First 60mm shot with my D70 (Topside)
Posted 15 July 2004 - 01:17 PM
I walked out into the landscape in the front yard looking for subjects and found this little guy on the tree right by my truck!
And here is a 100% crop
Looks like this is indeed the lens I've been wanting!
I played with the 105mm at the shop a little bit before deciding on the 60mm. The 105 was nice, but didn't seem to be that much more for the price. I figure the 60mm will be a little bit easier to use for starters, and then maybe next year I'll think about the 105mm.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 01:47 PM
And now presenting... The darker side of Macro.
Poor little bugs....
Itsy Bitsy Baby Spider
100% crop from the above.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:31 PM
Life is one long surface interval
Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:34 PM
my $.02, get both!
This was shot with the 105mm from minimum focal distance, about 4or5 inches in front of the port:
Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:43 PM
I have heard many people comment that the Nikkor 60mm is inherently sharper than their 105mm. I don't have a problem with my images from either.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 05:10 PM
Thanks! And yeah, I've been hand holding these. Which is pretty surprising, since I have pretty shaky hands. Anything below 1/80 starts loosing sharpness for me, and apetures below F14 are very difficult for me to hold the "in focus" portion where I want it.
Excellent detail Jim.........are you hand holding these
Yeah, I can imagine. At the time I couldn't justify the cost of the 105mm over the 60mm. I think we are talking like $65 per inch, just to be back 4 more inches. Granted, they are a pretty critical 4 inches!
I really love the 60mm underwater, but found very quickly the advantage of the 105.
I have a cruise in October, and possible a Flower Gardens trip coming up. We'll see how it goes, and maybe I'll be ready for the 105mm sometime next summer.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:47 PM
You know, there are situations that even 1 inche can make the different... :wink:
Granted, they are a pretty critical 4 inches!
Great lens, for now I tried it only (friend one) but hope to have it in the near future.
Nikon D200, Ikelite housing, Dual SB105.