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Finally spring is here...

 

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sigma 50mm 1.4 art coming soon this may for Nikon .....

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If anyone is interested I am selling a near mint  Nikon 10-24 lens that was bought new and is a US lens.I have the pouch and box and warranty cards. I am letting it go for 575.00 shipped CONUS. n I bought a 14-24 for my D610 so no need to keep this one as it will just sit in the bag. PM me if interested- 

 

 

LENS SOLD ON AMAZON


Edited by Frank I - 4/27/14 at 11:48am
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my "Nifty Fifty" came in! and i am very pleased with how my test shots came up

Nikon Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D lens

They all say the autofocusing does not function on Nikon's current lower end DSLR bodies

Not much of a problem to me since i use Manual focus all the time. i just prefer manually focusing than AF. makes me feel more involved with my equipment.

anyways heres some photos
(secondary camera: my sister's Nikon D3000)







I think the quality is just fantastic at the price of just around 120$

I probably should have also ordered the HR2 hood to go with it..
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Nikon D7100 300MM Prime F4 AP4.5 ISO 125


Edited by Frank I - 5/7/14 at 4:51am
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I traded my 28-300mm for a Sigma 50-500mm beast. It is purely for shooting outdoors, but the first event I used it for was inside, which meant the high minimum f-stop hurt, so I had to shoot at 1/500th when I really would have wished to go faster. With a monopod it was still good from up on the balcony despite the 5000-6400 ISO required. Next time I think I'll see if I can't rent a 300mm Nikon.

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Currawong - 5/1/14 at 4:38pm
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I like this 300MM F4 Amos. It is super sharp and new they are 1345.00 this one I got on ebay auction for 910.00 and it looks hardly used. i got real lucky with this one. I using it on the D7100 so its getting to 450MM without the 1.3 which will take it to almost 600MM. Plus its a prime so its sharp. I may try a tleeconverter too but mostly for the 80-200  which is 2.8 I am thinking either  the 1.7 or 2X TC 20


Edited by Frank I - 5/1/14 at 5:09pm
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 Amos did you buy the 50-500

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 Amos did you buy the 50-500

 

Yes. There are only two events a year I would want an f2.8 300mm or similar, so I'd rent it in those cases.

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Yes. There are only two events a year I would want an f2.8 300mm or similar, so I'd rent it in those cases 

You could try the F4 300MM may surprise you.- It can handle high ISO for shutter speed and is easy to hand hold

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In my shooting, I'm always wanting to go wider, especially without distortion, to get a feeling of place. When I was first starting out in photography, I felt like I had to choose a small window for my image. I wanted longer and longer telephotos. As I go along, I find that I am more interested in narrower windows of time and wide expanses of environments. I think the wonderful resolution digital provides encourages that. The only time I use a longer lens is to not intrude on an individual's space for portraits. But 80 or 105mm is plenty for that.

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Originally Posted by PinoyPogiman View Post

Nikon Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D lens

They all say the autofocusing does not function on Nikon's current lower end DSLR bodies

Not much of a problem to me since i use Manual focus all the time. i just prefer manually focusing than AF. makes me feel more involved with my equipment.
 

 

-If you prefer manual focusing (which I can totally relate to, seeing as I find my FM2/FM3a pair being the cameras of choice whenever I go shooting nowadays), I'd suggest you consider trying out one of the older, manual-focus 50mm designs - while the current focus rings gets the job done, the older kit IMHO feels a lot more tactile and comfortable to use - wider focus ring, just the right amount of resistance, firm end stops...

 

I believe the 50mm f/1.8 design has been the same (optically) since AIS days - so it should provide similar performance (probably a bit more flare-prone, seeing as coatings have improved quite a bit.) to your new lens.

 

Oh, and chances are it will not meter on the D3200 - unless there's an aperture feeler gauge in the lens mount, you're stuck with having to use an external meter or just wing it.

 

Maybe this wasn't such a brilliant idea after all. Oh well. I still think anybody who appreciates manual focus should have the opportunity to try an all-MF Nikkor lens at some point. :)

 

Most important of all, enjoy your photography!

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Edited by Frank I - 5/11/14 at 8:05pm
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rule of thirds

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