Showcase Nikon 105mm f/2 DC AF

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Klaus,

Could you elaborate on your understanding?
Well, it took a long time to me to realize how it works, not using it every day. Especially the the F and R selection and the behaviour of the lens in different light conditions.
It never fails, but you'll be surprised by many results. It's a true gem.

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I have not used this lens in probably 15+ years.
I took a few test shots around the yard today and now remember why I liked this lens.
I need to do some experimenting with it..

Here's a few pictures.


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Belted Galloways. Cows in protective mode because they have calves.

View attachment 1666816Belted Galloways by warth man, on Flickr

View attachment 1666817Belted Galloways 2 by warth man, on Flickr

View attachment 1666818Belted Galloways 3 by warth man, on Flickr
Really enjoyed these images! A farmer near us in Tennessee has a herd of belted Galloways! A couple of years ago I had to research to find out what breed they were, since I'd never seen a belted Galloway before!
 
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That must be one of the most peculiar looking breeds of cows I've seen.
They always give me the impression they're assembled from two separate halves :)
Great images, Ron!
 

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I'm fascinated everytime I see some pictures taken with the DC lenses.
Nikon did a wonderful construction at that time and these two lenses are real gems.

The Galloways are always fun to watch and you've shot them in a perfect way.

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Thanks for the comments. I actually went to take pics of these for an American friend. She loves to see them whenever she's over. I was glad I had a gate and walls between me and the cattle because the cows immediately went into defensive mode, especially as I had my dog with me. The one in the close-up came right up to the gate, snorting, and two others joined her. When she started to stamp and backed up a little as if getting ready to charge I decided it was time to move on. I was in no doubt that had we tried to walk through that field we would have had problems. A nearby Friesian herd in another field remained completely docile in similar circumstances and some even did some mutual nose sniffing with my dog - who is nervous at the best of times. I hadn't known that Galloways are less tolerant than some and will be mindful of that in future.

Klaus, you're right. I like both the DC lenses. They are one reason I will stick with my DSLRs, even though I will continue to use smaller mirrorless cameras for walkarounds.
 

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