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scottch
Oct 18, 2003
"It appears my wee-wee's been stricken with rigor mortis."

echinopsis posted:

what
has anyone at all even said they are a nikon noodler

i have a d700 and 20/2.8, 50/1.8, 85/1.8 Nikkor AF and a sexy as hell 105/2.5 AI. I sold a d90 and a couple crop lenses that paid for the upgrade just before pandemic hit. itís kinda old but that sensor + af is still fuckin great and it has all the buttons and knobs, big rear end viewfinder etc

i do both landscape and portrait and the whole kit is just great. add a nice off camera soft box (I have some monster octagon + speedlight) and youíre set for portraits

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scottch
Oct 18, 2003
"It appears my wee-wee's been stricken with rigor mortis."

god drat donít do weddings. they are so much loving work, way way more than youíre anticipating and oh god the pressure to produce good results can be a lot. and itís like a 12 hour day. Iíve done three or four and never again.

scottch
Oct 18, 2003
"It appears my wee-wee's been stricken with rigor mortis."

Corla Plankun posted:

* actually this doesn't make sense because i think it varies based on what distance i'm focusing on. drat this poo poo is complicated

it is! what you're looking for is a depth of field calculator.

there's also what's called 'hyperfocal distance,' which is a combo of length + aperture + focal point that ensures every part of the image is well focused. old lenses have this marked out on their focus and aperture dials (eg. the coloured notches to the left/right of the focus dot on a Nikkor lens). you can often approximate it if the lens is wider.

scottch
Oct 18, 2003
"It appears my wee-wee's been stricken with rigor mortis."

its a good post, always better with examples. all my lenses are old AI-S or AF so i thankfully have all the lovely scales i need. i only ever use it for my 20mm though, the AF on the d700 never fails me.

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