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p.2446 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


May I ask your pardon for sharing one more informal test with the 50-135mm at 135mm?
I promise this will be the last one.
Just to show how impressive this zoom appears to be.
Though not a scientific and rigorous test (ISOs and shutter speeds were different), I used the same light conditions (cloudy day), same f/11 and same PP.

Another trivial image, a ground view from my office window (~15m above).


The first is a view with the zoom at 135mm:


Test shot with Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 by labecoaves, on Flickr
Ground view from my office window ~15 m below.
D7000 + 50-135mm f/3.5 ais @ 135mm hand held but supported on the window sill, ISO 320, f/11 at 1/50s.




This is a heavy crop of the central portion of the previous image simulating a 400mm FOV:


Test shot with Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 - heavy crop at a 400mm FOV by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + 50-135mm f/3.5 ais @ 135mm hand held but supported on the window sill, ISO 320, f/11 at 1/50s.




Now this is from my 400mm f/5.6 K aiŽd ED, a well regarded and sharp lens:


Test shot Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ai'd - NO CROP by labecoaves, on Flickr

FOV of the same ground now with a 400mm lens - no crop.
D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ai'd held but supported on the window sill, ISO 800, f/11 at 1/125s.


It is sure, the real 400mm lens delivers a slightly sharper image. But I think that the prime lens being just slightly sharper is a great testament to the 50-135mm zoom!



Jan 08, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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p.2446 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks for the comments everyone.

Leighton: Tried, looks odd somewhat. I am thinking of coming back with either a longer lens or at night, when it's semi-lit and hopefully a truck drives up the ramps, red tail lights creating streaks. Or that's what my mind's eye tells me anyway.

Ben: Heh the sunset was rather dull. Couldn't stay too long either for blue hour to descend further. It is however a reflection of my current mood.

Nancy: Forgot to comment about your Namibia photos. Wish you have more with MF to share. It's on my list of places to go. Especially after a friend went on a solo trip, sleeping on the roof of the jeep, wandering Deadvlei and Sossusvlei alone.

Rafael: I've looked at the one with the forest fire quite a few times now. Haunting is the only word I can describe it.

>>

Looks futuristic and highly guarded. Had a friend tell me that it's a data center for some financial institution. The sunset's vermillion hues were trapped beautifully in the louvers but alas, the sky was much too busy. Tritone again then, though a different touch this time, the modern building demands it.



dc (CKC_8980_bw) by Zichar, on Flickr



Jan 08, 2013 at 03:35 PM
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p.2446 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


this just showed up in my inbox

"We hope you enjoy your Nikkor 20mm f3.5 ai lens - CLA, VG+, with caps. The next step is to pay. Pay now to get your item as quickly as possible."




Jan 08, 2013 at 05:52 PM
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pburke wrote:
I didn't take one - it looked just too ghetto

Next time I'll use it I will snap a shot of the light box setup. It really is just a box-shaped frame made out 8 pieces of 2-foot 1/2" PVC pipe (10 foot piece $1.59) cut with a hack saw, and then pushed into the elbows and T connectors (about $0.50 each) to build a cube without bottom, then draped it with the white sheet before setting it on top of the white paper that is bent up in back by a dremel tookbox held in place by a
...Show moreAny shots of your rig that you are shooting in? I thought you could use https if you put them inside the IMG tags...



Which is what I did above...



Jan 08, 2013 at 07:05 PM
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p.2446 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks all...it makes me happy
Tony great bokeh.. like it
Great shot Jose and leighton
Laura lovely cat
vpik01: Great shot and nice color
Great shot chin.. nice the last one



Jan 08, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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A picture of my daughter "Thea"


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jan 08, 2013 at 07:12 PM
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p.2446 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Lovely portrait, Ronny.






  NIKON D90    24mm    f/3.5    1/320s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 08, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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p.2446 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


kwoodard wrote:
Any shots of your rig that you are shooting in? I thought you could use https if you put them inside the IMG tags...

https://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/D7000/D7000_back.jpg

Which is what I did above...


