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Something Fishy With My New Lens!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Gary Mayo, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Gary Mayo

    Gary Mayo Guest

    How is it possible to have a lens collection and then you add one more and find what you were looking for?

    That is what has happened with this lens.

    The out of focus areas of this lens are great!

    Now I want the D version! It never ends.

    It was a hot day and all the better flower shots were wilted, so I settled for fish and a potpourri of flowers. It is raining now, so maybe tomorrow will be a better flower day!

    Model NIKON D3
    Lens 135 mm AF DC
    Exposure program Aperture priority
    White balance Auto white balance
    Metering mode Pattern
    F-number f/4
    Exposure time 1/1250 s
    ISO speed ratings ISO 200
    Flash Flash did not fire
    Focal length 135 mm
    Focal length in 35mm film 135 mm
    Quality FINE
    Image Type JPEG
    Image Dimensions 1000x665
    Size (KB) 296 KB
    Date/time 7/11/2008 8:48:12 PM
    Artist Gary Mayo
    Copyright 2008 All Rights Reserved
    DSC_2309web.
    NIKON D3    ---    135mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    ISO 200




    Model NIKON D3
    Lens 135 mm AF DC
    Exposure program Aperture priority
    White balance Auto white balance
    Metering mode Pattern
    F-number f/2
    Exposure time 1/5000 s
    ISO speed ratings ISO 200
    Flash Flash did not fire
    Focal length 135 mm
    Focal length in 35mm film 135 mm
    Quality FINE
    Image Type JPEG
    Image Dimensions 1000x665
    Size (KB) 358 KB
    Date/time 7/11/2008 11:13:15 PM
    Artist Gary Mayo
    Copyright 2008 All Rights Reserved
    DSC_2421web.
    NIKON D3    ---    135mm    f/2.0    1/5000s    ISO 200
     
  2. cotdt

    cotdt

    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    when i read your threat i thought i would be seeing fisheye photos
     
  3. Hi Gary,

    You gotta love the DC lenses. I have a 105mm DC. Great shot of the fish. Did you use the DC feature on this shot? Sort of looks like you did set to R.

    Thanks,
     
  4. Gary Mayo

    Gary Mayo Guest

    It was set to R in the aperture number I was using. The fish was about the only thing alive in the flower park as it was so hot and dry.

    Is yours a D version? Does it give DC info to the EXIF programs? Mine does not.

     
  5. Gary I am glad you like your 135 this much. I could hardly keep it off my camera. Did you need any AF fine tune on the D3 to calibrate the focus? This lens loves people...you will have to post some of those too:smile:

    Why do you want the D version?
     
  6. Gary, mine is the D version. All I see in the camera data (NX2 Capture) is 105mm F/2D, Focal Length: 105mm, and aperture. No information on DC such as if F or R and the DC setting. Would be nice. :smile:

    Regards,
     
  7. NeilM

    NeilM Guest

    Nice shots Gary.

    Weird thing is.. that my lens is also kina fishy :D 

    fish1.
    NIKON D300    ---    500mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    ISO 200
     
  8. spyder57

    spyder57

    500
    May 26, 2006
    Maybe it's just me or the DC setting, but these look soft to me
     
  9. I agree.
     
  10. Snipps

    Snipps

    896
    Oct 7, 2006
    Look very soft to me too.
     
  11. Triggaaar

    Triggaaar

    Jun 15, 2008
    England
    I do love the bokeh from this lens (having looked at shots from Keith as well)
    And don't worry, I'll keep my eyes peeled and make sure no one infringes your copyright Gary.
     
  12. Ewout_vB

    Ewout_vB

    300
    Feb 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Me too.
     
  13. Gary Mayo

    Gary Mayo Guest

    Here are some test shots of the lens:

    Focus was 3" & 20".

    Fine Tune Focus was 18 B

    No PP of images except reduced for web.


    DSC_2268web.
    NIKON D3    ---    135mm    f/2.0    1/8000s    ISO 200


    DSC_2245web.
    NIKON D3    ---    135mm    f/6.3    1/3200s    ISO 400
     
  14. Gary Mayo

    Gary Mayo Guest

    I love the way you can enter Copyright info directly into the D3!
     
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