First time out with the 180mm 2.8

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by fjgindy, May 21, 2007.

  1. fjgindy

    fjgindy

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    Jan 21, 2007
    Indianapolis
  2. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    congrats FJG ...wonderful captures ...;-))
     
  3. Cool shots. Wonder when I will need one of these. :smile:
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice sharp pics. Looks like a great lens.
    You using a tripod.
     
  5. fjgindy

    fjgindy

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    Jan 21, 2007
    Indianapolis
    Thanks Nute..

    All hand held. It's one of those lenses with a special mojo to it. I see why others have said it really has it's own look. Great for shooting people. Great for candid's. Marvelous bokeh at 2.8, probably better than my 85 1.8. I love the colors and contrast it produces.
     
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  6. jcovert

    jcovert Guest

    I like #3 the best! :D
     
  7. mematsu

    mematsu

    May 2, 2007
    los angeles
    Great shots. I just picked up my second copy. Makes me wonder why I got rid of the first one.
     
  8. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    "special mojo" ..ya, i like that...btw, i've given this gizmo of ours a name ->

    "the DREAM machine"...:biggrin:
     
  9. Nice lens, good colors, very sharp, I like mine also. Good photos there to.

    George.
     
  10. billg71

    billg71

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    May 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    It does kinda rock, doesn't it? :biggrin:

    I fell in love with the 180/2.8 30 years ago and still wouldn't be without one.

    You're gonna have a lot of fun! :smile:

    Bill
     
  11. The Nikon 180mm F2.8 is a classic. Compact enough and great bokeh. Handles like a 135mm even on a flash bracket.
    It seems to take a back seat to the 70-200 but I don't need the zoom.
     
  12. fjgindy

    fjgindy

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    Jan 21, 2007
    Indianapolis
    Of those four shots mine too. That shot was later in the day and the lower sun helped out on that picture, gave it more of a golden tone.
    Or....maybe it's just the subject :Wink:

    It gets pretty dreamy. I like it! Or maybe "The Express" ....cuz I won't be leavin' home without it! :BigGrin:
     
  13. stephen99

    stephen99

    352
    Nov 22, 2006
    Holland, Ohio
    Nice work FJG. I also like this lens for street portraits.

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  14. Jeffx2

    Jeffx2

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    May 2, 2006
    St. Louis, MO
    Very nice shots. I think you just put this lens at the top of my lust list.
     
  15. fjgindy

    fjgindy

    531
    Jan 21, 2007
    Indianapolis
    Wonderful shot stephen! Great example of this lens!


    Well ..it's only fair! It's what others on here did to me :biggrin:
     
  16. It is my most beloved Nikon lens too.:Love:
     
  17. stephen99

    stephen99

    352
    Nov 22, 2006
    Holland, Ohio
     
  18. I loved my Nikon 180's so much that when I ventured over to the dark/bright side, one of the first lenses I picked up was the Canon equivalent (200 2.8L USM). The Canon's just a tad shorter, also has a slide-out hood, and has much faster AF. Haven't used it enough to judge its bokeh, but it is razor sharp on the snaps around the house.
     
  19. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    Glen ...u guna pick up that marvelous 85 1.2?
     
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