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Thanks...I decided instead of buying 1 very expensive lens, to try a bunch of used less expensive ones so I can try different types of photography first.
 
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Well I just got the lens and I must say its very impressive. Here are a few quick shots.

My son ****ed because he didnt want his picture taken :smile:

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Next 2 are macro shots. Wedding ring, surprised on the detail its picking up.

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Little bitty frog, just bigger than my wedding ring.

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Congrats! I just picked one of these up myself for use mainly on my F100, but I'm going to have to try it on my D80 too.

Here's a sample at 105mm and pretty close to wide open trying to keep shutter speeds up because wind was blowing this branch around. Not using the macro mode here. F100 and Fuji Superia Xtra 400 film.

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100% crop from Costco 6MP scan
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Worked great at the beach this past weekend! All of these slower speed film. Fuji Superia Reala 100 or Kodak Portra 160 NC or VC.

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Thanks...I decided instead of buying 1 very expensive lens, to try a bunch of used less expensive ones so I can try different types of photography first.
That's a great idea. You may find later that even the expensive ones don't show up too much better on the computer screen and small/medium prints than the ones you already have.


Steve,
Great shots with the F100. I've been wondering just lately how my 28-105 might look on the D700.:biggrin:
 
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Steve,
Great shots with the F100. I've been wondering just lately how my 28-105 might look on the D700.:biggrin:
Thanks! Man I picked the worst time to get into film too! Now there's all this demand for used full-frame lenses because of the D3 and D700. I looked on KEH.com for a 28-105 and a 35-70 f/2.8 and the place is all dried up!! :eek: :tongue: Luckily I found the 28-105 for a good price right here on the Cafe and snapped it up. Minty and a very late serial number too. In fact later than anything listed on rvink's site.
 
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I am very happy with mine and its "macro" function is just awesome and can save the day.
I have several enlargements hanging on the walls of my house from this lens, mainly from Grand Teton National Park and when I have used it at 105mm for portraits I have been delighted with its sharpness and rendering of fine details.
You have a great lens. Congratulations and enjoy it.
William Rodriguez
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It is a great lens, probably the best bang for the buck of the Nikkors. Don't make the same mistake I and a few others have and sell yours, you will regret it immediately, and only wind up buying another down the road.
 
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It is a great lens, probably the best bang for the buck of the Nikkors. Don't make the same mistake I and a few others have and sell yours, you will regret it immediately, and only wind up buying another down the road.
That's my story, too. I offered my 28-105 and d70 as a package, and the day I sold it realized I had to buy another. In the end, I paid $50 more for the second copy than I did for the first, but it was worth it. I'm happy to have a 28-105 as my walk-around lens again. A few recent pics with it...


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This is a nice lens but i have a question regarding the focal length...I hope someone can answer it or even understand when i am trying to get across......i use a D50 and with all my other lenses, the focal length is correct when i look at the info on the camera when the pictures are taken e.g. if i take a pic at 300mm with my 70-300mmVR, it says 300mm on the info and on the exif info so its accurate but with the 28-105mm, minimum focal length always says 75mm but i know with the pic below, it was less than that (cant remember offhand, possibly 28mm) and i would notice this happening with all the photos taken with this lens....anyone have any idea why this is?..I haven't figured it out and maybe i am losing it!!..thanks in advance

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That's my story, too. I offered my 28-105 and d70 as a package, and the day I sold it realized I had to buy another. In the end, I paid $50 more for the second copy than I did for the first, but it was worth it. I'm happy to have a 28-105 as my walk-around lens again. A few recent pics with it...
I had just the opposite experience. I paid $175 LNIB for my 1st copy, and got my money back when I sold it. I picked up a nice copy w/o box here, but for $50 less.

No matter how you do it, this is a lens no one needs to be without.
 
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... with my 70-300mmVR, it says 300mm on the info and on the exif info so its accurate but with the 28-105mm, minimum focal length always says 75mm
You may think you were at 28mm because you turned the zoom ring to the widest setting. But when you have the 28-105's mode switch set to "macro", the minimum focal length you can access is 50mm. In full frame terms, that's 75mm. That's what the exif data is telling you. Flip the switch to "normal" mode, and you'll be able to access 28mm, which in full frame terms is 42mm.

That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
 
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You may think you were at 28mm because you turned the zoom ring to the widest setting. But when you have the 28-105's mode switch set to "macro", the minimum focal length you can access is 50mm. In full frame terms, that's 75mm. That's what the exif data is telling you. Flip the switch to "normal" mode, and you'll be able to access 28mm, which in full frame terms is 42mm.

That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
What your saying makes sense but the only thing is, I wasnt on macro mode.......i will try some test shots later at 28mm and see what the exif says again and try and figure it out......thanks for your explanation Frank....
 

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