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Foggy14 wrote:
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.




Jeff, what a neat set of images. I like them all but the second one really stands out for me.
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 04:29 PM
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bruni wrote:
still playing with the the 50mm f1.8 ais. Took these at lunchtime.

I'm giving up on the bicycle shots - I take my hat off to you Philip. I think Id need a longer lens - an 85 or 105 so I could stand a bit further back.

ben

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8141100332_46bdfd6a51_b.jpg
Wednesday by benmorgan28, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8141099148_08de1a7c41_b.jpg
these bicycle pics are too hard by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Ben, I do see any problem with these. Nice work.
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 04:32 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben, nice shot, hope you took her phone number


Spoken like a true Frenchman.



Oct 31, 2012 at 04:33 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben; #2 is just fantastic. Brilliant shot!
#1 is nice. Pure coincidence, I took this picture last monday in Paris with the 28 :



Great shot Philippe.
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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philipj wrote:
I recommend not getting one.

All wide open. Stopped down it's exceedingly sharp already by f/2, but wide open is where the fun is.


Beautiful work with the 50 1.2 Philip.
Scott



Oct 31, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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Thanks to all that have comments on my photos, I'm running late on catching up with this thread.

I hope to not bore everyone but since these were Reagan's old lens I thought I should post some Norge women just for him.

D800 and 50mm f1.2

My favorite coffee shop.


DSC_0352.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr




DSC_0313.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr






DSC_0311.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr



David



Oct 31, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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David Antilley wrote:
Thanks to all that have comments on my photos, I'm running late on catching up with this thread.

I hope to not bore everyone but since these were Reagan's old lens I thought I should post some Norge women just for him.

D800 and 50mm f1.2
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8132426938_e6c8558b8d_c.jpg
DSC_0311.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr
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David


Wouldn't this "Norge woman" make a nice hood ornament for Reagan's Chevelle



Oct 31, 2012 at 05:00 PM
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bmwrider75 wrote:
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


I shot briefly with an R 90 f/2 that had the Nikon mount and was VERY impressed, enough so that I began shopping for one. The thing that stopped me was quite simple. I couldn't post those photos on this thread so I moved along.

With regard to the 50 f/1.2 versus the 55 f/1.2 all I can say is I have no intention of selling the 50, but it is the 55 that most often finds its way to my camera. That might in part be because the 55 I own is an old S-C beauty that is a joy to behold and pure pleasure to use. Yes, it is more difficult to locate a clean AI or AI'd copy of the 55, but you'll generally do quite a bit better price wise and certainly will not suffer from a performance perspective. In addition to what Georg said about vignetting, I also find the bokeh of the 55 a bit more pleasing when shooting wide open. Here are two such shots I took yesterday.




That said Dan, you might want to consider investing in an FX camera. As we've found from Leighton's exploration of his fine kit of MF lenses with his new D600, the experience can be quite delicious. A new camera will change your relationship with every lens in your kit.



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georgms wrote:
Wouldn't this "Norge woman" make a nice hood ornament for Reagan's Chevelle


Not before she has a boob job!



Oct 31, 2012 at 05:11 PM
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You know the man well Peter...



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mp356 wrote:
Beautiful work with the 50 1.2 Philip.
Scott


For sure!



Oct 31, 2012 at 05:15 PM
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Thanks Curtis, Philip (GREAT shots both of you - I love your portraits and street scenes, Philip).

Curtis - I just bought a D600 a couple of weeks ago... gotta change my profile!



Dan



Oct 31, 2012 at 05:17 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I shot briefly with an R 90 f/2 that had the Nikon mount and was VERY impressed, enough so that I began shopping for one. The thing that stopped me was quite simple. I couldn't post those photos on this thread so I moved along.

With regard to the 50 f/1.2 versus the 55 f/1.2 all I can say is I have no intention of selling the 50, but it is the 55 that most often finds its way to my camera. That might in part be because the 55 I own is an old S-C beauty that is a joy
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Nice images Curtis.

Dan, remeber if you want the same effect as on your DX you'll also have to buy an 85 1.4 $$$$$$



Oct 31, 2012 at 05:18 PM
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David and Philip, excellent work with the 50/1.2!

Ben, great set with the 50/1.8! Love the mirrored runner and the all too summerly street. The latter looks like taken with a wider lens - I really like the perspective.

Tony, I hope you can keep the 105/1.8. Excellent images - the cat-portraits are stunning.

Curtis, beautiful examples of the 55/1.2's rendering.




Oct 31, 2012 at 05:22 PM
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bmwrider75 wrote:
Thanks Curtis, Philip (GREAT shots both of you - I love your portraits and street scenes, Philip).

Curtis - I just bought a D600 a couple of weeks ago... gotta change my profile!



Dan


Well done!

Looking at your kit I see a mix of AF and MF lenses, a fact that can certainly contribute to confusion when considering kit building. You have both 85 and 180mm AF lenses, both of which are fine. The question only you can answer, is how far you want to go into this world of manual focusing. I still had both the Canon 85 f/1.2L and the Nikon 85 f/1.4D when I became enamored with the 85 f/1.4 AI-s. By that time I was committed to Nikon and to MF focusing so the decision to sell the last five Canon L lenses, including the 85 which was my all time favorite, was simple. Selling those lenses I liberated the money I used to buy the 85 f/1.4 AI-s, the 105 f/1.8 AI-s and the 135 f/2 AI-s... the high price spread.

I have no regrets. I sold a number of Nikon AF lenses I'd acquired when I first began my adventure, but kept three, including the 85 f/1.4D, the 28-70 f/2.8 AF-s and the 50 f/1.8. I took the 50 with me to Florida because my partner asked that she have an AF lens available when she used my camera. But I virtually never use AF any longer.

You have some lovely MF lenses, so you certainly have the opportunity to explore further with your D600. Perhaps you will wish to extend your adventure by adding more MF lenses to your kit. If you like fast lenses, the three I added when I sold my Canon gear would certainly fit the bill. They are all exceptionally good lenses and a joy to use.

Have fun. Half the adventure is mulling over the kind of questions you are raising. Kit building really is forever simply because the more we shoot, the more we learn about our gear and the use of light, the greater the desire to keep experimenting. Photography is an amazing hobby for most of us, one that is great fun to share...



Oct 31, 2012 at 05:33 PM
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Btw, the 55/1.2 is even useable as a portrait-lens:






55/1.2 wide open, cropped a bit




Oct 31, 2012 at 05:46 PM
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georgms wrote:
Btw, the 55/1.2 is even useable as a portrait-lens:


Halloween in Germany?



Oct 31, 2012 at 06:15 PM
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A lot of great conversation and images since I last visited. Good to see Curtis again. You're children worry about you when you stay away so much.

Here's a shot of the snow that was in the mountains from yesterday. If you look closely at the highest peak just to the right of center, that's where I get my internet signal.







Oct 31, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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David Antilley wrote:
Thanks to all that have comments on my photos, I'm running late on catching up with this thread.

I hope to not bore everyone but since these were Reagan's old lens I thought I should post some Norge women just for him.

D800 and 50mm f1.2

My favorite coffee shop.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8125705762_26b77daef0_c.jpg
DSC_0352.jpg by TXFZ1, on Flickr

David



I'll be over in 5 minutes



Oct 31, 2012 at 06:58 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Great shot Philippe.
Scott



what do you mean "great shot" - it's plagiarism!!! - he claims he took it last Monday in Paris, really?, you believe that?? lol

actually, the difference in the way the two guys are dressed conveys a strong impression about some of the differences between Paris and Sydney

ben



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