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leighton w wrote:
Congrats on the 85 Curtis, that's one that's on my list.

Monty, I actually love those 16mm shots, can you believe that!


Anything is possible Leighton...

As we saw with Ryan's shots with the 8mm fisheye, it all comes down to how you compose the shot. Monty's work here really takes advantage of the play structure, creating some delicious images that simply wouldn't be possible with even a 20mm lens. Ray uses the lens on the D700 simply to get wide but on FX it renders much differently. I don't often use the lens but I know there will be times when having it in my kit will give me a great opportunity for an unusual image. Philip may want to keep his kit to five lenses, but I'm happy to have a wide variety of options available. For me it is all play.

That said, my collection of AI'd lenses is pure indulgence. I don't need any of them... but they are so beautiful I can't resist. Interestingly, the lens hood for the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd also fits the 80-200 f/4.5 AI. I'll have to pull that one out. You might want to do the same...



Oct 03, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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Here's one more at ISO 50, and I promise to stop....maybe. Again with the 50-135 wide open.




  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    50mm    f/3.5    1/125s    50 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 03, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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p.1998 #3 · p.1998 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Manuductor wrote:
What mode were you in, P, A, M, S? This is fantastic for a grab shot. Congratulations.


Welcome Matt. I just posted on your thread about lenses and thought you might make an appearance here.

Shooting with MF lenses makes impossible shooting in P mode. Typically shooting is in Aperture Priority, the Manual Mode works well in low light situations in which you want to keep your shutter speed up. This is quite a different world from the one you've likely been exploring with your AF lenses. Although there is considerable variety in MF lenses, from wide to long primes and a fine assortment of zoom lenses, they all have aperture rings and unless they've been modified with chips, all required setting of aperture on the lens and not in the camera.

Check this thread out and when you buy your first MF Nikon lens, take a few shots with your new D600 and share something with us. You'll find that Lightroom finally recognizes the D600 with its latest update. It should all work seamlessly. Have fun and come on back. You're more than welcome...



Oct 03, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Congrats on the 85 Curtis, that's one that's on my list.

Monty, I actually love those 16mm shots, can you believe that!

CGrindahl wrote:
Anything is possible Leighton...

As we saw with Ryan's shots with the 8mm fisheye, it all comes down to how you compose the shot. Monty's work here really takes advantage of the play structure, creating some delicious images that simply wouldn't be possible with even a 20mm lens. Ray uses the lens on the D700 simply to get wide but on FX it renders much differently. I don't often use the lens but I know there will be times when having it in my kit will give me a great opportunity for an unusual image. Philip may want to keep
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Monty used this perfectly in these pics. Ray ALMOST had me buying one for my D7000, his examples with it are second to none.

I've had the 80-200 out this past weekend. I'll repost one I took with it. The only lens I own that I haven't tried on the D600 so far is my 55mm f2.8 micro.





  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    80mm    f/5.6    1/350s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 03, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Here's one more at ISO 50, and I promise to stop....maybe. Again with the 50-135 wide open.


I take it you're simply experimenting with the 50 ISO setting. Clearly you're having fun Leighton, which is always a good thing that is often associated with shooting MF. I understand that at the moment it is the camera that is lighting your fire... Don't stop on my account...



Oct 03, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Here's one more at ISO 50, and I promise to stop....maybe. Again with the 50-135 wide open.

CGrindahl wrote:
I take it you're simply experimenting with the 50 ISO setting. Clearly you're having fun Leighton, which is always a good thing that is often associated with shooting MF. I understand that at the moment it is the camera that is lighting your fire... Don't stop on my account...


Right on both accounts!





Oct 03, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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Don't stop Leighton, love seeing the fresh from farm produce!

Samy

leighton w wrote:
Here's one more at ISO 50, and I promise to stop....maybe. Again with the 50-135 wide open.




Oct 03, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I take it you're simply experimenting with the 50 ISO setting. Clearly you're having fun Leighton, which is always a good thing that is often associated with shooting MF. I understand that at the moment it is the camera that is lighting your fire... Don't stop on my account...


I don't get it. What's the deal with ISO at the extreems? Why doesn't Nikon just give them ISO numbers instead of the cryptic L and H? From the looks of the ISO 50s by Leighton there is not a "down side"

Monty



Oct 03, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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And here is a look no one in Engineering wants to see. John, the shop supervisor, usually saves this look when mistakes have been made....

Monty




  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    85mm    f/2.8    1/125s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Oct 03, 2012 at 11:38 PM
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Here is a little Lens porn for all of you. This is not all of my MF lenses, just the faster ones I'm building around. I hope to move the 28MM F2 and replace it with a 35MM F1.4.

Left to right.

28MM F2 AI, 55MM F1.2 AI, 85MM F1.4 AIS, 105MM F1.8 AIS, 180MM F2.8(the slow poke!)


MJO_4830 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Taken with the 35-70 F3.5 on the D4

Matt



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Matt OHarver wrote:
Here is a little Lens porn for all of you. This is not all of my MF lenses, just the faster ones I'm building around. I hope to move the 28MM F2 and replace it with a 35MM F1.4.

Left to right.

28MM F2 AI, 55MM F1.2 AI, 85MM F1.4 AIS, 105MM F1.8 AIS, 180MM F2.8(the slow poke!)

Taken with the 35-70 F3.5 on the D4

Matt



Ok, I'm drooling....
BEAUTIFUL lenses!

I'll take the 2nd from the left and the 2nd from the right,

Slow poke Very funny

Monty



Oct 03, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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I wonder if Nikon is implying it doesn't advise going there.

