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Will check out some of these hosting sites you folks are discussing

Here's an egret through some bushes with the 400 5.6 ED AIS + TC 1.4B (560mm combo).

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  NIKON D800    600mm    f/11.0    1/1250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 23, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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Tony D, I know of your recent interest on a good priced 24/2 AI.
I had a similar situation some weeks ago: I found a nice copy (AIS, same optics) for less than USD 300.00 (really rare low price here in Brazil).
In spite of being often maligned, I bought the lens and have had the following very, very preliminar impressions:

For landscapes it is pretty good at f/8-16 range, best to avoid f/4 to wide open;
The interesting character of this lens is wide open bokeh, which can be disturbing to some but pleasant to others.
It appears (no formal test) to be slighty
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Jose - Thank you for your thoughts on the lens, and the two shots you shared. Those are stellar images regardless of what lens was used. I agree with you and Curtis on the lens, unfortunately I did not hook up with the seller when I was in Richmond today. I may go back next weekend and have another shot but we'll see. You all will certainly know.


The more exciting news of the day was that I got to visit my sister, family and brand new niece Charlotte in Richmond. She and my sister are both doing very well and it was great to see the family. Here are two shots with the 55/2.8 AI-s, D600 + SB-900 (on camera, bounced).


Welcome Charlotte! by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr


Welcome Charlotte! by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



Sep 23, 2012 at 02:09 AM
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Tony, wow, the shwadow-detail in the third picture is impressive to say the least - was Active-D-Lighting on?

Thank you Georg, no active D-Lighting on and it's a jpg too! I am looking forward to getting into raw editing with this camera.

Jose - love the sunset clouds all red and orange in your shot

Raphael - your conversion of the 85/1.8 is really fascinating to me, I have a similar situation with an 85/1.8 K that needs a factory AI ring...

Monty - welcome to the club, congrats on ordering the D600. Can't wait to see what you do with it here!



Sep 23, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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I stayed home nursing my back. Used the 85mm 1.8 K just purchased on ebay, the one on the camera (After the Frankestein transplant of the lens element unit onto the focusing mount with the ai ring, by the way this ruins the infinity calibration but as long as it ends beyond infinity it is no problem for me)

The lenses once again - D800






An archetypical southern california landscape just east of my home, used landscape picture control and underexposed on purpose, did not mess with saturation






a crop of this






A place to read in the afternoons, not very clean as my back kept me away from chores





and a crop of this






Definitely got a winner with this lens.

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Sep 23, 2012 at 03:04 AM
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vpik01 wrote:
Thank you Georg, no active D-Lighting on and it's a jpg too! I am looking forward to getting into raw editing with this camera.

Jose - love the sunset clouds all red and orange in your shot

Raphael - your conversion of the 85/1.8 is really fascinating to me, I have a similar situation with an 85/1.8 K that needs a factory AI ring...

Monty - welcome to the club, congrats on ordering the D600. Can't wait to see what you do with it here!


Tony, I had bad glass on a 85mm 1.8 K and was looking for a non-ai 85mm with bad mount and good glass, ended up finding a fully good non-ai but it took a year. You need a lens with bad glass (fungus, scratches) and a good ai ring, they do exist. Removing the bayonet screws on a 40 year old lens is never easy, got to have the right screwdrivers, a bit of break-free solution (just a dab on each screw, let it sit for a day with the dab of solution, then try to turn the screws loose, but not too hard.
Good luck!
Rafael



Sep 23, 2012 at 03:12 AM
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Whenever I do find one Rafael I'll definitely drop you a line for some refreshers on your own procedures. Happy shooting with your newly self-refurbished lens!


Sep 23, 2012 at 03:24 AM
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I haven't had any issues with Flikr. Their new interface is easier than it used to be. Its a bit weird at first but once you get the hang of it, its not that bad. 300mb upload max a month I believe.


Sep 23, 2012 at 03:35 AM
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Been loving my 105 f2.5 recently.



Nikon D3, 105 f2.5 wide open, iso 200 1/400th second.

same lens, slightly stopped down to f2.8




Sep 23, 2012 at 04:44 AM
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Awasos23 wrote:
Been loving my 105 f2.5 recently.


Very nice photos Eric.

Dean had two terrific 105/2.5 shots in his series a few pages back.

I swear there's magic in that little 105/2.5.



Sep 23, 2012 at 06:07 AM
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Jeff, all the MF 105 lenses are magic. The f/2.5 version of any design is worth considering so long as it has been converted to AI. And, of course, the f/1.8 is a special lens as well.

I don't count this as a great photo, but I continue to explore working with Photobucket. I just listened to one of their disgusting commercials so the free service may not be worth it. I was also disturbed when reading details of Google's Picasa site that suggests photos hosted there can be used by them for their own purposes. That does not warm the cockles of my heart.

This is another shot of yellow flowers, this one against a power pole.




