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Jun 15, 2019 23:41:48   #
I would hope no one here would be dumb enough to buy film (or anything else) from anyone too dumb to say what it is!
 
Jun 15, 2019 22:49:09   #
ialvarez50 wrote:
I did not like the one I use to have and my idea for posting this was to find out if they improve these lenses or still crappy. I don't even want to rent one if they are no good.
For all my photography I use prime Canon lenses but, as one gets older you want to decrease the weight, right?

Okay, that explains it. As those who understand their use have stated, they're as fine now as ever.
Jun 14, 2019 15:40:05   #
ialvarez50 wrote:
Thank you to all. Your comments helped me decide not to purchase one.

The reason for your post is difficult to understand. It was (correctly) said that a lens that was good for film will be good for digital. You say you used to have a mirror lens - are you actually telling us that you didn't learn anything from your use of it??
Jun 12, 2019 14:00:37   #
nadelewitz wrote:
You are comparing an autofocus/autoaperture DSLR lens to a manual focus/aperture film camera lens. What are you putting it on?

For the edification of anyone who is also ignorant of Nikon lenses, the 50 f/1.4 AiS does NOT have a manual diaphragm.
Jun 11, 2019 23:58:59   #
RWR wrote:
Personally, for the best image quality I would look for a clean 50 f/2.0 Ai.

I have a 50 f/2.0 Ai and agree it's better than the other two lenses mentioned, at around the same price, assuming that's what you mean by "best."
Jun 8, 2019 09:01:21   #
therwol wrote:
Of course the D has nothing to do with how the a lens focuses. It's a CLUE that a lens might not autofocus on a camera without a motor in the body. Only a few early AF-S lenses have D printed on the lens. Those will autofocus without the motor in the body. Any lens currently in production with a D on the barrel will NOT autofocus on some of Nikon's cameras. That's all I'm saying. That's what the OP needs to know, no matter which focal length they buy. The other clue is the aperture ring on the D lenses, missing on the G lenses.

Both of these ads are misleading in some way. (Taken from Amazon.) How is someone to know which to buy if they had a Nikon D3xxx camera, especially considering the incorrect information in the ad for the D lens? How would you tell them which to buy? The D designation is in common usage, both in ads and among experienced users. Don't make this complicated. Inexperienced people need help with this in a simple way.

If I may say something else. Dictionaries add definitions to words according to new ways in which people in the real world use them. AF-D, AF D or just D as they are used in ads and in discussions are in common use now.

Download the pictures if you can't read the ads.
Of course the D has nothing to do with how the a l... (show quote)

I'm unable to make any sense out of this. You admit that the "D" has nothing to do with how a Nikkor focuses, yet you insist upon its use for the same. A bit much for my wee brain!
 
Jun 7, 2019 22:28:27   #
therwol wrote:
The problem is that some of these older lenses are still produced by Nikon, and people buy them used at bargain prices without any disclaimer that they won't autofocus on some cameras, leading to frustration and returns. I've seen the posts in this forum. "I just bought a lens and it won't autofocus on my D3500," for example. You also see complaints and low ratings on Amazon for some very fine lenses.The D convention is the best we have come up with. What can you do? Nothing except try to educate people in some way before disaster strikes.
The problem is that some of these older lenses are... (show quote)

I agree with most of what you say, but disagree that the "D" indicates whether or not a lens has a motor. To add a bit to what Bill de wrote - "AF Nikkor," there is no motor. "AF-X Nikkor," the lens has a motor. Every autofocus Nikkor made since 1992 has a D chip, whether it's in the designation or not. Also, besides flash, the camera uses the distance information with matrix metering to improve exposure.
Jun 7, 2019 14:30:42   #
therwol wrote:
AF-D and AF D are terms that are in common usage, even though Nikon never used these exact terms. Generally they refer to second generation Nikon autofocus lenses. The first were simply AF lenses, and the D refers to the fact that the newer lenses provide distance information to the camera. A few of their lenses with the D designation on the barrel are actually AF S lenses, but in general, the D lenses require a motor in the body to autofocus. Arguing over semantics is just going to confuse people.

https://photographylife.com/nikon-50mm-1-4-afs-vs-afd
AF-D and AF D are terms that are in common usage, ... (show quote)

Incorrectly stating lens designations can lead to confusion. Someone not familiar with Nikon could read your statement and actually believe that the "D" has something to do with how the lens focuses.
Jun 7, 2019 00:25:50   #
therwol wrote:
If one buys the older AF-D version, it will work on this camera but may not autofocus if and when the OP goes mirrorless. (I have that version and find it to be outstanding.)

Nikon never made an AF-D lens, of any focal length.
May 30, 2019 21:08:25   #
rjaywallace wrote:
MauiMoto - An interesting riddle, but how does it relate to the subject of this forum - Photography? Next time you might want to post items like this in the Chit-Chat section.

Hopefully Admin will move it.
May 29, 2019 19:21:03   #
GoofyNewfie wrote:
Personally, I think the 4mm difference between 28 and 24 (equivalent) is a deal breaker. On the long end, 4mm is not that much, but with a wide angle it’s a much bigger deal. For my travel camera, I use an APS-C sensored Fuji XE-2 and occasionally, I find the 18mm focal length on my kit zoom (about 27mm ff equivalent) limiting. I bought a 14mm (21mm equivalent) to supplement the range.

The difference in field of view between the two lenses is 9° at either end.
 
May 28, 2019 15:10:39   #
AllenDpics wrote:
I’m going to buy a Fujifilm Xt3. I’ve been using a Nikon D3400 for the last two years during which time I purchased a Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens. I love this lens.
How well do you all think this lens will perform on the xt3 with a converter attachment?
Thanks

I would expect it to be no better on one as on the other.
May 24, 2019 04:44:19   #
Country Boy wrote:
I have been into photography since 1967 ... I have not used a full frame camera ...

Really??
May 21, 2019 08:28:23   #
SuperflyTNT wrote:
Was that really necessary? What is it in your sad life that causes such an unprovoked jibe?

She usually knows best, so when one is unable do their own thinking, who better to ask?
May 20, 2019 14:29:53   #
lyndacast wrote:
I am a hobbyist only...I purchased the Sony a7iii with a 24-105 lens a few months ago to use for travel.

I have been a Nikon shooter and love my D7500 and the great lenses (16-80, 50, and 70-300) I have with that system....

however, the Sony is just so amazing that I am shooting with it almost exclusively....(I take photos for my own pleasure, do not do anything professionally and am certainly just a fairly competent amateur)....

now I am thinking I should sell my Nikon equipment and use that money purchase another lens for the Sony....

Should I do it? Pull me back from the ledge if I will regret that move!!!!!
I am a hobbyist only...I purchased the Sony a7iii ... (show quote)

Better ask your Mommy.
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