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Feb 07, 2015 16:29 |  #16

Today was my first chance to go out and shoot with the new lens.

Editing on an old, uncalibrated system. Be kind. ;)

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Feb 07, 2015 18:21 |  #17

Another with crop

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Feb 07, 2015 20:05 |  #18

dgrPhotos wrote in post #17420706 (external link)
Another with crop

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Gadzooks!!!! How much cropping on this one? Wow!


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Feb 08, 2015 06:17 |  #19

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #17420860 (external link)
Gadzooks!!!! How much cropping on this one? Wow!

The first one was cropped to change it to a 4x3 image so very minor cropping. The second one is just a crop of the first but not a full 100% crop otherwise it wouldn't show beak to tail feathers.

I had to shoot the image at 1/4000 of a second just to be able to test shooting the lens wide open. I also left the VR on "Sport" setting all day even at those shutter speeds. I wanted to see if there was any negative effect but I didn't see any.




  
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Feb 08, 2015 11:15 |  #20

dgrPhotos wrote in post #17421351 (external link)
The first one was cropped to change it to a 4x3 image so very minor cropping. The second one is just a crop of the first but not a full 100% crop otherwise it wouldn't show beak to tail feathers.

I had to shoot the image at 1/4000 of a second just to be able to test shooting the lens wide open. I also left the VR on "Sport" setting all day even at those shutter speeds. I wanted to see if there was any negative effect but I didn't see any.


No. I would say not! I'd be very happy with those results!:)


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Feb 10, 2015 10:31 |  #21

Just an FYI after researching more about "E" lenses. It seems they don't work with anything older than a D3/D300/D7000/D3100. I looked it up because I could not control the aperture with my D70s. There is no aperture lever on the bottom of these new lenses. A reason to upgrade for D2/D200/D90/D3000 users. ;)




  
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Feb 11, 2015 18:07 |  #22

Finally got my photo editing computer back up and running. Here is my first re-edit.

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Feb 12, 2015 02:33 |  #23

dgrPhotos wrote in post #17425350 (external link)
Just an FYI after researching more about "E" lenses. It seems they don't work with anything older than a D3/D300/D7000/D3100. I looked it up because I could not control the aperture with my D70s. There is no aperture lever on the bottom of these new lenses. A reason to upgrade for D2/D200/D90/D3000 users. ;)

I'm not sure I follow what you mean. Are you referring to the lever inside the lens mount?

On the back of an 85/1.8 AFD

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And on the back of a 50/1.4G

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That's something new. It means this series won't work well as a manual lens on any mirrorless body

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Feb 12, 2015 02:46 |  #24

So I did some research and dug this up on the Nikon USA page for the E PF lens

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Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting. With conventional D/G type lenses, the diaphragm blades are operated by mechanical linkage levers.

Interesting to know. I wasn't aware that they'd finally gone to electronic aperture control. Thanks for pointing it out


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Feb 12, 2015 04:23 |  #25

Correct. I didn't know either until I started digging around because I couldn't control the aperture with my older camera body.




  
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Feb 12, 2015 04:39 |  #26

yeah I'm going to have to keep it in mind when looking for F mount glass for use on photo finish cameras. I'm pretty sure none of those are capable of driving these E type lenses


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Feb 22, 2015 16:01 |  #29

Went out to shoot some eagles this morning. Parked my car at a dam, looked up and found something watching me.

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He/she never left. Just sat there watching me. Some birds just get use to having humans around I guess.



  
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Feb 22, 2015 22:27 |  #30

dgrPhotos wrote in post #17444362 (external link)
Went out to shoot some eagles this morning. Parked my car at a dam, looked up and found something watching me.

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He/she never left. Just sat there watching me. Some birds just get use to having humans around I guess.


Spooky or kind of nice - get the feeling ya being watched :lol:

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