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    Is my nikon lens ok?

    Thanks guys. I am still not sure what to do. Hate to send it back for repair and wait for months without a lens. Even though it is bought few days ago, i cant change it for another copy. I dont think there is such a rule here in Malaysia. I need to call my dealer and see what he says. to be...
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    Is my nikon lens ok?

    Hi Jos, I saw only your single post. So what happen to it in the end? Did you receive a new copy or what? Mine is not too bad. It does not get stuck but there is some slight grinding sound. I am a novice, i am not sure if this is normal experience or not and i wanted confirmation. If experts...
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    Is my nikon lens ok?

    Hello forum friends I just recently purchased a nikon 24-70 after the demise of my 18-200 lens during a holiday trip. I have been using this 24-70 for a few days and everything about its image quality is good. However i did notice that the zoom ring from 24-50mm range has a bit of grinding...
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    More lust for 17-55DX

    I can actually feel the mood of the picture. great shot!
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    Landscape advice

    Thanks for all the comments and pictures. I agree that you cant compare the 10-20 and the 17-35. My main problem is trying to see which lens give me a better 'perspective'. I am hoping those of you whose main interest is landscape can advice me on how 'important' it is to have a lens wider than...
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    Ordered the lens I have been lusting for

    Congrats to both of you Mike and Sam. Post some photos for us to see once youve used them.
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    Lens for family vacation

    Its a difficult question. As for me when i go on vacation i find that most of my shots were done in the 18-135 range. I rarely need the reach of 150-200. So it really boils down to the type of shots you like to do. For me it is usually landscape and some candid shots. Actually the 18-200 is...
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    Dilemma choosing lenses

    18-200VR is a very good lens for what it is meant to do, the perfect travel lens. I have no regrets in using it at all. But for special photo assingnments like weddings and sporting events you definitely need a faster lens. It helps a lot. My advice would be to get the 18-200VR and when the time...
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    Landscape advice

    I love all those shots and i still cant make up my mind. This is literally causing me sleepless nights. Problem is if i miss the 17-35 now, i probably will never get it anymore. But the ultra wide angle effect of Sigma is very tempting. :confused: :confused:
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    Landscape advice

    Hello everyone, I am not sure how to put this ..... lets say i now have an opportunity to buy either a Sigma 10-20 plus a Nikon 85/1.4 or only one and my lens of my dream the 17-35. I have always love landscape shots and that is what got me into photography. The 85/1.4 comes into the picture...
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    18-200 does some portraits...

    Nice. The Creeper does it again! :tongue:
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    Another 85mm f/1.4 on the way

    Nice pictures rubendparra. That moment of him and your wife is special, really captures the feelings at that time. Thanks for sharing.
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    Another 85mm f/1.4 on the way

    I'm also expecting a new member this July and that 85/1.4 will do the job nicely!
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    28mm 1.4 lens in very low light..after sunset

    Dont get me wrong, the lens is great but your house is soooo nice. Wow i wish i had that type of garden. Now i am lusting for house instead.
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    70-200VR is a must own lens

    Warren that is a real gem. Liked it very much. Woody, your deer shot is a beauty. Great composition and color. Sandi all of them are nice shots and quite funny too. Warren if the purpose of this thread is to make us lust for this lens then you got me. I am in deep trouble now ....
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Thanks Woody. Looks like you have successfully sold me to the 'Cream machine' and cost me a few extra bucks along the way :eek: Thanks to all that have contributed to this thread, its really amazing how people power can sway a man's decision. This forum has its dangers :smile:
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Thats true, thanks.
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    thanks for that idea.
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Woody, just had a look at your works and they are very very good. I guess coming from you, the 85/1.4 is certainly magic. Anyway i still feel even the 105VR would be magic in your hands :wink: The more i look at portraits the more i realise that the real skill is in the manipulating of the...
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    I find it incredible that everyone here gives the nod immediately to the 85/1.4 over the 105VR for portraits. Looks like i am starting to be swayed again. I have been up and down this for dont know how many times, it really is tiring:Confused: I keep reminding myself that at the end of the...
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Thanks Gerry. That made a lot of sense. :smile:
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    Tribute to 105DC

    thats very sharp at f2. Actually i am beginning to realise that its not so much the lens but the person behind that makes the shot. I like the first one very much, great lighting.
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    Ai-S 35mm f/1.4 - gotta love it

