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Friday, 28 November 2008

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Mike, don't forget to try the 85mm f/1.8 - that's also a little gem which is affordable and a pleasure to use.

The arrival looks positive!

Lovely photograph.

OK Mike, now you need to find a copy of the Zeiss ZF 35mm / f2. It is an incredible combination with the D700. The Nikkor cannot hold a candle to it, as I'm sure you know.

That combination (D700 + small 35mm lens) looks like a lot of fun.

"OK Mike, now you need to find a copy of the Zeiss ZF 35mm / f2. It is an incredible combination with the D700."

But why? If the lens you have does everything you need, why bother?

Stephen.

I use the 35mm on my D300 as a normal lens. It always works well, focuses quite closely, and gives good results. The tight-but-not-too-tight focus ring is great for when I need manual focusing. This lens is probably one of my best photography investments.

I hear talk of a new Nikkor 38/1.8 and 135/1.8 this coming week.....

"I hear talk of a new Nikkor 38/1.8 and 135/1.8 this coming week....."

You're just playin' with me!

Mike J.

The 35mm f/2 AF is my favorite lense due to IQ, for my DX DSLR bodies.
Find it to be excellent.
Funny thing is, I hardly ever used it when purchased years ago. It did not shine at all on my film bodies.

35/2 AIS ? or AF-D ?

"35/2 AIS ? or AF-D ?"

William,
AF. Pre-D.

Mike J.

Mike,

I find the 35/2 to be quite mediocre at the wider apertures (less-than-nice bokeh, lowish contrast). From f/5.6 on it´s very good.

The Zeiss 35/2 ZF (I think you´re familiar with that lens) is IMHO far better and balances nicely on the D700, although it is about twice the size of the Nikkor.

Carsten

Now I understand the heading, having just read the 24-120 post. And the photograph is beautiful. It has a wonderful feeling of calm, the sense of twilight is palpable (I'll have to look that word up but I think I using it correctly)

BTW, don't you have another picture of the same scene shot with the 7D, maybe. It would be interesting to see them together.

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