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On the topic of old lenses, moots I just realised that most of your lenses are AI... I'm a bit slow yes I know :|

how do you find mf on the wide angles? And the 50s? I'm curious to know because I can't MF well if the subject doesn't fill at least a quarter of the frame. Maybe I'm expecting too much too soon from my sports :/
It's much easier on the D300s, and FF/FF mirror bodies (D1). It's harder to get accurate focus with the 24mm and 30mm especially during video because you have to use the LCD, which could really use more pixels.

The 50mm is easy though, you can see DoF shifting as you focus with it.

Which lenses did you get?
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I got the 55mm P.C. 3.5 macro a month ago. Excellent lens, CAs are virtually non-existent. I've tried my hand at sports with this lens and really, it is incredibly hard to focus something moving that is further than 5m (15 feet) away although this is a bit of a moot point because when they are further than 5 metres away, the reproduction ratio is low.

I was thinking of getting a short fast tele (Nikon 85mm 1.8 [$450] or 1.4 Samyang [$350]/Sigma or a 105mm 1.8[$500]/2.5[$250]). The Sigma of course is price dependent. Hoping triple digit territory. Another option would be a telescope. There are ones on eBay that go to 3000mm for $250. I've seen samples, CA horrendous but there isn't much that can compare to a 3000mm lens.

I've decided against hiring the D300s and I'll just assume it is awesome
    
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If you want a tele on the cheap, look at the 80-200mm f/2.8.

I have little experience with pre-AI glass, and most of that experience is sour. The 50mm f/1.4 pre-AI I have is soft at f/2.8, hard to focus and imho a bad lens. The 50mm f/1.4 AI I have and love is far better optically and easier to use.
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I got the 55mm P.C. 3.5 macro a month ago. Excellent lens, CAs are virtually non-existent. I've tried my hand at sports with this lens and really, it is incredibly hard to focus something moving that is further than 5m (15 feet) away although this is a bit of a moot point because when they are further than 5 metres away, the reproduction ratio is low.

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I've decided against hiring the D300s and I'll just assume it is awesome
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If you want a tele on the cheap, look at the 80-200mm f/2.8.

I have little experience with pre-AI glass, and most of that experience is sour. The 50mm f/1.4 pre-AI I have is soft at f/2.8, hard to focus and imho a bad lens. The 50mm f/1.4 AI I have and love is far better optically and easier to use.
The 80-200mm f/2.8 is amazing, I use it almost exclusively in MF because the auto-focus almost always rear-focuses(not really sure why, other than the fact that AF is contrast based and when shooting round things it'll focus on the sides which causes the front to be out of focus). You might be able to find one to rent(I did) after using it for a little while I didn't want to return it. I bought one soon after .
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I need help making an HDR, does anyone have Photomatix? I already tried making one in the trial, but the watermarks are ehhhh. Didn't look HDRy, so that was good.
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I need help making an HDR, does anyone have Photomatix? I already tried making one in the trial, but the watermarks are ehhhh. Didn't look HDRy, so that was good.
I use it sometimes. I almost never use the HDR option (tone mapper), I use the exposure blend, which I think gives more natural results. It takes some serious finagling, but Photomatix can produce some results which no one would guess is an HDR. However, many use it simply to make the craptacular tone mapped HDR images that we all love.
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Finally got a picture of most of my gear.
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Tripod Head, Bogen 3038E1 $ 95.00
Tripod Head, Bogen, Three WayG2 $ 35.00
Tripod, Bogen 3060G1 $ 75.00
Tripod, Mamiya, # 0011, GraphiteG1 $ 50.00
Tripod, small camera, Bogen, w headG1 $ 40.00
Unipod, Manfrotto, 3249B EquivalentVG1 $ 35.00

any of these good?

dudemanppl - wow !
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wats the middle nikkor? 85/1.4?
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