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JimmyChoo wrote:
Leighton, hope you weren't hanging from up there when you took the second shot.


Nope, just standing on the top floor of the parking garage next door.



Oct 05, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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Thanks Peter and Leighton;

Steve and Jeff, wonderful night shots!



Oct 05, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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Some mornings ago I managed to got this small flower bud with "Nikki's daughter" plus a tube at f/2:


Small flower bud with Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd + 20mm tube by labecoaves, on Flickr

D3 + 20mm Vivitar tube + 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd, hand held , ISO 200, f/2 at 1/8000s, ~30% cropped.
The flower bud had 1 cm or less and the DOF is so tiny at f/2.

Edited on Oct 05, 2012 at 11:04 AM · View previous versions



Oct 05, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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Love the shot of the trio walking along the breakwater. Wonderful colors and excellent composition. Does the D600 have a sensor cleaning system? I use a rocket blower on my D700, though on one occasion I had my local camera technician clean it. He did a great job for fifty bucks.

So many D600 cameras on the thread now. Loving all the fine photos taken with this fine new addition to Nikon's camera lineup.


Thanks Curtis, Leighton, Matt and Peter for your comments on my marina picture! Curtis the D600 comes with a sensor cleaning feature with a identical interface to the one in my D700 but this time I appear to have gotten something beyond its powers, I've also got the rocket blower and will be giving it a try this afternoon. If not then I'll see about getting it done locally. Man I can't wait to have raw support in LR!



Oct 05, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Jimmy, see my own terminal case: this last month I bought my second copy of a 28mm f/2 AI to compare with another AI; a second copy of the 20mm f/2.8 AIS to compare with another AIS copy, and a second copy of the 50mm f/1.2 AI to compare with my AI-S version.

Of course some sanity remains, since the "loosers" in the comparison tests will be sold


Jose, thank you for the welcome.
I know, the NMFAS disease has no cure, but it has its remedy. Did you notice that in my first post I mentioned that I now have two copies of the 28mmf2.8AIS but one has SIC. So I'm comparing their performance to see if the one with the special coating is any better. I hope both of us will be sane enough to let go of the extra copies.



Oct 05, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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A couple from the dry interior of SA en route to the KNP 1500 miles away!





Gariep Dam - 370 sq Km the biggest in South Africa

  NIKON D200    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Free State sheep farm - about 8 acres per sheep!

  NIKON D200    28mm    f/11.0    1/750s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 05, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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vpik01 wrote:
Thanks Curtis, Leighton, Matt and Peter for your comments on my marina picture! Curtis the D600 comes with a sensor cleaning feature with a identical interface to the one in my D700 but this time I appear to have gotten something beyond its powers, I've also got the rocket blower and will be giving it a try this afternoon. If not then I'll see about getting it done locally. Man I can't wait to have raw support in LR!


Tony, it's here! LR has updated to include D600 files.



Oct 05, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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Four of the "Big 5" - no leopards seen and every cat was fast asleep and not in a good position for a pic





Mudbath - White (Square lipped Rhino)

  NIKON D200    300mm    f/8.0    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Dinner time

  NIKON D200    300mm    f/4.5    1/3000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Anybody want a piece of me? Cape Buffalo

  NIKON D200    300mm    f/4.5    1/1000s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Lazy cat - the most boring animal to watch in the world

  NIKON D200    300mm    f/8.0    1/1500s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 05, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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Jose - Nice colors and bokeh with the 85 and tube.

Peter - Really nice panos and wildlife shots, I am enjoying your safari!



Oct 05, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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This is just an experiment, I'm playing with flickr.


DSC_8093.jpg by T Leighton Womack, on Flickr



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Curtis, thank you for the welcome. And congratulations for
this milestone in this thread. From your statistics it looks like
this thread's posts are accelerating at a considerable pace.

Every 10,000 posts is taking less days to attain.

I am trying very hard to catch up with the posts, making replies and comments.
I use Notepad to type out my messages as I scroll through the pages here.
I'm falling behind because I am doing other things and coming back to the computer.
Just had dinner and am back to the desk again.

Thanks also for referring to Chin. We have in fact met before
on another website in Singapore, but not in person.



Oct 05, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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montym wrote:
Orcus and I went for our walk this afternoon.


I can see what Orcus is trying to say, "Please don't believe that sign. I was not raised by wolves. Look at me. I'm so little and you don't see orange wolves, do you? My master is more like a wolf. His face has more hair than me!"



