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Kevin - you certainly do the E lens justice. Love your shot of your daughter.


Oct 09, 2012 at 08:13 AM
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georgms wrote:
Here's a re-worked (read: converted to B&W and killed all gray tones in between) picture of a well-secured barn door:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8069098213_562bcce1b1_o.jpg
barn-door von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Ais 105/1.8


Georg - this is a great image. It's incongruous that an old door like that has such a modern lock.



Oct 09, 2012 at 08:15 AM
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Tony, sorry to hear about the 180AF, hope its just misplaced inside the house. $400 for the 180 AIS is a bit high, I think.

Ray & Matt, very nice flower pic sets!

Kevin, very neat set with the 50 1.8E.

Dylan, outstanding street shots again.

Mihai, great shots on your ferry ride.

Samy

vpik01 wrote:
Calling all 180/2.8 shooters, and recent purchasers... I've recently misplaced my 180/2.8 AF (non-D) lens... how I have no earthly idea... really, how do you loose a lens that size?!? I'm careful with my gear in and out of the house so this really bothers me. Could be that it was taken during an outing, I don't have any shots with it in about a month...

But I must move on... and I have to say I've been interested in the AI-S version for a while. I'm already sold on the lens, what it does and all that, my only question
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Oct 09, 2012 at 09:05 AM
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Calling all 180/2.8 shooters, and recent purchasers... I've recently misplaced my 180/2.8 AF (non-D) lens... how I have no earthly idea... really, how do you loose a lens that size?!? I'm careful with my gear in and out of the house so this really bothers me. Could be that it was taken during an outing, I don't have any shots with it in about a month...

But I must move on... and I have to say I've been interested in the AI-S version for a while. I'm already sold on the lens, what it does and all that, my only question is
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Tony, I would think $300 is a pretty good price for a 180mmf2.8 ED ais lens if it's optically good and not too shabby. I just got mine a couple of weeks back for just short of $370 but it was very good cosmetically. I was surprised when I opened the box and examined the lens.

It is a bit heavy as someone else has said. I don't seem to be able to hold it still. But nevertheless it is really sharp. Maybe I should have gone for a 200mmf4 ai or ais, which is much lighter and only one stop slower. If you're a big strong guy with big hands then the 180 would be a piece of cake in your hands. Sorry I talk too much; as you have said you're "already sold on the lens."



Oct 09, 2012 at 09:25 AM
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Thanks Curtis, Philip, Jimmy and Samy for the thoughts/confirmation on the 180/2.8 prices! I've located a couple in the $300 range now, all in that range seem to be optically very clean with some cosmetic issues. That $210 on C-list looks like its pretty good, just needs to be cleaned up a bit... I'm so leary of C-list from my one and only experience buying there (4 years ago).

Anyone have experience with the 'ebay buyer protection', given that this seller has no return policy? Reposting the link Curtis found -
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-180mm-F-2-8-Ai-S-ED-Lens-manual-focus-/190736496658?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2c68c7f812&afsrc=1

Jimmy - just because I'm 'sold' on the lens doesn't mean I'm not intersted in your thoughts on the lens! I have been considering trying a nice 200/4 copy just to see if that would satisfy me at the focal length for far cheaper and in a smaller package. I also was considering holding off and keeping an eye out for a 200 Micro which I've always been interested in but never wanted to double up on the similar focal length. But right now I'm thinking I'll take a swing at one of the lowish priced 180/2.8's and see how I like it, I know I'll love the optics. Not sure about the handling. It looks 'fatter' than my old 180/2.8 AF, not sure if the weight is up there or not...

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Oct 09, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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A Columbus Day winery trip was called for yesterday and despite some rainy weather my wife and I with a couple friends had a great time as usual. I didn't do a whole lot of shooting given the company but I was really happy with a couple of close up shots using the 55/2.8;


H U M E by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr


American Oak - Medium Toast by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr


Walk the Plank? by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr

The two b/w conversions are just using the LR4 B/W Preset #3 with a couple tweaks... I always forget those are there but was feeling lazy this morning.



Oct 09, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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Tony, that copy looks like it is worth bidding on. Typically, ebay/paypal are ok about protecting you if a buyer has been dishonest with the condition. You can always request more photos. The front element can have some wear and dings and it shouldn't effect things too much, if at all. I sold my first copy, a rough looking copy, to Laura and it looked worse than the copy from ebay and it always produced marvelous images.

I payed $380 for my current copy off of ebay.. It was perfect mechanically, optically, and cosmetically though.



Oct 09, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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Thanks Alan, you are ever so close to pushing me over the edge on this one! Off to work...


Oct 09, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Agree totally - still a little girl while your images, Phillippe, show the feminine mystique that is to come.



