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Hi everyone. New here to FM Ė looks like a great place!
A thread over on another forum got me thinking about manual focus lenses on my D7000, and this thread sealed the deal. So far Iíve picked up a 28mm f2 and a 105mm f2.5, and am looking for a 24 f2.8, a 200 f4 and maybe a 50 and/or a 20.
Anyway, Iím still getting a handle on these lenses, but I love them! As a mechanical gearhead at heart, I just love the design and operation of these lenses when compared to a typical consumer zoom. I totally ďgetĒ how they slow you down and force you to think about the shot. And they are so cheap!
Iíve only got up to page 30 or so of this thread, but there are so many amazing images. Iíve noticed more than a few cat shots, so I thought Iíd throw in a few dog shots. Although Iím a landscape/city shooter at heart, I occasionally bring the D7000 to the dog park to practice my action technique. I decided to bring the 105 f2.5 today, just to see how it would get along. While I had a hard time handling shots where the dog was running straight at me, using zone focusing worked quite well when the action was perpendicular to the direction of the shot. The 105 is so sharp I can crop heavily and get great results.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread.
The two dark dogs are mine, FWIW. 100% crop.
DSC_1679_DxO_cr_cr by GeorgeHudetz, on Flickr