The "D" in 20/2.8D is for DOG

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Don't take that in a bad way. I mean the 20/2.8D is great for taking pictures of dogs... provided you're willing to get close enough to risk getting slobber on your lens.

These shots were taken at near minimum focusing distance, which is 10 inches.

This is Snicker Doodle. She'sa 4 year old Shar )Pei.
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Meet Clyde, a 5 year old mixed Yellow Lab and Golden Retriever.
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Clyde decided to give me his profile, and I think the result shows how sharp this sweet little prime lens can be.

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those are great looking animals and I agree with your assesment on the lens. Very nice and the last image is a great example of the quality.
 
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Thanks, Gordon! I'm surprised at how much use I'm getting out of the 20/2.8. I bought it for special situations, but it bends light in intriguing ways, and I find myself reaching for it for "special" pictures.

The dog's owner loves the portrait, and is going to frame it and hang it in a prominant position in her room. I guess if you own a Shar Pei, you learn to love slobber :roll:. Here's another shot of Snicker Doodle.

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