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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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Jose, hope you have a wonderful trip, sounds like it should be.

Since you want to take the D7000 I'd go with the 16/3.5 + 35/2 and the 50-135/3.5. Just my 2 cents. Enjoy yourself!



Feb 13, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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mp356 wrote:
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


Very nice B&W work Scott, glad you didn't get what they did East of you!



Feb 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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Curtis, great looking series. I really like the portrait of you that Sue took, she has a good eye!


Feb 13, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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***** BLOG UPDATE *****

John's second post. Very nice set of very beautiful country!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/02/johns-second-post.html



Feb 13, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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leighton w wrote:
***** BLOG UPDATE *****

John's second post. Very nice set of very beautiful country!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/02/johns-second-post.html


A stunning set, thanks for uploading Leighton and thanks for taking such amazing pics John!

Leighton - it looks like this weeks assignment is made for you - "doors".



Feb 13, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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Curts, Your laundry photos are very appealing if I remember the bike shop is next door
I love the look of the ocean in California with the hills in the background.We don't have that in Florida
You should buy Sue a camera and share your lens.Great photo of you by her

Scott, great work on the last 2 B/W

Reagan



Feb 13, 2013 at 03:44 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

Thanks Kevin. You're close enough to the Bay Area that you might even have visited that beach at some time in your life. There are so many things that draw one's attention. I loved seeing what the waves did to the beach as they left. I enjoy landscape shooting but I'm also very fond of graphical sorts of images, as with the stone and the pattern left in the sand as the water retreated around it. I also like the shadow created by this small feather.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-LZttmbIfkRI/URsWesPetbI/AAAAAAAAR6g/cED68DH5fYo/s1000/50.2.HC.Feathershadow.jpg

Nature's delights are unending.


love the light and shadow on this one

Reagan



Feb 13, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2


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Feb 13, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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Thanks Reagan. Since you've owned the 50 f/1.2 you really don't need anyone else's evaluation to decide. I now have four 50mm lenses and I love them all. I bought the 50 f/1.8 AI-s for $46 and the 50 f/2 H.C. AI'd for $56. I believe the 50 f/1.4 S was $90. Considering that the 50 f/1.2 AI-s would likely run over $400, you'd really want that extra light a great deal to make the investment. Your shots with the humble f/1.8 are very nice. For something a little different, if you want f/1.2 you might want to experiment with the 55 f/1.2. Here's a link to an auction about to end on E-Bay for an AI version of the lens with hood.

Nikon 55 f/1.2 AI on E-Bay



Feb 13, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2

Reagan


Lovely shots Reagan,
The 1.2 may have f/1.2 but the 1.8 sure renders a beautiful background. Great shots.



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CGrindahl wrote:

And a few more...
This couple was backlit by the bright sun. This was what I hope to achieve. And this is what Sue hoped to achieve...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ovc-L9I6FDc/URsToiTwPOI/AAAAAAAAR50/FS3kJl4jpxs/s1000/50.2.HC.CurtisLimantourBW.jpg



Lovely Series, especially this mugshot, reminds me of Terry Pratchett - you just need a black hat.
The stone in the sand and the very last shot are also particularly excellent.

Kind regards,
Mark.




Feb 13, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Blue hole in the stormy sky + late afternoon sunlight.
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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
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Jose, have a nice and safe trip over to good old Europe (and back)!
I would pick the first kit. Can't wait to see your pictorial wrap-up of your trip.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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Very nice shots, Reagan. I have that 50mm 1.2 AIS but been using the 55mm Nikkor-S a lot more lately.

I am falling really hard for the D800. I am going to check one out this weekend. I am going to start selling the D700 and D2x soon. I am not really sure on this but it's most likely I'll fall for the new smell.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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leighton w wrote:
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.


Leighton, thank you! I have similar thoughts about the use of color vs B&W in todays papers.
Last week I wrote a wrap-up of photographers and papers technical equipment of the last 20 years, the workflows including darkroom-stuff and scanning&transmitting files. The B&W vs color-debate was an important part of my write-up. It took me forever and a night to go through old negatives with hand-written notes about developers and such detail, I've selected some examples in B&W and color, analogue and early digital, tried to remember funny anecdotes and after submitting my "essay" I got the reply: "oh, it's 7 times as long as needed.”.
It was a fun-trip in the time-machine, lot's of mostly good memories.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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Scott, you've captured the snow-laden trees in a really beautiful manner.
I like both shots a lot - at first I wasn't sure if they are "true" B&W's or just color-images without much color in.
To be honest - I don't care, both images are wonderful.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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Curtis, beautiful work at the beach! I like basically all shots, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the stone in the wet sand.


Feb 13, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Reagan, nice work with the 50/1.8! The "slow" 50's are underrated in my opinion.


Feb 13, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments on the fisheye- and fast 55-shots!
Inspired by John I've tried my old 135/3.5 Ai this late afternoon:

IIIIIoII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
135/3.5 Ai at f/5.6, D3s



Feb 13, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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You won't find many lakes in Florida without this sign

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Feb 13, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2

Reagan



Reagan I don't think they're really the same after f4 - maybe in terms of sharpness - but they have very different rendering styles. My f1.8 gives a different look to the f1.2, f1.4, f2. Might be sample variation - I don't know. I was interested in Curtis's set with the 50 f2 HC - I have that lens and it gives a different rendering than my f1.8. And the 55 f1.2 SC that I was using so much a few months ago is a whole other look too - not just wide open.

Like Curtis said - they're reasonably cheap (except the f1.2) so you can buy a few of them and change them round according to your mood.

Georg - love that snow shot with the 135.

ben



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