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First pictures with 85 f/1.4

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by pr549f2678, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. pr549f2678


    Jun 26, 2007
    central Fl
    Here is a couple of pictures with my new 85 f/1.4
    right out of the camera, no pp software yet, don't know
    which one to get yet. Don't make fun of them.


    Also had to get one of Murphy also.


  2. lisa_h


    Sep 6, 2008
    New England
    These look nice and sharp.
    What is your aperture?
    My new 85 1.4 isn't so sharp.
    I'm doing the focus test now.
  3. Longshanks


    May 16, 2007
    Great shots, congratulations with the new glass.

    Lisa, mine is the sharpest between 2.8 and 5.6
  4. great shots
    as you get used to the lens you'll open up that aperture
    this lens is meant to be shot at or nearly wide-open

    good luck
  5. Great shots real sharp

    Great shots pr549f2678 .... errrr I mean Phil! Really real sharp.

    You are going to have a ball with that lens. As far as PP software is concerned I have 4 of them, Photoshop CS3, Nikon Capture, Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture and only use CS3 ... Still have to learn the others - I find I get everything I want with CS3. I did take a one week course after buying which made a world of difference in user friendliness since I got to learn all the tips and tricks.
  6. pr549f2678


    Jun 26, 2007
    central Fl
    Lisa.........the aperture was 2.8, trying to get used to it
    before I try it wide open.

    Everyone else..........thank you so much for the kind words,
    I just wished I could have done a little cropping.

  7. Be prepared to put your other lenses away for a very long time. Hehehe....
  8. Phil,

    I am glad the lens got to you in good shape. I have a bit of seller's remorse, when I see that beautiful sharpness and bokeh.


  9. There are plenty of free programs that will let you crop and adjust contrast. Irfanview is one of the favorites. But there's no better choice than Adobe products for serious work.

    Photoshop Elements is a great starting point, and it includes a fine RAW converter and a database... all for less than $100. The current version, PSE 6.0 is on sale at Amazon for $60 after rebate, but it will soon be discontinued and replaced by PSE7. Trial downloads will be available from the Adobe download site in early October.

    For $300 you can step up to Lightroom 2, which is Nikon's latest and greatest offering for digital photographers. You can download a free 30 day trial from Adobe.
  10. pr549f2678


    Jun 26, 2007
    central Fl
    Craig, you had it packed very good, maybe I will be able someday to use it as
    good as you did.

    Thanks for the imput, I'm kinda waiting on Elements 7 to come out to see
    if I'm smart enough to use it.

  11. Mr.Bill

    Mr.Bill Guest

    Great lens. I bought one too.
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