Nikon Lens 85 1.4 AFD Lens

8 10 2011

Had the opportunity to buy this lens recently at a price that was too good to miss. I owned the manual version of this lens some years ago and managed to leave it in a car park somewhere in Oxford. Looking forward to using this lens in the coming weeks.Autofocus isn’t as fast as the newer AFS lenses but as a low light portrait lens it is hard to beat. Will also be using this on manual focus for indoor sport in poorly lit sports halls.

Nikon 85 1.4 AFD Lens

Nikon 85 1.4 AFD Lens

Liverpool v Unirea Urziceni

19 02 2010

Another freezing cold wet night at Anfield. Liverpools lacklustre performance did little to lift the crowd.
Liverpool dominated possession but were unable to break down the visitors and created few clear-cut chances.Liverpool scored a late goal finishing 1-0 winners.This should make for an interesting second leg.

I was concentrating tonight on capturing close ups of individual players. I used a 1.4 converter combined with a 300 2.8 lens and a D3. Once again superb low light performance from the D3.Exposure readings were 4000 asa at f2.8 and a shutter speed of 1/800.

Photos from the match can be viewed and purchased for Editorial use at the following link:

Alan Edwards

Nikon 200 2.8 AFS VR11

16 02 2010

I purchased this lens when it was released by Nikon. This lens is super sharp across the frame on all apertures. The contrast is better than the older version of this lens as well. The basketball photo was taken with this lens and a Nikon D3 body. Settings as follows: 3200 asa,shutter speed 800s at 2.8.

This proved to be a great combination for basketball,focus speed seems a little faster too.I shot a few frames using the 200 f2 and found it hard to see a difference between the two lenses. All in all very pleased with this purchase.

Basketball photos can be viewed and purchased from the following link:

Alan Edwards