I suppose I can rig it up again for a few more shots and get one of the setup. re https - duh



Jan 08, 2013 at 08:57 PM
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Took this on a quick break at work. Using my new-to-me Series E 28mm f/2.8. About a 20% crop, ISO200, f/5.6. Lens is a little hard to work with for me, but I think I will get used to it.


DSC_5995web by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jan 08, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.2446 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Z
Nice picture yourself



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kings_freak wrote:
Here are a couple from around the shop tonight. I think the shrink oven looks like a happy face!

Tony R

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8229/8360082189_66f9600757_b.jpg
Happy Shrinker by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Tony, I like the angle of view on this.
Scott



Jan 08, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Ok, one more presidents house. This time, in our own backyard! This is the house Woodrow Wilson was born in, it's in the city of Staunton, VA. We went out to supper last night and decided to swing by here and grab a couple of shots. The car was his 1919 Pierce Arrow which he fell in love with after his return from France after negotiating the Treaty of Versailles after World War I. All taken with Nikki of course!



Leighton, more nice work with Nikki!
Scott



Jan 08, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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vpik01 wrote:
Leighton, nice shots of the Wilson house. I'd love to get a closer look at that Pierce Arrow!

Here is the beginning of a couple set's from the Chihuly Glass exhibit at the Richmond Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Chihuly is an artist/businessman who travels all over the place with these amazing displays of blown glass. I've actually seen his stuff in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Richmond and DC now by some odd twists... the Richmond show is good but small in comparison.

All shots on my D600 with Nikki;

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8360355165_c9a893a51b_b.jpg
Great Lens Adventure-DC-18 by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



Tony, these are very interesting. I especially like this last image.
Scott



Jan 08, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Looks futuristic and highly guarded. Had a friend tell me that it's a data center for some financial institution. The sunset's vermillion hues were trapped beautifully in the louvers but alas, the sky was much too busy. Tritone again then, though a different touch this time, the modern building demands it.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8360752011_977e59ba86_z.jpg
dc (CKC_8980_bw) by Zichar, on Flickr



Very nice Chin. Interesting lines and patterns.
Scott



Jan 08, 2013 at 10:18 PM
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p.2446 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Philippe, lovely image! Really like the background and sharp focus on his eye.
Scott







Jan 08, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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p.2446 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Got a ride in a Mini today!







Jan 08, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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p.2446 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


My apologies for not having commented on all your terrific shots from the past few weeks, I was just overwhelmed by the sheer amount and the quality. A hearty welcome to the newcomers too.
I'd like to share a few with the Noct:


_PG23009 by Apapa56, on Flickr
A bridge in Amsterdam
1/80 sec f2.8 iso 2500


_PG22946 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Damp car window, shot from the inside
1/80 f1.2 iso 1600


_PG23052 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Colorful cubes, part of the Amsterdam Light Festival
1/80 f4 iso 2500



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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I took the Noct to a post-Christmas sale as well, all wide open:


_PG22866 by Apapa56, on Flickr


_PG22868 by Apapa56, on Flickr


_PG22883 by Apapa56, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:10 AM
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p.2446 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Alan - the 80 - 200mm arrived. It's beautiful. You even included a filter. Thank you.

these are all with the 24mm PCE - no I haven't bought it - (although I dropped it last night so I think I may have to buy it).


none of the weird effects were deliberate - and I know the pics are lousy (Phillippe would say banal) - but iI thought the failed experiments might be interesting. Turns out you can't really shift and stitch easily and you certainly can't tilt and shift and stitch (the Harbour Bridge pic).

This lens has probably the best resolving power on the D800E of any nikon lens I own (it's up there with the zeiss). It has very little chromatic aberration and it's a macro lens - it focusses incredibly close - in the pics of Alan's lens I was only a few inches away.

ben


Thank you Alan - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


it arrived - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


shifting problems with the nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


my first PCE - the Sydney's the last ship by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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p.2446 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


2-shot vertical stitch with the Series E 28mm

ISO 200
f5.6
handheld

Have not figured out how to fix distortion while doing a stitch...


ITARCweb by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jan 09, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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