pdxflint

pdxflint

Lives in United States USA, OR, United States
Joined on Dec 24, 2010

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  • expgatour wrote: Question for the sports shooters here...on a d700 with a grip can or does this lens focus fast enough for pro style uses..i know its older but can it perform?..thanks! In a...
  • Nexu1 wrote: PatMann wrote: Congrats and hope it works out for you. I don't understand why this lens gets such a bad rap sometimes. I find it fast, reliable, low-distortion (compared to other...
  • aeschylus wrote: Don't understand your conclusion, given these are taken on a Fuji and all at 35mm. You must have missed the part where he wrote: mistermejia wrote: I WAS about to sell my 17-55...
  • I read all the comments here with interest, then took a look at your gallery of images with this lens and it lead me to one conclusion: whatever you do, keep this lens. I can't exactly put a finger...
  • There's a pretty good reason it holds its value in resale relative to third-party lenses. The 17-55 is a stellar lens if you like shooting wide open, which is where it excels. I own one and haven't...
  • I use my 17-55, but as others have said, any lens should work. Just make sure you don't have any kind of filter on it because of all the reflections that will bounce around and mess up your...
  • With few exceptions, I shoot my 17-55 wide open most of the time, because as a fast zoom, I bought it for that reason... to shoot at f/2.8, both for the speed, and the look of the shot. Otherwise,...
  • Replied in 50 1.8D on DX
    If you're considering the 50f/1.8 older lens, maybe consider the 35f/2.0 lens instead. They're pretty affordable on the second hand market, and would be a more useful "normal" lens for what you...
  • I bought mine about 4 years ago for a little over $500 in excellent shape, without the leatherette cover, but with a Nikon case. This lens in good shape will basically hold that value, so it's a...
  • It's a really cool shot... like the atmospherics and composition. For my tastes (and I recognize it's a subjective thing...) the vignetting is a bit too strong in the pp. It becomes a bit...
  • It sounds like you have a bad copy, although it's rare, it can happen. I've had two copies of this lens, both tested virtually identically, and I sold my "spare" copy earlier this year. The lens I...
  • Replied in Stolen lenses
    I know this sounds obvious, and you've probably done this, but always file a stolen property report with your local police. I had a camera bag with two bodies and several lenses stolen on a trip,...
  • You made a good choice. You might even like the images better if you take the filter off. I've got a workhorse copy of this lens that's over 5 years old and it's been the best overall lens in my...
  • I believe the shutter "count" in the exif info can reset to 0 if the firmware update isn't applied installed correctly (part 1 and part 2) and also a camera could have the shutter replace and still...
  • It does appear that there are some motors available for a couple hundred bucks, and that the ones for the 80-200AF-S are the same as the ones for the 28-70AF-S. Not sure if these are original Nikon...
  • It's a funny thing, those fantastic deals where you can't actually buy whatever it is... ;) "Damn... sorry, you just missed 'em... but we're all sold out of those. However, we do have these...
  • The last version for the D300 was 1.10. Don't forget you need the A and B firmware updates, both 1.10. My first D300 came with 1.10, but I bought a second body used and it only had 1.03 or...
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