Testing out my new lens....

Discussion in 'Photography' started by fishnfst, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Picked up a 105 f/1.8 yesterday.. Still trying to get used to it.. Here are a couple samples.. Wide Open at f/1.8

    [img width=1000 height=763]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3586/3339404953_bee4174d14_b.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=710]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3542/3340231640_b73c61af47_b.jpg[/img]
     
  2. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Looks sharp enough wide open.
     
  3. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    I love your pictures! :D
     
  4. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Eric I'm definitely happy with the IQ the sharpness and color are awesome out of it. Hard to get a sharp one though :) hahaha I dunno if its from teh MF or ultrathin DOF...

    Thanks Lyn.. :) I'm still trying to learn.. Eric here has helped me loads...
     
  5. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    [quote author=fishnfst link=topic=6749.msg87122#msg87122 date=1236579893]
    Picked up a 105 f/1.8 yesterday.. Still trying to get used to it.. Here are a couple samples.. Wide Open at f/1.8

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    Is that 105 f1.8 lense from nikon? I'm try to find information about this lense, but can't find one. Or is that a 105 f2.8?
     
  6. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Older lens, Perry. It's the 105mm f/1.8 AIS lens. It's a manual focus lens that's no longer produced.

    It's the ultrathin DOF that you're dealing with Doug.
     
  7. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Yup what Eric said.. You see them on ebay ocasionally.. Not a macro lens like my 105vr though.. I saw your post trying to sell your af-d 105.. Any luck with that yet??

    the 1.8 doesn't have a very close focus range. I think its min distance is like 3 feet or so..
     
  8. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    No luck selling the 105f2.8D yet. I'll give it a week before it goes to ebay.

    I saw 105 vr on craigslist for $650, but I think I might just go for a new one.
     
  9. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Yeah thats about the going rate.. When I got mine I paid $550 from someone I knew.. He only had it for 4 months. Bought it for a product shoot and then never used it again.. I think they are close to 800 brand new.... How come you don't like your older 105?
     
  10. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    My hands suck, it shakes a lot -- might be because of rheumatism thing ;D

    Hard to shot a moving fish. I'm hoping VR will help?
     
  11. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Vr doesn't help with moving objects.. I'm pretty sure.... the only time I use vr is for taking pics in less than ideal lighting conditions.. When I'm stuck at a slower SS than I would like. Otherwise I always leave it off...

    You might want to try renting one for a weekend and try shooting a ton of pics with it with the vr and see if it makes enough of a difference.. I think they are fairly cheap ot rent. Maybe $25-30 for the whole weekend...
     
  12. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    I check around to see if I find a rental place in southbay.
     
  13. iani

    iani Guest

    For a moving fish the key is to shoot with a shutter speed of at leas 1/100 sec. That is why cameras with good high ISO performance come in really handy when taking pictures of our tanks.
     
  14. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Get Eric to come over to your house and give you some tips Perry ;D .. Shooting a moving fish in a bright tank isn't too hard. Try to shoot a moving fish in a dark tank >:( .. That is a PIA.. I can't never get a good shot of the fish at the fish store cause most of them use a small PC or regular light on the fish holding tanks.
     
  15. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    You might try San Jose Camera.. I know Keeble and Schuchat in palo alto rent..



    Or like Ian suggested just keep cranking the iso up until you can reach 1/1 ss with focal length..
     
  16. iani

    iani Guest

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=6749.msg87595#msg87595 date=1236733433]
    Get Eric to come over to your house and give you some tips Perry ;D .. Shooting a moving fish in a bright tank isn't too hard. Try to shoot a moving fish in a dark tank >:( .. That is a PIA.. I can't never get a good shot of the fish at the fish store cause most of them use a small PC or regular light on the fish holding tanks.
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    Like I said you need to get your shutter speed at least 1/100 sec. It harder to get your shutter speed up when you are shooting with less light.
     
  17. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    I get pretty good pics at the fish stores :) This tank is lit by NO flourescents!! hahaha....

    [img width=1000 height=625]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3303/3216881493_ebf3011ebf_b.jpg[/img]
     
  18. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I guess a good camera help ;D. If I set the ISO too high on mine, the photo come out like crap..

    Great photo there Doug .. What is the setting for that?
     
  19. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    50mm f/1.4 1/250 iso 2500
     
  20. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Noise Ninja is your friend :)
     

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