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deang001 wrote:
One day I'll get around to shooting something other than temples & trams ... but not today

These are from Fung Ying Seen Koon Temple ... a Taoist temple close to the China border.

Taken with the 20mm f/2.8 Ai-S & the 105mm f/2.5 Ai-S


Stunning pics Dean. Love the one of the "little tombs" as you called them. Great angle. After seeing these and the great pics this morning from Eric with the same lens I cannot wait for my "new" 105mm to arrive.
C'mon US Postal Service, C'mon!

Kind regards,
Mark.



Sep 23, 2012 at 09:35 AM
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Way too many fantastic images to comment on, y'all are doing some fine work!




Sep 23, 2012 at 09:53 AM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Very nice photos Eric.

Dean had two terrific 105/2.5 shots in his series a few pages back.

I swear there's magic in that little 105/2.5.


Thanks, Jeff ... and I agree with all you said ... Eric's images are both great, especially the first which is just perfect. All the 105mm lenses are special as Curtis said ... so too the 1.8 version which almost seems an extravagance when you see what the 2.5 version can do for less money.

We had an awesome day today My wife and I took a 40min ferry ride out to one of Hong Kong's many outlying islands, Cheung Chau.

Monty, Rinie, Ben & other bike enthusiasts, you would be pleased to know that cars are banned on Cheung Chau and indeed on all of HK's outlying islands ... so there are many many bikes. You can hire them for $3.20 per day and they are in pretty good shape. Actually, the whole day was pretty cheap .. $4.50 for a return ferry ride & under $10.00 for an awesome fresh seafood laksa and a 750ml bottle of beer

This island is mainly tourism and fishing ... a great place to hang out. Taken with the 28/2 Ai-S, 50/1.2 Ai-S & the 105/2.5 Ai-S








  NIKON D700    105mm    f/8.0    1/500s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    50mm    f/8.0    1/640s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    28mm    f/2.0    1/6400s    200 ISO    -0.3 EV  






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  NIKON D700    50mm    f/2.0    1/5000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Sep 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I'm experimenting with uploading an image. Picasa tells me I'm reaching the limit of my account and I'm reflecting a bit on how to deal with hosting. Perhaps I can open a second Picasa account, or maybe its time to go with another hosting service. Suggestions are welcome. I know we have a number of folks using Flickr but I've not especially liked their interface. I believe Ray is using Photobucket. In the meantime I'll upload with my FM account. This was shot this afternoon with the 105 f/1.8 AI-s at f/4 because light was so bright on these yellow
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I used to use Picasa and Flickr a lot. But I just use FM now to host my images and this is why.

First of all, if I'm going to support this site financially, I might as well take advantage of the upload function.

Second, It's so easy to embed an image although you can only do 4 at a time. The only thing I DON"T like is you can't comment in between each image, although you can comment in the space allocated. The thing I do like is it will allow you to show Exif info, make a frame, write a caption.

Third, This one is more of an issue with me then anything. I have on occasion added an image to show others, only to see I either added the wrong one, or I made a different edit in LR. It's so easy to change the image rather then having to upload another image to the host and then on to the thread.. Let me tell you how I do it. I have a LR export preset that exports the images I want to share on here to a folder on my desktop that's been resized to 1000 pixels on the long edge. If for some reason I don't like the image once it's on the thread and I want to tweak a setting, I just simply re-edit it in LR, export it back to the same folder, and then edit the thread. Hope this makes sense.

Fourth, If you ever have to refer back to an image, you can simply find it in your "My Uploads", click on it, and it will take you right where it is within the thread.

Just my 2 1/2 cents.



Sep 23, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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deang001 wrote:
Thanks, Jeff ... and I agree with all you said ... Eric's images are both great, especially the first which is just perfect. All the 105mm lenses are special as Curtis said ... so too the 1.8 version which almost seems an extravagance when you see what the 2.5 version can do for less money.

We had an awesome day today My wife and I took a 40min ferry ride out to one of Hong Kong's many outlying islands, Cheung Chau.

Monty, Rinie, Ben & other bike enthusiasts, you would be pleased to know that cars are banned on Cheung
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Wow Dean, these are great! I can't decide which one I like better, more please.



Sep 23, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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These may well be my last market images taken with the D7000, My D600 is due on Tuesday! All with the 50-135mm f3.5.




















Barbara helping a customer




Sep 23, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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Great set Dean; #1 & #3 are my fav.


Sep 23, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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1st one is very cool, Leighton!
Can't wait to see your stuff with D600



Sep 23, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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leighton w wrote:
These may well be my last market images taken with the D7000, My D600 is due on Tuesday! All with the 50-135mm f3.5.


Fabulous, Leighton ... those sunflowers are awesome. It's going to be a new world for you next Tuesday. Well done. The D7000 has been a great camera though.



Sep 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM
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Nice set Leighton, Farewell to the D7000 and hello to the autumn crops! Great looking pumpkins!


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