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Old 5th April 2012, 11:12   #9571
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Thinking of getting NIKKOR AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens . Do I have other options ( Sigma one is nice, but a bit more costly) ?
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Thinking of getting NIKKOR AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Lens . Do I have other options ( Sigma one is nice, but a bit more costly) ?
I own this lens, optical quality is , AF is slower than 70-300. All exterior shots in official Dzire review and this thread were clicked using this lens.

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I own this lens, optical quality is , AF is slower than 70-300. All exterior shots in official Dzire review and this thread were clicked using this lens.
Thanks! And you use D5000 right?
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Thanks! And you use D5000 right?
I use a Nikon D5100.
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I am a bit skeptical about jumping into emerging tech which hasn't become mainstream, having jumped into APS bandwagon way back in 1999/2000 by buying a Nikon APS SLR and seeing it becoming obselete by Digital Cameras. Once bitten twice shy!

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Or Nex 5N, if you want something slightly better.

But these are not SLRs. They can be called Mirror-less cameras.
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I am a bit skeptical about jumping into emerging tech which hasn't become mainstream, having jumped into APS bandwagon way back in 1999/2000 by buying a Nikon APS SLR and seeing it becoming obselete by Digital Cameras. Once bitten twice shy!
Sony had Nex series in the market for pretty long and they have used them to replace their entry level DSLR cameras. I don't think Evil cameras will become obsolete anytime soon, we can see that Nikon followed and introduced mirrorless models as well.

Sony thinks that slapping mirror is obsolete and they are only making translucent mirror cameras now.

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Few more pic I tried today with 58mm macro closeup filter.I still wonder why I am not getting crisp pictures
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Bought a 2nd hand spanking new, hardly used showroom like 70-300. I doubt if the lens had seen any light at all.

It was an offer I couldn't refuse.

Picked it for 19.5k while the new one retails for 29.5k.

Will post a pic of the lens soon.

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Few more pic I tried today with 58mm macro closeup filter.I still wonder why I am not getting crisp pictures
The second picture looked somewhat sharp. So I had a close look at that picture, and found that it has heavy chromatic aberrations ranging in the span of 8-10 pixels or more, especially at the sides. Have a look at the zoomed in portion of the same image, some areas are marked where the issue is evident light daylight. I don't think this macro filter with your kit lens is going to give you good quality crisp images.

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Have a look at this picture in Wikipedia as well, to get an idea how it can ruin your sharpness.

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I am a bit skeptical about jumping into emerging tech which hasn't become mainstream, having jumped into APS bandwagon way back in 1999/2000 by buying a Nikon APS SLR and seeing it becoming obselete by Digital Cameras. Once bitten twice shy!
If you ask me EVIL and or DSLTs are the future. For now DSLRs, DSLTs and EVILs cater to different customer segments. The best part of the Nikon 1 system is you can use Nikon's full frame lenses. I wonder when Canon will jump into the race.

Getting rid of the reflex mirror will be a boon provided mfrs are able to improve a few parameters of EVs (esp. response speed and color reproduction) before they can be accepted by advanced amateurs and pros. I checked out the EV on my friend's Sony HX100 and it was bad. I had to use the display for framing the photographs. I am sure there are better EVs out there but I haven't experienced them. But my first experience was awful.

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I wonder why this was not posted till now. Or has it been?

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The second picture looked somewhat sharp. So I had a close look at that picture, and found that it has heavy chromatic aberrations ranging in the span of 8-10 pixels or more, especially at the sides. Have a look at the zoomed in portion of the same image, some areas are marked where the issue is evident light daylight. I don't think this macro filter with your kit lens is going to give you good quality crisp images.

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Have a look at this picture in Wikipedia as well, to get an idea how it can ruin your sharpness.
Thanks.I am undrstanding it now.But this picture was taken with the kit lense with only UV filter on it.No macro filter used.
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Nikon has created an app, the Nikon Manual Viewer, that enables users to store PDF copies of their camera/flash manuals on their phones as a ready reference. Forget about carrying printed manuals. Neat app but a bit buggy. If the phone goes on standby the download stops and you need to start all over again. There's no resume download facility.

Android users can download the PDF from Nikon's site and use the ebook reader.

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Few more pic I tried today with 58mm macro closeup filter.I still wonder why I am not getting crisp pictures
Welcome o the world of macros & associated frustration.

1. Macro lenses have a very shallow depth of field, so use the maximum F stop possible.

2. As the Macro lense magnifies objects, it also magnifies vibrations, so make it a point to use a sturdy tripod and see that no wind is blowing.

3. One method used successfully by macro photographers is to use a high power flash and "freeze" the object at 1/2000 or higher exposure speed. That takes care of most of the vibration and shakes.

4. If your camera supports focus bracketing, use that with a flash and then "focus blend" the images using third party software (plenty to be found on the net)

5. Lastly please use the net to browse through articles on macro photography by professionals. There are a lot of tips and techniques that would make the macro shots better.
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Thanks.I am undrstanding it now.But this picture was taken with the kit lense with only UV filter on it.No macro filter used.
Oh....which camera and lens it is? Wad it on reverse mount or normal?
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