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Old Dec 15, 2007, 4:50 AM   #1
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I've had the 35-100F2 for about a month now and a coupel fo weeks ago used it at the fashion/portrait workshops at the Nikon Expo. I'm still working on how to get the best shots from using the lens with the E1 - it can be a little frustrating with its AF and the WB being thrown by multiple light sources, but i think it did well.

Here's a few portrait shots using the lens with the E1 - I did my first fashion shoot last year and that was really hard work but Katie made this one just so easy:

All pics taken in RAW ISO200-400, converted into jpeg using CS3, USM 50% and converted to B&W as necessary.

1. Katie - Casual shoot



2. Header and shoulder




3. A casual impromtu set of shots




4. Katie - Fashion shoot




After handling the E3 this week I know that it would have handled even better for such a shoot.

There's more pics for those intersted in the lens:

http://harjtt.smugmug.com/gallery/3900589

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 6:29 AM   #2
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Wow - I need to get to England!

Also, the photos are great!

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...............ahhhhh, me too Ted.

Harj,
...........really nice, I would be quite happy had I done these. Perhaps the E3 but then results are results and, as are many of your other photos, these are just superb to my liking.

Well done again,
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Old Dec 15, 2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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ive done a lot of things but that would scare the bjesus out of me
nicely done as always Harj


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Old Dec 15, 2007, 12:28 PM   #5
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Very nice IQ, but for me your subjects are too low in the frame and the last one has toomuch negative space in the right side. Crop?
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Old Dec 15, 2007, 12:51 PM   #6
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Hi, Bob

I spent some time in England on a business trip many years ago, and apparently wasted my time in museums, castles, Stonehenge, etc. I need a better travel agent...

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Old Dec 15, 2007, 6:06 PM   #7
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Hi Rob, David, Ted and Bob,

Thanks for the comments and critiques on the shots. From where I was standing the view was superb :? and Ted, I'm off the same opinion - no more street photography for me - well not all the time!

Regards the crops and composition of quiet a few of the pics, I've noticed that the right hand side AF point just doesn't focus lock with the 35-100 and the lens just constantly hunts. I was forced to use the centre point and then recompose which wasn't ideal as some shots have about 3ft above. I've also noticed a few other odd things with the E1 recently - half pressing the shutter no longer seems to work, and occasionally its not able to do a custom WB. I'm hoping it will behave until the new year which is when I'll start to think about the E3.

I can easily see how the E3's new AF system with its 11AF points would be just superb for this kind of shoot but I'm still amazed how good the IQ of the E1+35-100 can be when you get it right and I can only assume that its even better with the E3.

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Brilliant lens but expensive :?
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Brilliant lens but expensive :?
Yes, but it is a pro-grade lens, which includes internal focusing and zooming (the front lens elements don't move in and out of the lens barrel), and I presume it means that the lens diaphragm can take a lotmorecycles before it wears out.

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What can one say HarjTT, really nice set of shots. I can only imagine how good the shoot must have been.

I now have a problem, I've been taking landscape and wildlife shots....wrong kind of wildlife methinks...:-)

Nah! still looks like hard work. Looking forward to seeing your work with the E3
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