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Mar 21, 2012 11:49 |  #5416

I had the 35/2 before my brief run with Canon. Had it before the age of digital and it served me well for over a decade. I'm not sure if I will get another one or drop the cash on the G.

My friendly UPS drive dropped off the 28-300 VR a few hours ago. I've got to say it has exceeded my expectations by a mile. I've never had a lens that could be shot at 300mm at 1/25s and I can do it with this one. I haven't shot it out in daylight yet but I think it is going to be extremely usefull on FF.


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Mar 21, 2012 19:07 |  #5417

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14125819 (external link)
That's great to hear. If I had to pick 1 prime to live with forever it would be a 35mm, and although I have a 35L I'm not sure I'd be able to jump right into the Nikon f/1.4 right away if I switched due to cost (need to replace a full kit), so knowing the older f/2 works well is good news.

If you don't mind manual focus, Nikon also makes the 35mm 1.4 ais. $665 in EX condition from keh.com, and build quality on par with zeiss lenses.


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Mar 21, 2012 19:26 |  #5418

JHutch wrote in post #14128604 (external link)
If you don't mind manual focus, Nikon also makes the 35mm 1.4 ais. $665 in EX condition from keh.com, and build quality on par with zeiss lenses.

How about the 50 1.2 AI-S? Any good? :)




  
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Mar 21, 2012 20:26 |  #5419

JHutch wrote in post #14128604 (external link)
If you don't mind manual focus, Nikon also makes the 35mm 1.4 ais. $665 in EX condition from keh.com, and build quality on par with zeiss lenses.

Manual focus with Nikon's focusing screen? No thanks :lol:




  
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Mar 21, 2012 20:36 |  #5420

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14129188 (external link)
Manual focus with Nikon's focusing screen? No thanks :lol:

The 50mm/1.2 AI-S is very easy even on the worst of focusing screens. With Nikon's AF confirm with <> pointers it's very accurate even if you don't pay attention to the screen.


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Mar 21, 2012 21:06 |  #5421

K6AZ wrote in post #14129272 (external link)
The 50mm/1.2 AI-S is very easy even on the worst of focusing screens. With Nikon's AF confirm with <> pointers it's very accurate even if you don't pay attention to the screen.

You mean they actually tell you which direction to adjust the focus? Sounds like voodoo magic to me.




  
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Mar 21, 2012 21:14 |  #5422

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14129474 (external link)
You mean they actually tell you which direction to adjust the focus? Sounds like voodoo magic to me.

Yep. One thing that bothered me when I switched to Canon especially working with a thin DOF.


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Mar 21, 2012 22:10 |  #5423

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14129474 (external link)
You mean they actually tell you which direction to adjust the focus? Sounds like voodoo magic to me.

No voodoo. ;)

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Mar 21, 2012 22:26 |  #5424

Watched the whole video. It was about the AI ring and how to program the non-CPU menu option for each lens (which, btw, do you have to select the right lens in the menu every time you swap?). Nothing about manual focus direction or confirmation. Was that the wrong video?




  
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Mar 21, 2012 22:29 |  #5425

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14129914 (external link)
Watched the whole video. It was about the AI ring and how to program the non-CPU menu option for each lens (which, btw, do you have to select the right lens in the menu every time you swap?). Nothing about manual focus direction or confirmation. Was that the wrong video?

No, you don't have to enter it each time you change lenses. What more confirmation do you need? Nikon had this in place at least five years ago with the D200 and the D7000 also has it.


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Mar 21, 2012 22:43 |  #5426

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Mar 21, 2012 23:25 |  #5427

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14129914 (external link)
Watched the whole video. It was about the AI ring and how to program the non-CPU menu option for each lens (which, btw, do you have to select the right lens in the menu every time you swap?). Nothing about manual focus direction or confirmation. Was that the wrong video?

If I recall, you have two to three custom profiles. Cool eh? :)




  
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Mar 21, 2012 23:28 |  #5428

K6AZ wrote in post #14129930 (external link)
No, you don't have to enter it each time you change lenses. What more confirmation do you need? Nikon had this in place at least five years ago with the D200 and the D7000 also has it.

Simma donna! :) I don't need any confirmation. Was given a link to a video supposedly demonstrating it in action but the video was about the AI ring and configuring non-CPU lenses instead. I believe you when you say the manual focus aid feature exists.




  
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Mar 21, 2012 23:33 |  #5429

Yohan Pamudji wrote in post #14130164 (external link)
Simma donna! :) I don't need any confirmation. Was given a link to a video supposedly demonstrating it in action but the video was about the AI ring and configuring non-CPU lenses instead. I believe you when you say the manual focus aid feature exists.

My bad. I totally forgot about that. :p




  
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Mar 21, 2012 23:43 |  #5430

Yohan, there's another video on Youtube explaining how to focus with the 50 1.2. I can't find it!




  
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