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The 180/2.8 surprises me...


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#1 Uncle Frank

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 16:11

A few recent shots from the lake, all taken with the 180mm f/2.8 prime lens. I bought the 180 because of its size and image quality, but figured I'd still use my fast focusing 80-200/2.8 for nature photography. But I've found myself catching shots with the 180 that eluded me with the zoom. Maybe it's CAM1000 or the more powerful screw drive of the d200, or maybe I'm just more patient when I'm using a prime. But whatever the reason is, I'm loving it.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 03:28

very ncie lens. ive considered giving up the 80-200 f2.5 af-s for it. I was thinkin of goign w/ a 180 f2.8 and 300f4 combo instead of 80-200

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 05:06

I've shed my 70-200 and now usually carry a 24-60/2.8, 105/2, 180/2.8, and 300/2.8.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:23

Nice shots Frank.

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 23:49

Nice shots there Uncle Frank. George.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:06

Frank, You're meeting all my high expectations for this lens/photographer combo. Nice shots! The image captioned "wedding dress" reminds me that this lens was initially obtained for your future son-in-law. Should I surmise by your spate of high quality 180 postings that you've found something else for him?
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:21

Frank, some very nice shots. I too just recently got this lens and I think its awesome! Probably the least talked about lens imho, wait till you try it with ext. tubes!!

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:21

That's not a bad effort for having just 180mm. Really like the "True love" pic. I do think you need to use at least -1.3 to -1.7 on the white bird shots, esp when taken when the sun's high in the sky, as they look to be pretty blown on my monitor.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:37

That's not a bad effort for having just 180mm. Really like the "True love" pic.


Thanks, Steve.

I do think you need to use at least -1.3 to -1.7 on the white bird shots, esp when taken when the sun's high in the sky, as they look to be pretty blown on my monitor.


They look blown on everyone's monitor. But exposure compensation alone won't solve the problem, as the egret has very reflective white feathers. I need to be more patient, and shoot them when the sun isn't high in the sky.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:07

As usual Frank, a nice series of pictures. True love is just too cute!




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