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#1 photojazz

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:48 AM

Mine is my 24mm 2.8 Nikkor lens at the moment. But I will load it on Der 300 and grab a few while the weather is nice and sunny this weekend.:)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

I have an old S.C. Nikkor 50mm f1.4 non-AI that has excellent glass but I hardly use it because it is non-AI and it cannot be officially converted and I do not want to hack it up just to get that functionality. So it sits in the camera cupboard, maybe waiting for an F or F2. Peter

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

#1 My 18-105mm DX VR stopped being used over a year ago when I first purchased a 300mm lens. #2 My 500mm reflex, occasionally gets some use but mostly sits in a case. #3 My once often used 80-300mm now sits on the F5 mostly. Sharpness is the culprit for #2 and not so much for number 3, but I like my 300mm better!
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:43 PM

All of my DX lenses. Keep an eye on the for sale thread.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:39 PM

All of my DX lenses. Keep an eye on the for sale thread.



I'll be watching and waiting! :)
I'm shooting with the D7100 and D60 as my back up.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:43 PM

My 50mm as I much prefer the 35mm - if i had a FX chipped camera it would be different but on a DX sensor it is my 'standard lens' for everyday shooting.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:19 PM

50 & 100 series E lenses
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 11:00 PM

My Ai 180 and Ai 50 I guess but since I have been experimenting with reversing stacked lenses, I have found a new use for them, especially the Ai 180, Ai 135, and Ai 35mm Regards, Gary

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

105 Micro, 300/2.8 Tamron 400/4 All sweet glass that I just haven't had time to use with everything else I'm trying to accomplish (web design/developers certificate). Don
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

My 24 2.8AI I bought about 18 months ago. Other than test shots, I don't have any "real" shots from it yet. And my 50 1.4 SC I got a few months ago. It hasn't been AI modified yet, so I can only use it on most of my bodies with the K1 ext tube.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:42 AM

My Nikon 100 f2.8E.

 

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:59 AM

Up until getting the Df- most of my Nikon SLR lenses have not been getting much use. When Kodak got out of the film processing business, I started shooting much more digital than film. Used Leica because they were closest to using a film camera in operation and worked with my older lenses, going back to 1934. With the Df bought recently, been putting a number of neglected lenses on the camera and using them. I have a lot of lenses, collected for over 40 years. I paid for the Leica M9, Leica Monochrom, and the Df by selling off some lenses- mostly rangefinder lenses, about half that I custom converted to Leica mount. Manual focus lenses were "dirt-Cheap" in the late 80s and 90s, when AF became popular. Now- they sell for several times what they used to.


Edited by BrianS, 21 February 2014 - 07:01 AM.

Nikkor-SC 5cm F1.5. And maybe 100 or so other Nikkor lenses. Maybe 60 of those are on Nikon cameras right now.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:31 AM

My 50mm f1.4 non AI or my 35mm f2.8 non AI both sit with the F waiting for me to load some film.

Hmm will work on the F3 as well so maybe I should shoot a roll again.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:16 PM

Keith..shoot some film..shoot some film..shoot some film!


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:01 PM

Who said he doesn't use his Tamron 300mm ? I want it ,for a friend.

My most neglected one is my 14-24. It comes only out when I get asked to do real estate shots. Too awkward outdoors. 

Non AI is not a problem. I have used them all on D1h to D4. Only needs 5 minutes with a file or Dremel.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:38 PM

Probably the 50mm F1.4, such a neat lens but I always seem to grab the AF version. I also neglect the 25-50mm F4. Another really neat lens that sits for ever on a shelf waiting to be taken out for a walk. Too many lenses and not enough time to use all of them.

 

 

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 03:45 AM

In the moment it is the ais 85mm F1.4

Often I jump from 50mm directly to 105mm.


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 08:04 PM

I'm the same as Jimmy. Now a lady wants to buy it of me, I find myself using it again. Jimmy, what do you say? Sell or keep?



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Posted 04 November 2014 - 09:09 PM

Who said he doesn't use his Tamron 300mm ? I want it ,for a friend.
My most neglected one is my 14-24. It comes only out when I get asked to do real estate shots. Too awkward outdoors. 
Non AI is not a problem. I have used them all on D1h to D4. Only needs 5 minutes with a file or Dremel.


That was me -- it's a Nikkor 300/2.8 and a Tamron 400/4, both of which I used to shoot the air show in September. Sorry ;)

As far as the 85/1.4, I've got the f/1.8 version and it's one of my most used lenses. That on the D1x set to ISO-3200 gave me the ability to shoot around a campfire without any additional light. On a D3 or better, it'd do great!! My vote is to keep the 85/1.4.
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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:03 AM

Point taken,Don. I have decided last night I'm not selling it. Used it recently and since we are moving much closer to the equator where night drops at 5.45 pm the latest, I'll need it. It even comes in handy on a D4 :)



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:01 PM

In the two years since this thread started and I commented my most neglected lens has changed a little - I haven't used my Sigma 10-20mm in ages.

It is one of those lenses that you need to get your eye in to achieve a good shot from it and if you stop using it for even a short while you stop seeing the images it can take as you're walking around. 


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:23 AM

My Sigma 55-200mm DX lens that goes with my D200 setup. May take both to the First Friday Art/Photog event this week. Rain is forecasted.


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