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Hi from Hampshire

Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by Spriguns, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Spriguns

    Spriguns New Member

    Real name is Daryll
    I live in the small village of South Harting on the west sussex/Hamphire border , I am a amature photographer , into macro and Infrared , signed up to Purple port , as I wanted to expand into people/models , still cant get the hang of that yet...lol
    I am A Nikon Man , with D7100 , D90 and D80 converted to IR , love to learn more , may get good at it , my aim is not to be the best , just better than I was


  2. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum.

    An amateur who lists 3 Nikon DSLR bodies and no details of lenses?
    Sometimes knowing what lenses you use is more interesting than the camera bodies, because the information shows what you may have experimented with.

    I've got an ancient (now about 20 years old) 'first generation' Tamron 90 mm 'macro' lens that when used with an APS-C camera body like yours, is also perfect for head and shoulders portrait shots without being close to the subject (it is the 'equivalent' of the classic 135 mm lens used on 35 mm cameras). So if you already have a lens like this for your macro work, try it for other stuff too. If you don't have something like this, consider looking for a nice secondhand prime in the 60-90 mm range for portrait work.

    I also have an old-model Sigma 17-70 mm zoom, purchased secondhand too, that is great for portrait shots when used at 60-70 mm, but its maximum aperture at these settings is smaller than that of the Tamron 90 mm prime .

    Have fun.
  3. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Hi, welcome to the forum.
  4. Spriguns

    Spriguns New Member

    Thanks for the welcome.
    Lenses Tamron 11-16 2.8 , Sigma 17-50 2.8 Sigma 17-70 2.8-4 Nikon AiS 70 -200 f4 , Sigma 180 macro , nikon 300 F4
    Iuse the Sigma 17-50 for studion work , work horse is sigms 17-70 , goes any where I go , Plus a few odd ball M42 lenses
  5. Spriguns

    Spriguns New Member

    oh yea the D80 infrared has a nikon 18-70 , it was matched up to the IR conversion
  6. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    "S. Harting... Please drive carefully through the village" always makes me chuckle.

  7. Spriguns

    Spriguns New Member

    lol martin
  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.

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