I have a D70 and I just ordered the 105 Micro and have developed "orderers doubt" if not remorse. Because of the mag factor should I have gotten the 60 micro instead? Will do portraits as well as close-ups.
> Relax! You'll do fine with what you've ordered! I used all the 3 60/105/200 AF micros though now only have the 69 0 and 200 micros. The 60/2.8 on my D70 does not give much working distace. The 105 is a great lens. You may have to back off a little bit while taking portraits but that's about it.
> HOw many people here continue to photograph in film > and black and white.
Film, yes. Got a decent scanner, which has made medium format viable again. ALWAYS shoot colour film, or colour in digital even if the goal is B&W. I learned some lessons that it is much easier to take the colour out of colour film than to add it if shooting B&W.
Many times when B&W was requested, I would turn in the prints and the client would say "I really wish I had specified colour on these." I would reply, "I can deliver it in colour." Some real client/photographer bonding would go on. I generally shot colour negative, and printed on Panalure paper, for superb print quality.
Digital serves as my 35mm system now. I have not shot with the F3 in perhaps four or five years. The only 35mm I probably will ever shoot again will be in my WideLuxe panoramic camera, which shoots a 59mm wide frame, so is somewhere between 35mm and medium format in essence.
Shooting with any of my medium format equipment and scanning easily gives me the quality of a 22MP camera, which I simply can not afford or justify buying. Plus it is equipment I have and it is paid for.
I will shoot medium format when the subject justifies it in terms of high quality prints, and digital along side and for the most of my work.