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Thanks Jose! It's one of my favorites too . .

Hah! It was simply aperture priority with a little bit of negative exposure compensation to keep the sky blue and to not burn out the sun star too much.

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Feb 12, 2013 at 07:44 PM
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raboof wrote:
Great shots with Nikki, John.

Here is my 20mm f4 IR

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_3347.jpg


WOW, beautiful image. Have you converted one of your cameras? Sometimes I think of converting one of my cameras for exclusively for IR or UV photography.



Feb 12, 2013 at 07:48 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Love the crazy bokeh in this one. I need to get out and shoot!


Agreed!!



Feb 12, 2013 at 07:54 PM
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Thanks Tony and Kevin for the comments.

Georg, that photo deserved the publication, congrats!





Feb 12, 2013 at 07:58 PM
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georgms wrote:
Dustin, thank you.
Regarding the fisheye vs "conventional" UWA-lens - sometimes an image will look more natural when shot with a fisheye, in many cases a rectilinear lens is the one to grab.
The mighty and as a zoom unrivaled 14-24/2.8 was my go-to-lens for the last 4 years, but lately I've felt I would shoot every picture the same way when using the 14-24.
Time to re-discover the joys of using a quality fisheye-lens or to play more with stitched panos.
The 20/3.5 or 24/2.8 should make a nice companion to your 14mm. Both lenses are fairly compact and will take
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CGrindahl wrote:
I appreciate this observation Georg. Even with the best lenses we can at times get into a rut. That was my experience with the wonderful kit of L lenses I owned when shooting Canon. I started with rather pedestrian lenses and noted the improvement as I invested in better glass. That was certainly rewarding and I was generally pleased with what all of those lenses produced. But when I stumbled on the Nikon MF lenses after buying a D700, I experienced something quite different and extremely satisfying. Exploring with lenses that have a bit of character adds zest to life.
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georgms wrote:
Thanks, Curtis! I have yet to try the 16/3.5 on the D7000. As stated before, I have to tame myself - overusing a lens with a unique rendering like the fisheye can lead to signs of fatigue on the viewers side ("oh, again a bent picture").
That said - the 16/3.5 will for sure pay for itself, while other lenses, like the PC 85/2.8D have to work a little harder ;-)
It's nice to smuggle an image taken with a 35 years old, manual focus lens on the sports-pages
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8467882683_debae222e8_c.jpg


I love this image, the photo of a photo and the equipment that helped make it. I like the B&W version better though. I sometimes wished that newspapers were more selected in the images they published. Simply meaning that I wished they would put a B&W in there once in a while. I remember when the big papers like the Washington Post first started using color images, they would have it on the front page only, everything else would be B&W.



Feb 12, 2013 at 08:34 PM
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I have a Nikon FG body that I inherited and have been thinking of using. The person that I got it from said there was some sort of an issue with the camera. I think that the foam is breaking down and making things gummy/sticky inside which is causing the issue. How much do you think I would need to spend to get the camera up to snuff again so it is usable. With all the lenses I have now, its darn close to my dream kit when I still shot film back in the day. I would really like to use it, what kind of odds do you think I have to get it working?


Feb 12, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
I have a Nikon FG body that I inherited and have been thinking of using. The person that I got it from said there was some sort of an issue with the camera. I think that the foam is breaking down and making things gummy/sticky inside which is causing the issue. How much do you think I would need to spend to get the camera up to snuff again so it is usable. With all the lenses I have now, its darn close to my dream kit when I still shot film back in the day. I would really like
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I just had my FE2 overhauled - new seals (gooey sticky crumbling mirror damper that left goo on the mirror), mount adjusted, AF screen shimmed. $140 and one week. If it's just the seals you can potentially do it yourself. I actually bought the seal kit for the FE2, but took it in to have the focus checked and I ended up just having them do the seals too as the seal kits are pretty inexpensive.

http://camerasealkit.com/em.html

Good luck -

John



Feb 13, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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Any opinions here on the 135 f/3.5 AIS?


Feb 13, 2013 at 01:35 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
So yesterday was laundry day... Two shots taken with the 135 f/2 AI-s wide open... bokeh play for the fun of it.

The sun is shining so it is a perfect day for a drive to west Marin where temperatures will be in the mid-sixties. A great day for taking a few photos and I'll definitely have my camera with me.



Very nice Curtis. Great color and contrast.



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks for the comments on the B&W-bokeh-shot! It started quite innocently as a pretty clean and smooth color-image.
It was too smooth for my taste and the treatment in SilverEfex was kinda fun:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8468750106_e1c2e239b6_c.jpg
image as shot - D3s, late Ai 55/1.2 wide-open - SilverEfex can do wild things to a smooth background ;-)



I really like what you have done with this image Georg.
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asiostygius wrote:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/21/773321.jpg

Jaw dropping!
What is your metering technique for this scene??



+1 John. Wonderful capture.



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:06 AM
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Blue hole in the stormy sky + late afternoon sunlight.


Blue hole in the stormy sky + late afternoon sunlight by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 F ai'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/125s.
I suppose this old lens performs well for cityscapes too.

