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Aug 27, 2011 23:28 |  #3076

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I have one... a 55mm f/2.8 Micro that can't focus beyond a few feet away :lol:

Can I have it . I can't see past a few feet anyway? Lol Lol


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Aug 28, 2011 08:16 |  #3077

MDoc wrote in post #13011807 (external link)
Can I have it . I can't see past a few feet anyway? Lol Lol

I still use it for Macro :lol: :p


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Aug 28, 2011 08:18 |  #3078

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Anyone in this thread using Nikkor manual focus lenses?

I used an old Vivitar 90 f2.5 for a while. Damn I miss it too! Great chunk of glass for macro


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Aug 28, 2011 08:22 |  #3079

I used my 55mm Micro for portrait today and I must say its too damn difficult to use when shooting a child :lol: I don't have focus confirmation so I tend to have a lot of misfocused shots :lol:


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Aug 28, 2011 09:16 |  #3080

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Aug 28, 2011 09:19 as a reply to  @ monk3y's post |  #3081

We just bought a Samyang 14mm f2.8 manual focus lens (because I've really been missing the super-wideness of our Sigma 12-24mm that we sold a while back). Samyang is also badged Rokinon and few other names I believe.

I'm having trouble getting accurate manual focus on distant subjects. My 60 year old eyes are probably not helping - but the D700's focus confirm seems to lie when we get close to infinity, so I think I need to do some experimenting with different focus settings on the D700 ...currently I'm just switching the camera to manual, and using the centre-point. Maybe I need to explore what live view can do for me?

Apart from that I'm very pleased with the lens - much sharper than the Sigma 12-24 we used to have.

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Aug 28, 2011 09:22 |  #3082

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We just bought a Samyang 14mm f2.8 manual focus lens (because I've really been missing the super-wideness of our Sigma 12-24mm that we sold a while back). Samyang is also badged Rokinon and few other names I believe.

I'm having trouble getting accurate manual focus on distant subjects. My 60 year old eyes are probably not helping - but the D700's focus confirm seems to lie when we get close to infinity, so I think I need to do some experimenting with different focus settings on the D700 ...currently I'm just switching the camera to manual, and using the centre-point. Maybe I need to explore what live view can do for me?

Apart from that I'm very pleased with the lens - much sharper than the Sigma 12-24 we used to have.

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why did you not just get the New Sigma 12-24mm ? I heard its much much sharper (specially in the corner) than the older one... I have the older one :D and I love it but I have been trying to get rid of it for a while now in favor of the 16-35mm coz I love using filters


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Aug 28, 2011 09:25 |  #3083

How can you tell if a Sigma 12-24 is new or old model? I have one that I bought a couple of years ago.


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Aug 28, 2011 09:26 |  #3084

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How can you tell if a Sigma 12-24 is new or old model? I have one that I bought a couple of years ago.

that's the old model..new model was just released recently :lol: and it has the new look already
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Aug 28, 2011 09:37 |  #3085

monk3y wrote in post #13013178 (external link)
why did you not just get the New Sigma 12-24mm ? I heard its much much sharper (specially in the corner) than the older one... I have the older one :D and I love it but I have been trying to get rid of it for a while now in favor of the 16-35mm coz I love using filters

Simple - price! :lol:

We did think about the new Sigma 12-24, but it's around 700 GBP and the Samyang only cost us 230 GBP. I do miss what 12mm can do to skies though - 14mm is close but not quite there.

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Aug 28, 2011 09:45 |  #3086

RobKirkwood wrote in post #13013230 (external link)
Simple - price! :lol:

We did think about the new Sigma 12-24, but it's around 700 GBP and the Samyang only cost us 230 GBP. I do miss what 12mm can do to skies though - 14mm is close but not quite there.

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I agree... I love the 12mm effect :lol:

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Aug 28, 2011 12:02 |  #3087

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I used my 55mm Micro for portrait today and I must say its too damn difficult to use when shooting a child :lol: I don't have focus confirmation so I tend to have a lot of misfocused shots :lol:

I must say using the d7000 makes it a lot easier to get a good focus. It has focus confirmation. I have so enjoyed my manual lenses especially for macro. I have a set of vivitar tubes that I use alot ;)

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Aug 28, 2011 12:45 |  #3088

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I must say using the d7000 makes it a lot easier to get a good focus. It has focus confirmation.

So does the D700, and that's my problem - because it doesn't seem to give me accurate feedback on distant subjects with the Samyang 14mm (e.g. leaves on trees a couple hundred metres away), it's fine on closer subjects.

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Aug 28, 2011 13:59 |  #3089

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So does the D700, and that's my problem - because it doesn't seem to give me accurate feedback on distant subjects with the Samyang 14mm (e.g. leaves on trees a couple hundred metres away), it's fine on closer subjects.

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Nikon says that there is always play around infinity because the lens expands and contracts. Very rarely is infinity right


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Aug 28, 2011 14:07 |  #3090

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I used an old Vivitar 90 f2.5 for a while. Damn I miss it too! Great chunk of glass for macro

I picked up a nikkor p home made converted 105 2.5. Its not pretty but it is sharp as a tack and the glass is really clean. It's great on people and macro with tubes. Price was $39 :lol::lol::lol:


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