ljsegil's reviews

  • Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    excellent image resolution edge to edge, compact, fun, little flaring

    An extremely fun lens that produces a very high percentage of keeper images. Sharpness is excellent. Very little flare or ghosting even if the sun is brought into the field. Color rendition is also excellent. Nikon Capture works very well and easily to convert to rectilinear image, although I find that I usually prefer the fisheye perspective. Full field view is also a big advantage over circular fisheyes.
    Highly recommended.

    reviewed October 24th, 2005 (purchased for $600)
  • Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Extremely sharp, high contrast, easily handheld for macro use, good portrait lens

    Excellent macro and portrait lens, though portraits tend to high contrast. Good working distance for macro work.
    Excellent lens for underwater use, ideal macro lens in a SLR housing.

    reviewed October 24th, 2005 (purchased for $260)
  • Nikon 85mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor

    10 out of 10 points and recommended

    Absolutley beautiful images when focused properly. When used wide open the DOF is so shallow that it is possible to focus on the subject's nose and be soft on they eyes. Therefore sometimes better handled with manual as opposed to autofocus. Sharpness is outstanding at any wide aperture. Everyone has heard raves about the bokeh, but it is absolutely true; the creamy backgrounds just make your portrait that much better. I have never tried to use the lens for purposes other than portraiture, but for this it is unsurpassed.

    reviewed October 24th, 2005