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I think I will shoot a normal lens challenge in November. Does anyone want to shoot along?
Dig those 50-s on FX and 35-s on DX up and get out!

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I don't have a 50 mm lens but I could set a zoom
at that focal length. Would that count, Peter?



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I don't have a 50 mm lens but I could set a zoom
at that focal length. Would that count, Peter?

Why not?



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Why not?


Well, you know… purists! :P



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Well, you know… purists! :P

How do we know you won't fudge the lens one way or the other? Sounds awful screwy to me! :angry:

 


I'm up for it, assuming I get the time. It'll probably be my FX 35mm on the D7K tho.

 

--Ron



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How do we know you won't fudge the lens one way or the other? Sounds awful screwy to me! :angry:

I don't think I need to fudge anything in anyway, 
and nothing to prove either... I shall abstain.



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It isn't about proving...I know I don't have the option of a 35 or a 50...And while I know what Peter meant, that FOV is not "normal" for me (and I am sure others).  That said, without promising, I am going to try and grab some images during November with my 24-70 on 35 with my D500 or 50 on my D4 bodies.



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I would much rather have a focal length of 40-45 mm, but Nikon have never made even a fastish 45 and the pancake 45 needs a film era focusing screen to be easy to use. 

 

The whole idea behind a challenge like this is to set a theme for going out and shoot. To me, it doesn't matter if someone uses a fast prime, a slow prime or a zoom to achieve a focal length equivalent to, say, 40-60 mm on film or FX. I wouldn't be surprised if I use a Holga 58/8 triplet some days and the fastish 50/1.8 some, with something like a 50/1.2 or a 50/1.4 in some version or other some days. If I can find it, even the Voigtländer 58/1.4 might see some use. There are a moving box or two with lenses in I haven't unpacked yet... I moved house on August 1.



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I don't think I need to fudge anything in anyway, 
and nothing to prove either... I shall abstain.

No, no, no... you misunderstand. I was referring to using zoom lenses rather than primes. Unfortunately the joke bellyflopped. Such is life. Of course you're more than welcome to participate. None of this abstain talk, please.

 


I would much rather have a focal length of 40-45 mm, but Nikon have never made even a fastish 45 and the pancake 45 needs a film era focusing screen to be easy to use. 

 

The whole idea behind a challenge like this is to set a theme for going out and shoot. To me, it doesn't matter if someone uses a fast prime, a slow prime or a zoom to achieve a focal length equivalent to, say, 40-60 mm on film or FX. I wouldn't be surprised if I use a Holga 58/8 triplet some days and the fastish 50/1.8 some, with something like a 50/1.2 or a 50/1.4 in some version or other some days. If I can find it, even the Voigtländer 58/1.4 might see some use. There are a moving box or two with lenses in I haven't unpacked yet... I moved house on August 1.

I just picked up a cheap Nikon 40mm f/2.8DX Micro to use with my DX cameras when copying slides and negatives. I really haven't even had a chance to try it out. But the AF-S 35mm FX lens that I have is a gorgeous lens with creamy bokeh,  so that's what I'll be using. Once the rain stops anyway. I almost took it and my D7k to the polls yesterday but I'm glad I didn't. We got hit by a major rain squall which, in spite of my umbrella, left me soaked to the bone.

 

--Ron



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I just picked up a cheap Nikon 40mm f/2.8DX Micro to use with my DX cameras when copying slides and negatives. I really haven't even had a chance to try it out. But the AF-S 35mm FX lens that I have is a gorgeous lens with creamy bokeh,  so that's what I'll be using. Once the rain stops anyway. I almost took it and my D7k to the polls yesterday but I'm glad I didn't. We got hit by a major rain squall which, in spite of my umbrella, left me soaked to the bone.

 

--Ron

I tend to forget about the DX MicroNikkors as I have had them both and never bonded with them. The FX 35/1.8 is a favourite.

You might remember these threads, some years ago...

