Working with new lenses

El GatoEl Gato Registered Users Posts: 1,242 Major grins

A while back a friend was selling some gear and switching his camera platform completely (I don't know why!!). The upshot, he sold me two lenses for a ridiculously low price. I just couldn't say no.

Took them for a test run shortly after I received them.

After sitting on a backup drive forever, with the extra time now and no travel, I just got to processing the images.

I have to think about incorporating and using these lenses in more of my shots.

Nikon Fisheye 10.5mm f2.8

Nikon 50mm f1.4

Stay safe and healthy everyone!!

Comments

  • OrvSalOrvSal Registered Users Posts: 461 Major grins

    Nice, The variety of lenses are fun to work with. I love the zoom lenses but I also miss working with different lenses for the prospective they can have. Some times I miss the film days and all the gear.

    Have a great day!
    Orv

    Thomson, Ga. USA
    www.Osalisburyphoto.smugmug.com
  • JuanoJuano Registered Users Posts: 4,876 Major grins

    Nice, I like the cathedral ceiling and the 50 mm shot. I need to take my 50 mm out.

  • El GatoEl Gato Registered Users Posts: 1,242 Major grins

    Thanks @Juano and @OrvSal I appreciate your comments!!

  • CornflakeCornflake Registered Users Posts: 3,344 Major grins

    You could have some fun with those. I find I have to get out my neglected lenses and practice with them. Otherwise I forget what they can do and I won't think of them when they're called for.

  • black mambablack mamba Registered Users Posts: 8,318 Major grins

    Good stuff, Al. Outside of my Nikon 105mm macro lens, I haven't used any prime lenses in a long time. The zooms these days are so good and I'm not burdened with hauling around all the extra glass.

    I always wanted to lie naked on a bearskin rug in front of a fireplace. Cracker Barrel didn't take kindly to it.
  • El GatoEl Gato Registered Users Posts: 1,242 Major grins

    Agree with you Black Mamba!

    Since I bought them, I had to "cost justify" the purchase to HQ.

    So, I will lug around some extra glass on an occasional outing. But, in all seriousness practicing with these lenses allows me try some different shots and experiment a bit.

  • alan2934alan2934 Registered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    I especially like the cathedral. It really captures the majesty of the building in a way that I'm not sure a more typical lens would.
    I loved it.
  • fool4thecityfool4thecity Registered Users Posts: 632 Major grins

    Nice shots!

  • willard3willard3 Registered Users Posts: 2,580 Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    The zooms these days are so good and I'm not burdened with hauling around all the extra glass.

    +2

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • El GatoEl Gato Registered Users Posts: 1,242 Major grins

    Thank you everyone for your comments, I appreciate them. Sorry for the tardiness in my replies.

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