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Beast-lust. who needs another reason?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Vernon t, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. OK,OK. File this under "just because he can".
    Macro! With the 28-70 "beast" no less. Another reason to want one, anybody?

    I've been too busy to really get out and shoot with my newest lens.
    Here are three casual "portraits" from the S.A. zoo.
    12mm Kenko tube filled with ED Extra Low Dispersion Texas air! :cool: 

    Cropped and resized and a touch of curves. Jeez. you can't touch those feathers with a whisper of USM...they halo instantly.
    Basically don't need it.

    Oh, and the feathers...no wat'sit, mior..moir...mwoir....moiere....mire...miora...uhhh,errr. . . . . .no odd wavy distortion.

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  2. Brilliant pictures, Vernon.

    I like that ED air :biggrin:. What lens was on the end of the Kenko tube?
  3. Sorry...beast, note the beast-lust-reason title.

    Versatile little thing Nikkor's 28-70 is.
    I'll make it more clear . thanks
  4. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Stop standing on your head Vernon!

  5. Hrm. I haven't tried the 28-70 on a tube yet. Good thing I just got some! :biggrin:

    Love that boid.
  6. Duh :rolleyes: .

    Cool. Who would have thought it would make such a great macro lens?
  7. Vernon... excellent images! :smile:

    UF, what is it with you and daBeast??? In every single thread where daBeast is mentioned you're there... :wink: :biggrin:
  8. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  9. I'm a big fan of the 28-70, Panos, and I enjoy seeing what people do with it. Vernon was very creative, and harvested some outstanding results with the extension tube.
  10. You sure are Frank... and I enjoy every single word of your comments... :wink:
  11. FishSauce


    Aug 10, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    You are killing me :frown:
    T try to talk myself out during the day but at night this Beast guy keep jump and down in my dream :biggrin:

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  12. Ben, resist no more. A magnificant lens The Beast is. :biggrin:
  13. The only thing keeping me from getting the Beast is $$$.

    It is on the top of my LLD list.

    LLD simply never ends. :biggrin:

  14. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Nice shots. Damn . . . now I need to get some extension tubes . . . :eek: 
  15. You have to love the beast. I spent an afternoon at the Maryland Rennaisance Festival this weekend and the 28-70 stayed on all day. Light, dark, sunny, etc. It does it all.

  16. Regarding UF and the beast......

    ...are you familiar with the adage.....

    "When your favorite tool is a hammer the whole world looks like a nail". :Wink:
  17. Vernon,

    You're killing me. I want the "Beast" so bad and now you've gone and made the lust even worse.
  18. Very sharp and great color. What more can one ask of a lens?
  19. Thanks again all.
    One thing interesting is that zooms(tried 17-55, 28-70, 70-200) behave strangely regarding focus/zoom.
    They have a very very shallow range of focus using the focus ring. They however have quite a good range of focus using the zoom ring. therefore, in practicality, the zoom ring becomes the focusing mechanism with only minuscule fine tuning being achievable with the focus ring. They are not at all constant focus-through-zoom zooms. Confused? Anyway, it works.
    The bird focusing is done by moving toward the bird.
    The eye shot is done by using continuous servo set to shoot only at focus-lock and simply moving toward the lens staring at a fixed point in the backyard out the eye piece. (having to endure the "geek-dad!" comments from the peanut gallery).

    The toughest thing with the bird is getting the beak AND eye in focus. Birds never ever for a nanosecond stop moving. Stopping down would get motion blur. Opening up gets micro-DOF...the usual battle of us macro-artists. My attempt to knocking the bird over the head such that it would be stunned and sit still for just one !#*%~@$&* ! blasted second failed badly. :wink:
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  20. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
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