Frank, you're such an instigator!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by beaucamera, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Okay, I must confess. I just bought another "mid-range" lens. The salesman at K & S showed me the Tamron 28-105mm /f 2.8 on my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I was intrigued.

    Fortunately I wasn't impulsive, came home and did some research on the
    net and discovered the Tamron 28-108 mm /f2.8 wasn't loved and has an
    intimidating 82mm filter size. I bid on one on ebay and it never met
    the sellers reserve, but since I had emailed him several times with
    questions, I contacted him after the auction and made him an offer,
    which he accepted. The lens came yesterday. I was concerned when I
    first put it on the camera. Got an error message "fEE" and thought,
    oh my, what have I done now! I switch the lens to manual and was able
    to get it to work. Then switched it back to AF and everything was
    fine. Anybody ever had this problem when they put a lens on?

    Took a bunch a pictures yesterday and here's what I got. I've got my
    reservations, but we'll see. Please let me know what you think.

    Thanks, Virginia

    All these were shot in Aperature on the D70 at ISO 200 and post processed in PSCS.

    42143427.
    Last Light
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/200 sec
    Aperture f/5.6

    42153923.
    Black Bird Perch
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/160 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42161988.
    Clover
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/200 sec
    Aperture f/8

    42162873.
    Clover amid the the grasses and wild flowers
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/60 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42156108.
    The Polo Ponies
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/320 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42162038.
    Bird's Eye View
    Focal Length 50 mm
    Exposure Time 1/400 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42161977.
    Feisty Paint
    Focal Length 50 mm
    Exposure Time 1/200 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42161934.
    On the Run
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/250 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42162431.
    Roper #1
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/250 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42162433.
    Roper #2
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/80 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42162470.
    The Empty Stall
    Focal Length 40 mm
    Exposure Time 1/125 sec
    Aperture f/11

    42162093.
    The Gate Keeper
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/160 sec
    Aperture f/11
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Virginia,

    Not sure if it was me or UF that you are accusing (I would never suspect UF, since he has never encouraged anyone to spend beyond their budget....;-)), but it could apply in either case I suppose.... :lol:

    Great series of pics. Looks like the lens is going to work out just great.

    Congrat's!!

    Frank
     
  3. The only knock on that lens is the focus speed, a speed demon it ain't.

    As to the fEE error, be sure that you have the lens set at the minimum aperture when in AF. Standard on all Nikon cameras, and one I stll screw up all over the place :oops: . This may be the single advantage of the G lenses, you can't get that darned error for that reason :wink: .

    Nice shots, enjoy the lens, it is a great piece of glass.
     
  4. MontyDog

    MontyDog

    Jan 30, 2005
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  5. Here's one at f/2.8.

    Excellent suggestion, Paul. I'll try some more test shots under a more controlled environment and post them later.

    I forgot to post this one, the first one I tried. It's called the "fern's perspective".
    Focal Length 105 mm
    Exposure Time 1/250 sec
    Aperture f/2.8
    ISO Equivalent 200
    Exposure Bias -2/3
    White Balance (-1)
    Metering Mode matrix (5)

    42141909.
     
  6. WOW Virginia!! Very nice!! Your first shot blew me away!! My eyes were humongous when I saw that shot!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
     
  7. Well, let's put it this way...

    If you don't want it, you can give it to me and I'd be absolutely delighted!
     
  8. PS: my father-in-law isn't too happy about you putting his picture on the internet without asking his permission.
     
  9. Clive, you have one heck of a sense of humor!

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. Good looking shots, Virginia, and I see that lens has a $150 rebate!

    Of course, you realize you're just postponing the inevitable :twisted:.

    Read Bjorn Rorslett or Ron Reznick's reviews of the Nikon 28-70/2.8 and you'll understand why.
     
  11. Frank, you are so naughty!

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera

    P.S. Bought my lens used. No rebate for me. :wink:
     
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