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Oct 12, 2012 14:13 |  #8611

You guys are making me want to try some film shooting... I have done it before, but I was a kid and my dad always set the camera up for me.


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Oct 12, 2012 14:40 |  #8612

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IT HAS ARRIVED. Just call me Darth Duderino :lol:

Quick walk around the block, took this with the 24-85mm VR:

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Love this thing so far. It's a little better than my t1i. :)

Wow, love that crop. Great color too, I'm liking that lens.




  
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Oct 12, 2012 16:49 |  #8613

K6AZ wrote in post #15113667 (external link)
Lookee here, just posted on FM...

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Yeah, looks to be in good shape. Decent price. Can get F100 for around $100-150. And 50mm 1.8D for like $100. That one has the grip, so that's a plus. I'm not familiar with the grip pricing though.


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Oct 12, 2012 17:09 |  #8614

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How are you finding having both systems?

I absolutely love my Canon 70-200 f/4 IS, I really don't want to part with it. It's perfect for landscape. I'll see if I want to deal with 2 systems after a trip to Death Valley National Park next week. :)

BTW, this kit lens is sharp, but the distortion is really bad. I took this at 56mm:

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Oct 12, 2012 18:16 |  #8615

That's odd, the previous incarnations of the 24-85 didn't have complaints for distortion.


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Oct 12, 2012 18:17 |  #8616

woos wrote in post #15114422 (external link)
Yeah, looks to be in good shape. Decent price. Can get F100 for around $100-150. And 50mm 1.8D for like $100. That one has the grip, so that's a plus. I'm not familiar with the grip pricing though.

Where have you seen the F100 for $100-150? They've come way down but I haven't seen them that cheap.


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Oct 12, 2012 18:31 |  #8617

So I like my Zeiss 35mm, but I think I would enjoy the 28mm 1.8G a little more. Debating on swapping it.

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Oct 12, 2012 18:59 as a reply to  @ whmeltonjr's post |  #8618

^ Zeiss rendering is so unique!
But then you can AF with the 28G


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Oct 12, 2012 19:14 |  #8619

El Duderino wrote in post #15114516 (external link)
I absolutely love my Canon 70-200 f/4 IS, I really don't want to part with it. It's perfect for landscape. I'll see if I want to deal with 2 systems after a trip to Death Valley National Park next week. :)

BTW, this kit lens is sharp, but the distortion is really bad. I took this at 56mm:

I know you can correct it in LR and in-camera, but look at that!

That is indeed pretty bad distortion but on the other hand, I don't shoot bricks or something to that sort.

Re: 70-200mm f4 IS, the Nikon's f2.8VRII is pretty sharp. You might forget about your lens once you try it.

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Oct 12, 2012 19:24 as a reply to  @ gqtuazon's post |  #8620

The 70-200 2.8VR11 is pretty sharp but so is the 70-200 F4 IS. I miss that lens for its size and utility. Sometimes the 70-200 2.8 VR11 can get quite uncomfortable at times.


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Oct 12, 2012 20:11 |  #8621

squaresnappr wrote in post #15114941 (external link)
The 70-200 2.8VR11 is pretty sharp but so is the 70-200 F4 IS. I miss that lens for its size and utility. Sometimes the 70-200 2.8 VR11 can get quite uncomfortable at times.

I can't imagine lugging around any of the f/2.8 lenses in that range all day long when you have good light. The 70-300 is also very sharp in that range and much lighter if you have good light. Still, Nikon is obviously lacking a direct competitor for the 70-200 f/4 IS and for that matter the 400mm f/5.6.


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Oct 12, 2012 20:34 |  #8622

My new Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D came in today. I need help on what I'm doing wrong. It's not autofocusing (I plan to use manual focus for macro work however). Do I have a bad lens?

edit: lol, nevermind. I figured it out inadvertently.


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Oct 12, 2012 20:51 |  #8623

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My new Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D came in today. I need help on what I'm doing wrong. It's not autofocusing (I plan to use manual focus for macro work however). Do I have a bad lens?

edit: lol, nevermind. I figured it out inadvertently.

Never shot one but on a lot of Tokina and Sigma lenses you switch AF/MF by sliding the focus ring. Was that it? How does that lens do? I saw one very cheap on FM earlier.


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Oct 12, 2012 20:55 |  #8624

Ya, you have to slide up on the focus ring.

I was wondering why I couldn't autofocus and notice my lens didn't look like the pictures I've seen as it was missing the "af" imprint on the lens barrel - only the "mf" was there. So I was thinking I bought some other version by mistake (I swear I triple checked though).

Then as I went to switch to my 28mm to make sure the autofocus was working and nothing was wrong with my D700, I accidentally pulled on the focus ring and viola, the "af" was there. Hiding from me. Now my lens looks like the pictures...lolz.

Yes, I've been lacking sleep all week.

K6AZ wrote in post #15115248 (external link)
Never shot one but on a lot of Tokina and Sigma lenses you switch AF/MF by sliding the focus ring. Was that it? How does that lens do? I saw one very cheap on FM earlier.

I'll test it out tomorrow. I didn't get much time with it this evening as I got off work late and it was dark. Plus I don't feel like messing with my flash and umbrella right now.


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Oct 12, 2012 20:56 |  #8625

Don't feel bad, the first lens I had with that feature (a Sigma) had me scratching my head for hours before I figured it out. ;)


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