I'm thinning out my herd just a little bit so a few lenses need to find new homes so I thought I would try to keep them in the thread before posting them in the B&S, CL, or fleabay. They are all in excellent shape optically, mechanically, and cosmetically, although the 300/2.8 has a little bit more wear on the mount and strap rings.
28/2 AI - $350 - The thought of selling this one makes me sore, but I'm really struggling to focus with any manual WA lenses, so I'm going to let it go.
50-135/3.5 AI-S - $130 - Great lens, but I just don't use it.
300/2.8 ED AI-S + Wimberley P40 plate - $1000- Another great lens, but with one baby here and another on the way, I've got things that I need to carry other than supertelephotos...
If anyone is interested, shoot me a PM. All of those prices include shipping.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't show some pictures too, all from the D700+50/1.2 AI-S
Eli just hanging around with some big and small aunts and uncles:
I've been shooting a lot of 1600 ISO HP5+ in my Leica lately, and I find the grain quite pleasant and unobjectionable. A fringe benefit of this is that I no longer have any qualms about shooting at 12,800 ISO (HI1) on my D700. There aren't many scenes that are too dim for handholdable exposure with 12,800 ISO and f/1.2 This is SOOC without any noise reduction. It looks fine at full resolution too.
Lastly, we're over halfway to having little Hudson number 2. We had quite the surprise when a very noticeable feature popped up on the ultrasound monitor. Turns out that our 2nd baby is going to be a boy rather than a girl!
Ray, excellent comparison.
D600 image looks cleaner than the D700.
At 6400 iso the D600 is very usable and wins hands down, however the D7000 is no slouch. With a little NR post photos process quite nicely. I can only imagine that the D7100 will be even better!
So I'm shocked that I won another auction, this one for a 35 f/2 O AI'd. No, Jose, it is not the O.C. but like the H.C. 85, they don't come available very often with an AI conversion kit and this O does. As with the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd I bought, and the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd, I think I'll get by simply by being careful with the sun. I've not been disappointed with either of those lenses.
But I really do need to stop this nonsense. I think I need a 12 step program...
it's beautiful Curtis - but yeah, you've got a problem - it's not that you're buying too many lenses, hell, you only live once - it's that you're so impatient that you can't wait for a C lens to come up.
Amazing Peter - I've spotted a couple of the joins where they don't quite line up - but it's nothing really - I'm amazing that with moving subjects it lines up at all!!
and it was a hand held pan... It probably works even better in dedicated stitching apps like Microsoft ICE. This was done with photomerge in Photoshop. I only felt the need to rubber-stamp the pink conductor's right arm back together. It wasn't pretty being severed in mid-air