Prime Lenses

I personally own a Prime Lens, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G, but I have borrowed & rented a wide range of them over the years and they are simply the best.

Here are a few samples.

Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 (FX Format)
State Capital

Nikkor 35mm f/2 (FX Format)
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Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Coca-Cola

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D (FX Format)
Front Door

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G (FX Format)
Fellow Photographers

Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D (DX Format)

Nikkor 105mm f/1.4 (FX Format)

– manzoor

X1D w/90mm vs D700 w/50mm

I really should have gone for X1D with the 90mm vs D300 with the 85mm but this is what I had so this is what I got to try wtih.

Aperture: f/16.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/8.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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Aperture: f/4.0, Shutter: 1/30s, ISO: 800 / 1600 – completely forgot to set them both to ISO 800 😦
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Aperture: f/13.0, Shutter: 1/60s, ISO: 200
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– manzoor

X1D has Arrived

I was thrilled that it came – a day early. I rented it from LenRentals.com and to maximize I requested the equipment to arrive Friday. But LensRentals had actually shipped it a day early just so that it would definitely make it to me on time.

Thank you LensRentals.

The equipment was shipped via FedEx and since I was not sure I was going to be home to receive it, I requested it to be held at a local Kinkos / FedEx office and was able to pick it up within minutes of it arriving.

Unfortunately for me, I had not realized that I would be needing a much, much faster storage media. Right off the bat the two 16Gb card I had planned on using did not work. I rushed and got what I considered a very fast card (SONY 64Gb UHS-1 SDXC) but that too was not fast enough. Even though I was able to shoot with it, it was taking too long to be useful. I went out a second time to find something faster and finally after 5 whole hours of having gotten the equipment in my hand I was able to shoot. Then came the challenge of being able to “manually set” and view that my settings stuck.

Next I had the challenge of copying the few images I had taken to my computer and then have them uploaded.

I am happy that I feel I have got the whole workflow, for the most part, down and am now ready to shoot.

– manzoor