More with the 200 f/4 AIS

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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!
 
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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.
 
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Great shots!!
Very nice.
Thanks, guys.

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.
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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