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A field test of the 216mm f/3.2 (135mm f/2 + TC16A) with a breeding Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis):

This species does not construct an elaborate nest, on the contrary:


Southern Lapwing egg by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + TC16A teleconverter + Nikkor 135mm f/2 AIS (=216mm f/3.2) hand held.
ISO 320, f/4 at 1/4000s. ~20% crop.


Female brooding the same egg:


Southern Lapwing brooding her egg by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + TC16A teleconverter + Nikkor 135mm f/2 AIS (=216mm f/3.2) hand held.
ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1000s. ~50% crop.

On a D7000 this combo is effectively a 324mm f/3.2 telephoto.



Nov 25, 2012 at 02:45 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
Since it seemed to be 55 week it only seemed appropriate to use my new one. Family pics of my sister and brother in law. I call him the Hasselblad man. I think he told me he shot just shy of 500 weddings with one in the 70's. He is such a handy guy when your shooting. "ah just set it on F8 and about a 100th that should do it". Now he loves to bartend.



Great pictures!!! You brother-in-law sounds like a cool guy. I like his attitude.
Man, if I sot 500 weddings I'd be in a bar too, not serving though. Wedding are so stressful




Nov 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
We have a great variety of wines in France. Not only Bordeaux, Bourgogne or Champagne wich are very expensive (execpt from a few little producers).
For example one can find excellent and traditionnal wines in Loire valley (Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur, Vouvray) or in Alsace ( Riesling) for less than USD15.

But what we do best is Cognac!


Just to back up what Philippe says about the Alsace....with the 55mm no less, open wide and MFD








Nov 25, 2012 at 03:06 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
A field test of the 216mm f/3.2 (135mm f/2 + TC16A) with a breeding Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis):

This species does not construct an elaborate nest, on the contrary:

D7000 + TC16A teleconverter + Nikkor 135mm f/2 AIS (=216mm f/3.2) hand held.
ISO 320, f/4 at 1/4000s. ~20% crop.

Female brooding the same egg:

D7000 + TC16A teleconverter + Nikkor 135mm f/2 AIS (=216mm f/3.2) hand held.
ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1000s. ~50% crop.

On a D7000 this combo is effectively a 324mm f/3.2 telephoto.


Jose, I love your sharp work and your crazy focal length combos.





Nov 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM
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A couple of other photos from a lazy Sunday while waiting for iMovie to finish processing a project (only 3 hours to go). The night scene with the 28mm and the sunset with the 105mm.












Nov 25, 2012 at 03:16 PM
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montym wrote:
Just thought I inform you that the Powerball jackpot is up to $425 Million and I just purchased the winning ticket.

On Thursday I will be buying one of EVERYTHING! Maybe I should start now


Are you gonna buy your good buddies a lens too?



Nov 25, 2012 at 04:17 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Are you gonna buy your good buddies a lens too?


50mm f/1.2's for everyone! THey will have to be new though. Is that ok?



Nov 25, 2012 at 04:54 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
A few final straggler images from Maui - I promise it's almost over!








You saved the best for last!
The sun looks three dimensional. THis is beautiful!
THe sun looks like it is sitting in a sea of cotton!




Nov 25, 2012 at 04:55 PM
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Ben, I have more than a few sensor spots... I really need to buy a pack of sensor swabs.


Nov 25, 2012 at 05:09 PM
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Ray is right...the 24mm f2.8 ais and 28mm f2.8 ais are very close to performance twins.




























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Very nice comparison James. The 24mm 2.8 ais is a great lens. It works well on a crop camera and as Leighton has shown is fantastic on a full frame! Usually the 28mm 2.8 ais costs about $100 more than the 24 in the used market. Now, James you have driven the price up


Nov 25, 2012 at 05:43 PM
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I'm with Ray, very nice comparison, not much difference at all. I think perhaps the 28 is a tad sharper though. But if you had images side-by-side, you'd be hard pressed to distinguish which was which.


Nov 25, 2012 at 06:21 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Jeff, your last set of images is quite stunning, especially the second of the artist standing his ground in the face of exploding surf. Fine work. We are developing a fine group of photographers representing California and showing off our beautiful home. I'm glad you decided to share your work with us and join the conversation.


Curtis, thanks for the encouraging words and for starting such a positive place for Nikon MF photographers to share their work.

Thanks Leighton, Samy, Peter, David, Philippe, Scott, Georg and Alan for your kind comments. Samy, the two shots were taken on different days so I don't think it was the same painter.

Leighton, your second tunnel shot is a real beauty.

