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#1 Marcel Bauer

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:54 AM

Getting new Nikon DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (picked up from KEH for $99 LN condition), pretty excited, been missing the range for a long time now (shooting 50mm 1.8 and 55-200mm f4). This will be a very welcome pice of glass for my D200. It arrives today, just in time for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk I am going on in Seattle this weekend, hopefully I get a chance to test it out before the outting. Anyone have any suggestions or comments about this lens?
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:57 AM

Congrats with the purchase. Marcel. Enjoy! :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

OK, Marcel ! Congrats and we look forward to seeing your work. Seattle is a beautiful place.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

Have fun with the lens.......but Make sure you stop it down a bit as it isn't sharp at the edges wide open. Watch out for distortions on architectural shots at the wider end as its very bendy. The lens produces quite harsh chromatic aberrations so if you shoot RAW you will need to deal with these carefully in PP as the camera only removes them when shooting jpegs.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Congrats on the lens and have fun on the PW. I am planning to photo and walk as well but at this moment, I am on phase 2 of a cold that has me in bed.
Looking forward to the Seattle pics.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:08 PM

Have fun with the lens.......but
Make sure you stop it down a bit as it isn't sharp at the edges wide open.
Watch out for distortions on architectural shots at the wider end as its very bendy.
The lens produces quite harsh chromatic aberrations so if you shoot RAW you will need to deal with these carefully in PP as the camera only removes them when shooting jpegs.



I didnt know that CA's were only removed from jpeg's. Makes sense really. Thanks for the tip!
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

Have fun with the lens.......but
Make sure you stop it down a bit as it isn't sharp at the edges wide open.
Watch out for distortions on architectural shots at the wider end as its very bendy.
The lens produces quite harsh chromatic aberrations so if you shoot RAW you will need to deal with these carefully in PP as the camera only removes them when shooting jpegs.

Good to know, thanks for the pointers, hopefully I will get a chance to test it out a bit before the walk, I was planning on shooting RAW, we shall see what I decide when I get there. :)
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

Congrats on the lens and have fun on the PW. I am planning to photo and walk as well but at this moment, I am on phase 2 of a cold that has me in bed.
Looking forward to the Seattle pics.
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Thank you...Im sorry to hear that you are sick, hopefully you have a speedy recovery and can get out there.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

OK, Marcel ! Congrats and we look forward to seeing your work. Seattle is a beautiful place.

Thanks Charles. Yes Seattle is beautiful we are just hitting the cold rainy season again, hopefully the weather is decent this weekend. Can't wait to post up some pictures.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

Congrats with the purchase. Marcel.

Enjoy!

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Thank you Herman, I am pretty excited, can't wait to get out there and do some shooting.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

Congrats, Marcel! I took a look to see if I could get into the local photo walk, it is full and they request "extras " don't show up! <_< post up some of the pictures you take on yours, should be fun to see. Enjoy!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

That and the 28-80g (essentially the 18-55 for the FX crowd) lens are the two best "bang for the buck" lenses Nikon ever made.. The 18-55mm is also my all time favorite lens for IR..
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Congrats, Marcel! I took a look to see if I could get into the local photo walk, it is full and they request "extras " don't show up! <_< post up some of the pictures you take on yours, should be fun to see. Enjoy!

Too bad it's all booked, maybe next year you can get out there. I will for sure post some pics after the walk.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:57 AM

That and the 28-80g (essentially the 18-55 for the FX crowd) lens are the two best "bang for the buck" lenses Nikon ever made.. The 18-55mm is also my all time favorite lens for IR..

Very cool to hear, I was really looking at the 28-80 also. I was smart about it and borrowed an 18-55mm ED VRII from a friend, slapped in on the D200 and let the wife take a few pics, after that it was no problem convincing her we needed a lens in that range, then when I said I could get it for $99 bux from KEH...I got the go ahead :lol: Someimtes you just gotta be sneaky and play your cards right...hahaha So far I love the lens it's super sharp. Can't wait to get out and really give it a go.
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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:39 PM

Getting new Nikon DX Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (picked up from KEH for $99 LN condition), pretty excited, been missing the range for a long time now (shooting 50mm 1.8 and 55-200mm f4). This will be a very welcome pice of glass for my D200. It arrives today, just in time for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk I am going on in Seattle this weekend, hopefully I get a chance to test it out before the outting. Anyone have any suggestions or comments about this lens?

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 02:19 PM

Congrats!

 

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