One week, one camera, one lens week ending July 16 2017 - Mini-Challenges, Member Contests, and Games - NikonForums.com

One week, one camera, one lens week ending March 18 2018 - Mini-Challenges, Member Contests, and Games - NikonForums.com


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No, no, no... you misunderstand. I was referring to using zoom lenses rather than primes. Unfortunately the joke bellyflopped. Such is life. Of course you're more than welcome to participate. None of this abstain talk, please. --Ron

 

N'ayant pas très bien compris le sens de cette réplique, j'en ai donc
référé à un traducteur en ligne — qui normalement me sert bien. Et
voila la traduction qui m'a été proposée:

"Comment savoir si vous n'allez pas truquer l'objectif dans un sens 

ou dans l'autre ? Ça me semble terriblement tordu!"

Au regard des contacts — très cordiaux du reste — que j'ai eus avec
vous, je ne pouvais pas comprendre la dichotomie que j'avais sous les
yeux.

L'anglais n'est pas une langue que maîtrise très bien… j'en suis désolé.
 

———————————

I didn't really understand the meaning of your reply, so I had to referre
to an online translator - who normally serves me well. And here is the
translation that was proposed to me:

 
"How do you know you're not going to rig the lens one way... or the o-
ther? That sounds terribly twisted to me!"
 
In view of the contacts — very cordial, by the way - that I've had with you,
I could not understand the dichotomy that I had under the eyes. 

 
English is not a language that I master very well... I'm sorry about that.
 
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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I tend to forget about the DX MicroNikkors as I have had them both and never bonded with them. The FX 35/1.8 is a favourite.

You might remember these threads, some years ago...

One week, one camera, one lens week ending July 16 2017 - Mini-Challenges, Member Contests, and Games - NikonForums.com

One week, one camera, one lens week ending March 18 2018 - Mini-Challenges, Member Contests, and Games - NikonForums.com

I'm not real crazy about the 40mm sample I have either. However, it does appear to be relatively sharp at macro distances so I hope it will be an acceptable slide duplicating lens.

 

Oh, yes... I remember those threads. The FX 35mm f/1.8 is a jewel of a lens. I love how it draws and how crisp images made from it are. It's incredible bokeh is icing on the cake.

 

 

 

In view of the contacts — very cordial, by the way - that I've had with you,
I could not understand the dichotomy that I had under the eyes. 

 
English is not a language that I master very well... I'm sorry about that.
 
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

 

My fault. You converse so well here that I tend to forget the language barrier. My apologies.

 

--Ron
 



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My fault. My apologies. --Ron

Nonsense! You think "the joke bellyflopped"? Communication is not easy.
To prove it, let me tell you of a compliment that turned in a horror story.

I was to meet Helene at her place at 16:00. As usual, her mother in law was
making sure the homework of the four kids were going on… I arrived at 15:58.

Helene — a heavy 5'2, 30 year young lady with the sweetest character and
smile — passed the back door at exactly 16:00!

Quickly in my mind, I wanted to comment on her perfect timing and I meant
to say that she is sharp like a clock — which should translate by "scharf wie
eine Uhr" in German. But the mother in law — who never spoke to me anymo-
re since this happened some 25 years ago! — understood with my lousy pro-
nounciation: scharf wie eine Hure (sharp like a hooker!)

Communication is not easy.


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But the mother in law — who never spoke to me anymo-
re since this happened some 25 years ago! — understood with my lousy pro-
nounciation: scharf wie eine Hure (sharp like a hooker!)

 

Communication is not easy.

Ouch!

 

--Ron



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November starts on Sunday!



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November starts on Sunday!

On the marks and set… waiting for the "go"!



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Well… it is November first, isn't it?

@46 mm with the 24~70 ƒ2.8

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I took a little walk today...

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Nikon D750 with an AF Nikkor 50/1.8D



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@ 44 mm

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Today, I restricted myself to moving within an 8-m radius.

Same camera and lens.

 

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Flying foam from the waterfall.

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