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Zichar wrote:
Looks futuristic and highly guarded. Had a friend tell me that it's a data center for some financial institution. The sunset's vermillion hues were trapped beautifully in the louvers but alas, the sky was much too busy. Tritone again then, though a different touch this time, the modern building demands it.


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dc (CKC_8980_bw) by Zichar, on Flickr



Very nice Chin. Interesting lines and patterns.
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Jan 08, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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Philippe, lovely image! Really like the background and sharp focus on his eye.
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Jan 08, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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Got a ride in a Mini today!







Jan 08, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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My apologies for not having commented on all your terrific shots from the past few weeks, I was just overwhelmed by the sheer amount and the quality. A hearty welcome to the newcomers too.
I'd like to share a few with the Noct:


_PG23009 by Apapa56, on Flickr
A bridge in Amsterdam
1/80 sec f2.8 iso 2500


_PG22946 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Damp car window, shot from the inside
1/80 f1.2 iso 1600


_PG23052 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Colorful cubes, part of the Amsterdam Light Festival
1/80 f4 iso 2500



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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I took the Noct to a post-Christmas sale as well, all wide open:


_PG22866 by Apapa56, on Flickr


_PG22868 by Apapa56, on Flickr


_PG22883 by Apapa56, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:10 AM
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Alan - the 80 - 200mm arrived. It's beautiful. You even included a filter. Thank you.

these are all with the 24mm PCE - no I haven't bought it - (although I dropped it last night so I think I may have to buy it).


none of the weird effects were deliberate - and I know the pics are lousy (Phillippe would say banal) - but iI thought the failed experiments might be interesting. Turns out you can't really shift and stitch easily and you certainly can't tilt and shift and stitch (the Harbour Bridge pic).

This lens has probably the best resolving power on the D800E of any nikon lens I own (it's up there with the zeiss). It has very little chromatic aberration and it's a macro lens - it focusses incredibly close - in the pics of Alan's lens I was only a few inches away.

ben


Thank you Alan - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


it arrived - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


shifting problems with the nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


my first PCE - the Sydney's the last ship by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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2-shot vertical stitch with the Series E 28mm

ISO 200
f5.6
handheld

Have not figured out how to fix distortion while doing a stitch...


ITARCweb by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
2-shot vertical stitch with the Series E 28mm

ISO 200
f5.6
handheld

Have not figured out how to fix distortion while doing a stitch...


I like the curves, though. I think you will have a lot of fun with this lens.




Jan 09, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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sorry Tony....but the compliment's the same.

Chin - I have been picking up on your mood believe me - maybe a little colour might help even if you don't feel like it.

Phillippe - wow that shot tells a story. But I see you had to try and rescue all the light areas ?? the light balance was thrown off ?? Maybe a D800E is in order - great exposure range - it will hold your highlights.....lol

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Jan 09, 2013 at 01:43 AM
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bruni wrote:
Alan - the 80 - 200mm arrived. It's beautiful. You even included a filter. Thank you.

these are all with the 24mm PCE - no I haven't bought it - (although I dropped it last night so I think I may have to buy it).

none of the weird effects were deliberate - and I know the pics are lousy (Phillippe would say banal) - but iI thought the failed experiments might be interesting. Turns out you can't really shift and stitch easily and you certainly can't tilt and shift and stitch (the Harbour Bridge pic).

This lens has probably the best resolving
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This is beautiful, Ben!

Tony



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This is beautiful, Ben!

Tony


+1 Ben, this is great!
Scott



Jan 09, 2013 at 02:02 AM
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Ben: Those are easily your best panos I've seen, honest. Especially the second. So I guess the purchase is sealed then...?
How'd you drop one anyway? And it was easy to do shift panos, even with tilt. I've tried them handheld too. Here's an oldie of the Brissy skyline, with 3 shots in portrait mode - left 8mm, center, right 8mm then stitch (the extreme ends will be fuzzy so don't shift to the max 11mm). And yes, in colour



commander (KangarooPoint_Panorama01) by Zichar, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Ben: Those are easily your best panos I've seen, honest. Especially the second. So I guess the purchase is sealed then...?
How'd you drop one anyway? And it was easy to do shift panos, even with tilt. I've tried them handheld too. Here's an oldie of the Brissy skyline, with 3 shots in portrait mode - left 8mm, center, right 8mm then stitch (the extreme ends will be fuzzy so don't shift to the max 11mm). And yes, in colour


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thanks Tony, Scott, Chin.

