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Something I haven't done before, a lens comparison. This indoor orchid bloomed a couple days ago, so why not try the various normal manual focus lenses on it. Not particularly scientific, since the 50 1.2 AIS and 55 1.2S shots were slightly closer than the 50 1.4S and 50 2HC shots (no tripod). But otherwise, same sunbeam through the window and same minor post-processing. All at f/2.8, 800 or 1000s shutter speed and ISO160.

50 1.2 AIS


55 1.2S


50 1.4S


50 2HC







Dec 15, 2012 at 06:10 PM
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Cold, rainy and damp morning in OshVegas today







Dec 15, 2012 at 06:14 PM
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p.2233 #3 · p.2233 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Nice street capture rain or shine Monty.

But that cold, rainy and damp stuff you are enjoying is headed here to hide that sunbeam tomorrow

montym wrote:
Cold, rainy and damp morning in OshVegas today




Dec 15, 2012 at 06:18 PM
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p.2233 #4 · p.2233 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


They'll probably use Macro....

mp356 wrote:
Well said Monty. A necessary test indeed and joking helps take some of the stress out of it. So should he take the telephoto or wide angle lens?




Dec 15, 2012 at 06:20 PM
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YAY! It's a lot of fun!

DTOB wrote:
A change of subject:

My 16/3.5 should be here by Thursday.


+1

I'm in between, and getting a mix of sun and rainy stuff today...

saph wrote:
Nice street capture rain or shine Monty.

But that cold, rainy and damp stuff you are enjoying is headed here to hide that sunbeam tomorrow





Dec 15, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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Philippe, I presume those are remnants of trenches. Very moving.

Samy



Samy, not remnants of tranches but shell holes and craters from artillery bombardments.



Dec 15, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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p.2233 #7 · p.2233 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


79 and sunny here
Perfect weather for the hot rod tonight

Reagan



Dec 15, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
Now I believe I have seen it all! Wouldn't it have been better if they just bought an AF lens instead of this butcher job.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-500mm-F1-4-P-lens-/121039038775?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item1c2e7d2937



This is a sacrilege!!

I think a far more elegant "solution" for AFocusing a 500mm f/4 P lens, with the bonus of reaching 800mm, is here:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3121174



Dec 15, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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p.2233 #9 · p.2233 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Train better not come now

180 2.8

Reagan



Reagan 2012





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Reagan 2012




Dec 15, 2012 at 06:51 PM
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montym wrote:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/19/749619.jpg

Cooooool !!!!!!!


+1, Peter what a sunset view you have from your deck! Great capture.



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p.2233 #11 · p.2233 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Samy, our orchids are blooming like crazy also. Beautiful shots. I like the 50 1.2 photo.I am probably a little bias since I used to own one
Monty,I wished I could take photos of people like you do. I am always nervous about pointing a camera at a stranger

Reagan



Dec 15, 2012 at 07:00 PM
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saph wrote:
Something I haven't done before, a lens comparison. This indoor orchid bloomed a couple days ago, so why not try the various normal manual focus lenses on it. Not particularly scientific, since the 50 1.2 AIS and 55 1.2S shots were slightly closer than the 50 1.4S and 50 2HC shots (no tripod). But otherwise, same sunbeam through the window and same minor post-processing. All at f/2.8, 800 or 1000s shutter speed and ISO160.

50 1.2 AIS
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b530/sa_maryland_fotofun/Flowers/Orchid50_1_2AIS_zpsa6dbc815.jpg

55 1.2S
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b530/sa_maryland_fotofun/Flowers/Orchid55_1_2S_zps7079c527.jpg

50 1.4S
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b530/sa_maryland_fotofun/Flowers/Orchid50_1_4S_zps88cb1f29.jpg

50 2HC
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b530/sa_maryland_fotofun/Flowers/Orchid50_2_HC_zps39f9a105.jpg



All good for me!
perhaps just the 50/1.4S has a slightly different focus point in relation to the other lenses.



Dec 15, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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montym wrote:
Beautiful. I love it when I only reason I know a flash was used is because I was told...

My daughter has a D200. She is using my 50mm f/1.8 She is always grumbling how hard it is for her to get shots in low light. She even remarked, "I need a flash!" You guessed it, it is Christmas time. I bought her a flash. I'm sure I'll be playing with it and I suspect you will be seeing some horribly lit pictures soon






Cool, I can't wait to see the results! For me using flash has been a fun learning experience mostly because I learned by just putting it on and adjusting randomly until it looked good to my eye. Years later I found strobist.com to teach me even more however I still just adjust to taste because it goes way over my head! To the best of my knowledge setting the camera to "M" mode if not already, adjust aperture to f/8 or so, shutter speed to above 200, and also I like using ISO 100 or even 50! I have no idea if these are correct however I just use them most of the time! Its a pain when I try f1.4 which is nearly impossible however with proper adjusting its achievable! I also haven't followed the rule of thumb by having my flash off the camera although I have had no issues so far when using my elder Nikon SB-28 manual flash! I love this flash its very user friendly, plus I cant afford else!