Oct 05, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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Chin, thanks for the welcome. We've met before on a
different website - a Singapore one. I like your dog pictures.
Nice high key effect.

Yes, in future I shall try to make my pictures bigger. I
was just trying out posting some images which I had not done for a
long time. Thank you for the feedback.



Oct 05, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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Dean, I like your image of the 2 faded boats. Was this in a
marina in HongKong Harbour? Each time I was in HKG I
used to stay at a hotel that overlooked the marina where the
Noon Gun is, Causeway Bay. And I could see that the water in the marina is
black in colour, just like in your picture.

The picture of the dried fish also reminds me of salted fish
which is what it is in your picture. Have you eaten such
salted fish? It is usually fried. When frying the smell is so
strong that your neighbours 10 houses away will know. It is a
bit like frying the strongest cheese you can find; only that
folks 3-5 houses away would detect it. Salted fish is a
delicacy to the locals there as well as in Singapore and Malaysia.



Oct 05, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
You are absolutely right Ray that a DX sensor will often hide the weaknesses of a lens at the edges. That generally is not of much concern for me since shooting wide open the edges tend to be blurred. I don't need them to be sharp. Also, if there is a touch of vignetting that isn't a problem for me either. My comment was certainly not that the lenses are "better on full frame," but rather that shooting at the native focal length makes using them easier on an FX camera. Doubtless, the talented folks using these lenses on DX
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The only thing I'll add here is that some of us who haven't been shooting seriously for as long don't have the same notion of what a given focal length "should" look like, i.e. that the field of view it would give on film or an FX sensor is somehow "native" to that lens. What you're expecting from a given lens is not only a statement about the lens, but also (or even mostly) about your past experiences with some lens/body combination(s). So for me it's not a matter of "accommodating" or being talented - to me, what a 55mm field of view "really" looks like is (presumably) to you what an 85mm field of view "really" looks like. No adjusting necessary if I don't have that other idea in my head...

Interesting discussion!

Eric J.



Oct 05, 2012 at 01:00 PM
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Wow, lotsa fantastic shots on the last pages!

Leighton, I like your flickr-experiment.

Peter, great series on the "Big Five" and beautiful landscapes!

Steve, fantastic panorama!

Jeff, I like your mystical take on the incoming lobsterboats.

Jose - cool macro (sorry, my comparison between tubes and a No.6T-lens on a 105/1.8 is still on my to-do-list).

Tony, the "quay-walkers-picture" is stellar - I love everything about this capture.



Oct 05, 2012 at 01:00 PM
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vpik01 wrote:
Here is one shot from the municpal marina in downtown Menominee, I was really excited when I shot it because I had been lining up this horizon shot for a minute or two when I realized I'd get a shot at the family walking on the breakwater as a bonus. As a double bonus I caught them in-step and really liked this shot. I even caught them several minutes later and gave them my email address so hopefully I'll get to send them a copy.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8055489346_7002333f70_b.jpg
Menominee Marina Sunset by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr


Wow, Tony, I really love this image. It immediately caught my eye, really well done. I like the gradient in the sky, I think you've really captured the colors of this time of day perfectly.

Eric J.



Oct 05, 2012 at 01:03 PM
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Two shots taken today at the local zoo for Matt:


dwarf monkey - taken with the 135/2 Ais


dwarf monkey - taken with the 35/1.4 Ai at f/2 - full frame/no crop on the D700

Have fun with your new lenses!



Oct 05, 2012 at 01:04 PM
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JimmyChoo wrote:
This is because cats and dogs think differently and have differing attitudes from each other.

The cat thinks, "You look after me, feed me and care for me love me; I must be your god."
Dogs think, "You look after me, feed me, care for me and love me; you are my god."



My dog 'Riley" says +10 on that


Reagan



Oct 05, 2012 at 01:54 PM
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Leighton and Georg - thank you.

Eric - I think you've hit the nail on the head. I shot 35mm for years and was very used to the FOV with that format. I then picked up a D70 and my son got me as a "standard lens" an 18 - 35 ED AF zoom which gave me effectively 27 to 55mm on the DX format. When I then moved to the MF lenses my first being the 80-200 f4 I loved using it and the reach with the 300 is just like my old Soligor 400mm was on my Pentax.

Until this issue was raised I wasn't even aware of the difference and compared the 28mm on my N80 to the 28 -45 set at 28 on the D200. The coverage in the centre is identical i.e. the perspective does not change on full frame which is not the case with a tele lens on a FX camera where there is a degree of foreshortening.



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