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leighton w wrote:
Actually Curtis, I was forced to make the security changes with the comments. I was getting spammed a couple of times a day before I made the changes. I try to check for comments on a regular basis and publish them just as soon as I can. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Love to see the Patriarch showing up with His grace

Leighton, I'm not familiar with blogspot but these blogs usually let you set that only the first comment from a user to need approval, then the other comments to be published instant. This is the most elegant way to fight against the spam... without to transform commenting in a PITA. Please check if blogspot has this feature.



Jan 23, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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Mishu01 wrote:
Love to see the Patriarch showing up with His grace

Leighton, I'm not familiar with blogspot but these blogs usually let you set that only the first comment from a user to need approval, then the other comments to be published instant. This is the most elegant way to fight against the spam... without to transform commenting in a PITA. Please check if blogspot has this feature.


Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't allow this.



Jan 23, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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Kevin, I have never tried Silver Efex, but have used the convert to B&W function in PSE. There's some custom presets as well as slider tweaking you can do. You can get beyond simply taking color away and ending up with drab grayscale with PSE. Of course Silver Efex must have a lot more options to try out.

Ray, super pictures of your hometown. That's as far as I got on your Nikki blog.

Did Curtis really use the word "abated" for his contagious disease that he passed on to too many on this thread?

Samy

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Kevin, SilverEfex is a powerful tool - with almost endless ways to process a given image. I'm a lazy fella and usually start with one of my favorite presets ("push +1.5" for instance) and go from there. Starting from a scratch is possible too - and probably the best way if the final look of an image is already in your mind.
If you have a specific question please let me know.




Jan 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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Peter, interesting species!

Georg, nice use of the 135 f2, converting to b&w takes care of the CA. Recent acquisition? On another topic, I looked online for the Heinkel book you mentioned has been recently authored, but didn't see it. Must be only available over there.



Jan 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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It was 13 deg F early this morning. The winter sky is clear these nights, the moon is up and the stars are many, but no way am I stepping out into that Artic weather

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It's hard to keep them steady when your teeth are chattering!! Brrrr.




Jan 23, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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leighton w wrote:
George, I like the B&W version better too. Is that amount of CA normal for this lens?


Leighton, the conditions (harsh sunlight and water/ice/snow) are challenging for every lens. Under normal conditions the longitudinal CA's of Nikon's fast 135 are not that much pronounced, but still visible.
I have just two longer lenses who are completely free of LoCA's - the fat and expensive 200/2 AF-S and an old Leica Apo-Telyt-R 3.4/180 (lens mount changed to Nikon).
The 70-200/2.8 VR1 is already pretty good when it comes to this kind of aberrations, I still have to check out the 180/2.8ED.
Here's the same image re-processed. ACR can remove a lot of CA's:





Jan 23, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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saph wrote:
Peter, interesting species!

Georg, nice use of the 135 f2, converting to b&w takes care of the CA. Recent acquisition? On another topic, I looked online for the Heinkel book you mentioned has been recently authored, but didn't see it. Must be only available over there.


Samy, the book (a paperback or a brochure, don't have it yet) is just available over here in a small bookshop. The second print/ issue should arrive this week.
As far as I know there are just two "industrial" buildings (or their remains) belonging to the "Heinkel-Werke" here - but I was surprised that many residential houses belonged to Heinkel too.
For more informations I have to read the book.
I'll keep you informed.
Btw, that 135/2 was one of my first MF-Nikkors - I got it used in the late 1990's.



Jan 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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Thanks Jeff!

Welcome back Curtis!

Georg, have you tried Capture NX2 or even the free ViewNX2 for fixing CA?



Jan 24, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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I know, I know this would be blasphemy for many 16/3.5 owners, but it is just me:
I made a "rectilinearized" 3-shot pano with this lens + D7000.
As I am not a B&W expert, I used in camera B&W mode + built in red filter of my old 16/3.5 F ai'd.

An ordinary view from my kitchen window.


3-shot pano with Nikkor 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd by labecoaves, on Flickr

The 3-shot pano was "rectilinearized".
Taken with in camera B&W mode + lens built in RED filter (R60) to darken sky and bring contrasty clouds.
D7000 + 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd supported on the windowsill, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/40s.



