Michael Benveniste

Michael Benveniste

Lives in United States New England, United States
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Joined on Aug 11, 2004

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  • People have been shooting in Acadia in full manual since the park opened. It will be "okay" as long as you're willing to spend the time and effort needed to get the shot. I can only speak to your ...
  • Sigma's announced a 24- 35 mm f/2 lens which is slightly heavier than the 24-70mm f/2.8. Needless to say, a 24-50mm f/2 would be even larger and heavier. I used a manual focus Tokina 24-40mm f/2.8 ...
  • This was just announced. http://photorumors.com/2015/06/23/venus-optics-announces-the-laowa-15mm-f4-the-worlds-widest-11-macro-lens/ Note that the working distance at 1:1 is 0.47 centimeters. ...
  • OK, but I'm afraid I have a fairly boring result for you.  My (non-D) 135mm f/2 DC has fractionally more contrast at 0 than at F2, with R2 coming in 3rd.  FWIW, I use it with a AF Fine Tune value ...
  • This particular piece of jewelry is a little over 2" wide: 60mm f/2.8D 85mm f/2.8D PC Tokina 90mm f/2.5 105mm VR Sigma 180mm f/3.5 These shots are "out of the camera" JPG's. Each was taken using a ...
  • Mary: I'm embarrassed to admit I found confirmation that Norita did make Nikon mount lenses under the Noritar name in my one of my own posts here on dpreview: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52 ...
  • And then they discontinued the OS version.  Why it failed in the market is a matter of speculation. http://www.sigmaphoto.com/product/apo-50-150mm-f28-ex-dc-os-hsm
  • It depends on the camera you are using, what setup you have done, and the exact type of lens. Such is the quagmire called Nikon compatibility. Nikon dSLR's have two different types of matrix ...
  • The Bushnell lens dates to 1973 and the Cavalier/Willoughby dates to 1971.  Both would be non-AI lenses.  They can be used without modification on the D40, D40x, D60, D3xxx, and D5xxx dSLR's, but ...
  • A quick check of the images at B&H confirms the Tamron doesn't provide any mechanism for the "screwdriver" built into the D610 to connect with.  I don't know any lenses with built-in motors which ...
  • My name is Mike and I'm a portrait lens addict (Chorus:  Hi Mike!) Grab your 55-300mm lens and shoot some portraits, according to your own definition of that term and to your own tastes.  Then look ...
  • Well, I did volunteer, sort of.  Here goes.  In these shots, the brass figure is at about 400mm from the film plane, which is a tad longer than the minimum focus distance.  The box is another ...
  • I'm surprised at this, but okay. I own the 90mm f/2.5 Tokina, but I've never handled the 100mm. I also own a 105mm VR, so if there's a specific comparison you'd like to see between those two lenses ...
  • There are three versions of the non-D 180mm f/2.8 AF. The oldest one has a shiny black plastic body and a narrow plastic focus ring. The second version retained the plastic body but used a rubber ...
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    I own a Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX, which is a "screwdriver" lens that's capable of getting to 1:3 unaided.  At that magnification, center resolution is good, but it's weak on the edges and in the corners. ...
  • The problem of narrow tubes is a very real one.  Here's an example using an 85mm f/2.8 PC Macro very near minimum focus with 48mm of extension.  This yields slightly more than life-sized ...
  • It all comes down to personal preference. I dislike using a xx-200mm f/2.8 lens for portraiture, but sales figures show that I'm part of a small minority in that opinion. I still own both out of ...
  • I have lots of photographs around, but it would take me quite a while to scan them. I bought mine new in at the Hunt Camera Show in (I think) 1983 and used it as my normal zoom for almost 20 years ...
  • I purchased a set of Aputure "Collector Edition Copper Macro Extension Tubes." The 12mm tube was defective, and the Chinese seller refused to replace it or provide a refund. I opened a case with ...
  • "Should be shot at f/8?" I'm afraid I haven't read that rule book. The need to limit depth of field for certain shots doesn't go away just because one chooses to use a DX camera. Nor do the ...
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