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07/22/2005 02:34:27 PM · #1
I just got the Nikkor/Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f2.8 G IF-ED Lens and tried to update my profile but I don't see that lens listed. Am I doing something wrong?
07/22/2005 02:41:46 PM · #2
it's there but without the VR option... I guess it's missing :)

By the way.. it's a kickassssss lens!!!! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2005-07-22 14:42:06.
07/22/2005 02:45:56 PM · #3
Thanks! I went ahead and listed it as the one without the VR. Now, I just need to learn how to use it better.... Mary
07/22/2005 02:52:46 PM · #4
The SC or whomever just made a mistake, because the AF-S VR 70-200 f2.8 is the only Nikon len to ever use that exact focal length range.
07/22/2005 02:56:12 PM · #5
Originally posted by hyperfocal:

The SC or whomever just made a mistake, because the AF-S VR 70-200 f2.8 is the only Nikon len to ever use that exact focal length range.


Updated. The links on the lens page did go to the VR lens on Pricegrabber and Amazon, but the VR was left out of the name.
07/22/2005 03:12:41 PM · #6
Hello. I noticed that there is no category for tilt shift lenses. Maybe an "Other" category would fit the bill? I have an MC Arsat 35mm/2.8Tilt Shift lens.

Message edited by author 2005-07-22 15:14:47.
07/22/2005 03:14:54 PM · #7
Originally posted by rikki11:

Hello. I noticed that there is no category for tilt shift lenses. Maybe an "Other" category would fit the bill? I have an MC Arsat 35mm Tilt Sift lens.


There is an "other" category, I think I startedt it, LOL. I'll add the 35mm MC Arsat T/S...
07/22/2005 03:22:17 PM · #8
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by rikki11:

Hello. I noticed that there is no category for tilt shift lenses. Maybe an "Other" category would fit the bill? I have an MC Arsat 35mm Tilt Sift lens.


There is an "other" category, I think I startedt it, LOL. I'll add the 35mm MC Arsat T/S...


Thanks Kirbic. I wonder if there are any other users of TS lenses. I've been using mine for a while but since TS lenses are manual, I'm always having to shoot dozens before I get the shot I want right.

Any users out there? Maybe we can have a little tutorial? Here's a sample of a shot I took with the lens. I know you can "distort" the perspective in Photoshop so I guess TS lenses are rendered useless not unless you use regular 35mm film.

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07/22/2005 03:31:03 PM · #9
Added, here.
I'm not aware of other users of T/S lenses here. I just noticed that the Canon T/S lenses are not listed, so I guess I'll have to correct that :-)
I think that Tilt/shift lenses are still very useful with digital. While minor perspective corrections are possible with PS, you will end up losing resolution in doing so. Tilting the focal plane is something that cannot be duplicated in software, and can give stunningly beautiful results in the hands of someone more talented than I, LOL. For macro work, tilting the focal plane can help to make maximum use of the small DoF. Try using your tilt/shift lens with extension tubes as a macro lens!

Edit: The Canon T/S lenses are listed, I didn't see them at first. There are at least two users of those lenses here (not a larg group by any means!). Eventually, a T/S lens is on my list, but prolly down the road a ways.

Message edited by author 2005-07-22 15:34:33.
07/22/2005 04:16:42 PM · #10
About Nikon lenses.

It seems to me that 300mm F4.0 nikon lens is listed twice.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4.0D IF-ED
and
Nikon AF Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 IF-ED Silent Wave

At least it has the same picture and I think that Silent Wave is some misunderstanding.

But perhaps I'm wrong and those are two individual lenses.

Message edited by author 2005-07-22 16:17:44.
07/22/2005 04:19:22 PM · #11
I do believe those two are actually different products.
07/22/2005 04:47:34 PM · #12
Originally posted by WildflowerJoy:

I just got the Nikkor/Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f2.8 G IF-ED Lens and tried to update my profile but I don't see that lens listed. Am I doing something wrong?


I have it on my profile page.
07/22/2005 04:56:23 PM · #13
I have it now too...someone updated it for us. Thanks Kirbic (I think that is who fixed it anyway!)
07/23/2005 06:28:41 AM · #14
Originally posted by kirbic:

I do believe those two are actually different products.

No, those are the same product. AF-S is Nikon's name for its silent wave focusing motors. Nikon did however make an AF Nikkor f4.0 IF-ED 300mm. If differs from the newer model by not having a silent wave focusing motor, 82mm front threads and 39mm rear filter drawer (as opposed to the just 77mm front threads of the AF-S). I can't remember right off the top of my head if the basic optical design (elements, etc) changed.
07/23/2005 09:04:11 AM · #15
Originally posted by WildflowerJoy:

I just got the Nikkor/Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f2.8 G IF-ED Lens and tried to update my profile but I don't see that lens listed. Am I doing something wrong?


Sorry, you're going to have to get rid of the lens. It's not in the database because the lens sucks. Send me the lens, and I'll 'properly dispose of it' -- thanks for your time.
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