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asiostygius wrote:
Hi Charles.

I bought this lens more than 3 years ago and never used it hand held. I think you have to use it at least with a monopod or a beanbag as support. Though hand held shots are not impossible, you will need at least 1/800s (I would say 1/1000s) shutter speed to get decent images.

Another very important thing to check is the focusing of your body and lens comibination:

My 600/5.6 is perfectly focused on the (O) focus confirmation dot in the D3, but on the other hand, in my D7000 I have found that I need a (>O) blinking
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Hi.

I must be brain dead I thought the lens/body test was for auto focus only.

Charles.



Dec 20, 2012 at 03:48 PM
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At least for me several of my MF Nikkors have different focus points (regarding to the focus confirmation green dot of the camera).

For example:

50mm f/1.8 AIS:
D7000 (> O) blinking
D3 (O)

85mm f/1.8 K AI'd:
D7000 (O < ) blinking
D3 (O < ) blinking

200mm f/4 AIS:
both cameras (O)

etc

The fastest way to found the best focusing of each MF lens/body is using live view, than look at the dot (> O , O, < O).



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Dec 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
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p.2246 #3 · p.2246 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I only use the dot when it's dark. Otherwise I just go by eye.


Dec 20, 2012 at 04:44 PM
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DTOB wrote:
I only use the dot when it's dark. Otherwise I just go by eye.


My eyes are not as good as yours, so I made these simple tests to extract the best from each lens



Dec 20, 2012 at 04:52 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
My eyes are not as good as yours, so I made these simple tests to extract the best from each lens


I go by the dot.
If I have time when shooting I move the focus ring back and forth a bit....




Dec 20, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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p.2246 #6 · p.2246 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Another one with my 24mm f/2.8 AI on the D600. Nice wintery weather at Sunset Crater national monument.




Dec 20, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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Wow, jaw dropping scenario John!
The moon is very special in the composition.



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:09 PM
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I don't know why I thought you only needed to the focus thing with auto glass.
It just goes to show what I know.

Charles.



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:10 PM
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p.2246 #9 · p.2246 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


My last image contributions to the thread at least until 29 December, since I will travel to the countryside tomorrow morning.

Another (really) old slide from April 1994 with the 50mm f/2 AI + 20mm tube:

Resting Grasshopper at night.


Resting Grasshopper at night - slide dupe by labecoaves, on Flickr

Original image: Nikon FM2 + 20mm tube + 50mm f/2 AI + Vivitar circular macro flash, hand held, Velvia ISO 50, f/16 at 1/250s.
Dupe: D7000 + 20mm tube+55mm f/2.8 micro+ES-1 Slide copying adapter; f/8, flash bounced at white wall behind slide, ISO 100.


For Monty a B&W version:


Resting Grasshopper at night - slide dupe - B&W version by labecoaves, on Flickr



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:12 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
My last image contributions to the thread at least until 29 December, since I will travel to the countryside tomorrow morning.

Another (really) old slide from April 1994 with the 50mm f/2 AI + 20mm tube:

Resting Grasshopper at night.
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For Monty a B&W version:
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Jose, I take the liberty to enjoy your B&W-version of this great shot too ;-)
Have a nice and very productive travel, Georg!



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asiostygius wrote:
Wow, jaw dropping scenario John!
The moon is very special in the composition.


+1 I really like the strong off-centered composition. Great job!



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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Slabshaft wrote:
Another one with my 24mm f/2.8 AI on the D600. Nice wintery weather at Sunset Crater national monument.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-D-e7l7IhY5c/UNCRYPiW4gI/AAAAAAAABHM/ZMeVzQLB1l8/s1100/DSC_1094.jpg


Worthy of another look! Love how you framed the moon.



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:34 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
Thanks Ray.

Because it was a slow day on the forum I have had the luxery of being able to go back and again enjoy your film shots, as you know it's normally so hectic just trying to keep up.

The first time around I was caught by your shot of the green fruits (and I still like it) but when I went back I really was drawn into your shot of the house and the reflection, so much that I had to dig out some of my old magazines to some pictures I had seen before. I don't know if you
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Thank you Mark, That is quite a compliment and I really appreciate the comparison. The 16mm is one of the main reasons fro my purchase of the FA



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:43 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Ray - I think you're overly critical of your 1st efforts but we know you as a perfectionist (not a bad thing in a doctor! )

I loved film but found it very demanding.

Correct exposure is critical in each of the areas that affect the final result - making the image and exposing the negative during printing. The first you can control but as far as the second is concerned you're in the hands of the lab which processes the film and a bunch of new factors come into play - time in process, the condition of chemicals, the
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Thank you Peter I appreciate the encouragement. I took another look at the originals and I can see it is just a matter of me getting used to the metering system of this camera. I am having fun



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Leighton, Rafael, Mark, John, georg, Scott, Peter and Ray for the very kind words.

Rafael, please, let us know how the D800 pixel density delivers slide dupes;

Ray, gorgeous first shots with the FA; I liked the grain on the first one, but the 16/3.5 images are beautiful too.

Jose thank you I am going to enjoy using this camera.
Your shots are always amazing but this recent batch is outstandingly good!



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Worthy of another look! Love how you framed the moon.

That's for sure. What a terrific shot!



Dec 20, 2012 at 05:48 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Wow, jaw dropping scenario John!
The moon is very special in the composition.


+1

Makes me long for some snow. I know, I might get a few feet tomorrow...



Dec 20, 2012 at 06:18 PM
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p.2246 #18 · p.2246 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks everyone for comments on my shot.

Jose, I prefer the color version
Peter, ALL the guys married to italian women are very lucky!



Dec 20, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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p.2246 #19 · p.2246 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


85 HC :









Dec 20, 2012 at 06:32 PM
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Philippe, wow, another stellar shot! I like the synchronized goers and the standing man as a pictorial anchor/foundation (sorry, don't have the words). I'm nit-picking now: it would benefit from a minimal rotation clockwise in my opinion.


Dec 20, 2012 at 06:41 PM
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