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#1 james

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 01:01 PM

Hi Gang,

There has been a lot of interest lately in this lens. It is not a super lens for film shooting but it is fabulous on a DSLR, doing a little better than 1:1 at 2.5' or so. It holds focus and aperture through the zoom range, so you can focus on a critter at 70 and zoom in up to the 180 end to get a tight shot.

I think the lens was recently discontinued by Nikon. I was poking around and found one FS on ebay. I think there may be 2 or 3 on there now. Average used price is around $600 US.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...7&category=3343

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#2 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 05:55 PM

Wash your mouth out James :D

It is a really nice lens for topside use as well. Sadly my film that I used at the LBJ wildflower center with this lens was fogged (x-ray exposure, damn :angryfire: ), so I only have one shot from this lens that I have scanned so far, that would be this shot here....

That Aquatica system is starting to look really really attractive.. :ph34r:
Why would I take a perfectly good camera underwater??
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#3 james

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 06:42 PM

Did I say something uncouth?

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#4 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 06:50 PM

It is not a super lens for film shooting....

Not so much uncouth, I just happen to like the lens for film shooting B)
Why would I take a perfectly good camera underwater??
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#5 craig

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Posted 22 April 2003 - 07:07 PM

My friends like it underwater with film, too. Guess it's just a good lens.

Nice flower photo, craig. I'm enduring an implementation of EE as we speak so your site looks real familiar!
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