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I went crazy

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by gmaker1, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Well, I finally did it. Using the excuse of two wedding, a trip to Sweden, I convinced my wife (and myself), that I just had to have two more lenses. So I have bought a 28mm f1.4D and a 85 f1.4D to complete my collection. I better take some really good wedding pictures.

  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Congratulations Gil!! You must be totally thrilled. :lol: Now show us some killer shots. :wink:

  3. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Gil :

    Nothing crazy about it, chum. Now if you buy those lenses and never use them, now that's crazy.

    Shoot well.

    John P.
  4. I went through the same madness a few months ago, bought both lenses at a two month interval. Up to present, I don't regret it at all.
    Two examples:
    85/1.4 at f 1.4
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    28/1.4; 1/10s (handheld) at f 2.5
    This photo is not a real winner but it shows that handholding this lens at long shutter speeds is probably easier than with any other lens.
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    More pics with the 28/1.4 can be seen here (just in case you are interested what awaits you)
  5. Nice shots Harry!! :)  :)  :)  :) 
  6. Wow, you have bought the only lenses still left on my wish list. And Harry you have demonstrated why I want them. I doubt that they will be in the cards until later this year or next. Now Gil, go out and take some pictures.
  7. Thanks guys. Lets not add any pressure to perform. As soon as it gets nice here, I will post some images with the lenses.

  8. Gil, that was a very good choice!!! I regret the day when I was "forced" to sell my 28mm f/1.4... It was attached to my on-sale F4s when I demonstrated it to a prospect and he insisted on buying both... @##^@$*$ how stupid of me... how could I expected... I should use the 50mm f/1.8 instead... :?

    Post some shots soon... or my LLD will drive my right index on the left side of my mouse right on the "click here to buy" button of B&H... :D 
  9. mrdinh


    Mar 8, 2005
    North Dakota
    gil...where did you go to buy them?...i want to get them too...just trying to find a good place for a great deal
  10. mrdinh:

    Both were used. I bought the 85 on Ebay. I purchased the 28 at KEH.com. This is a site that mostly sells used equipment. You have keep checking to see what they have because the equipment goes very fast. So far, though, the weather has been terrible so I have not been able to try out either lens yet.

  11. 28mm 1.4D

    Got the 28mm today in the mail. Ran out in the backyard and tried a few sample pics. Not the best, but I am looking forward to using this lens. This is Jake, the dog.

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  12. Thanks

    For the 28 f/1.4 examples. I love this lens, but am not sure I'll use it enough to warrent the cost.
  13. Interesting! All sudden everyone are getting the 28. I'm sorry I got mine about two weeks ago too.

    D2H, 28mm @ f1.4
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  14. Gil,


    These are my two favorite lenses. I am sure you will enjoy them very much. I must warn you there is only one lens to buy after that that will ever come close to their quality.

    200 f/2


    Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
    1/320s f/2.0 at 85.0mm
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    Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D AF
    1/40s f/2.0 at 28.0mm iso400
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    Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
    1/160s f/2.0 at 200.0mm
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  15. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
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  16. Geno

    Where did you see Steve McCurry speak? Must have been interesting.
  17. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
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