03-30-2009, 04:28 PM
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03-30-2009, 05:04 PM
Don't listen to them just use it as an excuse to buy a new camera.
Originally Posted by scottman_00
03-30-2009, 10:30 PM
Sup Pro ... another great macro. Shizz. Never heard of Kiron. Me freakin noob in photography. Will google it. As for macro, recently I just bought Raynox 250. But I guess, yours definately better than mine. World still, its in manual focusing.
Originally Posted by Prospero
Tought of buying LUMIX LX-3. Saw lots of nice macro photos.
Any comments from the PRO here ?
Nikon D80 wif kit 18-135mm, 50mm F1.8, 18-200mm VR, Tamron 17-50mm F2.8
03-31-2009, 12:25 AM
The dust are moisture based, cant really blow them up with a bulb blower, any alternative cleaning technique ?, the weather here is very humid, hot and dusty, causing moisture and dust to get in easily.
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03-31-2009, 12:32 AM
Well if you're going to insist on not taking Kiwi's advice above then you could do a lot worse than google "copper hill images"
Originally Posted by ANP !!!
Wet cleaning the sensor may seem scary at first, but it's really not that big of a deal.
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03-31-2009, 02:22 AM
you rock man. seriously. this is a kick ass shot.
Originally Posted by N.C.F.
D800e l V3 l AW1 l 16-35 l 35 l 50 l 85 l 105 l EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75
03-31-2009, 03:06 AM
My name is Marcin and I'm from Poland.
This is my first post on this forum, but I know you all a little yet, because for few days I have been watching this thread and your pictures, just from start in 2006
So nice to meet you guys and this is my first photo, and first photo with new Nikon D200 as well Taken yesterday evening.
I took 4 shots with different time exposure, and this one looks best for me.
C&C very welcome.
It's Millenium Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland
tech data: D200, Tokina 17/3.5 (=25,5mm), ISO 100, f/8, 6s
Last edited by drifter; 03-31-2009 at 03:11 AM.
03-31-2009, 03:10 AM
A very warm welcome from Melbourne.
Love the shot.
03-31-2009, 03:39 AM
Originally Posted by n9nf
Kiron is not really a well known brand, they haven't made any glass since 1987. Kiron lenses were made by a company called Kino Precision in the eighties. Kino Precesion made lenses for many different companies, like Vivitar (some of the Series 1 lenses are made by Kino) and Panagor. They also sold some of their lenses under their own brand, Kiron.
The brand used to have a very good reputation. The Kiron 105 f/2.8 is one of the best lenses they produced. It's supposed to be identical to the Vivitar 105 f/2.5, which explains why I can actually set my lens brighter than f/2.8
It's manual focus, and it doesn't meter with my camera (so I have to set everything manually, including flash output by guessing) but the lens is very sharp and the bokeh is great.
The raynox lens you bought is not a real macro lens, but just a small lens to put in front of another lens. It will work fine, but there are some compromises in image quality.
NCF, amazing shot. The colours are awesome.
Drifter, welcome to the forum. Very nice shot. If you took multiple shots in different exposures of the scene, you could try blending them for an even better exposure
ANP, you could also try Sensor Swabs, it's also a wet sensor cleaning sollution.
Here's another picture. Taken at f/2.8 or f/4 (I can't remember and the Exif only says f/0):
// Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
// Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
// Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
// Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
// Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8
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03-31-2009, 03:55 AM
Great 1st post drifter and welcome. The border is a bit lost on me though, black frame on black.
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