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Chris Dees wrote:
I'm already a few weeks back from my trip to South-West Africa. I took a few MF-lenses with me bud I relied most times on my AF-lenses.
We did a trip to the wine region north of Cape Town and that day I had only MF-lenses with me.

I couldn't catch up with all the pages but I saw quite a few great images!!


Chris, beautiful landscapes.
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks everyone for comments on my last shot.

Another one with 180 2.8 ais :



Another great composition of light and shadow. Well done Philippe!
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Very very cool Samy, but this one is the ticket !http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/12/730912.jpg


+1 Samy. This is very nice!
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
That's good news Peter. We've confirmed that family in New York city are doing well and that some restaurants are open. Family in upstate New York are still in the line of the storm, as is Scott. Good luck everyone.


The weatherman tonight says we are in for three more days of rain and wind, although nothing like we had last night or anything like they have had along the Atlantic seaboard. Many power outages. The coastline of NJ and NY have certainly been hammered.

Georg, thank you for the comment on the reflection image.
Scott


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Oct 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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Philippe, both 180 shots are really fine.

Lizzie, lovely photo. Welcome!

Chris, beautiful work.

Tony, I like the temple shots, especially the composition of the third.

Samy, love the leaves and agree with Leighton that the second one is really nice.

Peter, "Farm 119" is a winner. Great composition, colors and subject.



Oct 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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Dean, thank you for your kind words! Sometimes I don't know if I "overload" this thread with gritty, silly bordered B&W's - I'm glad you seem to like this stuff.
Georg



Oct 31, 2012 at 01:15 AM
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Oct 31, 2012 at 01:36 AM
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Can anyone give me a good reason why I shouldn't buy a 50/1.2?

I'm having a hard time not scratching that itch. I have another 50 - a Summicron-R f/2, which is absolutely phenomenal...but not 1.2, and likely the two would have different uses. But I feel like I'm clustering up around focal lengths these days - 24/2.8, 28/2.8, 50R, (potentially) 50/1.2, 60 macro...

I'd like the 85/1.4 ais as well, although it's harder to justify when the 85/1.8 G is such a good lens.

Gotta stop checking the buy and sell...!

thanks for any quick thoughts. Enjoying the photos as always.

dc




Oct 31, 2012 at 01:42 AM
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deang001 wrote:
John ... enjoyed your Hawaii series a lot ... you are an amazing photographer. Sometime you give us a link to the total set on your site ... would it be possible to get the link? I'd love to see the whole set. Outstanding work.


Thanks Dean - I'm working on the whole set of images. AF and MF. I've got a lot to get through and work is dragging me back into seclusion again as I have a race against time to get a project finished for a client by Nov. 6th . . . . .

I took images with my 17-35AFS and 50/1.8G that I need to process - single images as well as panos. The lighting was really really harsh with bright white clouds and dark rocks. Even the D800 is struggling with the DR of the scenes. I've found that NX2 is not up to the task when deep shadows need to be lifted and thus I'm resorting to CS6, which slows me down. I may try LR4, but I don't have a lot of experience with that software.



Oct 31, 2012 at 02:04 AM
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box185 wrote:
I bought my first Nikon DSLR two years ago, but started with several Nikon AI-s MF lenses before even trying AF. I felt that I had missed the MF era completely. My favorite is the 180 f/2.8 AI-s lens. I need to use Live View to get the focus right, but the reward is worth the time spent.


Hi, welcome to this thread! Nikon's 180 is a stellar lens and a favorite here. You're right - Live View is probably the most accurate way to ensure perfect focus, but some photographers here use "old style" focusing screens with great success too.
How about posting some examples of your work?
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Dani is helping design out photo club's web page! THe team met at my house today.




Dani cannot wait to get started




Oct 31, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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bmwrider75 wrote:
Can anyone give me a good reason why I shouldn't buy a 50/1.2?