    Thats a winner!!
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Thats a nice candid shot. I like that. Maybe i like the first one better :eek: But i am surprised that there really is a perceivable difference between the two. Oh boy .. more doubts and questions now ... just when i thought i will be buying the 105VR this week.
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Thanks for the advice. I guess the key is still indoor lighting where a 1.4 makes a big difference.
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Do you mean if i took a photo with the subject at 5ft with an 30mm lens and i change it to an 85mm lens, the perspective will not change if i move back up till i reach the same perspective as the 30mm lens. How come i keep hearing comments that tele lenses becasue of their compressive effect...
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Thanks David, i think you made a very good point about missing the shot if it hunts too long. Geez, never thought of that. Might prove crucial. Those links are very informative.
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    Candid shots it will be. I have heard that comment before about the hunting bit and that had me a bit worried. Do the others face the same problem? My guess is the first one 85/1.4 and the second 105VR. Both are good shots, though i like the second one better.
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    I will be definitely using the 50/1.4 the most. I just thought a longer lens can give a different perspective thats all. Length wise should not be a problem as the child is still young and i can sort of position him. But and this is a big but ... if the picture quality between those two is not...
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    105VR or 85/1.4

    I have looked at some of the threads with similar issue but still cant decide. My main purpose is for children and portraiture, mostly indoors. Is there any noticeable difference between these two lenses? I am tending towards the 105VR as it has got an additional benefit of macro that i...
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    Anyone own a Nikon 18mm f/2.8

    Wow. Thats a great shot! Loved it. Good looking GS.
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    Lake of Two Rivers

    nice colors. it has a calming effect.
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    50/1.4 - My first experience in the speed lane

    Thanks for looking. Thats my wife's piano :smile:
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    50/1.4 - My first experience in the speed lane

    Thanks. I was running out of indoor options. My wife was reluctant :frown:
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    Sigma 70mm Macro

    Nice shots. The lens look sharp.
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    50/1.4 - My first experience in the speed lane

    Thanks. Now i dont feel too bad.
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    180 2.8 bokeh, blow me away

    :eek: :eek: :eek: What a shot!! Very very nice. Love the bokeh. is it the 200/2 VR? better leave it to the experts though :redface:
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    How to blend channels?

    Thank you so much! I manage to blend them together. Although i am still confused with the author's original method. But thanks for your help Iliah.
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    How to blend channels?

    Thanks Iliah. I use CS2. I really hope you can help me. The following is the exact quote: Split channels: Layer Blending There is another method of blending channels that offers additional controls. Starting with the RGB original, go to the Channels palette, click the Options triangle in the...
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    How to blend channels?

    I am reading this book 'skin' and there is one section that i cant seem to perform. It is called 'layer blending'. Here the author advises me to split channels so the RGB file will split into three separate grayscale files. Then i am asked to drag one file on top of the other to create a layer...
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    Nikon 85 1.8 low light pics.....

    Great shots! We should all enjoy this lens lust disease whilst we can :tongue: BTW the 50/1.4 is a super lens :biggrin:
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    180 2.8 bokeh, blow me away

    Wow. That first one is very cool. Yikes another lens to keep me lusting :eek:
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    50/1.4 - My first experience in the speed lane

    I'm sure he would :smile:
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    50/1.4 - My first experience in the speed lane

    Thanks Gale. It makes me wonder what took me so long to buy this lens. Well now i am planning to get the 85/1.4 and the 105/VR to complete my list in preparation for my new boy :wink: Now that i have started to use this lens more, i notice that at 1.4 it is a tad soft compared to 2.8-5.6. Is...
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    50/1.4 - My first experience in the speed lane

    Thanks for looking. Yeah its fast becoming my favourite too! I also agree that the 50/1.4 should get a nickname .. but i will leave that to the experts :smile: Mark
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    Gotta love the color of spring.

    Great color! Very soothing Yvette
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    My latest favourite on Krystal

    They are all great shots. Like the #3 one best!
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    Showcase Nikon 200mm f/2 VR - Part I

    Wow Arthur thats an incredible shot! Nice framing and color.
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