New Items Available For Rental
Thomas from the Rental Department says there are three new Nikon lenses added to their list for hiring out:
1. Nikon AF-D 105mm f:2 DC-Nikkor lens
2. Nikon AF-D 135mm f:2 DC-Nikkor lens
These two optics are fitted with decoupling mechanisms - the DC of the title. They are AF-D lenses so you need to have a a Nikon camera with the internal focussing motor if they are going to do AF for you - but they have such a specialised effect on the background when you operate the DC ring that you may find yourself always doing manual focussing anyway. The effect of the DC ring is to give a variable softness to the background of a portrait shot - though perversely t could also be set to do that to the foreground.
Like the Imagon lenses for large format, these DC lenses require a good deal of experimentation. Note that they are FX lenses for all the DC designation.
3. Nikon AF-S 300mm f:4E ED VR lens
Long, fast enough, and steady. Good sports and large animal lens.
See Thomas or Evelyn in the Rental Department to try these out.