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    Re: The old 180 still shines

    Nice looking shots indeed! I really like the one of the trumpet player. Which 180 is that JT?

    I had purchased a used 180/2.8D from KEH earlier this year, but it was defective (autofocus would not work consistently). I sent it back and ended up buying a new 80-200/2.8D lens instead.

    Gary
    Last edited by bensonga; 14th December 2012 at 03:50.

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    Re: The old 180 still shines

    Gary, it is the AF version with the wrinkled paint finish.

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    Re: The old 180 still shines

    Quote Originally Posted by ryc View Post
    Gary, it is the AF version with the wrinkled paint finish.
    That's the same model I had purchased....I might have to try for a good one again.

    By the way....that was also a nice photo of the (young?) blond woman and gray haired (older) man. I liked the color version better, but I'm guessing you wanted a different "look" with your B&W conversion.

    Here's just a quick B&W conversion I did which to my eye is closer to the look of your original color image.

    Either way.....it's a nice lens!

    Gary


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    Re: The old 180 still shines

    The 180mm always had a stellar reputation - great to see it still in use.

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    Re: The old 180 still shines

    gary, thanks for the editing. It definitely looks better than what I did. My intention was to darken the surroundings and bring focus to the sweet spot But no question you editing is better than what I did

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