A&P Vivitar Series 1 90mm

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  1. percent

    percent deluded

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    Just got a Vivitar Series 1 90mm/f2.5 Lens last night. Took this in my brother's backyard this morning:

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    1/1600,f4 on a D40

    It's a pretty sweet lens. It came with a 2x Macro extender to go down to 1:1, but this photo was taken without it attached. Sucks it doesn't meter on the D40, but i knew that when i got it and will just have to get better at guessing.
     
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    nice, how much?
     
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    only for Nikon?
     
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    :dunno: Here's an ad for it.

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    more pics????????

    this seems like an awesome portrait/macro lens, but I want more pictures :wiggle:

    Is everything manual on the lens?
     
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    Ill take more pics, but i wont leave the backyard. Hope you love flowers as much as i do.

    All pics take wide open at f2.5. It's makes for real shallow dof. And Yes, everything is manual...even metering.

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    Penstemon I believe

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    Same Penstemon

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    Rosa

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    Chamaesyce

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    God I love how soft those leaves at the came out!

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    And for comparison of the last pic, he's a slightly different pic of the same flowers a day before taken with the 18-55 kit lens at f5.
     
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    awesome!!! thanks for the pics. for the price that lens is money!!

    question on how do you manually meter?? Does that mean the camera has no idea what the lens is doing?
     
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    The camera cant tell you if its going to be exposed properly. You have to guess at the shutter speed you want for whatever aperture your using. You can double check in the LCD after snapping a snot and readjust until its right.
     
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    Damn near have to work it like a pre-digi photo eh?
     
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    Even pre digi camera had meters. In some ways, the LCD screen makes up for it though. Even with autometering on, i double check exposure with the LCD and often reshoot at a few different settings til I get it just right. Plus you can pull up an real RGB histogram. Only real downside is having to take more time and shoot a test shot or two.

    One could always buy a handheld meter if they really wanted.
     
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    :rofl: i wouldn't know what to do with it if i had one... i'd have better luck with the test shot method.
     

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