Peter, I very much appreciated that comment. Thanks a lot, kind sir!



Oct 09, 2012 at 01:58 PM
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DTOB wrote:
Someone recently mentioned the 50mm Series E. I have one, and it's twin brother, the 50mm 1.8AIS pancake. I like it, it's a sharp little lens.

This mans name is Dana. He frequents my back alley, always wearing something outlandish. He is not very trusting. We talked for sometime about what kinds of things he was finding in the dumpsters before he would allow me to take his photo. Dumpster diving is an active profession in my neck of the woods. I've always wanted to do a project on these people who work hard foraging through the things we cast aside.

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Great set Dylan



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mp356 wrote:
+1!



Oct 09, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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vpik01 wrote:
A Columbus Day winery trip was called for yesterday and despite some rainy weather my wife and I with a couple friends had a great time as usual. I didn't do a whole lot of shooting given the company but I was really happy with a couple of close up shots using the 55/2.8;
The two b/w conversions are just using the LR4 B/W Preset #3 with a couple tweaks... I always forget those are there but was feeling lazy this morning.


Love the American Oak one Tony, really nice.



Oct 09, 2012 at 02:34 PM
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Peter, thanks for the comments; liked your rusty stuff;

Samy and Philip, nice bokeh playing with the 180/2.8 and 105/1.8;

Mihai, simply awesome nocturnal sets with the 50/1.2; the grain added "atmosphere" to the images; very well done!

Matt, killer 85/1.4 flower shots with spetacular bokeh !

Ray, as usual, a jaw dropping set of butterflies and flowers, now with the 180/2.8 ai;

Georg, nice bokeh from the 28/2 and congrats on your very good performance as a "devil's adjutant"

Dylan, as usual, outstanding street shots



Oct 09, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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Thanks Mark! Wow, this might be the slowest day on the thread in recent weeks... I hope everyone is out shooting!


Oct 09, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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vpik01 wrote:
Thanks Alan, you are ever so close to pushing me over the edge on this one! Off to work...


I'll second Alan's comment. I've probably bought 30 to 40 lenses on E-Bay without incurring a single problem. Sellers will complain at times because Paypal offers such strong support for buyers who have a problem with what they've purchased. As Alan said, the key issue is not whether you're happy with the purchase but whether the seller has misrepresented it in any way. From the photos and description, I would expect a very serviceable lens that is not in pristine condition... perhaps similar to the first copy of the lens I bought, also for $300. If I were in your position I'd grab it. This seller has no idea the value of this lens. That price is really good. You'd doubtless get your money back with no problem were you to sell it. You may eventually find, as I did, that it is such a keeper that you might want to upgrade to a cleaner copy at some future date.

With regard to the 200 f/4 AI or AI-s, it is a lovely lens but it does not have the chops of the 180 which is a desert island lens for sure. It is sharp wide open with luscious bokeh, which means wonderful isolation of your subject. Happy shopping Tony!



Oct 09, 2012 at 05:24 PM
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georgms wrote:
I could be wrong, but if my NMFAS-detector is properly calibrated I've discovered that Leighton seems to have some interest in spending money on 28/2
Here are two close-ups I took today in the garden:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/8068195337_4c02d89891_o.jpg
old apple tree - 28/2 Ai wide-open, no cropping, processed straight without adding "structures" or "clarity"

While showing less drama than the 35/1.4 (or the 24/2) the 28/2's bokeh isn't completely creamy.
A busy background with many small highlights will provoke the kind of bokeh shown above.
I love my 28/2's

Very nice Georg. I am considering the 28mm 2.0



Oct 09, 2012 at 05:25 PM
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Kevin very nice use of the 50mm 1.8
Dylan your street portraits are great!
Philip very nice use of the 105mm 1.8 This lens is on my list!
Tony your work with the 55mm 2.8 is wonderful. I really need to spend some time with mine



Oct 09, 2012 at 05:29 PM
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p.2030 #18 · p.2030 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A proud dog....






  NIKON D700    28mm    f/2.8    1/640s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 09, 2012 at 05:30 PM
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p.2030 #19 · p.2030 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Speed kills Ray... It eventually happens that folks shooting with MF lenses will want faster versions. That is especially true for those of us who enjoy bokeh play, as I know you do. You are such an accomplished shopper I expect you'll find a copy of this lens. Since the optical design was unchanged you can go all the way back to the C version, N copy. All you need to do is find one that has been converted. It takes the AI kit number 26 which does not appear to be available. But where there is a will, there is a way...








Oct 09, 2012 at 05:46 PM
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That is hilarious Philippe! Monty will get a kick out of this one. Great capture!


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