restaurant down the block taken around closing time.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YajwMTB6j0w/TG4S4WrctoI/AAAAAAAACYk/oy0FujPt0WA/s800/FanTan.jpg
ISO 5600
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_YajwMTB6j0w/TG4S5Wuk_2I/AAAAAAAACYs/NslZt3hXJNA/s800/EmptyRestaurant.jpg
ISO 4600



Aug 20, 2010 at 05:36 AM
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passthegravy wrote:
dgjean: Very nice work. Love the night shot.


dgean does some great work. Master of silhouette's.... Check out his photostream on Flickr - it's amazing IMO.



Aug 20, 2010 at 01:40 PM
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Gary Clennan wrote:
dgean does some great work. Master of silhouette's.... Check out his photostream on Flickr - it's amazing IMO.


Takes my breath away! Looking at the photostream I encounter a couple of photos he'd submitted some time ago on a thread shot with the 500mm mirrored Nikon lens. Amazing work!

I'm reminded of how inspiring it is to see work from other parts of the world. I'd love to be shooting full time in northern Italy... just won't happen in this lifetime. I have to settle for the San Francisco Bay Area...



Aug 20, 2010 at 03:03 PM
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Gary Clennan wrote:
dgean does some great work. Master of silhouette's.... Check out his photostream on Flickr - it's amazing IMO.


Wow, you weren't kidding. Amazing stuff. Thanks for the tip.



Aug 21, 2010 at 02:34 AM
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