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Leighton, very cool picture of feeding 3 lambs with just two hands :-) The red light (coming from a heating-lamp?) adds a "warm touch" to the picture - great effect.

Alan, love the 300mm-portrait of your son! Maybe you can velcro a small puppet on that lens to cheer him up a bit next time ;-) I'm just kidding - the picture is fantastic.
Btw, the wooden tripod will easily hold every lens I own - including heavy medium-format-combos.

Americo, good job on the cat-portraits!

Jose, love the de-fished pano! The built-in-filters should be really useful for B&W-work on film.
I've finally ordered the 16/3.5 from Adorama and can't wait to try it (a special "Thank you" to John for pointing me into the right direction).
Regarding the CA's on the boats-shot: yes, I've tried Nikon View. View is for sure a much underrated piece of free software. It deals very nicely with the CA's, ACR just fits my workflow better.
I just wanted to show the shortcomings (in extreme conditions) of the otherwise great 135/2.

John, lovely portraits of your happy hair-clip-models ;-)

Tony, very cool pano of the pasturing buffalos! I like especially the wide-open space surrounding these impressive animals. A tight shot with a very long lens is cool for sure, but I really like the cinemascope-feel here.

Curtis, thanks for your kind words! The 85-comparison is pretty interesting. Right now I have 11 Nikon-mount-lenses with focal-lengths between 85 and 105mm and my personal favs are constantly changing ;-)
I like the leaf-image a lot - nice reduction down to a graphical, minimalistic picture.

Peter, I like your experiments with the 105/2.5! I prefer the PSE-conversion over the one done with Topaz.
I'm glad you like the gables-image. I'm sure your beautiful country is rich of many interesting buildings with architectural influences from all over the world.



Jan 25, 2013 at 12:15 AM
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Samy, nice framing with the PC 28/3.5! I've shot this lens a bit more the last weeks and rarely got a leveled and not crooked shot. It's for sure a Nikkor that calls for a tripod.


Jan 25, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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Inspired by Kevin's question about SilverEfex I've played with some old files. Here's a summerly image from Ronny's beautiful country:

D700, 28/2 at f/8, one of the very few shots taken in aperture-priority mode (camera ready for quick one-handed shots while rowing and fishing ;-)



Jan 25, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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georgms wrote:
Inspired by Kevin's question about SilverEfex I've played with some old files. Here's a summerly image from Ronny's beautiful country:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8411860377_bd0127870f_o.jpg
D700, 28/2 at f/8, one of the very few shots taken in aperture-priority mode (camera ready for quick one-handed shots while rowing and fishing ;-)

Very nice! I think I am going to download the demo this weekend. My first paying gig has decided that they want some B/Ws of nearly all their images (27). Will give me an excuse to use it.



Jan 25, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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p.2357 #5 · p.2357 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


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Americo, good job on the cat-portraits!

Thanks georgms! It's a difficult task working with such a thin DOF, but my Luna Bleu is a fantastic model!!



Jan 25, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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Kevin, a paying gig is always a good excuse to buy something;-) I'm sure you will like SilverEfex.

Americo, a patient model is a great help for working with a superfast lens like your 85/1.4!



Jan 25, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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After reading that Monty just got a D800 (congrats!!) and a AF-S 24-70/2.8 I'm in the mood to reveal something really strange, my dark side: "Yes, I love Canon-branded equipment, I really do!".

I love Canon-gear von georgsfoto auf Flickr
...at least this very well made cable-release ;-) It's just a fun-shot after strong German beer.
Nikon D3s at ISO12800, Ai 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor with some Kenko-tubes

Btw, that's the only piece of Canon-equipment I own.



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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georgms wrote:
After reading that Monty just got a D800 (congrats!!) and a AF-S 24-70/2.8 I'm in the mood to reveal something really strange, my dark side: "Yes, I love Canon-branded equipment, I really do!".
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8411926859_6d162835c2_o.jpg
I love Canon-gear von georgsfoto auf Flickr
...at least this very well made cable-release ;-) It's just a fun-shot after strong German beer.
Nikon D3s at ISO12800, Ai 55/3.5 Micro-Nikkor with some Kenko-tubes

Btw, that's the only piece of Canon-equipment I own.

Wow, ISO12800...! I get scared playing with that high of ISO. What do you do to reduce noise?



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:06 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Wow, ISO12800...! I get scared playing with that high of ISO. What do you do to reduce noise?


