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Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by mood, Aug 19, 2008.
would love to see any examples from this lens
supposedly one of the sharpest macros made....?
I think it's one of my sharpest. I also have a 105 f4 and 200 f4 AF. Look here:
#1,2,3,4 and 6 were taken with the 55 f3.5 Ai which I bought new in '77. The others were taken with the 200. EXIFs are intact if you want to make sure I got them right
Click on the picture and it'll take you to my Flickr page with more samples.
thanks Larry and Ronnie
deciding bwt this lens , the 55 2.8 AiS and 28-105
I can't help with the zoom, but you can't go wrong with the 55, especially since they are relatively inexpensive.
I've got one that I bought for copy work(negatives to slides). Since going digital, I don't shoot film and the the lens is just not used anymore. I haven't posted it for sale cause I didn't think anyone would be interested in it.
I didn't get much time with this lens as I had a non-ai copy and upgraded my d40 to d80 (incompatible now), but I did get some pics of my reef aquarium. I was pretty happy with the sharpness of this lens, here are some pics:
I think I'll be picking up an AI copy of this lens in the future, as I would've liked to explore the possibilities more with it.
the 55 3.5 and 55 2.8 are both inexpensive
the 28-105 is also and more versatile
I have even looked into the older 105 2.8, that one is a little more $$
I don't really require 1:1, even though the 55 3.5 offers that
1:2 is good for my needs
28-105, it'sa dandy
Frank: My 55/2.8 is coming tomorrow hopefully, I'll try and report back to the cafe once I've given it a bit of a test
Nute: What's going on this image? It looks like there's a bit of backstory.
will look forward to it...
ped hem/oncology clinic @ Deornbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.
I wish I had something better to offer than these shots Frank but I hope they will do. I like my 55 f/3.5 a lot. I have used it a few times and each time I get really good results. I have used mine with a PK-13 ex-tube and I love the combo. I also couple my ex-tube with my 75-150 E and 200 f/4 and can get some good results. Either way, that 55 f/3.5 is a wonderful lens.
D1x and 55 f/3.5
D1x and 200 f/4+PK-13
D1x and 75-150 E+PK-13
I forgot that you had one
Thanks Frank. I'll go home tonight and see if I have a few more shots from 55mm macro. If I do I'll post them later tonight.
The 55 f/3.5 I have (an AI model) only goes to 1:2. You need an extension tube for 1:1 (can't remember which though).
M2 extension tube will get ya 1:1
I thought I had read "use of the M ring "will get you 1:1
I assumed that was part of the lens itself
no matter I guess, 1:2 is good enough
Either an M2 or the PK-13 will get you that 1:1 ratio. I have an M2 tube and it is a non-AI tube meaning it won't meter with the camera. You'd have to use stop down metering to use it. The PK-13 is an AI tube so it should meter with the appliciable body.
I've got a 55mm f/3.5 and use it on my D70s and FG (film) bodies. It's a very nice lens, but I'm looking to upgrade to something with a slightly longer focal length -- maybe one of the Tamron 90mm ones.
55mm f/3.5 on a Nikon FG with Tri-X film:
From the D70s, converted to B&W:
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