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Old 06-22-2016, 07:05 AM
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14-24 is, as you say, a great lens. For me, it is the Nikon lens that gets most use.

My 70-200 is rarely used. I much prefer my 200mm prime but that is a bit of a beast to carry round.
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:48 AM
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I can't comment on the Nikon but I have the Canon 70-200 2.8 and it is my go to lens for portrait and candid pics of my son. Its still the best glass I own!
SuperDave, I'm a Canon shooter too and have got a lot of use from my 70-200 MkII f2.8--a great lens. My other go-to lens is the 17-55 f2.8. Another outstanding lens is the new 100 mm f2.8. I shoot with a 7D body.

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Old 06-25-2016, 11:32 PM
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Any Zeiss Otus lens owners here? Fantastic lenses if you can deal with manual focus and size.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:18 PM
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Any Zeiss Otus lens owners here? Fantastic lenses if you can deal with manual focus and size.
Certainly look pretty special!

I'm not sure I'd want manual focus on the 85mm but ok on 28mm

Must give them a go.
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:31 PM
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I started shooting back in the 1970's with 35mm. Therefore you learn to frame your pictures right the first time and try to make most shots good shots.

I always shoot RAW because it is just plain better. I make jpg copies but keep the RAW version.

Even though I am a computer nerd (professionally and as a hobby) I try to not "lightroom' or "photoshop" anything. I just don't like the digital overtures that are usually associated with digital playing with the photos. If any editing is needed great restraint should be used to not over do it. But the original photo is the best version 9.9 in 10 times in my opinion anyway.

I carry 3 lens with me. A 24-70mm, a 70-300mm, and a 50mm prime. I believe the 50mm is the best lens but the 24-70mm tends to be on the camera the most because it is easier to twist zone then foot zone .... I will only use FX lens because I do not want the digital cropping of the DX lens.

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Old 06-27-2016, 12:45 AM
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Certainly look pretty special!

I'm not sure I'd want manual focus on the 85mm but ok on 28mm

Must give them a go.
Manual focusing can be difficult when wide open, I find it fairly easy with Sony A7R2. The image high lights when in focus so it's much easier than a Canon or Nikon. The Otus 55mm and 85mm work pretty well with the Sony. I don't have the 28mm yet.
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I have a question but don't mean to hijack the thread. Recently purchased a D500, an upgrade from my D90. For those that own the 50mm f1.4 - are you satisfied? I currently own a 24-105 f2.8, 40mm macro, 70 - 200 f2.8, 28 - 80 f2.8 (came with the D500).
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I have a question but don't mean to hijack the thread. Recently purchased a D500, an upgrade from my D90. For those that own the 50mm f1.4 - are you satisfied? I currently own a 24-105 f2.8, 40mm macro, 70 - 200 f2.8, 28 - 80 f2.8 (came with the D500).


I own a 50 f1.4 that I bought in 1971 with my very first motor driven Nikon Photomic FTn when I was in junior high school and it was good for low light candid shots THEN.

Fast forward a few decades, the f1.4 lens is no longer needed with modern cameras. You can set the ISO speed so high that the maximum open f number hardly matters anymore and you'll get a better picture than you ever could before.

ON THE OTHER HAND if you are getting a 50 f 1.4 so you can shoot things like close-up portraits and have a very shallow depth of field, then you should consider the 50 f 1.4. I think it has very limited use these days.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:28 AM
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14-24 is my prime lens on my D3x. Great performance and perfect for a lot of the street photography during my travels
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I have the trinity, and my 70-200 gets the most use on my D810.
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