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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by arpoador, Nov 14, 2010.
stopped down to around f/8, 2 second exposure, heavily cropped
Nikkor 180 f2.8
This is a great lens for back
yard nature photography. Sharp at almost all apertures, easy to focus. Hand held, natural light.
180mm f2.8 Nikkor
Another feeder shot. Using this lens is a lot of fun. Olympus EPL1
A more difficult bird
They seem to love the lawn sprinklers. Olympus E p2
I love this lens!
One of my very favorite lenses, too.
That's one of the five fourteeners I can see from my house.
Shot as a test with macro tubes. Works well except between the tubes and the tripod mount adapter, my camera body twisted to somewhere between 45 and 90 degrees. Adjusting the tripod is tricky. Maybe a set of Nikon mount tubes would work better instead of m3/4 since Nikon has that reverse twist mount. Anybody have an idea?
I've had trouble as well, with extension tubes lining up properly. I've used them to shorten the focus distance on some older, long telephotos, and the result was the non-rotating tripod mounts weren't usable. I wound up unscrewing the tubes some, and holding them with tape.
Extension tubes aren't very useful for lenses beyond 100mm. Once you past that, you should consider looking into close-up lenses instead.
Macro Extension Tubes & Close-up Lenses
I love that lens.
My experience is quite opposite.I find extension tubes very useful with long lenses. Many of the older telephotos won't focus closely enough for birding - a short tube is often a perfect solution. Image quality is usually unchanged, partly depending on optical design, etc.
It isn't so much that your experience is the opposite, it's that you find the experience sufficient for what you want to do. What I described was simply physics and that didn't change.
If it works for you, more power to you! I just wanted to share the information. That's all.
So that was you 35 yrs ago?
Teddy looks so young. This must've been shot with a VERY early :43: prototype.
And processed with Nik-Tri-X simulator at ASA 1600 ... it is all about the lens ... with homage to The Lion.
This morning at 6:20 am.