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Old May 28th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #16
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Ditto Jonathan's thoughts on the Tokina 11-16. I don't use it much, but when needed it does a very nice job.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #17
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FD lenses require an adaptor with optics in it for infinity focus to work. The addition of that little glass in there takes a stop of light away so I stay away from them.
So the old Nikons don't need that?
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:00 PM   #18
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Hi Dennis,

You bought bought a camera bag off me once (in Mount Vic)... fancy meeting you here.

No, the Nikkors use a very simple adaptor, no optical component. Drop me a line if you want to check them out - I'm using 7 NIkkor AIS lenses and because the adaptors are so cheap I have one for each lens.

I am slowly switching to this configuration:
35 1.4L
85 1.2L
100 2.8L IS macro
24-70 2.8L
70-200 2.8L IS II

This will cover all needs, but until I can afford the full L set the Nikkors are fantastic!
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Old May 29th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #19
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Hi Josh, ah that's freaky.
I sold my XHA1 and Letus Extreme and purchased a 7D.
I kept my nice little collection of FD lenses from the Extreme and brought the little FD adaptor for the 7D.
I wasn't aware that the Nikon lenses didn't need that, and that I was being robbed a stop of light by the little lens.
I'm doing a mad hunt for Nikons now!
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Old May 30th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #20
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Check out the Used section of Photo and Videos website, from time to time they have good stuff. They are based in Christchurch - Second Hand Products Menu

Could be worth giving them a call.

I picked up a 24mm 2.8 Nikon from them awhile back, my only Nikon actually, everything else is Zeiss.

$30 Nikon to Canon Trademe adapters are the go.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #21
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Cheers for the heads up Joe.
So, as I'm now getting my head around the Nikon nomenclature, what's the deal with autofocus lenses on a 7D?
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Old May 31st, 2010, 02:44 AM   #22
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Haven't got a chance checking back the thread but many thanks for the recommendations. I have never tried a Nikkor lens on my 7D to be honest but I did bought an adapter recently. I'll try borrow my friends' lenses and decide from there. But this a very very useful input. Cheers guys!
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Old June 1st, 2010, 01:06 AM   #23
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I also have the Canon 24-105 f4 which is great a great allrounder as it has the IS for video,
It's also an 'L' lens which the OP says he cannot afford:-) It's a really great general purpose lens when there is enough light that the F4 aperture is sufficient.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #24
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What about macro lens, have anyone got suggestions? I was looking at 100mm f2.8L Macro from Canon, but wondering if there's one cheaper alternative. Mainly using to shot ring in a wedding at close range.
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What about macro lens, have anyone got suggestions? I was looking at 100mm f2.8L Macro from Canon, but wondering if there's one cheaper alternative. Mainly using to shot ring in a wedding at close range.
The standard 100mm F2.8 Macro is a really great lens. It's not an 'L' & there is no IS but it is just half the price. Ken Rockwell has a good review of this lens Canon 100mm Macro
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