My last photo for the next 10-12 days, since I am leaving to Herculaneum and Pompeii tomorrow afternoon. I hope Vesuvius does not wake up in the coming days
Up to now I am struggling about which lenses to put in the bag with my D7000. I need to stay light since will be walking all day at the archeological sites:
perhaps the 16/3.5 + 35/2 + 75-150/3.5 ?
or 20/2.8 + 50/1.8 + 75-150/3.5?
or 16/3.5 + 24/2 + 50/1.8 + 85/1.8 (+ TC16A for reach)??
Decisions, decisions...



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Blue hole in the stormy sky + late afternoon sunlight.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8469886754_4c1d4524ec_b.jpg
Blue hole in the stormy sky + late afternoon sunlight by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 F ai'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/125s.
I suppose this old lens performs well for cityscapes too.

My last photo for the next 10-12 days, since I am leaving to Herculaneum and Pompeii tomorrow afternoon. I hope Vesuvius does not wake up in the coming days
Up to now I am struggling about which lenses to put in the bag with my D7000. I need to stay light since will be walking all
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Nice image Jose. If you want my opinion, I would take the 20, 50, 75-150 combo. Sounds like a great trip.
Scott



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:39 AM
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JRT64 wrote:
Any opinions here on the 135 f/3.5 AIS?


John can tell you better than me, since he has compared the f/3.5 with the f/2.8 and the f/2 (?) versions. He uses a D800.
Anyway, my experiences and of others are very good
See some sample shots here:
http://flic.kr/g/jeVj3

And this book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/tests-dobjectifs-French-Edition-ebook/dp/B006C3M7QY)
testing several lenses with D3 sensor (~D700), evaluated the 135/3.5 ai as excellent (*****):

Chapitre 6 Les longues focales fixes 83
100 mm f/2,8 E ☻☻☻☻ 84
105 mm f/2,5 F ☻☻☻☻ 85
105 mm f/2,5 AI ☻☻☻☻☻ 86
105 mm f/2 AFD ☻☻☻ 87
105 mm f/1,8 AIS ☻☻☻☻ 88
135 mm f/3,5 AI ☻☻☻☻☻ 89
135 mm f/2,8 F ☻☻☻☻☻ 90
135 mm f/2,8 AIS ☻☻☻☻ 91
135 mm f/2 AI ☻☻☻☻☻ 92
135 mm f/2 AFD ☻☻☻ 93
180 mm f/2,8 F ☻☻☻ 94
180 mm f/2,8 AIS ED ☻☻☻☻☻ 95
180 mm f/2,8 AFD ☻☻☻☻ 96
200 mm f/4 AI ☻☻☻☻ 97
200 mm f/2 AI ☻☻☻☻ 98
200 mm f/2 AFS VR ☻☻☻☻☻ 99
300 mm f/4,5 F ☻☻☻ 100
300 mm f/4,5 AI IFED ☻☻ 101
300 mm f/4 AF ☻☻☻ 102
300 mm f/4 AFS ☻☻☻☻ 103
300 mm f/2,8 AFI ☻☻☻☻☻ 104
300 mm f/2,8 AFS ☻☻☻☻ 105
300 mm f/2,8 AFS VR ☻☻☻☻☻ 106

See that the 135s f/2.8 and f/2 are well regarded too.
AI and AIS are supposed to be the same optics.


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Feb 13, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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Georg, great idea with the newspaper photo
Jose,always nice view from your home

Reagan



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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JRT64 wrote:
Any opinions here on the 135 f/3.5 AIS?


So far, pretty impress with it. As Jose indicated I have the f/2, f/2.8, and f/3.5, but have not had a chance to directly compare the three. It seems to be very good wide open over the entire frame - an attribute that always impresses me.

Right now I'm trying to focus on getting images out of Nikki (the 85/1.8 AI that is going around the world) and will return to my 135mm fest when the sun comes out and my work calms down a bit.

- John



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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I was going to say that the 135 3.5 and 2.8 were about the same except for price
The 135 3.5 was my first MF lens
and you never forget your first

Reagan



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
John can tell you better than me, since he has compared the f/3.5 with the f/2.8 and the f/2 (?) versions. He uses a D800.
Anyway, my experiences and of others are very good
See some sample shots here:
http://flic.kr/g/jeVj3

And this book (http://www.amazon.co.uk/tests-dobjectifs-French-Edition-ebook/dp/B006C3M7QY)
testing several lenses with D3 sensor (~D700), evaluated the 135/3.5 ai as excellent (*****):

Chapitre 6 Les longues focales fixes 83
100 mm f/2,8 E ☻☻☻☻ 84
105 mm f/2,5 F ☻☻☻☻ 85
105 mm f/2,5 AI ☻☻☻☻☻ 86
105 mm f/2 AFD ☻☻☻ 87
105 mm f/1,8 AIS ☻☻☻☻ 88
135 mm f/3,5 AI ☻☻☻☻☻ 89
135 mm f/2,8 F ☻☻☻☻☻ 90
135 mm f/2,8 AIS ☻☻☻☻ 91
135 mm
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Thanks, asiostygius. There are certainly some fine images posted in that Flickr group.



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:48 AM
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Thank you Ray, Ben Leighton, Georg, and Reagan for your comments. We ended up with about 12" of snow from the storm. Not as much as to the east of us. I managed to get out the next two days to take some additional images. Here are a couple from the next day.
Scott





105 2.5







28-50 3.5



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Feb 13, 2013 at 02:49 AM
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Very nice Scott!


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