Upload & Sell: On
Leighton, you're in luck, since Tony is selling off his 135
leighton w wrote:
Ronny, I like the the one of Nitro very much!
When I had my D7000 I yearned for a 135mm f2 because it would have given me a virtual 200mm f2. But since I've gone FF, the 135mm FL is not as tempting as it was. I still want a 135mm f2, but just not as bad. Actually, there's three lenses on my short list of to buy lenses. The 135mm f2, 85mm f1.4 and the 28 f2.8 or 2.
Thanks Leighton, yup, it's' a nice friendly spot, the lobster rolls are delicious, too.
leighton w wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Some First First Friday of 2013 fun at my usual spot
I really like this one Laura! Very well composed. Looks like a nice place to spend an evening.
Hard to tell, but from the markings I can see, it's either an osprey, or a turkey vulture. I'm leaning more towards osprey though.
Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks.. Have been using Color Efex Pro to strengthen the light .. so no flash
was the middle of the day the picture was taken
Wow leighton !! last picture I like very much .. it's an eagle in the sky?
I'll agree with Leighton on that being a very scary photo. I can only imagine how fast those things move given the amount of fuel they have when they get going.
leighton w wrote:
This was fire number 4, about a year later, this one did some damage, late in the evening, only orange light available. 105mm 2.5. About 2004. Life is like this, the fire of being alive eventually takes you out.
tierrasanta fire 2 evening by Rafael CA, on Flickr
Now THAT'S a scary looking sight, great Capture.
Welcome back, Nancy, I'll be adding a few too , I got ambitious today. You Zoe is beautiful
Haven't been around much lately, or even shooting. But at least I finally caught up on this thread! Continuing great work by all, and a very happy New Year.
Can we have some more cats, please.
That I can help with.
Lovely set, Tony.
Finally getting back to my backlog, including several more shots from Nikki's pre-Christmas visit to DC. I think I'm 'through' the holidays now...
Thanks Tony, it does have difficult lighting, and you do have to watch out for folks walking through the shots.
Laura - Nice job shooting in, what looks like, a tough venue. Seems like a fun night!
Eric - nice set from Asheville, that close up of the ice is particularly cool looking!
Rafael - great post about everyone's strengths, you really put some thought into that and it shows!
Jose, Love the fireworks and the bird shot!
Some of the first real world test shots with my recently acquired 50-135mm f/3.5 zoom.
Believe it or not, in a very informal comparison of 50-135/3.5 AIS @ 135mm vs. 135/3.5 AI vs. 135/2 AIS at infinity, the zoom leaves nothing to desired and it delivers similar (if not better ) sharpness in relation to the primes!
Thank you Leighton for open my eyes.
I am convinced this zoom will be in my bag during my vacations at Pompeii and Herculaneum next February
Anyone else have the gulls from Finding Nemo running through their head after seeing these?
Very nice Tony!
Thanks Leighton, will do. Probably this evening!
Jose - great fireworks shots and the feathers on that bird shot are incredible!
Couple non-Nikki shots from yesterday morning. D600 with 105/2.5, Hains Point is a National Park Service managed public space in the DC. It houses an 18 hole golf course and some other recreational facilities. The 3ish mile loop around it is really popular with road bikers and joggers. These shots of the seagulls are looking across the Potomac River towards Virginia.
Hains Point Flock 1 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr
Hains Point Flock 2 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr
Hains Point Flock 3 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr
Hains Point Flock 4 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr
Hains Point Flock 5 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr
Laura - a great series.
Thanks Mark, hope you had lots of fun on your trip
1 weekend away and 10 pages to catch up on, that's the great thing about coming back as you know there's a pile of goodies to look through.
Laura - I like your shot of the train bridge, such a beautiful gold colour in the sky against the iron grey structure.
Scott - nice pic of the old farm house.
that's a mighty fine rig you've got, maybe share a shot of the setup itsellf?
Last weekend I set up a a lighting rig to take photos of stuff to sell online, and while doing that, I got curious how close I could get using the 300mm f4.5 ED IF using extension tubes (added the entire stack of K1 through K5). To have a detailed subject, I took off my old watch and put it in the "light box" which is really 20 feet of PVC pipes, elbows and T connectors from Home Depot for the frame, an old white bed sheet as diffuser/reflector, and some white paper for background, lit by old Canon 540ez and Nikon SB-16 set up as slaves, gaffer-taped kleenex diffuser on the D600 on-camera flash, wireless remote, tripod). whibal card for color.
The watch was about 4 feet from front of lens, about 50% crop of the full frame, f11, iso 100 on D600 shot in bulb mode in a dark room; dof is about 0.25" at that distance
1:1 pixel crop
and here's how the D7000 photo came out using the 105mm f2.5 with K3 extension tube and the same lighting rig. Only slight editing on the bottom of the camera to remove the base it was resting on. Not bad for a $8 investment in PVC pipes and parts at Home Depot.
should have cleaned the dust off at the lens release button
Peter (who now has to restrain himself from jumping on the next best 20mm Nikkor he finds, a lens that on DX didn't make any sense, but now ...)