D700 with 28-105?

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If I ever get around to getting a D700, it'll be either the 28-105 or the 28-75Tamron. Eventually maybe a 28-70, but I doubt if I'd ever be able to afford or need the 24-70.
 
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The 28-105mm was the first lens I bought when I got back into photography, a few years back. Granted, it was a year or so afterwards that I bought my first DSLR (a well used D1, now gone), and the lens was used mostly on my film bodies, but I found the focal range very useful on either, not to mention the Macro function.

I only have film (Ektachrome) images that I could post with this lens, though they would be FF of course.
 
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Bump.

Does no-one own this combination? I'd have thought it would be popular.

I'm curious to know if the sensor shows the lens' weaknesses.
 
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28-105

That lens was popular with the S2 crowd. I was not impressed with it and sold the lens for a 28-70 Beast after a few months. It might be OK for travel, walkaround, but the variable aperture didn't appeal to me, and it was not all that sharp wide open.

The old 28-70 f/3.5-4.5 would worth a look at. They sell for $100 or so on eBay. It was a very good lens on film, excellent control of flare. I shot thousands of slides with it.

All that said, I still think the D700 is a body that begs for primes. If I ever buy one, my 105 f/2.5 and 28 f/2 will be the first I'll try on it. They are on F4s body all the time.
 
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That lens was popular with the S2 crowd. I was not impressed with it and sold the lens for a 28-70 Beast after a few months. It might be OK for travel, walkaround, but the variable aperture didn't appeal to me, and it was not all that sharp wide open.
I haven't found that to be the case, Carl, and would hate to see that assessment become "common knowledge" on the Cafe. I use my 28-105 wide open most of the time, and find the results critically acceptable. Here's a test shot, using Philippe Roger as a stand-in for a brick wall.

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Here's a test shot, using Philippe Roger as a stand-in for a brick wall.

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Good choice, Frank.
Philippe's a lot better looking than a brick wall.
:tongue:

Virginia

BTW, he looks fabulous here.
Great shot!
 
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BTW, he looks fabulous here.
Great shot!
Thanks, Virginia. I had stopped over to show Philippe my new mini-softbox and the 28-105, and his cat was my intended target.

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Philippe's portrait was just a quick grab shot. But he's turned into quite a model. Notice the tilted head pose :rolleyes:.
 
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Thanks, Virginia. I had stopped over to show Philippe my new mini-softbox and the 28-105, and his cat was my intended target.

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Philippe's portrait was just a quick grab shot. But he's turned into quite a model. Notice the tilted head pose :rolleyes:.
maybe he learned that from his cat???

lol
:cool:
 

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