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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


I guess I don't understand why there needed to be so many pictures of yourself??


Feb 16, 2012 at 06:46 AM
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You are still missed on the Manual Focus Nikon Glass thread Gregory. I agree, you'll always be a Nikon shooter to those of us who've followed your work there and elsewhere. Yes, we were SHOCKED when we learned your were letting go of those great lenses that were part of your kit. Most understood that you were working on a project that required video and moved to Canon for that reason. We also understood that to get where you needed to go you had to liberate dollars tied up in Nikon gear to make it possible. Sometimes a man's got to what a man does. Like others here, I wish you well with your Canon adventure. But I do want you to give me BOTH your cat, and your username... You have to admit I'm much more deserving of the name than you are at the moment...


Feb 16, 2012 at 07:58 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Elan II wrote:
Is that a laminated blade? Do you know blue/white steel?


Hard to tell from the photo but it appears to be Suminagashi clad (laminated).

Dave



Feb 16, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Nikon 300 f2, please post more. Don't care if they are self-portraits or pictures of cats, would love to see more images from this amazing lens.


Feb 16, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Imagemaster wrote:
You could have fooled me.


Indeed. I think anyone writing at this length (ie the OP) ought to consider whether gross deficiencies in spelling and grammar - a simple spell check would solve at least one of these - endorse or undermine the content.

Roy



Feb 16, 2012 at 04:24 PM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Uhm, ok?


Feb 16, 2012 at 04:32 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Looks like many people are more concerned with "I before E except after C" than anything else. Too bad.

Cool post. When I first switched to Nikon your Nikkor 28/1.4D post made me spend $2200 on a lens I had never even heard of. That was a sweet post and a sweet lens.



Feb 16, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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I enjoyed the portraits; thanks.


Feb 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Longest and most self indulgent!



Feb 17, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me.Where do i go to get my daily affirmation??. Some good points get lost because of the self absorption of the content. Doug


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p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


You are just epic Greg. Just epic

~Michael~



Feb 17, 2012 at 03:37 AM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


SSISteve wrote:
I don't understand why there needed to be so many pictures of yourself??


That's a good question. Think we'll get an answer?



Feb 17, 2012 at 05:23 AM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Some recent Canon Images..









Canon 85 1.2 L 11 on Canon 5D2

First off I am not telling anyone to read this thread. Feel free to ignore me anytime. It makes you feel better. Thanks to everyone who has hung in this far. I hope my next thread makes it worth you while to keep reading.

I posed shots of me and my camera/camera's.

Kind of an inisde joke in my little circle. ( getting somewhat bigger since the internet) and that was I never had "my" picture taken so.. I started taking my own. And now it's sort of a ritual.
Perhaps, I dont look like such a loser when I am with the pretty blonde.






And sometimes it's interesting to look in the mirror and see what is revealed.




As far as shooting garbage. What Can I say. Like my Pal Keven Fiderco say's "Once we take a picture of iit. "Now it's Art" Lets just say I have a strong desire in finding beauty in things that been discarded. And I personal believe the reason many images are not taken is becuase the photographer's are worried about what other's might say.


I remember a story about one of my pals Jim Turner who got me into shooting abstracts when at a time I had almost quit shooting. Again the stress and presuure to make money. Take pretty pictures that are socially acceptable. Can be a heavy burden and in my experience can cripple a
photographer's unique vision that "we" all have.

Anyways one of Jims wife saw him crawling out of a dumpster and ... soon after Jims Camera where up for sale... OO


This one is for you Jim




Rollie twin on Tri-X inside a dumster









And the fact is, When you get right down to it. It's not really about what it is. But more does it make you feel .

And the other thing who is anyone to tell me what to shoot?

Besdes the critics and haters dont own the internet.... I do


It's like photographing cats and posting images. I have no problem posting shots of kitty's




Leica M9 and 50 1.0 Noctilux











As far bad spelling and punctuation . Sorry, my editor Cat is really busy right now. And she won't even read my threads unless she can edit. It drives her nuts.

What else...


What's thread about...Hmmm

Feel free to analize my free assoition anyway you like. It's been a long day. And for me .I am using this post wind down.. So I can get a least a couple of hours of sleep before I got to get up at 5.00



So what it's about .. lets just say it's becoming ...oo


Thanks for the support. Enjoy some images.





Nikkor 135 2.0 AI-S On Ektachrome 400/800/1600 @ 3200 ASA



Nikkor 8mm on kodachorme





Nikkor 105 4.0 AI-S Nikon F2as Kodachrome






Nikkor 135 2.0 AI-S On Nikon FM2 Kodachrome





Nikkor 300 2.8 IF-ED AI-S on Nikon F3 Kodachome 25




Nikkor Q 135 3.5 on Nikon FM2 Kodachome. ( one of my first shots with a Nikon camera )





Nikkor 8mm 2.8 On FM2 on Kodachrome ( My first Kodachome)



This thread and some of the comments have made me start reflect on my time in Toronto when I was home less sleeping in stairwells with my Nikon and my bag of slides and poems under my head as pillow. Hoping that someone wouldnt steal the bag full of these images.
I was so scared that something would happen to that bag full of slides and poem...

And I used to wake in a cold sweat "fearing " that these images would never be seen by anyone but me. Since I have been posting on the net. I dont have that dream anymore. Now I barley sleep but that's another matter. Ha ha










Nikkor 24 2.8 nikon F2as kodachrome













Nikkor 135 2.0 AI-s On Nkon F2as Ektachrome 400/800/1600 @ 3200





Nikkor 300 2.8 IF-ED Ai-S On NIkon F3 On Kodachrome 64







Nikkor 300 2.8 IF-ED AI-S With TC-301 On Kodachrome 25 3 hours exposer. ( slide scanned reverse)





Nikkor 24 2.8 AI-S on Fm2 Kodachome 64

I took all these shots of the homeless of the some when I was ... home less.






Nikkor 300 2.8 IF-ED AI-S with TC 301 On Kodachrome 64 hand held.




Nikkor 300 2.8 IF-ED AI-S on Nikon F2as


Gregory






Feb 17, 2012 at 08:10 AM
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a snap here, a snap there, an impression of a moment in time and place..... everything tells a story, even the garbage, maybe especially the garbage.... stream of consciousness through the lens... and the keys...

love it...

sweet dreams...









Feb 17, 2012 at 01:14 PM
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Love lots of your old film frames (the B+W of the diver is special).

Enjoyed the ones in T.O.

You are definately a character mate.

I won't mention a lot of your images are most definately not to my taste.



Feb 17, 2012 at 01:44 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Gregory, great respect for your life's work
don't let the naysayer's bother you and looking forward to your next thread

Reagan



Feb 17, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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p.3 #17 · p.3 #17 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Haters gonna hate Greg. Always enjoyed looking at your work.

~Michael~



Feb 17, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Michael.Carr wrote:
Haters gonna hate Greg. Always enjoyed looking at your work.

~Michael~


I agree. Wow, not sure how you could give up the 300/2 lens.



Feb 17, 2012 at 05:50 PM
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Gregory

Remarkable images. Thank you for sharing them.



Feb 17, 2012 at 06:36 PM
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p.3 #20 · p.3 #20 · Why I am not switching back to Nikon.. or did I ever leave?


Ignore the negative folks Gregory - some of us know what you are about and enjoy your images and postings. Your type of photography is not like mine, but that doesn't mean I can't learn from you and appreciate your images and thoughts.

I've taken some purposeful, drastic turns and changes in my life, against the opinions of many, and I've always looked back and was thankful for my decisions. Keep us posted on the new direction and keep posting some of your "old" stuff.

John



Feb 17, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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