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D700 + 85mm 1.4D = PURE JOY

mactive7777

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mactive7777 Registered since 27th Oct 2010
Wed 24-Nov-10 04:17 AM | edited Wed 24-Nov-10 04:24 AM by mactive7777

Long time D70 user, first time poster.

Finally stepped up my photography game last month and snagged a great deal on a used D700 on . Best decision EVER!

I already had the 50mm f1.8D, which was a steal for the price. I'm not particularly comfortable shooting at 50mm, so I've mostly enjoyed playing with the shallow DOF.

Then I snagged a 28mm f2.8D. Started off not too keen on the lens, then it grew on me once I was able to experiment. I've found it to be a blast to shoot with in some situations, and love playing with it.

Last week I spotted an 85mm f1.4D on eBay in like new condition for a steal, and snagged it with a Buy It Now. Yesterday, it arrived. Now THIS is a lens! The sharpness feels like a 100% improvement over my 50mm, which I previously thought was exceptionally sharp.

Together, with the D700, this lens/camera team have made my photographic endeavors almost euphoric. I haven't shot more than 500 pictures with the lens yet, but its been more fun that I can remember having behind a viewfinder!

I suppose the only point to this post are both to share my feelings with some like-minded people, and ask:

What lenses have given you that same "wow" moment?

(Here's a picture that's lightly color adjusted. That's Jasmine, my main subject)

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