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p.2423 #1 · p.2423 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Leighton and Ron. The birds were a bit of a distance away and cropped about 50% so I shot at F8. It is the sweet spot for distance but it shines at 4.5 on closer shooting. All of the shots were hand held.


You handle the lens extremely well Ray. It is a lens that definitely belongs in your kit, as it does in mine. I was really surprised and delighted when I first used the lens. It was Andy from Austria who pointed me in this direction, as he did with a few other gems. I wish I had the tripod mount but the lens is so easily handled without support that it never poses a problem.

Here's a photo taken with the 300 wide open last year. It has appeared before, but what can I do... I need to take more photos...




Feb 10, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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p.2423 #2 · p.2423 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Jose is doing close ups and I am doing far away's but both using the 35 F2 Nikkor O. Were just a few miles apart. All taken along the C&D Canal.





















Crop of Image Above




Feb 10, 2013 at 08:37 PM
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p.2423 #3 · p.2423 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Peter, Jose, Ronny, Curtis, John, Scott, Samy, Reagan, Laura, Ray, Tony and Chuong - thank you for your comments!
The neat 16/3.5 is already one of my personal favorites. I'm happy with my decision to take this one from the american market ;-))

Reagan, yes, they considered playing. This time (4 hours before the 3rd league game) the referees said "no, thanks, not under this conditions". Other referees would maybe have come to another decision.



Feb 10, 2013 at 08:43 PM
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p.2423 #4 · p.2423 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass



Curtis,

regarding the tripod collar on the 300mm - if you aren't opposed to a little tinkering and a non-original tripod collar, there are quite a number of options. I just ordered an aftermarket collar meant for a Canon 70-200mm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Canon-Tripod-Collar-Mount-Ring-for-Canon-EF-70-200mm-f-4L-IS-USM-Lens-/190641259771

Just takes a little bit of extra material on the inside of the collar to make it snug.

not my idea - saw it here:


Tripod collar for 300mm f4.5 ED

Edited on Feb 10, 2013 at 08:49 PM · View previous versions



Feb 10, 2013 at 08:47 PM
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Two more images taken with the 16/3.5 at the small lake. A step sideways results in a completely different view through the Fisheye-Nikkor.



Processing is always a question of my current mood - this one is a rather simple conversion of an underexposed shot.



Feb 10, 2013 at 08:48 PM
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p.2423 #6 · p.2423 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ray, Leighton and Georg, thanks for the comments.

Ray, your friendly fowl shots with the 300mm are just gorgeous.

Georg, the 16mm lake shots are beautiful.



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
and for the ladies here is the long-awaited Z's selfportrait (85HC again) :


Philippe, but we REALLY want one! A REAL one!



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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georgms wrote:
Two more images taken with the 16/3.5 at the small lake. A step sideways results in a completely different view through the Fisheye-Nikkor.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8107/8461724673_d8a1c2a808_b.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8461724947_efd52b0740_b.jpg
Processing is always a question of my current mood - this one is a rather simple conversion of an underexposed shot.


Beautiful work with the 16 Georg.



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:15 PM
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Georg I love the "mood" in the second shot


Feb 10, 2013 at 09:31 PM
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p.2423 #10 · p.2423 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Dont know if this is of interest to anybody.

I assume it was the camera he used for product (Primarily watches) photography

Go to: blog.mingthein.com

The ultimate Nikon D700 body kit – US$1,700 excluding shipping, but including paypal fees
Shortly after buying the camera, I modified it personally to be perfectly set up for manual focus work. This means that the mirror zero position has been aligned, and the focusing screen shimmed: what you see in the finder is exactly what the sensor sees. I then went one step further and added a type J screen (extra snappy, central split prism) from the Nikon F6; this is not a simple modification because it doesn’t fit. The screen has to be cut down and filed to fit in the D700′s focusing screen carrier. The camera also includes:
DK-17M 1.2x magnifying eyepiece;
MB-D10 battery grip and adaptors for EN-EL3e batteries, AA batteries and the optional EN-EL4a adaptor;
Two extra EN-EL3e batteries;
Two EN-EL4a batteries and a MH-21 charger – this lets you get to 8fps and extends battery life dramatically;
New, original, unused strap;
All boxes and papers (except for the MH-21, that’s from my busted D2H).
It’s been used professionally but taken care of. Shutter actuations are slightly below 70k, but it was checked recently by NPS and given a clean bill of health. (The D700 is rated to 150,000, so there’s plenty of life left in it yet.) Otherwise, it’s cosmetically perfect with no rub marks, paint, scratches etc. – I believe in taking good care of my equipment.
You’re probably wondering why I’m selling it. Simple answer: I need the D800E’s file size to keep commercial clients happy, and I hardly do any reportage anymore. I felt it should go to a good home and somebody who would appreciate it rather than sitting folorn in a drybox. This is the ideal camera for manual focus lens aficionados! I have a full long-term review here, and a great many of the images on this site were shot with it.



