Topic: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Feakle Festival, Co Clare, today. I had a bit of schadenfreude, watching a couple of Nikon users (D50, D80) with kit lenses having to resort to flash while I was handholding with available light smile Did I mention how sharp this lens is? f/2.8 holds no fuzzy fears, and combined with Canon ISO800/1600 performance, makes a formidable pub light (i.e. lack of) combination.

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And one that I think I took with the Tamron 35-210 at full stretch, wide open:

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Last edited by SteveFE (2007-08-13 00:08:48)

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Wow that is darn sharp. It would be interesting to compare it to the 105mm f2.5

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Not only are they sharp, they're excellent too. Hard to pick a fav, maybe #1.

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Excellent captures, Steve! Agree with Andreas about #1.

Bill

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Nice series of musician at work.

The sharpness of this lens is really superb !

Camera :Canon 60D,Nikon D600,Pentax MX,contax 139
Lens: CZ 50/1.4, CZ 85 /2.8, VIVITAR 24/2.8 TAK50/1.4,
Pentax-M 28/2.8,50/1.7,135/3.5,ZENITAR 16/2.8,CJZ 20/2.8,80/1.8
Medium format: Bronica SQ with 80mm & 150mm lens

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

#2 is classic. Excellent series overall though.

Happiness is a loaded camera.

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Good set Steve. Great play with the shadows.


Sandeep wrote:

Wow that is darn sharp. It would be interesting to compare it to the 105mm f2.5

Well, I have some 105/2.5 shots HERE and HERE. There are also some 105/4 micro shots on the site.

Seymore
MooreFoto

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Sandeep wrote:

Wow that is darn sharp.

Yes they are. smile
-Bruce

I put that adapter in a safe place, never to be seen again.

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Hi,

Looks pretty OK to me !

Paul.

D810 + nikkors + czjs + other stuff - A.FIAP

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Excellent set, Steve. You have a great eye for framing and capturing the right moment.

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Thanks! It amazes me just how close you can get with a portrait length lens sometimes: most of these people were close enough to reach out and touch (except the last one). Rob, you're very kind, but framing is just how it happens with very tight headshots! Not much thought involved (or room for manouevre in a very crowded pub).

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Love the images... wish they had the music to go with them!

Paul

Nikon D200, Nikon F90,  Rolleiflex SL35, Konica 1 rangefinder, Bronica SQAi, Yashica Mat & Yashica 24, Hasselblad XPan, 45mm f4 & 90mm f4, Chamonix 45N-1, Schneider Symmar 180mm f5.6, Schneider Super Angulon 90mm f5.6, Schneider 240 G-Claron f9, Polaroid 600 SE & SX70, Zero 2000 & Zero 45 pinhole cameras, Agfa Super Isolette

Re: Irish traditional music with Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 on 30D

Nice images, I like 2 and 4 the best. It's impossible to assess sharpness once files are so reduced in size though!

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Yeah, sorry. Since the Rebekka incident on Flickr (images stolen from a photographer and resold many times for a lot of money as big canvas prints, and get this, from 1080x720px originals!) I've been a bit wary about making full size versions available. Anybody who I've listed as a friend on Flickr can see them bigger at 1200x800px, but general public no way. Anybody here can PM me on Flickr and I'll add them as a friend if they like.

Canon EOS30D, Sony NEX-3
Favourite M/F lenses: Nikkor 50/1.4 pre-AI, Zuiko 50/1.4, Flek 35/2.4, SP 35-80/2.8-3.8, Macro-Tak 50/4 preset *NEW* Jupiter-8 and more rangefinder lenses to come!
Favourite (and only) AF lens: Sigma 12-24