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Why did i ever sell this lens?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Nuteshack, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    another old capture, 3/19/07

    d50/180 2.8 @2.8, 8x10 crop.

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  2. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Nute that is great capture. Look at the the smaller dogs nose:tongue:. He's not giving an inch. You made my night with this shot. Thanks for that. Your capture reminds me of my familys old "Poncho". The toughest dog in Alberta. All 2 pound of him. He never backed down from any dog, no matter how big.

  3. I sold my 180mm and a year later I bought another one!
  4. Tosh


    May 6, 2005
    There are a few "wish it" feelings engendered by the 180, but image quality certainly isn't one of them. Nice capture!
  5. I sold my 180 AF after I bought the 70-200. I recently bought a used 180/2.8 AIS again - fantastic lens.
  6. never sold mine

    Yes nute, nice shot. And when I look thru some racetrack images, I always seem to gravitate to this one.

    Even though I get CA in high contrast shots as compared to my CA free 80-200AF-S, I am compelled to mount the 180 on my D3 once again.


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  7. Cute dogs Mark!

    Well i didnt own the 180/2,8 AF for long, i felt the 70-200/2,8 did a equally good job at 180mm.

    Now both are gone, and these days i enjoy the 180/2,8 ais. .-)

    2 recent shots with the D3+180/2,8 Nikkor

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  8. Paul,

    With the first shot the only thing that comes to mind is WOW. Nice shot.
  9. sbruno


    Jul 20, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    Sigh.... My favorite lens that I've bought and sold... twice. The last one was to finance a sigma 150 macro. While a fabo lens itself, it just doesn't render images the same way.

    Third time's a charm :confused: 

  10. Tosh


    May 6, 2005

    It is. :smile:
    I sold my 1st 180 after getting a 70-200vr. Bought a 2nd.
    I sold my 2nd 180 to Uncle Frank after getting the 200vr. Found a dirt cheap, beater 180, so bought a third.
    This third one's for keeps. Great glass plus some character. :wink:
  11. I might get a 180, it's a great sneak around lens. Mounted on a D700 and people will think you're some joe-schmoe amateur! Can the 180 be used with a 1.4 tc?
  12. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    thanks Gregory .....:biggrin:

    ya, that little buddy (aka -> demon dog) is 10 x bigger on the inside and has NO fear! stupid dog ...lol
  13. The 180 is a great lens for candids... a perfect balance between image quality and unobtrusive size. And it's fast, since it can deliver sweet shots wide open.

    1/250s f/2.8 at 180.0mm iso140
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  14. rotxlk82


    Jul 20, 2007
    Hey Nute is that "Scoop the Pelican" they're fighting over?

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  15. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    lol Robert ...it's some kind of bird, or it was ......;-)))
  16. I've had my 180 f/2.8 since the late 1980s; got it with my FE2, which is long gone, but the 180 will be with me till my dying day. Love it.
  17. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    works fine with the Kenko pro model t/c
  18. rvink


    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    It's not 1.4 :smile:
  19. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    good point ..lol
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