James, I really like the misty pano and the portrait of your mom.

Monty, gorgeous Thanksgiving sunrise shots and I really like "sauna in the snow." Snow can be a really tough customer, but your shot looks very natural.

Mark, really like the colors and composition of the uniform photo.

Peter, beautiful flowers. I think the tendril actually added interest to the passion fruit flower.

Philippe, I love the street musician photos, especially the man playing the resonator guitar. The "ssshhh!" mural is a terrific shot.

Samy, wonderful eagles!

Scott, I really like the colors and texture of the "old firewood pile."

Kevin, great Autumn leaves!

Ian, "Katseye 5" is a very cool shot. I also like "Black Ridge" a lot.

Philip, "You've Changed" is terrific. You have a keen eye for very interesting street photos.

Bert, great looking feast!

Jose, the flycatcher and the moon shot, at an effective 1920mm, are super impressive.

Americo, great masks and beautiful bokeh.

Ray, I really like your portraits with the 85mm. The first one is a striking image.

Chuong, love the balloons with the the 180mm.

Curtis, wonderful portrait of your god-daughter with Ansel.

Georg, really like your work with the V1. Love the composition and title of "the not so bright ones."

John, the pano of Moloka'i is outstanding!

Ben, really like the composition of the ship's bow and lake shots.

Alan, the cows and rockets photo is very cool.

Chin, very nice handheld stairway and lobby pano.

Laura, the cemetery/city pano is wild. I like it. Congrats on 6,000!



Nov 25, 2012 at 06:25 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben, love that set : great creativity and very inspiring images. Thanks.


very kind - thanks Phillippe



Nov 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
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Had to shoot this through the back door glass. Todays visitor with the 80-200 4.5 Auto. It was shot at 4.5 the exif was screwed up as I had to get the lens on pretty quick before he flew off. Notice the meal residue on the beak.







Nov 25, 2012 at 06:48 PM
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I concentrated on a peak performance f-stop comparison. There is no sharpening, distortion correction, chromatic aberration removal, or any adjustments...just SOC. In general, the 28 has stronger contrast at every f-stop, and is sharper...particularly at wider f-stops. From f2.8 to f4 the 28mm ais has it's greatest advantage over the 24mm ais...at f5.6 to f11 it is pretty much a tie. I know I can bring peak performance to the wider apertures by correcting for the aforementioned items that I did not do for this comparison.

Many years ago I use to have a 24mm ais - that I shot real estate on film with...using Nikon F3HP's. It was very beat up. This one has some coating issues, and it needs a good clean and lub, but the image quality is as good as I remember. I have another lens I am interested in checking out, but no experience with...and that is the 35mm f2.0 ai...I have one on the way. I have been using it's AF cousin often in the studio, and though it is a different optical formula - it is a very good performer. I think I remember someone on here took some really sharp images at circular quay in Sydney - at night (not Ben...if I remember right) and I was surprised at the lack of coma distortion. I'm hoping the one I found performs the same.



Nov 25, 2012 at 06:59 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
I'm not much of a wine person, but I do know those need to be resting on their side though, Americo.


That would be true, if they were full! I keep most of my empties, but after a bit, the wife tossed a few! Oh well, room for more!



Nov 25, 2012 at 07:03 PM
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Thank you everyone for then kind remarks, I hope contribute more, although ill need try more scenes!


Nov 25, 2012 at 07:05 PM
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Nice images everyone.

Samy, great moon shot. You and Jose are experts at this.

Chuong, great birthday image.

Chin, the hotel lobby pano is nicely done.

Monty, nice image of Rocky resting. BTW, since you will be winning the powerball lottery this week, any thoughts on buying an 85 1.4 or 35 1.4 for each of us in the group? The holidays are approaching.

Scott



Nov 25, 2012 at 07:14 PM
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James Markus wrote:
I concentrated on a peak performance f-stop comparison. There is no sharpening, distortion correction, chromatic aberration removal, or any adjustments...just SOC. In general, the 28 has stronger contrast at every f-stop, and is sharper...particularly at wider f-stops. From f2.8 to f4 the 28mm ais has it's greatest advantage over the 24mm ais...at f5.6 to f11 it is pretty much a tie. I know I can bring peak performance to the wider apertures by correcting for the aforementioned items that I did not do for this comparison.

Many years ago I use to have a 24mm ais - that I shot
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The one thing I loved and miss about the Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS, is its close focus abilities!



_DSC6960 sullen 2 by Americo.Rodriguez, on Flickr



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