Jan 24, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I see that John continues to take good care of us all with his information about the glorious 16 f/3.5 fisheye lens that comes in various flavors. As he notes above, I'm am that happy recipient of his largesse since he was willing to actually sell his first copy to me, the K version with the Nikion AI conversion kit installed. It is one sweet lens...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Nv9kDvfGklQ/T6mN9IrIpbI/AAAAAAAAMp4/-usP7s0A9AQ/s1000/16.3.5.LibraryStacks.jpg




Hi Curtis! Good to see you posting. I like what you have done with the fisheye here. Looks like a beautiful old library.
Scott



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asiostygius wrote:
I know, I know this would be blasphemy for many 16/3.5 owners, but it is just me:
I made a "rectilinearized" 3-shot pano with this lens + D7000.
As I am not a B&W expert, I used in camera B&W mode + built in red filter of my old 16/3.5 F ai'd.

An ordinary view from my kitchen window.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8408725055_016a7980d9_o.jpg
3-shot pano with Nikkor 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd by labecoaves, on Flickr

The 3-shot pano was "rectilinearized".
Taken with in camera B&W mode + lens built in RED filter (R60) to darken sky and bring contrasty clouds.
D7000 + 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd supported on the windowsill, ISO
...Show more

Wow Jose! Neat pano with an unusual lens. Well done.
Scott



Jan 24, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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mp356 wrote:
Wow Jose! Neat pano with an unusual lens. Well done.
Scott

+1!

Tony



Jan 24, 2013 at 02:01 AM
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Luna Bleu, my beautiful black cat!

a.Rodriguez.photo- by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



Jan 24, 2013 at 03:37 AM
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Hey Chin - got an unexpected package from Singapore in the mail tonight. Caused quite the stir until we figured out from whom it came from.

My girls say thanks!

Photos to follow sometime tomorrow . . . .


And here are my lovely models showing off their international presents. They both wore them to school today . . .

135/2 AIS wide open at ISO 1600






Gotta Keep That Hair Under Control!

  NIKON D800    135mm    f/2.0    1/200s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  







A Happy Camper

  NIKON D800    135mm    f/2.0    1/200s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 24, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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a.Rodriguez.photo--4 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



Jan 24, 2013 at 04:08 AM
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a.Rodriguez.photo--12 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



Jan 24, 2013 at 04:33 AM
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I don't get to make it in to check in very often these days. I am still shooting when I get the chance. I broke out my all of my lenses longer than 50mm a couple days ago as I started fearing that I'd be tempted to get rid of them due to my general lack of use. On the positive, my extensive Leica and 35mm shooting has reminded me of just how little grain there is on a D700 at ISO 6400. Makes me think that I could easily get away with 12,800 for nice useable images in the right scenarios. So here is a high iso, telephoto sampler of some quiet times getting ready for bed:

180/2.8 ED AI-S, D700, ISO 6400


300/2.8 ED AI-S, D700, ISO 6400



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:17 AM
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Curtis, it's great to see you drop by.

Larry, also good to see you back in action here (and suffering from more NMFAS), I became concerned that we might not see you back for reasons entirely unrelated to photography.

Georg, that wooden tripod looks rather dapper. I feel like if I ever used a tripod with a Leica, it would need to be just like that one.

There are so many great images coming onto the thread. Good job everyone in enjoying the great lenses and photography in general, I'm always glad to see the wonderful work and the thread remaining active in my general absence.



Jan 24, 2013 at 05:21 AM
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After I was done with an earlier road shot, a semi-truck was coming toward me. Since it was a single lane road, I decided to get out of his way. I drove up a little to make a u-turn and came across this small herd of buffalo! I had no idea that any of the local farms had them, so it was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, the longest lens I had was my 55mm, so I decided on a 6 shot panorama.

–Tony


Oh give me a hoooome... by T&J Photography, on Flickr



Jan 24, 2013 at 06:58 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
And here are my lovely models showing off their international presents. They both wore them to school today . . .

135/2 AIS wide open at ISO 1600

Cute shots of your girls, John! What a nice present from Chin.

–Tony



Jan 24, 2013 at 06:59 AM
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