I'm having a hard time not scratching that itch. I have another 50 - a Summicron-R f/2, which is absolutely phenomenal...but not 1.2, and likely the two would have different uses. But I feel like I'm clustering up around focal lengths these days - 24/2.8, 28/2.8, 50R, (potentially) 50/1.2, 60 macro...

I'd like the 85/1.4 ais as well, although it's harder to justify when the 85/1.8 G is such a good lens.

Gotta stop checking the buy and sell...!

thanks for any quick thoughts. Enjoying the photos
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Hi Dan, get the 55/1.2 instead of the 50/1.2!
I'm just joking, but I have both and prefer the 55/1.2. The 50/1.2 might be a bit sharper and more contrasty, but somehow I prefer the look of the images taken with the 55/1.2. The 50/1.2's vignetting is a bit harsh (it looks like mechanical vignetting), while the 55/1.2 shows a more even, more natural looking vignetting.
Do you have the Summicron-R "leitaxed"? I'm still unsure if I should convert the mount of my old Summicron-R 50 to mate my Nikons...



Oct 31, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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montym wrote:
Dani is helping design out photo club's web page! THe team met at my house today.


Monty, very nice casual portrait! But it looks like taken with a 28mm, not with the 180 :-)



Oct 31, 2012 at 02:17 AM
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A shot from my archive, taken 2010 in Sweden:

nesting box von georgsfoto auf Flickr
taken with a Nikkor-SC Auto 50/1.4 wide open on a D700



Oct 31, 2012 at 02:18 AM
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Georg;

Thanks for the recommendation of the 55/1.2. I'm not too familiar with that lens. It looks quite difficult to find a copy?

Yes, I bought a Leitax mount to use on the 50 Summicron-R. Easy swap, and works great. That 'cron has colors and contrast like no other.

dc



Oct 31, 2012 at 02:39 AM
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While the east was getting hit hard yesterday, the Pacific near me was fog-bound and strangely calm. Big earth movers had gone down the beach leaving some interesting tracks in the sand.

Best wishes to those back east dealing with the storm.






Tracks in the Sand 1 Nikon D800 Nikkor 50mm 1.2 ais 1/250s f1.2 ISO 1,250






Tracks in the Sand 2 Nikon D800 Nikkor 50mm 1.2 ais 1/200s f1.2 ISO 100






Foggy Night Nikon D800 Nikkor 50mm 1.2 ais f1.2 1/200s f1.2 ISO 6,400




Oct 31, 2012 at 02:41 AM
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Excellent Jeff - makes me want to take my 50/1.2 out in the crappy Seattle fall weather.

John



Oct 31, 2012 at 02:44 AM
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Jeff, love the moody beachscapes! #2 is great as well - very nicely seen and taken.


Oct 31, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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Thanks John. When I saw the fog roll in I almost bagged the hike, but was glad I didn't. The 1.2, combined with the high ISO capabilities of these cameras, make for some interesting shooting opportunities in lousy weather.




Oct 31, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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Very sorry to see the damage and loss in the east coast, hope everyone here is well.
I said there would be a few more postings from the day of the dead, dia de los muertos, celebration at Mission San Luis Rey. Roots at this event are deep, and this is more a celebration of life and of belief of continuity into the afterlife, a celebration of the lives of those that left already and of our mortality.

This posting will be of the dance group in different costumes with the 55mm 1.2 and the 50-300mm 4.5. D3 and D800. Light was harsh, beautiful clear harsh day, busy with dancing, no time for reflectors etc.

Hope you enjoy.

nikon nikkor 50-300mm 4.5 dia de los muertos San Luis Rey D800 5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 50-300mm 4.5 dia de los muertos San Luis Rey D800 6 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 dia de los muertos San Luis Rey D800 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 50-300mm 4.5 dia de los muertos San Luis Rey D800 9 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 50-300mm 4.5 dia de los muertos San Luis Rey D800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

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