With the high iso you can see the obvious degradation, but at the low end (only gone there very rarely) its tougher to see an issue. Supposedly there is less dynamic range?

Samy


montym wrote:
I don't get it. What's the deal with ISO at the extreems? Why doesn't Nikon just give them ISO numbers instead of the cryptic L and H? From the looks of the ISO 50s by Leighton there is not a "down side"

Monty




Oct 03, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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Gorgeous Matt! We love photos like this and your collection of lenses is beautiful. I can't imagine anyone would world find a collection of G lenses as aesthetically pleasing. You're aware that every speed demon has other lenses that stir juices, including one at 35, one at 50, one at 135 and if you've gone out of your mind, one at 58... But you're young Matt, you have many years to add to this gorgeous kit! Congratulations on the 85. It looks like a beauty!

Watch for another box that should be arriving Friday or Saturday...



Oct 03, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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Monty, was your mistake pointing the 85mm at him?

montym wrote:
And here is a look no one in Engineering wants to see. John, the shop supervisor, usually saves this look when mistakes have been made....

Monty




Oct 03, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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I think Samy is right Monty. The ISO numbers at top and bottom are achieved through the Nikon magic sauce and apparently represent a diminution of quality. I've never played in those regions with the D700 but I am enjoying Leighton's experiments. ISO 100 available on the D600 is definitely appealing. My Canon 5D had a native ISO of 100. 200 hasn't been a problem for me with the D700 but I wouldn't turn my nose up at 100.


Oct 03, 2012 at 11:57 PM
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Matt OHarver wrote:
Here is a little Lens porn for all of you. This is not all of my MF lenses, just the faster ones I'm building around. I hope to move the 28MM F2 and replace it with a 35MM F1.4.

Left to right.

28MM F2 AI, 55MM F1.2 AI, 85MM F1.4 AIS, 105MM F1.8 AIS, 180MM F2.8(the slow poke!)

...

Taken with the 35-70 F3.5 on the D4

Matt


Wow, that's a nice "quintet", Matt!
I'm really interested in your opinion about the fast 85 vs the fast 105 - especially regarding handling characteristics.
For many years the (AF-D) 85/1.4 was my daily companion and now the 105/1.8 seems to take this part over.



Oct 04, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Gorgeous Matt! We love photos like this and your collection of lenses is beautiful. I can't imagine anyone would world find a collection of G lenses as aesthetically pleasing. You're aware that every speed demon has other lenses that stir juices, including one at 35, one at 50, one at 135 and if you've gone out of your mind, one at 58... But you're young Matt, you have many years to add to this gorgeous kit! Congratulations on the 85. It looks like a beauty!

Watch for another box that should be arriving Friday or Saturday...


Thanks Curtis, I look forward to it.

The 85 is even more beautiful than the guy at KEH explained it to me. It's flawless and the focus ring is so buttery smooth! I took a few photos this evening and I'll post a few, but wanted to put up a photo of my current fast ones. I'm currently on the chase for the 35MM F1.4 and some time down the road the 135F2 will be mine as well. All in due time!

Matt



Oct 04, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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I took a photo of the pre-AI lenses in my kit to show the size comparison between the 85 f/1.8 H, the 55 f/1.2 S-C and the 105 f/2.5 P. This was shot with the 50 f/1.2 AI-s. The middle lens has not been converted... the other six have.


Left to right - 105 f/2.5 P, 85 f/1.8 H AI'd, 55 f/1.2 S-C AI'd, 50 f/1.4 S-C, 50 f/1.4 S AI'd, 50 f/2 H-C AI'd, 28 f/3.5 H AI'd

I realized I forgot to include the 105 f/2.5 P-C AI'd... too many lenses I guess...

The 50 f/1.4 S AI'd will give up its AI conversion kit to the 50 f/1.4 S-C. If I get adventuresome I'll see if the local camera shop will trade the 50 f/1.4 S now returned to pre-AI status for a 28 f/3.5 H-C so I can do the same thing with the earlier 28 I own. I've no idea how challenging making the switch will be.

The 85 f/1.8 H AI'd is a lovely lens that balances beautifully on the D700. I guess those who have already had their time with Nikki understand that. I expect to have great fun with the lens.



Oct 04, 2012 at 12:05 AM
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Monty, love the playground-set! Fantastic use of the 16/3.5!

Leighton, excellent work - especially the portrait. The 50-135 really shines in your hands.

Curtis, congrats to your Nikkor-H! Right now I'm in the dilemma to own a beautiful, Ai'd copy and my old beater, recently un-Ai'd. Maybe I should get myself a Nikkormat or Nikon F...

Ed, love your fog-series! The D200 is still a very capable camera, I would rate it in some aspects (the finder for instance) over the D7000.



Oct 04, 2012 at 12:09 AM
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georgms wrote:
Wow, that's a nice "quintet", Matt!
I'm really interested in your opinion about the fast 85 vs the fast 105 - especially regarding handling characteristics.
For many years the (AF-D) 85/1.4 was my daily companion and now the 105/1.8 seems to take this part over.


George, I like the feel of the 105 a little better right now( I literally opened the 85MM about 1.5 hours ago) but there is something about the 85MM focal length that I have always liked. I took a few photos with the 85MM of my son in the back yard when I opened it, then took the photos of the lens line up. I'm impressed with just how sharp the 85MM is at F1.4 and the 105MM F1.8 is sharp, but just ever so slightly not as sharp as the 85 is wide open. I'm sure once I get some time with both of the lenses I'll have a better feel for which I like better, but for now with the lenses I posted I'm in heaven. The biggest problem is, which one do I put on the camera first!


MJO_4826 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_4823 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Matt



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