Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 51 of 51

Thread: What is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens for?

  1. #41
    Member Fudgecakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,799

    Default

    Haha no I just do it for the fun of it. anyway the kor kors all seem to be against buying it ^^
    There are no bad photographers, only photos that could've been done better
    My Flickr

  2. #42
    Member Fudgecakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,799

    Default

    I just thought that now would be a good time to get it anyway
    There are no bad photographers, only photos that could've been done better
    My Flickr

  3. #43
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: What is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    Haha no I just do it for the fun of it. anyway the kor kors all seem to be against buying it ^^
    if you are using your own money, do whatever you please,
    hope you are not asking money from your parents, telling that this set up is highly recommended by all the seniors and pros of CS.....
    Last edited by catchlights; 7th October 2011 at 09:39 AM.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  4. #44
    Member Fudgecakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,799

    Default

    Of course. I've saved for 6 months already. Minus tuition fees ^^
    There are no bad photographers, only photos that could've been done better
    My Flickr

  5. #45
    Member Fudgecakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,799

    Default

    Haha. Ive saved for 6months already. Minus my own tuition fees
    There are no bad photographers, only photos that could've been done better
    My Flickr

  6. #46

    Default Re: What is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    I didn't. It came out of a nikon box. And the guy was struggling to force the lens to turn and I just stopped him

    If finding all these info was that easy I won't be here yes?
    I have friends using the D5000 so, i know the 50mm fits. Albeit yes, it has to use some effort to press it against the mount, and also twisting it in place. I don't know what the situation was like at the shop, but it sounds like you were babying your camera and stopped the assistant from exerting more force than for normal lenses.

    I could be wrong though. But that's what it sounds like to me.

    I don't think you should be accepting a job from the CC when your understanding of the basics are limited as such.
    But since it's the CC's decision in hiring you, it is up to them. =s

    I learned DSLR basics from a D5000, and it probably shouldn't have any trouble shooting up to iso 1600, lens regardless.

    Also, shooting on the 60mm @ 2.8f to allow for a faster shutterspeed will also thin down the usable DOF quite a bit.
    Will such a depth of field render enough things in focus for your intended usage?

    Would advise investing in an external flash instead...

  7. #47
    Member Fudgecakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,799

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NoobInTraining

    I have friends using the D5000 so, i know the 50mm fits. Albeit yes, it has to use some effort to press it against the mount, and also twisting it in place. I don't know what the situation was like at the shop, but it sounds like you were babying your camera and stopped the assistant from exerting more force than for normal lenses.

    I could be wrong though. But that's what it sounds like to me.

    I don't think you should be accepting a job from the CC when your understanding of the basics are limited as such.
    But since it's the CC's decision in hiring you, it is up to them. =s

    I learned DSLR basics from a D5000, and it probably shouldn't have any trouble shooting up to iso 1600, lens regardless.

    Also, shooting on the 60mm @ 2.8f to allow for a faster shutterspeed will also thin down the usable DOF quite a bit.
    Will such a depth of field render enough things in focus for your intended usage?

    Would advise investing in an external flash instead...
    Haha I know. I mean abt the flash thing. I mean hey there was a time where we all knew as much as I did. And what better way to learn than to experience it yes?
    There are no bad photographers, only photos that could've been done better
    My Flickr

  8. #48

    Default Re: What is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens for?

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Macro lenses are by nature very slow focusing lenses. Why? because it is supposed to take very close up pictures, so focus has to be accurate when focusing on a very near object, meaning it has a very wide range of focus distance to cover and do it on a longer turn to allow for finer tuning of exact focal point. How does that translate to shooting events? You may miss a lot of moments because AF is slow. and you will be very annoyed when the focus start from close focusing and move to infinity in a few seconds... by the time you acquire focus, the moment is gone.

    And F2.8 is not really that fast. Any cheap Tamron 17-50 or Tamron 28-75 can do better than the 60/2.8 for events, giving you the same aperture. If you want faster, go for 35/1.8 or 50/1.8. If you want even more low light performance, go for the F1.4 lenses.

  9. #49

    Default Re: What is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    The cc is willing to pay $80 :P
    25 years ago, FOC for cc.. they only pay me film rolls, photo shoots developed at cost, but I am still happy helping them to shoot for their events.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fudgecakes View Post
    Haha. Ive saved for 6months already. Minus my own tuition fees

  10. #50
    Member Fudgecakes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,799

    Default

    Haha. They contacted me thru y kindergarten principal who is like a spokesperson for de cc. Then they engage me foc before then the principal ask them for $80 per day :P
    There are no bad photographers, only photos that could've been done better
    My Flickr

  11. #51

    Default Re: What is AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED lens for?

    I think there's a mode called "AUTO". just use that mode "AUTO' if you are still not really understand about DSLR yet instead of buying a lens that u might not be using much. And to be frank 60mm for coverage is way too far for you. Kits len should be good enough just up your ISO or using built in flash.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •