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Offline Phillyo

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General photography
« on: 12:33:41, 12 June, 2014 »
A picture taken a couple of months ago on an outing to a local woods to walk the dogs.

Sarah by Lilwrighty, on Flickr
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Offline chris.bailey

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Re: General photography
« Reply #1 on: 13:00:53, 12 June, 2014 »
Nicely done Phil! Hard to beat the nifty 50 for shots like this.

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Re: General photography
« Reply #2 on: 13:30:38, 12 June, 2014 »
It's my cheapest and favourite lens for photography. Thought about getting the 1.4 version as an upgrade but honestly didn't see the point. :) Thank you.
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Re: General photography
« Reply #3 on: 13:38:39, 12 June, 2014 »
Phil

I have had both and to be honest the 1.4 is not worth the extra though the autofocus on the 1.4 is a little quicker. The 1.2L now that is a different beast!

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Re: General photography
« Reply #4 on: 13:50:17, 12 June, 2014 »
I can think of more important things to spend that much money on though...like a NEQ-6 for example! ha.

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Re: General photography
« Reply #5 on: 22:09:03, 20 August, 2014 »
A couple more pictures taken this afternoon with my Sigma 105mm Macro lens

Caterpillar by Lilwrighty, on Flickr

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Re: General photography
« Reply #6 on: 08:59:07, 13 January, 2015 »
I'm an amateur but passionate about taking pictures, I only have 2 lenses with my Nikon D7100 for now and am planning to buy some more.

Can anyone help me by recommending the best (must have lenses), please?

For now I have AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED and AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G!

Thank You!

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Re: General photography
« Reply #7 on: 13:55:03, 14 January, 2015 »
You can't go wrong with the nifty-fifty. Cheap too for the 1.8 version. Lovely lens.
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Re: General photography
« Reply #8 on: 16:03:03, 14 January, 2015 »
Yeap, as Phil says, every serious amateur photographer has a nifty fifty !

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Re: General photography
« Reply #9 on: 17:24:37, 14 January, 2015 »
I'm no serious amatuer photographer but I always take a camera with me when I'm out and about. I bought a Canon 70D and a couple of lenses last year but to be honest I use a little Sony RX100 far more often because it's so much easier to carry about yet still produces great pictures. The photo below however was taken with the Canon 70D and 400mm zoom, one of the better photos I took last year.



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Re: General photography
« Reply #10 on: 08:46:11, 15 January, 2015 »
Thank You Phillyo & Nomis:

You are pointing to http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-NIKKOR-50mm-1-8D-Lens/dp/B00005LEN4 right?

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Re: General photography
« Reply #11 on: 22:24:03, 15 January, 2015 »
Correct :) you can get them pretty cheap second hand on eBay too.
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Re: General photography
« Reply #12 on: 07:19:21, 16 January, 2015 »
Thank You Phillyo! And is there anything I need to look while buying a used lens?


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Re: General photography
« Reply #13 on: 16:43:36, 16 January, 2015 »
Just confirm with the seller that the lens is in a good condition, depending on price asked. They should also have a good feedback rating and be willing to accept returns if you're not happy with it within 7 days or something. Maybe ask for some sample pictures if there aren't any?
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Re: General photography
« Reply #14 on: 08:31:35, 19 January, 2015 »
Thank You Phillyo, I appreciate!

 

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