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Apr 21, 2012 18:30 |  #5911

Got a Nikon? Yes, a D5000. I bought it when I decided it was time to get back into SLRs after I hung up the AE-1. I outgrew it in a short time. I made a little upgrade...Canon (of course) 1D3.

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Apr 21, 2012 18:36 |  #5912

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Hello, I apologize, I must have misunderstood the title (Re: Got a Nikon? Share your thoughts and photos here or ask a question! (II))!
I will do so as suggested, again, I apologize very much:oops:! As for the most part of these cruddy pix, I took all of these on a bus with speeds ranging from 065 or so, and I aimed my Nikon D700, and Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 MF lens either resting on the ledge, or actually out the window, with the dense chance of losing my small($2200+) investment, with hopes of capture great photo's. xD

Is that the only lens you have that works on the D700?

I would also add that even in the picture posting section not to flood threads with several dozen photos, people do get irritated when one poster monopolizes a thread.


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Apr 21, 2012 18:42 |  #5913
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K6AZ wrote in post #14305112 (external link)
Is that the only lens you have that works on the D700?

I would also add that even in the picture posting section not to flood threads with several dozen photos, people do get irritated when one poster monopolizes a thread.

I have the Nikkor 50mm 1.4D as well, but I like to use the 28mm f/2.8 Nikkor more!


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Apr 21, 2012 19:02 |  #5914

I would suggest finding one of the 24-120 VR lenses that were sold as part of the kit. They're cheap, I've seen them for less than $250. While not as sharp as lenses like the 24-70 they don't deserve the bad rap some give them. I would suggest using an AF lens and concentrating on exposure and technique, manual focus lenses can be used later once you get that down. If you don't already have it get LR4 and shoot RAW.


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Apr 22, 2012 20:57 |  #5915

Hey fellow members,

I am switching to Nikon and have a D800E on preorder and a new D3S coming this week( I know there is a D4 out there but cannot afford it due to the switch). I shoot fashion, studio, portrait, children sporting events and my kids. My lens lineup will be 16-35VR,35 1.4G, 85 1.4G, 70-200 2.8 VR11.

My question is I used to have the Canon 50 1.2L and am interested in the Nikon 50 1.4G. Other than the price difference, what are some things I should know about it? I am researching it right now but would love some input.


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Apr 22, 2012 21:24 |  #5916

I skipped the 50/1.4G and got the 50/1.8G which is quite an improvement over the 1.8D. At some point I'll pick up the AI-S 50/1.2. I owned one when I came over to Canon and I've been keeping an eye out for a nice used copy.


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Apr 22, 2012 22:24 |  #5917

squaresnappr wrote in post #14310611 (external link)
My question is I used to have the Canon 50 1.2L and am interested in the Nikon 50 1.4G. Other than the price difference, what are some things I should know about it? I am researching it right now but would love some input.

The Nikon 50 F1.4 G has a reputation for slow focus in low light. I find my D700s a bit slow to focus in low light without AF assist beam from a flash. Sigma is very hit and miss, personally I've tried 8 Sigma primes across Canon and Nikon and not one worked well, even after three were calibrated, so I'd really suggest staying clear. People who get good units love them.

Nikon 50 F1.8G is a pretty nice lens for a great price. 85 F1.8G is apparently worth considering too.


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Apr 22, 2012 22:46 |  #5918

tim wrote in post #14310968 (external link)
The Nikon 50 F1.4 G has a reputation for slow focus in low light. I find my D700s a bit slow to focus in low light without AF assist beam from a flash. Sigma is very hit and miss, personally I've tried 8 Sigma primes across Canon and Nikon and not one worked well, even after three were calibrated, so I'd really suggest staying clear. People who get good units love them.

Nikon 50 F1.8G is a pretty nice lens for a great price. 85 F1.8G is apparently worth considering too.

Which other Sigma lenses did you try? I've had good luck with their macros and several of their primes. I went through a couple of their 50/1.4 lenses and sent them both back. Both had focus issues and having read the complaints I wasn't going to wait for Sigma to 'fix' them.


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Apr 22, 2012 22:47 |  #5919

30 F1.4 on Canon - none of three or four focused properly, despite one calibrated.
50 F1.4 on Nikon - none of four focused accurately, despite one calibrated. Calibration took it from back focusing to front focusing. The cheap old 50 F1.8D worked much much better.


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Apr 22, 2012 22:50 |  #5920

Yep, those are the two that seem to really have a lot of focus complaints. Although not very sharp wide open I like their 20/24/28mm f/1.8 primes primarily for the close focusing distance. The AF is also kind of slow by today's standards.


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Apr 22, 2012 23:16 |  #5921

Thanks guys,

I just love the 50mm focal length and do not want to get the 24-70. Tim, I kind of have my heart set on the 85 1.4G and maybe I will try the 50 1.8G since it is at a great price. All I have been doing is reading and learning about the Nikon side.

Tim, I hope you don't mind but how long did it take you to get fully comfortable with your Nikon gear when you switched? This is one of the big disadvantages of switching other than losing money.


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Apr 23, 2012 07:46 |  #5922

Why is the base ISO for the D700 at 200?

I thought the 85 1.8G would be available by now...what's the word?


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Apr 23, 2012 08:28 |  #5923

85 1.8G was a available when it first introduced in limited quantities. I haven't seen it for sale since then.




  
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Apr 23, 2012 08:31 |  #5924

dgrPhotos wrote in post #14312423 (external link)
85 1.8G was a available when it first introduced in limited quantities. I haven't seen it for sale since then.

I know. I've been waiting to sell my AF-D version, as the G version is superior (and the D version is crazy good to begin with). I just don't want to sell it until I get the new version.


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Apr 23, 2012 08:38 |  #5925

For d800 owners: how has the workflow been since switching, and what model did you switch from?


Sony A7riii/A9 - FE 12-24/4 - FE 24-240 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 28/2 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - EF 135/1.8 Art - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Astro Rok 14/2.8 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 RXD, 70-200/2.8 VC

  
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