Challenge

paulrpaulr Posts: 1,176Member
edited August 2015 in Fun & Weird
Ok we all have got lenses we no longer seem to use,The challenge is easy, dig out a lens you have not used in 12 months and use that lens all day and only that lens,
Remember when you bought it, you could not manage without it, so prove to yourself, it was not a bad decision , you never know you might remember why you bought it in the first place.
Mine was a Nikon 60mm 2.8 macro D lens .
Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits

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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,085Moderator
    Blimey, I do use that one nearly every day @paulr!
    Always learning.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,085Member
    edited August 2015
    The lens I use the least would be the 105mm macro. It's partly my fault for not using it more, I've always wanted to take it during the spring or summer to a garden to get some flower or insect shots, but I haven't had time because we don't get vacations from school anymore. I have been using it at home in my garden, but the variety isn't the same. It's late summer now and there aren't any flowers left. I love the lens and the results it gives me, but I definitely use it the least.

    The 18-13mm and the 35mm 1.8 I definitely use the most, and I only occasionally use the 50mm 1.2. I just can't get used to manual focusing, although that bokeh is so creamy. I feel less guilty about not using the 50mm 1.2, as my dad bought that one with the FM2.
    Post edited by NSXTypeR on
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • tcole1983tcole1983 Posts: 981Member
    Good challenge. That will be my 35 f1.8...I use all my others regularly except the 18-55, but that is just my throw around light weight camera package now. Might still try it out for a day though.
    D5200, D5000, S31, 18-55 VR, 17-55 F2.8, 35 F1.8G, 105 F2.8 VR, 300 F4 AF-S (Previously owned 18-200 VRI, Tokina 12-24 F4 II)
  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,055Member
    What is going to hold my paper down if I use my 28-200 for a day?
  • paulrpaulr Posts: 1,176Member
    edited August 2015
    Here's another lens I hardly use Spraynpray, Sigma 4.5 2.8 Circular Fisheye But it can be fun when I use it,

    https://flic.kr/p/4W5cWZ
    Post edited by paulr on
    Camera, Lens and Tripod and a few other Bits
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,085Moderator
    I like that lens, it would be fun for some nightscapes and close-up shots.
    Always learning.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    I have way too many of these, but will grab the stuff from the 1960's, shoot some with those. Incidentally, I recently shot a bunch with my AF NIKKOR 28-85MM 1:3.5-4.5 from the late 1990's, a very nice lens, if a bit slow.
    Msmoto, mod
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,603Member
    edited August 2015
    Ok we all have got lenses we no longer seem to use,The challenge is easy, dig out a lens you have not used in 12 months and use that lens all day and only that lens,
    Remember when you bought it, you could not manage without it, so prove to yourself, it was not a bad decision , you never know you might remember why you bought it in the first place.
    Mine was a Nikon 60mm 2.8 macro D lens .
    No challenge for me. None of my lens sit around that long and not be used. I think the longest they sit around is 30~45 days.

    Post edited by Photobug on
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
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