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Out my front door about an hour ago, with the Nikon D700 and 35mm ƒ/2 (which just got here).
Mike (Thanks to Carl Weese for the lens loan)
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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.
Kelvin L |
Friday, 28 November 2008 at 06:56 PM
The arrival looks positive!
Andrew Smith |
Friday, 28 November 2008 at 07:14 PM
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.
Friday, 28 November 2008 at 07:28 PM
That combination (D700 + small 35mm lens) looks like a lot of fun.
Friday, 28 November 2008 at 07:36 PM
"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 Sienczyk |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 01:26 AM
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.
Marcus Peddle |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 01:47 AM
I hear talk of a new Nikkor 38/1.8 and 135/1.8 this coming week.....
Guy Collier |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 03:10 AM
"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. |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 03:14 AM
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.
Jay Moynihan |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 08:13 AM
35/2 AIS ? or AF-D ?
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 10:34 AM
"35/2 AIS ? or AF-D ?"
Mike J. |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 12:46 PM
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 Bockermann |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 01:46 PM
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.
Dennis Allshouse |
Saturday, 29 November 2008 at 05:29 PM
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