Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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I really think Monty's going to like the 14-24mm knowing his taste for those wide shots

leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
I thought I'd let you know that the shop people still love me.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1097609/34#11360215

Monty


I think he's telling you that they're not happy you went over to AF lenses.


Ouch!

Seriously, I hope you really enjoy your new kit.


I know it is all in good fun
I'm sure I will have a lot of fun with it.

I'll tell you one thing, a D800 with a grip and a 70-200 is one HEAVY pig



At one time I had a D70 and the 80-200 f2.8 ED and I ended up selling the lens because it was so big I didn't use it very much at all. But it did take wonderful images!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
I thought I'd let you know that the shop people still love me.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1097609/34#11360215

Monty


I think he's telling you that they're not happy you went over to AF lenses.


Ouch!

Seriously, I hope you really enjoy your new kit.


I know it is all in good fun
I'm sure I will have a lot of fun with it.

I'll tell you one thing, a D800 with a grip and a 70-200 is one HEAVY pig



At one time I had a D70 and the 80-200 f2.8 ED and I ended up selling the lens because it was so big I didn't use it very much at all. But it did take wonderful images!

I borrowed this setup from a friend once, was surprised at its weight also. It delayed me buying a dslr by a good 2 years.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States


saph wrote:
I really think Monty's going to like the 14-24mm knowing his taste for those wide shots


Yea you're right, you KNOW he'll have to get all three.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

Just itching and had to mess with my Leighton lens today.(50-135) Last shot with the 16. 3.5 Fish



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
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kwoodard wrote:
I borrowed this setup from a friend once, was surprised at its weight also. It delayed me buying a dslr by a good 2 years.


I actually sold the D70 a little while after that and bought a Panasonic FZ50. The Panny was capable of images as good as the D70, but nothing like today's DSLR's.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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rankamateur wrote:
Just itching and had to mess with my Leighton lens today.(50-135) Last shot with the 16. 3.5 Fish


Very nice Ron, I really like the first one. Not a bad lens is it? It's what I caught the rainbow with as well.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Country: United States

montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
montym wrote:
I thought I'd let you know that the shop people still love me.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1097609/34#11360215

Monty


I think he's telling you that they're not happy you went over to AF lenses.


Ouch!

Seriously, I hope you really enjoy your new kit.


I know it is all in good fun
I'm sure I will have a lot of fun with it.

I'll tell you one thing, a D800 with a grip and a 70-200 is one HEAVY pig



Yes, but get in post and crank those curves at high ISO and the weight will tend to melt away. Also, at base ISO the highlights head room is just awesome . . . .

- John



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
Just itching and had to mess with my Leighton lens today.(50-135) Last shot with the 16. 3.5 Fish


Very nice Ron, I really like the first one. Not a bad lens is it? It's what I caught the rainbow with as well.


I think it's as you said many times. A real nice lens that you can walk around with and not need 3 lenses.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

montym wrote:
I thought I'd let you know that the shop people still love me.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1097609/34#11360215

Monty


It's always good to know there are some constants in the Universe . . .



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
Just itching and had to mess with my Leighton lens today.(50-135) Last shot with the 16. 3.5 Fish

leighton w wrote:
Very nice Ron, I really like the first one. Not a bad lens is it? It's what I caught the rainbow with as well.

rankamateur wrote:
I think it's as you said many times. A real nice lens that you can walk around with and not need 3 lenses.


I think a real nice kit would be the 28mm f2.8 AI-s, 50-135mm f3.5 AI-s and the 180mm f2.8 ED. And perhaps the 55mm f2.8 for micros.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

Man, the more and more I see the 50-135, I want one. I think I would use it more than the 80-200 I use now. Anyone want to trade me?



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Man, the more and more I see the 50-135, I want one. I think I would use it more than the 80-200 I use now. Anyone want to trade me?


They are cheap enough to have both. The only weird thing I hate about the 50-135mm. It is 62mm. A real oddball for Nikon. Different cap, different hood and on and on. It is however quite a bit smaller and easier to walk around with than the 80-200 MF



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

This is too funny, I am now getting a reverse itch I want to pull out my 14-24 after months of hibernation and try it out.

AF and MF can coexist, whatever your itch is for the day just scratch it.

leighton w wrote:

saph wrote:
I really think Monty's going to like the 14-24mm knowing his taste for those wide shots


Yea you're right, you KNOW he'll have to get all three.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

For dx I carry the 16 mm 3.5, 35 mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.4 and 135 mm 2.8.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
Man, the more and more I see the 50-135, I want one. I think I would use it more than the 80-200 I use now. Anyone want to trade me?


They are cheap enough to have both. The only weird thing I hate about the 50-135mm. It is 62mm. A real oddball for Nikon. Different cap, different hood and on and on. It is however quite a bit smaller and easier to walk around with than the 80-200 MF

I don't have much of a preference for the filter size...since I don't have anything to put on there. Anyone have one they want to swap with me? I would consider the Series E 75-150mm as well (keep up with the rest of my growing Series E family) The extra reach is nice, but haven't needed it yet and I don't see a need anytime soon.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Leighton, up further north a bit from you there was a faint rainbow here, nothing like the intense one you posted.

There was an interesting light that was disappearing fast along with the sun, I tried to capture it on this tree with the 35 f2 OC. The branches almost looked orange.








kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
For dx I carry the 16 mm 3.5, 35 mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.4 and 135 mm 2.8.


I am surprised there isn't a 50mm in there... You know, I didn't know until last week that you shot with a D7000...I always thought you shot FF with the quality of your pics.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
For dx I carry the 16 mm 3.5, 35 mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.4 and 135 mm 2.8.


A real nice kit for your D7000. I always wanted the 135mm f2 when I had my D7000 so I could have an equivalent 200mm f2.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
For dx I carry the 16 mm 3.5, 35 mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.4 and 135 mm 2.8.


I am surprised there isn't a 50mm in there... You know, I didn't know until last week that you shot with a D7000...I always thought you shot FF with the quality of your pics.



Thank you Kevin. The D7000 is a great camera with an amazing dynamic range. It is a very capable camera. As far as the 50mm I have a 50 mm 1.4 but on crop I prefer the 35 as my normal lens.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
For dx I carry the 16 mm 3.5, 35 mm 1.4, 85 mm 1.4 and 135 mm 2.8.


I am surprised there isn't a 50mm in there... You know, I didn't know until last week that you shot with a D7000...I always thought you shot FF with the quality of your pics.



Thank you Kevin. The D7000 is a great camera with an amazing dynamic range. It is a very capable camera. As far as the 50mm I have a 50 mm 1.4 but on crop I prefer the 35 as my normal lens.


I hear ya there... I need a 35mm... I have been using that 28mm as my "normal", but would like a 35mm. I have been using the Series E 50mm as a portrait lens and for things that I want very detailed (its tough to focus sometimes, but the detail is awesome).



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