These are gorgeous, Andrew! Great timing to catch the two practicing!Couple more from today with the old Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AI. I REALLY love this lens.
9-June-2013-1 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
9-June-2013-2 by Colorado CJ, on Flickr
Thank you. The challenging part of focusing that event was the distance. Although I was close to the stage, I was still far enough away to be focusing close to infinity. I think as with most manual focus lenses, it becomes more and more difficult to focus at greater distances relative to your respective lens. The other difficulty was having to sneak my "big" camera in, as the door men put it..Brian: amazing shots. Well done. Was it difficult to obtain focus, the light must have been difficult to handle?
I've got one of these beauties on it's way. My line-up of lenses is exactly the same as yours, funny enough.
Beautiful event. Well captured with the manual focus! Its my favorite mf lens.I usually shoot the 105/2.5 AI on the Df, but had chance to use it at a stage show at a Chinese Lantern Festival. It really surprised me how well it worked on the D500. I was stuck in my spot and at times the 105 on APS-C was a bit too tight, but you make lemonade from the lemons you are given. Shot between f/2.5 and f/4
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