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    Allo all,
    im new to using SLR's,
    just bought a Nikon F80 and the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D lens

    how do i find out the minimum focusing distance for this/ and future lenses?
    issit 0.45, coz on the focusing ring, i see infinity on one end and 0.45m on the other?

    stoopid qn i noe...but i dunno the answer


    and does anyone here have an underwater housing for the f80?
    am thinking of getting one.......even though im a noob....lol....better to spend my bonus on something i want than to just let it slowly disappear.

    thanks.
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    hmmm the number u see on the lens would ne the minimium focusing distance i guess.

    But if u get the Nikon G lenses the dont have the focusing ring markings.

    How much u get ur 50mm f1.4d ?? I think that's quite a ex lens considering a 50mm f1.8 is abt $200+

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    do u mean the focal length of the lenz .............?? ..............


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    minimum forcusing distance is the distance between your lens and the subject. If the distance between your lens and the subject ( a handphone for example) is shorter than 0.45, then the handphone will not be sharp. Some camera won't allow you to release the shutter if the subject is not in focus.

    hence, you need to move back so the lens and the subject is 0.45m or further. Then the subject will be in focus and you can release the shutter .

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    minimum forcusing distance is the distance between your lens and the subject. If the distance between your lens and the subject ( a handphone for example) is shorter than 0.45, then the handphone will not be sharp. Some camera won't allow you to release the shutter if the subject is not in focus.

    hence, you need to move back so the lens and the subject is 0.45m or further. Then the subject will be in focus and you can release the shutter .
    Correction: The focussing distance is measured from SUBJECT to the FILM PLANE (there's a marking on the top plate most SLRs that look something like ---o---).

    Regards
    CK

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    Ah i see,
    thanks alot for the help.....i understand now.

    sljm, the lens cost about 450+
    bought it from john 3:16.....

    the 50mm f1.8 is actually $180 and not over $200
    (thats the price that 3:16 quoted)

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    Originally posted by turtle taz
    Ah i see,
    thanks alot for the help.....i understand now.

    sljm, the lens cost about 450+
    bought it from john 3:16.....

    the 50mm f1.8 is actually $180 and not over $200
    (thats the price that 3:16 quoted)
    How much did you pay for the entire set? with the F80 (D? S?) etc. thanks.

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    Originally posted by turtle taz
    even though im a noob....lol....better to spend my bonus on something i want than to just let it slowly disappear.

    thanks.

    Even though you're a newbie, I see you've absorbed the Clubsnap spirit:

    Buy Buy Buy!

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    Originally posted by turtle taz
    Ah i see,
    thanks alot for the help.....i understand now.

    sljm, the lens cost about 450+
    bought it from john 3:16.....

    the 50mm f1.8 is actually $180 and not over $200
    (thats the price that 3:16 quoted)
    50mm f1.8 only $180???

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    Originally posted by hazardman


    50mm f1.8 only $180???
    I think I got mine for less. 50/1.8s are the cheapest and best quality glass you can buy for ANY SLR.

    Regards
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    haha clubsnap spirit is buy buy buy issit!
    went down to Adelphi to look at this Sea & Sea underwater housing.......$2950!!!
    peng san man.......now praying for this wednesdays TOTO!


    Acieed,
    i paid a total of $1300 for:
    -F80D
    -Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (D lenses)
    -the AA battery adpater,
    which also extends the grip of the camera, so to speak.

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