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I cheated and looked at the Exif right away
Very nice photo Alan
Reagan, I'd expect no less from you!
Beautiful picture. My best guess would be the 135mm f2.0 since I haven't own any other lens that can produce such bokeh.
I see you took back your guess. The 135/2 is another nice lens that would be fun to own. Oops, better add it to the wishlist. (My wife is probably groaning somewhere)
Hmmm... close to 400 and close to 200... my math says 300... Congrats Alan! I hate you! I'm jealous on you! I'll rob you!
Very warm, although a round trip plane ticket from Romania to DFW or Austin would likely cost more than the lens Mihai!
leighton w wrote:
Well, by deductive reasoning, if Ron says 400mm and Philip says 200mm, and both are wrong. Then it MUST be a 300mm! And judging by that beautiful bokeh, it's faster then the f4.5.
Even warmer, and by deductive reasoning, if I could afford a 300/2, I would have spent the money on buying land for a family farm instead. Or a D600. Or a more fuel-efficient car. Or a really good baby-sitter once a month.
Given the way the background is wiped out and the Alan's budget for more lenses is wiped out for a while, I am going to throw in my hat into the ring for a 400 Maybe a 400 2.8 AIS?
Apart from the 300 f2.8, how about the 500 f4P as a possibility? That's another one that's close to 400..
A bit colder now, although this certainly would have wiped my budget out. I think 400/2.8 would have been a bit too long and impractical for my shooting right now, not to mention having to replace my entire support system! The 500/4 AI-P would have also been a good guess. This will eventually be the next, and probably last Nikon supertelephoto I buy, even though I can't fathom using it right now, I'd find a way to use such a marvelous lens.
And we have a winner:
No more guesses are needed. One of us is close at 200 and one is close at 400. It is certainly not a zoom lens with that bokeh so the middle is 300! As you wiped out any more big purchases it can not be a 300 4.5. That only leaves one lens! One of the best Nikon ever made. 300 2.8
This one is one of my dream lenses, and KEH delivered a BGN gem. Nikon 300 f/2.8 ED AI-S, 1986-2005 version with the integrated clear protection filter, CT-302 carrying case, carrying straps, HE-4 hood extension, L37C drop in filter plus a spare 39mm drop in filter frame all for under $900 with free shipping. Pics to come in a bit. The serial number places it probably in the 1986-1988 range if I had to guess.