1. J

    First Enlarger

    Hi everyone I am looking to buy my first enlarger. I live in South Africa, and the options on second-hand websites seem limited (and expensive compared to what I can find on forums), so I need advice. There are three that I am quite interested in. My first choice is a Meopta Opemus III (almost...
  2. J

    OLD vs Less old....300mm f2.8 afs and 600mm f5.6 ai/ais

    Hello all, Has anyone used both the 300mm f2.8 afs and the 600mm f5.6 (or f4)?? Need your wisdom. I like to shoot wildlife and birding and realized that my 70-300vr isnt cutting it as far as sharpness goes. Its actually great at 300mm, but a review of flickr's pics rendered from 300mm f2.8 is...
  3. O

    Nikkor 10-20 mm f/4.5-5.6G VR or Tokina 11-16 MM f 2.8

    Hello guys! I have an opportunity to buy a used Tokina 11-16 mm f 2.8 lens used (slightly scratched but does not affect the photos) for 300 USD. Should I buy it? Or should I go for a new Nikkor 10-20 mm f 4.5 with VR for around 440 usd? I am looking for a lanscape photography lens. Mostly in...
  4. AlexGavillan

    New D3400 Time for a Lens

    Hey Guys, Just picked up a Nikon D3400, based on some great feedback and recomndations from this site. Ive got the kit lens, and it works well, however its holiday time and some peeps want some gift ideas. I was thinking about a fast prime lens and came across Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G...
  5. kristiinae

    Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm?

    Hi! Who here has the Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR lens? How do you like it? Sample photos are welcome too. I'm considering purchasing this lens for outdoor shoots: horses, wildlife and nature, portraits maybe. It would fit nicely into my budget. I'd like to hear your opinions on this lens! Thanks!
  6. P

    Macro Photography Question

    Hello everyone! I am a novice photographer and have just registered on this community. I own a Nikon D5100 and use it with the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens Have a question related to Macro photography. I would like to know what exactly does the Macro mode of the camera do? For example - My Nikkor...
  7. W

    About to do an upgrade to Nikon D3300

    Hi all, Just registered as the first step in my journey to becoming a better photographer. For a few years I've been shooting vacation photographs with my Olympus SZ-10. While I love its portability, I got hooked on photography and am now looking for something that's an upgrade in quality and...
  8. odagled

    50mm 1.2 AIS Nikkor

    Picked up this beauty off eBay for $214. The seller had the Best Offer option so I said why the hell not. I offered $200 and much to my surprise, they accepted! When the lens arrived, sure enough the rear lens cap was tough to open. I just used my undershirt and gave it a twist. Came right off...
  9. K

    Lens Doesn't Open to 3.5 - Nikkor 18-140mm

    i have a Nikon D5100 and a 18-140mm 3.5-5.6g in manual mode, aperture priority, doesn't matter, I can't open to f3.5. the camera shows (view finder/lcd display) 5.6 as the lowest what am i doing wrong?! can someone help, plz? thanks!!
  10. rizkyb

    3 lenses set alternative. Exploring vintage lens

    Hi Guys, Recently explored some vintage lenses as a budget alternative. I would like to share my recommendation. Hope this is useful to some. Thank you for watching!
  11. B

    Difference between 5.6 GII and 5.6G

    I recently bought a Nikon d7200 camera and it came with a AF-F NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII Lens. I already own the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 G lens......I am wondering if anybody knows what the difference is. I was hoping to sell one of the two with my old camera, but not sure which one I...
  12. DragonHeart

    Testing new lens

    DSC_1195 by Brian Benson, on Flickr