Dec 15, 2012 at 07:13 PM
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Thank you for the kind comments Reagan, Philippe, Peter, Ben, Samy, Monty and Paul.

Samy, liked the side cat portrait with 50/1.2 wide open (!);

Mark, great bokeh palying with the 50/1.2 AI (5 or 7 blades?);

Laura, great bar set, but as Leighton, I liked the most the 135/2 shots;

Seth, what a crisp and colourful boat!

Philippe, unbelievable sharp, crisp and clean image of the ruins of "Fort de Vaux";

Monty, loved the "resting particle";

Reagan & Mark, great first shots with the new 180/2.8, congrats;




Dec 15, 2012 at 07:20 PM
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Americo, try getting a SC-17 (less than $40) to move the flash off camera, you can hold it in your left hand after you acquire focus, especially on some of the closer in shots, and bounce the light off the ceiling. Don't have any young'uns here to demonstrate at the moment, but I'll see if the cats will cooperate later. If you do manage to find your way to any of the following: SB-600, SB-800, SB-700, SB-900, or SB-910, you can even eliminate the cord and use the pop up flash to trigger the flash remotely. Lots of fun with remote flashes In the past, people have walked in and I've got one on the stove and one on the washer/dryer while shooting something, but now I've got some inexpensive stands as well.

a.RodriguezPix wrote:

Cool, I can't wait to see the results! For me using flash has been a fun learning experience mostly because I learned by just putting it on and adjusting randomly until it looked good to my eye. Years later I found strobist.com to teach me even more however I still just adjust to taste because it goes way over my head! To the best of my knowledge setting the camera to "M" mode if not already, adjust aperture to f/8 or so, shutter speed to above 200, and also I like using ISO 100 or even 50! I have
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Dec 15, 2012 at 07:44 PM
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Rainy season definitely arrived over here:


Menacing clouds over the city - HDR with Nikkor 135mm f2 AIS by labecoaves, on Flickr
Menacing storm clouds over the city in late afternoon - HDR.

D7000 + 135mm f/2 AI-S (manual focus) + tripod + remote trigger.
ISO 100, f/8 at 1/100s (0EV shot).
3 shots (-2EV, 0EV, +2EV). This is a not overdone HDR.

I think the 135mm f/2 is very good for landscapes too, not only for portraits.

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Dec 15, 2012 at 07:50 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Monty,I wished I could take photos of people like you do. I am always nervous about pointing a camera at a stranger

Reagan


I was across the street in my car with the window down. I was safe

When I saw this fellow walking I was already past him. I drove around the block, pulled over and waited for him....



Dec 15, 2012 at 07:54 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Rainy season definitely arrived over here:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8275784290_85052857ec_b.jpg
Menacing clouds over the city - HDR with Nikkor 135mm f2 AIS by labecoaves, on Flickr
Menacing storm clouds over the city in late afternoon - HDR.

D7000 + 135mm f/2 AI-S (manual focus) + tripod + remote trigger.
ISO 100, f/8 at 1/100s (0EV shot).
3 shots (-2EV, 0EV, +2EV). This is a not overdone HDR.

I think the 135mm f/2 is very good for landscapes too, not only for portraits.


Very COOL!
Great post. I would have guessed it was an HDR!
Great composition. I like the layers. Orange roofs, green trees, the city then the clouds!
Nice one!



Dec 15, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
Monty - Higgs looks very much like a bat in this picture!


That's just what crossed my mind. Rocky had better watch out!



Dec 15, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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Jose, the parakeets are top-notch.

Peter, what a deck view!

Ian, you continue to amaze with your portraiture series

Laura, great pics from the restaurant / bar. I'm typically back and forth about what color balance I end up with in shots like these, you nailed that and the compositions.

Mark, the 50 f1.2 bokeh seires and aperture shapes are fascinating .. I never would have thought that the blur shapes would change that much.

Georg, don't remember if I mentioned you namesame freighter shot but that's excellent.

Reagan congrats on that 180

and lastly Phillipe, some great work on the french soldier's grave.

Ray



Dec 15, 2012 at 08:12 PM
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