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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Holy crap ..wonderful pictures you take
Great set Reagan
Really nice on the flower Ray..
Great shot Jose..
Wow Z and Georg
Kevin good work
Rafael these shots are amazing!
Great shot curtis
Wonderful set Tony ... Really WOW

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8461115978_a28ec7ebe4_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Thanks Ronny!
What a cool piece of art. It looks half Lego and half sculpture.

–Tony



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:40 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I'll drop one photo on the thread before heading off to bed. I was surprised to see these white blossoms open with winter still at hand. Of course, the warm days we've been experiencing surely has the plants thinking spring has arrived. This was shot at f/2.8 with the 135 f/2 AI-s.

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r0adkKnt7Jg/URdByuHrbEI/AAAAAAAAR3o/r8ehEjqOuHc/s1000/135.2.WhiteBlossoms.jpg

Lovely little blossoms Curtis. Those greens against the blue sky really pop. I keep looking around for here, but nothing so far.

–Tony



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
B-Day party for my nephew last night and my sister in laws daughter couldn't keep her mitts off the new puppy. 35mm F2 O

Very cute puppy. Is it a Golden Retriever?

–Tony



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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p.2423 #14 · p.2423 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Nikki went back-country skiing this morning. The weather more than cooperated.

More to come.

John





Looking Back Down The Trail




Feb 10, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Let's make it 2 dogs in 1 day

501.8 with my old TC 14-A back. Thanks Scott

Reagan

Good looking dog Reagan. How many stops do you lose with the TC 14?

–Tony



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:47 PM
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Great work everyone, I'm sorry I can't comment more frequently to go into depth about some of the fantastic shots.

I braved what has turned out to be the worst storm Toronto's had in a few years to get a snowy picture of the entrance gates to Trinity Bellwoods Park. This is a stitch with the 105mm f/1.8 AI-s at f/2.8. Some sloppiness if you pixel peep, but otherwise I'm a fan of how this turned out.


Trinity Bellwoods by philipjohnson, on Flickr



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:49 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Resuming my old slides digital scanning, this is the White-eared Opossum taken with my old and trusty FM body + 50mm f/2 (dont recollect if K or ai version, anyway, same optics).There is the possibility I used a 2X TC to deliver a 100mm f/4, but I am not sure.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8461916496_b30c048e20_b.jpg
White-eared Opossum - slide dupe by labecoaves, on Flickr

Old slide from August 1993, gallery forest in the Cerrado Region, southeast Brazil.

Nikon FM + Nikkor 50mm f/2 hand held + flash, Fujichrome Velvia RVP ISO 50.
Dupped through a D7000 + 20mm extension tube + 55mm f/3.5 micro @f/8 and ISO 100 +ES-1
...Show more
The opposum is so cute! You really do an amazing job both in capturing the shot as well as the slide conversion.

–Tony



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:50 PM
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p.2423 #18 · p.2423 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks
Great shot Johan Philip and Gerog



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:51 PM
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p.2423 #19 · p.2423 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg, I am totally loving your 16mm shots and the post work totally works for me. I hear what you are saying about my shot being kind of busy, I didn't have any other opportunities to shoot that day and this one was just a test shot.

asiostygius, I don't know why I didn't notice this sooner that you are a D7000 shooter too...! I am going to go back through your posts and probably be hitting you up for tips as I love so many of your shots and I thought you were shooting on a full frame!



Feb 10, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Citroën "quinze/six", 28 2.8 ais :


Very ominous! Love the angle and b&w Phillippe!

–Tony



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