Nothing to sorry about. A second hand lens at low costs - I would not dare to put high expectations in such an item, as my prejudice is "it's cheap for a reason". You're running for cheap prices and if it arrives, very often the threads get filled with focus issues. Is that worth the savings? I admire your courage, but this lens got great remarks - around 2012. Now you like to pair it with today's cameras. I don't think it's as easy as filling freshly made petrol in to a 50 year old car.
03-23-2018, 06:06 AM
(This post was last modified: 03-23-2018, 06:38 AM by davidmanze.)
Ha ha, I remember with the Samsung GX10 it came with the kit lens + a free DA 55-200mm (you sent off one euro to Samsung).......
.......I thought to myself ......18-200mm ............that'll do me!
So now with all my glass + the AF 105mm macro to come I have it all....ha ha.
So I have to be sensible........money doesn't grow on trees.........I have to think of my old age.......
.......I have a small sum of money put by for my ultimate career.............
06-05-2018, 02:16 AM
(This post was last modified: 06-05-2018, 02:17 AM by cistercian.)
I have followed this thread with interest! I bought the Nikon 105 F2.8 Micro G. I purchased it new and it is a wonderful lens. I find myself using my 70-200 F2.8 VR2 more frequently for portrait work though.
It has some CA in very trying conditions but I rate the 105 very highly.
I am very pleased you obtained a nice 105D. That lens has a great reputation and I think you should find yourself enjoying it a lot!
I have only purchased 1 lens used, my VR2. It was unused in open box and costly but less than grey market here in America. It is a very nice lens. I find buying them new an efficient way of rapidly decreasing my bank account.
I really want a 200F2 and a 300F2.8. But I won't buy them. I know I would use them so little it would be a huge waste of money. But they are sublime.
I bought a 200-500 F5.6....up to 400mm and slightly more not bad. No hotshot at 500 though.
I will try shooting the moon with it tonight and see how it fares.
Best wishes and happy shooting!!!