Time to get serious again with photography....just bought

Time to get serious again with photography....just bought

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 13th, 2011, 10:16 am #1


a new NIKON D7000 with the 18-200 zoom lens. The wife wants to get into the glamor portraiture side business! Should arrive in 2 days, so I can practise on her and my watches! For sure this Chinese 55th will be one of my experiments!

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Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

June 13th, 2011, 2:00 pm #2

... she needs to look at the 135mm f/2 DC lens. I use one on my F100 and F2 and LOVE it! It has a "Defocus" control ring which lets you control the "Bokeh" around your subject. It is an FX coverage lens (full frame) and I believe it would work well with her camera as it is a DX coverage (92% frame). It took 3 mos. for Nikon USA to get it to me but she might get it sooner living in Japan. Here's a link to info about it

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/135mm-f2-dc.htm
Have her check it out I LOVE mine!
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Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

June 13th, 2011, 2:18 pm #3

a new NIKON D7000 with the 18-200 zoom lens. The wife wants to get into the glamor portraiture side business! Should arrive in 2 days, so I can practise on her and my watches! For sure this Chinese 55th will be one of my experiments!

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... taken with this lens. Both were taken with my F100 on Velvia 100 transparency film with available light.






Digital results would be similar
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Joined: November 6th, 2007, 2:30 am

June 13th, 2011, 2:22 pm #4

a new NIKON D7000 with the 18-200 zoom lens. The wife wants to get into the glamor portraiture side business! Should arrive in 2 days, so I can practise on her and my watches! For sure this Chinese 55th will be one of my experiments!

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be sure to take a picture of the money tree you have in your house....lol
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Joined: June 29th, 2005, 8:21 pm

June 13th, 2011, 2:28 pm #5

... be LESS than a good vintage Rolex GMT
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 10:45 pm

June 13th, 2011, 4:52 pm #6

a new NIKON D7000 with the 18-200 zoom lens. The wife wants to get into the glamor portraiture side business! Should arrive in 2 days, so I can practise on her and my watches! For sure this Chinese 55th will be one of my experiments!

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Nice, now we'll expect more nicer pics to come. ;) nt
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 13th, 2011, 7:53 pm #7

... she needs to look at the 135mm f/2 DC lens. I use one on my F100 and F2 and LOVE it! It has a "Defocus" control ring which lets you control the "Bokeh" around your subject. It is an FX coverage lens (full frame) and I believe it would work well with her camera as it is a DX coverage (92% frame). It took 3 mos. for Nikon USA to get it to me but she might get it sooner living in Japan. Here's a link to info about it

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/135mm-f2-dc.htm
Have her check it out I LOVE mine!
of tapping into western style glamor portraits, which does not exist in Japan for common people except for commercials. Kinda long story but in short, in her classes are more and more cute boys aged 18 who are sorta.....unisexual looking...wear makeup and dress very effeminately! The niche market with them could be lucrative and fun!

I used to shoot lots of hair shots for salons, promo for strippers etc etc........so ....we just bought the Nikon D7000 kit with the 18-200VRII lens.  I do have those Rockwell reviews !!! I always shot with zooms and at around the 100 to 150 length.......so will look into your recommendation, thanks! Next, is finding a flashmeter again (maybe Sekonic L-308S basic....(used to have Minolta 3F) and a 2 head portable studio kit.....found a site here selling them.
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 13th, 2011, 7:55 pm #8

... be LESS than a good vintage Rolex GMT
equipment, I showed her my Bond and told her it was the same cost as the D7000 with lens kit! hahahaha!
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 13th, 2011, 8:01 pm #9

Nice, now we'll expect more nicer pics to come. ;) nt
My kit must be portable to go to client homes or set up the mini studio in the apartment...I used to do this tons of times way back in the 80s....

The new camera has tons of feature to learn about but I use only one set of setting for a sitting, so it will be easy once the camera is set to my parameters....am curious how much better it will perform over my 12mp Canon G9 point and shoot! haha! tonal range improvement no doubt....the D7000 is 16mp...
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Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 13th, 2011, 8:02 pm #10

be sure to take a picture of the money tree you have in your house....lol
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