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Nikon 105 f/4 with PN-11 ***Fantastic Combo***

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Chayelle, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. I don't have pictures to post as yet. Have been busy taking them.
    I am so totally hooked on this lens! Beautiful pictures...sharp, and
    a very easy to use lens.

    But...when I got my PN-11.......:Love:
    WOW! I can see things, and photograph things I never knew
    existed.

    This combo is so fantastic! Plus, the PN-11 can be used as a
    tripod foot. I have a Wimberley plate I mounted on the PN-11
    which takes any weight off the camera. I want to try this with
    another lens, my 70-300 ED glass. And I will receive a step-up
    ring today so I can add my 5 &/or 6Ts for even closer shots!

    The 105 is a great lens, but the PN-11 really finishes the package!

    Can you tell I am excited...:rolleyes: 

    thanks for listening to my chatter...
     
  2. Max Power

    Max Power

    Jan 11, 2009
    St Paul, MN
    I agree. I love this lens.

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  3. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Im a huge fan of the Nikkor 105 4 AIS micro as well. It's my middle child between the Nikkor 55 3.5 AIS and the Nikkor 200 4 IF AIS. It never fails to deliver used naked and with tubes and T.C 14C/B .. and the TC 301 for that matter. It's funny all the tubes do is create space, and yet that space can open up a secret world waiting to be discovered. It's rewarding to see someone else being inspired by micro photography using Nikkor AIS glass.
     
  4. PedroS

    PedroS

    259
    May 4, 2008
    Portugal
    See this link and go for it. You could end with a PN-11 "E"


    http://damien.douxchamps.net/photo/pn11/
     
  5. I love my PN-11, really helps with macro work.
     
  6. Pedro...
    I think I like it simple, but that is interesting for someone
    perhaps more adventurous...
     
  7. Interesting shot, Bob...
    Is that a bullet casing? I don't really think so,
    but that is what comes to mind?

    Phil...
    glad to know others using this PN-11 on their lenses.

    Would be interesting to have a Macro discussion thread.
    We have the picture threads, but there does not seem
    to be too much discussion for those like myself attempting
    to learn the fine techniques and gear for closeup/macro shooting.
     
  8. Hi Nikkor AIS...
    I have wondered about the 14B, not familiar with the 14C. I was told
    the 14A will not necessarily benefit, that it was a very general TC...
    and not necessarily the best for my lens.

    Do you have some pics with the TC itself?
     
  9. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Alberta
    Chayelle: Ya I got loads of captures with the 105 TC 14B/C combo. Im just in the process of having my web site created and up loading picture's to a hosting site. As it is Iv another member posting images for me right now. And Iv pushed that way far as it is.

    Anyways yes the TC-14b will give you even more magnification with your 105 4 AIS. The IQ is very decent especially when stopping down to F8 1/2-11 which becomes 11 1/2-16 with the one stop of light loss. Lately Iv been using the TC 14C for most of +1.4 converter needs. I really believe that this 1.4 converter made for the Nikkor 300 2.0 ED-IF AIS is aspherical and gives me better IQ than the TC14b. Which was originally made and supplied with the Nikkor 600 4 Ed-IF AIS. At any rate the TC 14b is a fine converter and will give you outstanding images.

    As far as tech goes for Micro photography Iv been playing with an old SB-29 ring light with SB-900 and SB-800 as slaves behind/underneath/to the side?below the subject. The problem is you soon run out of hands:tongue:, as I need one to hold the camera one to focus. Good thing I often have photo assistance (children) who hold the other flashes when out on photo adventures. Using this type of flash system gives me plent of light and a sense of depth the bare SB 29 ringlight can not.
    PM me if you want me to E-mail an Image or two
     
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