BasiliskPhoto

BasiliskPhoto

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  • I would love the f1.8, but really, am I going to take it out and about? It is 50% heavier than the f2.5, and a lot chunkier. Not really a pocketable lens. These Nikkors are of a quality that they ...
  • The A7S didn't have 4K internally because of overheating. Doesn't seem like you will see 4K on any body this size with the current processors. Panasonic bodies with 4K are significantly larger....

  • The D5300 has an excellent sensor. There are DX lenses just as good as the 24-85mm. You can create excellent photos with these combinations - I am not dissing the equipment. I am only saying that ...
  • The 24-85 is handy when you want to turn a full frame camera into a superior point and shoot (nothing wrong with that, sometimes you are just recording stuff reliably, rather than creating art). Bu ...
  • A whole set in you pockets? Try this for size; I have the 28mm f2 AIS, 50mm f1.2 AI, and 105mm f2.5 AI. All faster, or much faster than zoom lenses, all small and fairly light, all good wide open, ...
  • Maybe from their point of view, but from the users point of view it is a completely different beast. Nearly double the weight and much chunkier, and well over double the price (allowing for ...
  • I have to agree that it is probably the best value lens out there. Nikon made this model with a few tweaks for decades, so there are plenty around. Get a slightly bashed version if you want to ...
  • The 105 f2.5 is certainly sharp wide open where it matters for typical subjects, more than enough for 24 MP.
  • I don't have an 85mm but I can contribute a bit on the use of the 105mm f2.5 on full frame. It is my favourite lens at the moment, on my D600. The focus screen seems to be optimised to display ...
  • The 105 f2.8D lens will only auto focus on a higher end Nikon body. Assuming you are using a crop frame (DX) body, then there are some cheaper and more lightweight options that might be more ...
  • You don't mention whether you are talking about the AIS version or the AF version? The AIS version was highly regarded, and is probably a lot cheaper (Ffordes has one for £249) I imagine it is a ...
  • I don't know how the Sigma compares for quality, but it looks like a relative giant compared to the  f2 AIS version (though obviously the AF mechanism accounts for some of the extra size) One of ...
  • The f2 is definitely worth having if you can find it and have the extra cash. It focuses well on the D600 (using the green dot). It is the fastest manual focus wide-angle Nikkor (excepting the ...
  • Glad you like it. For the record the AI has a longer focus throw (I believe) than the AIS version. It also has (unfortunately) 7 aperture blades rather than 9, meaning bokeh highlights are more ...
  • Thanks Pete
  • f4 may give the best across-the-frame sharpness, I haven't really tested that. But my copy is perfectly sharp for portrait-style shooting at f2.5, for super smooth bokeh with the added benefit of ...
  • The current OVF on most DSLRs will not help you to focus at f1.2. I find I have to use liveview, and have a clip on LCD loupe (cheap one) that allows me to see where the sharpness is. You can see ...
  • Replied in Poor mans option
    Obviously not that poor, if you can afford a full frame camera, but I find the old MF 105mm f2.5 AI (or AIS) works very nicely on full frame. I can also focus by eye, without checking the green ...
  • Would be perfectly possible, you just rotate the lens and sensor together, rather than moving either the lens or the sensor.
  • Check out the Tokina wide angle zooms, they usually get a good write up and are cheaper than the Nikon equivalents. As you can already reach 28mm, I would not suggest buying another zoom that only ...
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