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Old 04-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #406
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My 55-200mm 4-5.6G works on my D3100 perfectly as it should, but my older 28-80mm 3.3-5.6G doesn't AF on it. I don't have my D7000 to test it on to see if it auto focus. Why would one G lens work while the other G lens doesn't?
G doesn't make a difference. The only thing G means is the lens doesn't have an aperture ring. The aperture has to be set electronically by the camera. The issue is your 55-200mm 4-5.6G is AF-S while your 28-80mm 3.3-5.6G is AF.

From Nikon USA's D3100 tech specs:
"Lens Compatibility at a Glance*** AF-S Lens Required for Autofocus"


Nikon cameras used to always (?) come with focus motors built into the bodies. If the lens is AF, it has to be driven by the built-in motor. (You can actually see the slotted worm gear screw head on an AF lens that the body's focus motor screwdriver turns.) Nikon can make bodies smaller, cheaper, and lighter by eliminating the motor in the camera body while making the lenses quieter and focus faster by putting the motor to be in the lens. That is what AF-S means. Therefore, a camera body without a focus motor (like the D3100) is capable of telling an AF-S lens how to focus, but the body can't physically focus any lens.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:55 PM   #407
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Just got a few year old Digital Nikon D70 with the Nikkor 18-70mm F3.5-4.5 lens as a gift from my sister (she had a newer one and didn't use it anymore) woo!

I want to get into macro shots

So does this mean ill be #54? lol
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #408
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Just got a few year old Digital Nikon D70 with the Nikkor 18-70mm F3.5-4.5 lens as a gift from my sister (she had a newer one and didn't use it anymore) woo!
I still have mine. I haven't used it for years, keeping it available for my wife, hoping my wife would get bitten by the bug. She likes photography but wants something like a P&S to have available, not a big camera body to haul around on a mission.

The D70 is excellent for IR. That's why I'm keeping mine. I still think about having it modified permanently, but the value of the body and lens is probably less than the modification cost.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #409
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Reading up on IR conversions, The Nikon D70 has a good custom white balance to deal with the predominantly red colors of the IR filters if you go with the near IR to get more false color in your shots. Not all Nikons are equal to the IR task.

I'd go for the UVIR+Visible conversion so you can use what ever external filter you want and not be limited to what they replaced the mirror hot filter with.

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:00 AM   #410
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Just got a few year old Digital Nikon D70 with the Nikkor 18-70mm F3.5-4.5 lens as a gift from my sister (she had a newer one and didn't use it anymore) woo!

I want to get into macro shots

So does this mean ill be #54? lol
Sure does! Welcome #054! lol...


...and because this thread can never have too many pics, I bring you a photograph from the edge of the world (dont fall off!)...




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Old 04-30-2012, 04:26 AM   #411
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A water drop type day


Butterfly Effect by Hurricane Warning, on Flickr

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #412
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Sure does! Welcome #054! lol...


...and because this thread can never have too many pics, I bring you a photograph from the edge of the world (dont fall off!)...




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Wow, I always want to carry my camera on me these days cause I have always seen things that Id love to capture.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:28 PM   #413
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #414
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What did you use for the colors? I tried some water drops not long ago, it's a little harder than I thought it would be...here's a few I came up with...not as nice as yours but I was ok with them for my first try....





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Old 04-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #415
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My best friend has been working on some fluid dynamics research over at Va Tech. His project involved 'clapping hands' where he examined how fluids of different viscosities acted. He used a high speed camera to capture the droplets and then modeled their motions. It's cool stuff :P

I wish I could find the link to his paper :/
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:50 PM   #416
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Guess I'll be #55?

I started with a D40 a few years ago and have slowly worked my way up to a D700 which is positively beastly.

My usual travel kit is a 20mm f/4, 58mm f1/2. and 75-150mm f/3.5. All manual and super compact.

When working, I use the 24-70mm f2.8 and the 70-200mm f2.8VR.

In addition to fish and shrimp, I guess I'm a bit of a lens addict :P
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #417
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The 58mm f1.2 NOCT???
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:21 PM   #418
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The 58mm f1.2 NOCT???
Haha good catch Yes, yes it is. What's even better is the fact that I got it for basically free...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/365610@...1/?search=noct

Seriously one of the most beautiful lenses I've ever had the pleasure of using. It's rendering is pretty much unmatched.
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Haha good catch Yes, yes it is. What's even better is the fact that I got it for basically free...

http://www.flickr.com/groups/365610@...1/?search=noct

Seriously one of the most beautiful lenses I've ever had the pleasure of using. It's rendering is pretty much unmatched.
That's YOU!??!??! I remember reading that a long time ago! LOL! Small world. (Edit: As that link to flickr was loading, I was thinking about how you said you "got it for basically free" and I thought, "Probably not as good of a find as that one guy who...")
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That's YOU!??!??! I remember reading that a long time ago! LOL! Small world. (Edit: As that link to flickr was loading, I was thinking about how you said you "got it for basically free" and I thought, "Probably not as good of a find as that one guy who...")
My 20mm f4 is also from that same deal... when all was said and done I ended up with cash in hand as well as those lenses Gotta say that was probably the best deal I pulled off, ever.
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