Kevin, for fun-shots like this the noise-reduction sliders of ACR ("luminance" set to 15 in this case) work well enough for me.
I shoot a lot of indoor-sports and go up to ISO8000 routinely, but I try to use ISO12800 and even higher numbers as rarely as possible.
Many times poor light quantity goes hand in hand with poor light quality and this makes working in small venues really hard.



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:17 AM
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That's a great shot Tony. Luckily you got out of the truck's way to find it!

kings_freak wrote:
After I was done with an earlier road shot, a semi-truck was coming toward me. Since it was a single lane road, I decided to get out of his way. I drove up a little to make a u-turn and came across this small herd of buffalo! I had no idea that any of the local farms had them, so it was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the longest lens I had was my 55mm, so I decided on a 6 shot panorama.

–Tony

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8409696309_c1295076bb_b.jpg
Oh give me a hoooome... by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Not yet, but Moggy is still in the running. Nikki just seems too stately a name for this kitten , she's definitely full of pissnvinegar . Also, Nikki is too close to Neko.

kings_freak wrote:
Cute kitty! Have you come up with a name yet?

–Tony


Americo.

a.RodriguezPix wrote:
She is so cute! Apparently she loves her new pet's too! My Tabby girl's middle name is Tabitha, Soleil Tabitha, in honor of her Tabby heritage! Maybe Tabitha would be a good first name too?


Awwwwwwww.. orphaned, or rejected lambs?

leighton w wrote:
Just a few from the barn today. With the 24mm f2.8.

The first one is feeding time for the orphaned lambs.






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Well, I feel I have to confess. I spent some money today. I purchased a D800 and a lens. Ya, an AF lens,
A 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

It's kinda nice. One of my first thoughts was the possibility of selling some of my overlapping MF lenses. As I went down the list of my MF lenses I could not think of one that I should sell. I guess I'll just hord them



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:40 AM
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montym wrote:
Well, I feel I have to confess. I spent some money today. I purchased a D800 and a lens. Ya, an AF lens,
A 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

It's kinda nice. One of my first thoughts was the possibility of selling some of my overlapping MF lenses. As I went down the list of my MF lenses I could not think of one that I should sell. I guess I'll just hord them


Monty, congrats! The D800 is a fantastic camera and the mighty 24-70 one of Nikon's best zoom-lenses. I've seen money spend for worse things ;-)
I'm glad you'll keep your MF-lineup.



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:47 AM
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Will that Macbook Pro be good enough to process them?

Reagan



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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Reagan wrote:
Will that Macbook Pro be good enough to process them?

Reagan


Reagan, that Macbook Pro will probably have more hiccups than a sated newborn right after having been fed ;-)



Jan 25, 2013 at 01:53 AM
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p.2357 #15 · p.2357 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


My IMac burped a little when I borrowed my friends D600 and put the 24mp files on it


Reagan





Jan 25, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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kings_freak wrote:
After I was done with an earlier road shot, a semi-truck was coming toward me. Since it was a single lane road, I decided to get out of his way. I drove up a little to make a u-turn and came across this small herd of buffalo! I had no idea that any of the local farms had them, so it was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the longest lens I had was my 55mm, so I decided on a 6 shot panorama.

–Tony

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8409696309_c1295076bb_b.jpg
Oh give me a hoooome... by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Tony, very nice pano. I like the scale of the bison in this.
Scott



Jan 25, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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p.2357 #17 · p.2357 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I have 16GB of ram and a 512GB SSD
The Mac does just fine!



Jan 25, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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p.2357 #18 · p.2357 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Mighty Fine Mac

Reagan



Jan 25, 2013 at 02:24 AM
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montym wrote:
Well, I feel I have to confess. I spent some money today. I purchased a D800 and a lens. Ya, an AF lens,
A 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S

It's kinda nice. One of my first thoughts was the possibility of selling some of my overlapping MF lenses. As I went down the list of my MF lenses I could not think of one that I should sell. I guess I'll just hord them


What happen with your D600?

What about your dream for D4?

Are you the CEO of Webex lately?




Jan 25, 2013 at 02:30 AM
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p.2357 #20 · p.2357 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I'm sorry Leighton I just haven't had a chance to do a direct comparison. I can say for sure that as far as color, contrast, clarity and bokeh the 1.4 is a clear winner. Nikki has a nice bokeh but the 1.4 is butter Not to say that I have been displeased with Nikki. I think she performs quite well. Here are some photos from Bok Tower that I took today.

















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