Chin - That's a lovely shot of Brisbane - hard to make it look that good lol.

I think tilt and shift together will only work if you're tilting horizontally - because if the tilt is vertical there is huge distortion towards the edges (which is the right effect) but then when you shift (and leave the tilt) that distortion increases hugely on the same objects and then the shots don't line up.

It's only the first day - I'll probably find out I'm wrong.

How'd I drop it - easy - it's a huge mother and I was turning all the knobs and rotating and before you know it......!!!

I'm a weak fool - and I'm still negotiating over the sale of my lenses and cameras (which is going to fund this purchase ) - although now that I've dropped it I think I've lost some leverage (still he doesn't know that - although he knows I'm a sucker and that there was little chance I would return it anyway)

ben



Jan 09, 2013 at 02:44 AM
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Thank you for the comments!

Leighton - I like the shot of the Pierce Arrow, although having the railing straight and the roof slanted makes my brain hurt a little.
Tony D - Very cool exhibit! Those reds really pop.
PBurke - (Sorry, I didn't see your name in your profile) Looks like you have a nice little setup for product shots. I like that you did it on the cheap too!
Jose - Your not helping my MFNAS with tests like that!
Chin - I like the colors of the tri-tone. Nice perspective too!
Ronny - You have a very pretty daughter and I like the lighting. Beauty dish, above camera left? I also like the colors in your plant shot.
Philippe - Love the angle here. You have a great eye for these types of shots.
Paul - Great stuff with the Noct. Just more examples of how good that thing is, wide open. I'm jealous!
Ken - Great shot! Very cool looking building. What do you use to stitch?

Tony



Jan 09, 2013 at 02:59 AM
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Seen at a Photography Club near you....




I know there's a histogram in here somewhere!




Jan 09, 2013 at 03:11 AM
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p.2313 #16 · p.2313 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Mark, nice to see the 180 at work in good hands, ewsp like the one of the coot / duck

Welcome Munkii, there's never a shortage of MF lenses to buy

Rafael, the red light fire shot is amazing and scary at the same time

Chin, great light on the multi story parking structure.

Tony, how badly clipped was the red channel in the Chihuly glass shots?

Jose, put the 50-135 away, I've already told myself I've got the MF lenses I need

Paul, enjoyed the series with the Noct, keep posting these, at the prices demanded I have no temptation here :-)

Ben, the harbour bridge stitch (distortion / artifacts and all) works!

Ray



Jan 09, 2013 at 03:15 AM
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A path to the clouds, 35mm 1.4, D3.


A walk in the clouds by Rafael CA, on Flickr


A walk in the clouds 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 05:14 AM
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Finally, and I will give you a few days rest, I must proclaim - after finally getting around to using the 400mm 3.5 on the D800 with no converters - that this is one incredible lens, must be focused with live view for just about perfect results at full aperture right to the corners of the frame, the lens does not improve by closing down.

Here it is again with all the converters:

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot D3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Here is a photo at full aperture of the richest house in San Diego (maybe).
It is raining in front and behind it.


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 D800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

And the crop, same sharpness on the whole frame

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 D800 crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr





Jan 09, 2013 at 05:41 AM
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SOOC, and watermarked via LR4. These were handheld, using my Nikon D700, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AIS, and natural light.

_DSC5809 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr





_DSC5827 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


_DSC5819 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



_DSC5872 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 06:25 AM
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Someone asked what I used to stitch my building... I usually us Photoshop CS5.5, but I have CS6 at work and used that on lunch. I didn't do anything else with the pic, pretty much out of the camera.


Jan 09, 2013 at 06:47 AM
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