Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E – An old gem

Started Jul 7, 2011 | Discussions thread
jdrpc Contributing Member • Posts: 502
Re: Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E – An old gem: a zoom

A zoom is a zoom! No way to compare with fixed lens.
Talking fixed, nothing beats my 180mm Voiglander APO Lanthar...

But the 75-150mm has the convenience only a zoom can offer, as I prefer to do on camera crop!

gmosc wrote:

Also, I forgot to mention, in taking portraits, I had been finding ways to use my 180 a little too much and wasn't thinking about the subtleties of how it might flatten the image too much. I can now use my 75-150 and benefit also by both the framing possibilities and the close focusing, too.

There is also a side benefit with the weight, too. In portrait orientation, there is less torque applied to the camera on the tripod, so the positioning won't slip much. You can get by with a less technically advanced tripod and attachment system.
(My 180 can tax my tripod arrangement in portrait orientation.)

Guy Moscoso

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