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Foto Dude wrote:
is there a better way to organize this threat? this threat has over 2.5k of posts.

CGrindahl wrote:
We were thinking about creating a Wiki but FM offers too many niceties that would be lost if we launched our own venture. On FM you can not only talk about these lenses you can buy and sell them... You also can wander over the Macro World forum and post shots with extension tubes and run into the same crowd. I'm afraid we'll just keep adding pages until Fred tells us he's had enough... Then we'll start all over again as the Mustang Air to Air chaps have done elsewhere on FM. They're the all time posting champs,
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Actually, there was some sort of site wide server software crash that brought down that thread, causing them to have to restart it. This thread is rapidly catching up to the sequel thread, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this one surpass it this year (no matter how much you guys poo-poo the possibility).

Now what would be really special is if we could find a way to meet up every so often as those guys do for airshows and such.

CGrindahl wrote:
Out of curiosity I checked the posting rates for the two thread. The Mustang Air to Air at 71,176 posts since December 29, 2007 has been adding posts at the rate of 47.04. This thread at 51,400 since August 22, 2010 has been adding posts at the rate of 58.74. But unlike the Mustang Air to Air which had had a long life before the second thread began, we started from scratch and had a very slow first year as folks were slowly discovering we were here. Over the last 10,000 posts contributed to this thread, we have been adding
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leighton w wrote:
WOW! Sure are a lot of blabbermouths on here. Wonder who they are.

mp356 wrote:
Curtis, with Leighton laid up we will surpass the Mustang thread in no time! Get well Leighton.


Gee, thanks Scott!



Feb 14, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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Ray, thank you for the comment on the snow scenes.

Samy, I like the airplane images. The small yellow plane looks like a T-6?

Mark, very nice ice and snow images.

Ben, nice Freelines. Summer seems so far away.

Reagan, nice flower image.




Feb 14, 2013 at 05:47 PM
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Inspired by some terrific window reflection images posted on this thread by Ben, Philippe, and others, I entered this image in the WA thread. Taken with the 28-50 3.5 ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott







Feb 14, 2013 at 06:14 PM
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I'm looking for a lens somewhere around the 20mm focal length (no wider than 18, no narrower than 24. 20 or 21mm would be ideal) for use on my D800. It would mostly get used for distant (cityscapes, landscapes) use handheld and on a tripod, but also for documentary work closer in, grabbing some of the environment along with subjects, sometimes deliberately working with distorted perspectives. If I had a choice between two lenses with different characteristics I'd probably pick the one that delivered the best results out toward infinity stopped down some, for landscape use -- on a D800
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Get yourself a DX format Nikon and mount a 16 3.5 MF Fisheye on it and it will knock your socks off. Extremely resistant to flare and ghosts.



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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Michael, one lens to stay away from based on the ghost avoidance requirement would be the 20 3.5UD. My very first look through that lens I saw lots of happy dancing ghosts. Otherwise its a fine lens and of course ghosts work for some people and some scenes.

Samy

leighton w wrote:
Judging by your wants/needs I would have to suggest the 20mm f2.8 AI-s as this seems to be the best at distance. The f4 version is well regarded as well. This may help you too. http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_wide.html




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rankamateur wrote:
Get yourself a DX format Nikon and mount a 16 3.5 MF Fisheye on it and it will knock your socks off. Extremely resistant to flare and ghosts.

Got that right! It is not the same on FX



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:32 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Inspired by some terrific window reflection images posted on this thread by Ben, Philippe, and others, I entered this image in the WA thread. Taken with the 28-50 3.5 ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott

excellent stuff Scott!



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Inspired by some terrific window reflection images posted on this thread by Ben, Philippe, and others, I entered this image in the WA thread. Taken with the 28-50 3.5 ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott


Great shot Scott, it got my vote!



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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michaelwatkins wrote:
I'm looking for a lens somewhere around the 20mm focal length (no wider than 18, no narrower than 24. 20 or 21mm would be ideal) for use on my D800. It would mostly get used for distant (cityscapes, landscapes) use handheld and on a tripod, but also for documentary work closer in, grabbing some of the environment along with subjects, sometimes deliberately working with distorted perspectives. If I had a choice between two lenses with different characteristics I'd probably pick the one that delivered the best results out toward infinity stopped down some, for landscape use -- on a D800
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Best sharpness is the 20/2.8 AIS or AF-D, but it does ghost although flare is very very good
Best for flare/ghosting is the 20/3.5 AIS, but as others have noted it's not the sharpest for distant subjects (but very sharp up close).

