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Would you ever use a D700 with manual focus primes?

olivierrychner

Boudry, CH
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"RE: Would you ever use a D700 with manual focus primes?"

olivierrychner Gold Member  Awarded for his long standing high level of commitment to the Nikonians community and demonstrated excellence in the art and science of photography. Nikonian since 03rd Jan 2005
Tue 08-May-12 07:23 AM

I have some real nice chipped Zeiss and Voigtlander primes. Does the D700 handle manual focus well?


It does! I do use a 105/2.5 pretty often, a 28/3.5, a 135/2.8 and a 28/3.5PC on my D700 (and on my previous D200 and D300). No example handy (mostly family portrait that don't come on the web), but it is more than doable! Let me confess that the longer telephoto lenses here above are usually at about f/4: it maximises my chances to have the subject (usually the eye) sharp, while the background is nicely smoothed.

Moreover, it's not necessary to chip the lenses à la AI-P, since the camera has a bank of manual lenses: you can easily enter focal length and max aperture, then toggle between them.

Hope this helps!

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