A Beautiful Day Outside. Went Shooting With The 35-70mm f/2.8

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It was such a nice day outside so I decided to go shooting. I took the D300, 35-70mm f/2.8 and SB-800. I had a pi**er!!

Here are some snaps from the day. Nothing earth shattering, just sharing my afternoon.

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You gotta love the macro mode on this lens. :biggrin:
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I changed my will so that TMR designs is to to recieve my 35-70 when I pass on.:biggrin: If you ever get your hands on a 24-70 I think I will run!!:biggrin: JK, nice shots from that old lens.

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Robert,

Enjoyed the afternoon with the 35-70, one of my favourite lenses.

One day it might be fun to go for a walk with my lens. You do your eye, and the lens, justice.
 
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I changed my will so that TMR designs is to to recieve my 35-70 when I pass on.:biggrin: If you ever get your hands on a 24-70 I think I will run!!:biggrin: JK, nice shots from that old lens.

Gene
Hey Gene,

I've been calling the 35-70mm f/2.8 the poor man's 24-70mm.. LOLOL
I lust for a 24-70mm but have other priorities. I have no doubt that at some point the 24-70mm will replace the 35-70mm and become a permanent part of my D300 :smile:
 
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Robert,

Enjoyed the afternoon with the 35-70, one of my favourite lenses.

One day it might be fun to go for a walk with my lens. You do your eye, and the lens, justice.
Hi Mark,

If you've seen enough of my posts with images you can see that I really love this lens. Optics are great, color is beautiful and the build and feel is amazing. It also has that indescribable 'fun factor'. My copy is great but I don't think it's as sharp at f/2.8 as some other copies floating around. Going to f/3.2 improves the image and by f/3.5 it's as sharp as it is at f/11.
 
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Nice series, Robert. You and your images are largely responsible for me purchasing a 35-70 f2.8. Now if I could only acquire talent like yours, I would be a happy camper:biggrin:.
 
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Hey Gene,

I've been calling the 35-70mm f/2.8 the poor man's 24-70mm.. LOLOL
I lust for a 24-70mm but have other priorities. I have no doubt that at some point the 24-70mm will replace the 35-70mm and become a permanent part of my D300 :smile:
Robert,

Just so that you know, don't expect the 24-70 to change things too much between 35 and 70. However it is better between 24 and 35:biggrin:

Gene
 
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Hi Robert,

Mine may not be as sharp at 2.8 as well, but I agree with the fun factor. And you know, I don't get too bent about a quality lens like this not being super sharp at every single aperture. I think that each tool has it's own characteristics, and I like to learn them.

And BTW, I've observed a lot your posts with this lens, and others, and I continue to learn from them. Thank you.
 
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Nice series, Robert. You and your images are largely responsible for me purchasing a 35-70 f2.8. Now if I could only acquire talent like yours, I would be a happy camper:biggrin:.
Hi Tom,

I guess I could either take the credit or blame for that purchase :wink:
You're very kind. Thank you.
 
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Robert,

Just so that you know, don't expect the 24-70 to change things too much between 35 and 70. However it is better between 24 and 35:biggrin:

Gene
Hi Gene,

What I'm expecting is this:

* sharp at f/2.8
* 24-35mm
* fast, quiet AF
* overall slightly sharper

Those are the things that I think are reasonable expectations. It's a want, not a need.
 
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Very nice series Robert. You prove that you don't need the most expensive toys to have a great time and produce wonderful images. My hat goes off to you.
 
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Hi Gene,

What I'm expecting is this:

* sharp at f/2.8
* 24-35mm
* fast, quiet AF
* overall slightly sharper

Those are the things that I think are reasonable expectations. It's a want, not a need.
Robert,

You will get all of those things, including twice the size and weight. Mine still improves noticably stopped down one stop. It *is* substantially sharper..... it's the first lens I have owned that allows me to shoot NEF's without using USM.

gene
 

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