The 1.8D is no more.

85mm

No more shots like this in Rome…

Beautiful in Blue
Beautiful in Blue

…or like these in Amsterdam…

Riding Pillion
Riding Pillion

And Baby Makes Two
And Baby Makes Two

…and Falmouth…

The Laughing Policeman
The Laughing Policeman

Shooting the Band
Shooting the Band

…not even Cardiff.

8 9 10
8 9 10

The Smoker
The Smoker

Boy is that one fantastic lens.

The new 1.8G is already in play and giving excellent results. You have already seen that over the last month, but here is a sample from Saturday.

King's Evil at Lunchtime
King’s Evil at Lunchtime

Just Watching
Just Watching


Where is he?
Where is he?


So what happened to the old 1.8D?

It has gone to a good new home. Martin has given it a trial over the past two weeks, he has returned to his D300 and found the results so good, he decided to buy it. IT was a good haggle over the price, but we were both happy with a fair price. Here is one of the shots he has taken with it.

Untitled
Untitled

I think I should have stuck out for more. Seriously though it is a fantastic lens. So why sell it? The 1.8G is lighter, although larger. It focuses closer. It is much quieter, and also the image quality is better.

If you would like to see how Martin is getting on with the 1.8D, check out his Stream on Flicker

6 thoughts on “The 1.8D is no more.

  1. I see that you’re both having fun with your new “toys”. The excitement of something new gives a boost to our enthusiasm for photography. I can’t wait to see more pictures from you both.

    • I think there will be plenty Tina.

  2. I don’t see real differences, but if it gives you pleasure, it is what is important. And Martin will love to use your “old” 85mm !
    I love the picture “just watching”. Such a nice contrast beween the sun in the women’s hair and face, and the dark background… I like their attitudes and the way they are focusing to each other. And then we can see the man in the dark, watching at you !

    • I think the difference will only show when you need the top quality. It is also a good bit lighter or feels it anyway.
      Martin is loving the “old” 85mm. He did have a bargain though. I think he should have paid more! 🙂
      I love that shot Esther and it is the man that tops it off, hence the Title, so I’m glad you like it.

  3. Martin Forde

    I paid way to much for that OLD lens of yours :)) but I must say it takes great photos and as you can see it even works in colour, and if your a good boy Wayne and you are missing your old lens…………… tough its mine now.
    Thanks Wayne for the link to my flickr page.

  4. Hey, you’re welcome mate.

    If you notice Esther’s comment, and also Tina mailed me saying the same, that they can’t see the difference in the lenses. Now I think that is just because I am such a good photographer, so you’ll have to do some good shots to show it is the lens! 🙂

    Another positive of me selling you the lens is that you actually made a comment on the blog! 🙂

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