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More with the 200 f/4 AIS

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Mr. Graceful, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. I went for another walk with just the 200 f/4 AIS yesterday. I'm finding that 200mm is just slightly long for my tastes, and moving subjects are still difficult to focus on, but I can't really fault the lens for anything. What a great, little lens!

    Bird Bathing in a Puddle

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    1/400 @f/5.6, ISO 800

    Fruit Stand

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    1/400 @ f/4, ISO 800

    Old Cameras and Maps

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    1/320 @ f/4, ISO 800

    Statue

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    1/200 @ f/5.6, ISO 400​

    The lens needs light, there's no doubt about that, but pumping ISO on the D700 isn't a bad option. Not bad for about $100 from KEH!
     
  2. Great shots!!
     
  3. Glaudus

    Glaudus

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    Aug 6, 2008
    Belgium
    Very nice.






    Arnaud
     
  4. Yup. Very nice photos. Rich, how do you focus the MF lens? Do you use a cats eye, or the little green dot, or just focus until the focus point appears sharp enough? I am just wondering since you could nail the little bird so well.
     
  5. Thanks, guys.

    I can generally see the subject get sharp in the view finder, but I confirm focus with the green dot. I have enough manually focusing lenses now that I've been seriously considering the Katzeye focusing screen, but am waiting to see if they are ever going to offer the Opti-Brite treatment for the D700.

    It's definitely easier with static subjects.:tongue:
     
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