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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Worked on Some Landscape Shots from October - AND - Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR AF-S Reviews

Yes, I'm so backed up on editing photos from my Sunday excursions with my sister that I was editing shots from October. The funnier part is that I have shots from April - the present unedited!

Yesterday I decided I would work on some of the photos I took when we went to Assunpink (I wrote about it back around October 15th or so).

A few favorites that I put a soft filter on (click to enlarge):







I can't decide between the B&W and Color on these shots..I'll have to post them on the forum I'm a member of to see what everyone thinks...

Color


B&W


Color


B&W


I'm leading towards color...we'll see what everyone thinks.

And here is the favorite of today. I titled it "The Long Road Home." I converted it to B&W and then burn & dodged the sky to enhance the sky & clouds to their fullest potential.

Please click to enlarge because the small view looks pixelated:


I've been wanting the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR AF-S lens but before I say that I definitely want it for my Birthday/Christmas I wanted to read as many reviews as I could since it's a VERY big purchase.





B&H Photo is offering the lens for $759.95.

What I don't like is Ken Rockwell's review written Febrary 2006. He didn't recommend it at the time and he mentioned that he hoped the auto-focus feature would be improved.

PopPhoto.com gave a very good review of te lens.

The Nikonians give the lens a good review and showed a test photo as if was used a portrait lens.

DPReview site gives a full overview of the lens.

I was lucky to find a Nikon Micro 105mm VR Sample Gallery on Pbase.com and the images look really great. The details in this sample gallery is tremendous! I'm glad I stumbled upon it.

Buythom.com had a very thorough review of the lens that I found exremely helpful and helped me to really understand the use of the lens.

4 comments:

Liz said...

HI Jen, I like the black and white but they lost some of the tree detail, for me I like the leaves in the colour, but I think it is more powerful in black and white, emphasises the patterns.
Liz Finlayson
www.maramaart.com

Julie said...

That is one hefty lens. You would get stares going out with that thing. LOL
I love your landscapes. I am also going back from previous months and working on editing or re-editing. Talk to you soon.

Chris said...

Hey you have so nice shots my favorites r ur b&W's. What kind of camera do u use?

Jen Weaver Photography said...

Thanks Chris. I shoot with a Nikon D80. :)

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