My best 20/2.8 is actually my 17-35/2.8 AFS set at 20mm - it's better in all regards than the 20/2.8AIS or D regarding sharpness, flare, and ghosting, but it's heavy, large, and much more expensive (like $1K) and it's not a MF Nikkor . . .

John



Feb 14, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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leighton w wrote:
I'm going to assume since we never see a photo of you riding these things, that you must just fall off all the time and then take a snap!


yeah very funny Leighton....I've only fallen a couple of times.

Here was I thinking you'd think that the reason I'm not in the photo is because I'm taking the photo - you know, like most of the pics here. But I hear ya - one of these days I'll take a wireless remote with me (oh yeah, and a tripod for the camera) and see what happens.

ben



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What to do on a rainy day? It looks like it is going to rain all day so I grabbed my 55mm 2.8 Micro and headed out on the patio. My plants are enjoying the long steady watering






Feb 14, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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bruni wrote:
does everyone celebrate Valentine's Day ? me - I rode the freelines and payed with the 24mm PCE.

ben

[urr

leighton w wrote:
I'm going to assume since we never see a photo of you riding these things, that you must just fall off all the time and then take a snap!

bruni wrote:
yeah very funny Leighton....I've only fallen a couple of times.

Here was I thinking you'd think that the reason I'm not in the photo is because I'm taking the photo - you know, like most of the pics here. But I hear ya - one of these days I'll take a wireless remote with me (oh yeah, and a tripod for the camera) and see what happens.

ben


Now THAT would be cool!



Feb 14, 2013 at 07:33 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

What to do on a rainy day? It looks like it is going to rain all day so I grabbed my 55mm 2.8 Micro and headed out on the patio. My plants are enjoying the long steady watering

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v41/p1431904472-5.jpg



Love the colors in this one Ray. You have been doing some outstanding work lately, keep them coming.



Feb 14, 2013 at 07:35 PM
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Just had to relay this story from yesterday. Many of you know that I work at a junior college. Recently I moved into the Fine and Applied Arts department (where photography and other arts disciplines are taught). Yesterday, some beginning photography students were out shooting all manually (shutter/aperture/ISO/focus) and were tasked with determining proper exposure using a grey card. They were told to take a shot of a grey card (shooting only JPEG) to figure out what the settings should be for the subsequent shot of their subject. The girls were using a used D60 that didn't come with the manual. They were really struggling and were packing up when I went to run an errand. I stopped and asked if they were shooting the flowers (they are dying, but look very cool, will be shooting them on my break today). They were, but had to follow certain guidelines. They told me the problem that they were having with the camera. On the D60, there is a manual mode, but the girls could not figure out how to adjust aperture since there was only one wheel. I found that you had to press and hold a button next to the shutter (her camera had a ghost image left from where the little aperture logo was). They were very pleased. I gave them a few tips for shooting in that kind of harsh light and they were off. It was nice to give back like so many of you do with relative noobs like me. Thought I would share.


Feb 14, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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Thanks

Really great shot Scott, Ray ,Ben, Mark, Samy, Reagan, Tony and Curtis



Feb 14, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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22 pages in 6 days!!

Can I ever catch up!!



Feb 14, 2013 at 07:55 PM
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Thank you Leighton and Ronny
Kevin glad to see you are paying it forward



Feb 14, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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My wife took a photo of our sheep one evening last year. One of our friends who is an outstanding artist saw it on FB and asked if she could make a painting of it. She did and this is the result. She used a combination of paint and different colored strips of magazine paper and clued it to a board. I thinks it's marvelous! The photo was great too.







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leighton w wrote:
My wife took a photo of our sheep one evening last year. One of our friends who is an outstanding artist saw it on FB and asked if she could make a painting of it. She did and this is the result. She used a combination of paint and different colored strips of magazine paper and clued it to a board. I thinks it's marvelous! The photo was great too.



Very nice!



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kwoodard wrote:
Just had to relay this story from yesterday. Many of you know that I work at a junior college. Recently I moved into the Fine and Applied Arts department (where photography and other arts disciplines are taught). Yesterday, some beginning photography students were out shooting all manually (shutter/aperture/ISO/focus) and were tasked with determining proper exposure using a grey card. They were told to take a shot of a grey card (shooting only JPEG) to figure out what the settings should be for the subsequent shot of their subject. The girls were using a used D60 that didn't come with the
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I don't understand gray card to much, so I end up skipping them! I dont get how to take the gray cards picture, does it have to cover the entire photo? would light not reach it then? is it ok to tilt the gray card so that the light source hits it directly? i have used it, and it seems right at times, but i am unsure if it is correctly used? do i use auto, or m mode, does it need to be in focus? thanks for hearing me rant!



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