Lusting for a 20mm/2.8D

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Uncle Frank, May 19, 2005.

  1. After looking at all the possibilities, I think the 20/2.8D prime will fill out my kit, without extending my credit line too far.

    Any of you have one gathering dust in their camera bag?
     
  2. F15Todd

    F15Todd

    Feb 1, 2005
    Tennessee
    It's good to see you back up on that LLD horse. :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  3. Hey, I just shipped off my 70-300 and I'm down to 3 lenses. It's almost like owning a digicam :-/.
     
  4. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    Does this photo help? 20mm

    [​IMG]

    I am pretty sure I am going to start lusting for a 14mm DX f/2.8 prime soon :D
     
  5. Yeah, that's a big help, Anand :(.
     
  6. I got to hang for 2 days at a medical meeting with a national geographic photographer who seemed to find itperhaps his most useful of lenses. I've always sort of wanted one ever since.

    Good to see the lust-fire rekindled!

    some of his shots with the 20.2.8
    http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0402/feature4/
     
  7. obelix

    obelix

    714
    Mar 17, 2005
    Fremont, CA, USA
    UF, 20mm has the best colors and contrast of any lens I have used, including the 70-200 VR.
     
  8. chrisb

    chrisb

    28
    May 8, 2005
    NY
    Frank,

    I have a 20 f/2.8D for you.

    PM'd you a bit ago
     
  9. I knew that you're not in remission :lol:
     
  10. fks

    fks

    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
  11. This used lens stuff is tricky, and it pays to read the fine print, Ricky. The one you linked in not a "d",
    which means it's somewhere between 11 and 21 years old. Too many miles on it for my taste.
     
  12. chrisb

    chrisb

    28
    May 8, 2005
    NY
    Frank,

    Ok...(lol)....you made me run to confirm that mine is a "D", it is.

    I pm'd you but it looks like it is stuck so I emailed you.

    chris
     
  13. Excellent, Chris. I sent you my address by email.
     
  14. Uh-huh! :lol:

    Rich
     
  15. sinapps

    sinapps

    30
    Apr 30, 2005
    Houston
    sorry, don't mean to bypass the for-sale category, but you asked.

    Edit: No problem, Rad. That's why we have moderators :twisted:. 10 more posts and you can make offers on the Cafe.

    Btw, imho your starting prices are outrageously high. Maybe that's why you've received zero bids 5 days into
    the ebay auctions for both lenses.

    Warm regards,
    Uncle Frank
     
  16. patrickh

    patrickh

    666
    May 4, 2005
    Thousand Oaks
    Great choice Uncle Frank

    I am on my second one - the first was left on a bench somewhere in SoCal after changing it. The darned thing is so small it is easy to overlook. Despite being molto cheepo I actually bought a second one since it is such a great lens. You are going to have fun, but beware because it is pretty wide for a long lenser like you and takes some getting used to. Especially if you try some of those lovely portraits up close, and it goes really close.
    The new distortion filter in PSCS2 gets rid of the barreling you will sometimes see - or you could try one of the Panotools GUI's - they are excellent.
     
  17. sinapps

    sinapps

    30
    Apr 30, 2005
    Houston
    High starting price, or hidden reserve - it all works out to the same result: frantic bidding in the last 5 minutes of the auction.
     
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