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   Old Thread  #1500 9 Jan 2012 at 8.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I took this shot this morning of a 5mm stamen of an artificial flower, using normal room lighting. The camera was propped up on my desktop scanner. Some focusing issues but a reasonable exposure. Sometimes natural light can pay off
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   Old Thread  #1499 9 Jan 2012 at 4.51pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
first ever manual shot. indoors. low light. no flash.

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   Old Thread  #1498 8 Jan 2012 at 10.47pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seen 1 fly in 2 weeks a trip to the florist is on the cards
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   Old Thread  #1497 8 Jan 2012 at 10.09pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Not an insect in sight so i took a Daisy close-up with my 105 today
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   Old Thread  #1496 8 Jan 2012 at 5.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
A walk in the woods today at 3ish. The light was going.
Taken using :

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic H-fs045200e Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6



last week in Norfolk:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6


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   Old Thread  #1495 8 Jan 2012 at 11.49am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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thanks for the help lads,i will have a look in a camera shop over here this week and see how i get on,but i know they wont be cheap(nothing is in france)
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   Old Thread  #1494 8 Jan 2012 at 11.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Most lenses below f2 tend not to be a cheap item, although in Nikon fitting they do seem to be below those of the Canon brand.
If AF could be taken out of the equation then one of the older Nikkor lenses could represent great value for money. Older Nikkor lenses do tend to hold their price because unlike Canon you do not need a special adaptor to fit them onto modern cameras. Mifsuds do have a range of Nikon lenses in their used section. Noticed a 50mm f1.8 AFD lens for £99 or the50mm F1.8 AF for£79.
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   Old Thread  #1493 7 Jan 2012 at 11.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The h9 has a good lens 31- 465 mm equivilant f 2 to 4.5 but it has 15 x optical zoom which is stabilised

Bad news is its not removable but you should get close with 465 but can't vouch for the image quality ??

May find putting it on a tripod or mono pod helps and see how you go

8 mega pixels bridge camera

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   Old Thread  #1492 7 Jan 2012 at 3.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
hi
i have got a sony h9 and only use it to take fish pics,i was wondering if anybody knows if it is possible to fit a telephoto lens to it so that i can take a few more wildlife pics (close ups),we have got so many different animals and birds here but cant get close enough with the standard lens,as you can see i am no expert so any help greatfully received

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   Old Thread  #1491 6 Jan 2012 at 10.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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got a 35mm 1.8 from wex for £164, think john lewis do it for the same price?? any good to ya fella??
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   Old Thread  #1490 6 Jan 2012 at 10.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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what focal length ? if its tele forget cheap!!!!

af 50mm f1.8 or 1.4 think you will struggle to go below f2 other than these two or may be a 30 mm ???
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   Old Thread  #1489 6 Jan 2012 at 9.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
except ebay is there anywhere that seels cheap nikkor AF lenses? im after a one with a low f value (below 2) to fit my d80
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   Old Thread  #1488 6 Jan 2012 at 8.12pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Interesting site Jason.Remote shooting via a laptop does make life less difficult.
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   Old Thread  #1487 6 Jan 2012 at 5.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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if you want to give serious close up a try on the cheap get a set of small camera bellows on a rack and a 6 element cheap enlarging lens bobs your uncle super sharp shots


it takes a bit of time to get the focus spot on but with digital you can tether to a laptop to help or use live view to help a bit

the vivitar lens is a a sweet one have alook at the 55mm vivitar fd thats cool too


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   Old Thread  #1486 4 Jan 2012 at 6.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Seriously - you'd be surprised.
I think you have just about summed up the difference between serious armature gear and pro equipment. If you have to get the shot you canít depend on everything working in your favour.
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