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Turned out to be a fantastic late winter afternoon here in Seattle so the whole family went down to the beach for low tide.
Took the 16/3.5, 50/1.2, 90/3.5CV, 135/2, and 400/5.6 ED with me, but I never took the 135/2 off the camera.

Can't wait to see the results, but I'll have to as those little plastic strips with light sensitive chemicals on them need to be "E6 processed" so I hear . . .

All with the newly rebuilt FE2. Hope the focusing screen is accurate as I rarely shot anything other than f/2. Now why again can't modern DLSRs have a focusing screen as bright and crisp as my FE2 . . .?

When I get the slides back I'll image them with my 55/3.5 and D800 since my CoolScan 5000ED is long sold.

John



Mar 03, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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John, I can really understand your wish for a DSLR with a screen like the FE2. Based on Dylan's hint I've replaced the stock-screen of my D700 with the screen from an old Miranda, and while it's a huge improvement over the standard-screen, it's still not like a classic SLR.
Just in case you stumble across a Leicaflex SL, have a look through it's finder - it doesn't get any better than this in my opinion. Nikon should really offer a screen made for manual focusing.
Btw, shooting with a manual SLR is a great experience - the shutter-sound, the handling, the feel to work with something "mechanical" is hard to beat. Hope the slides turn out great ;-)



Mar 03, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Ok, I have reached the extreme of boredom. So much so, I have stooped to taking shots of my boot! I did manage to hobble out to the propagation greenhouses to take a few snaps of crops Barbara has started. it's always nice to go in there this time of year to get a green fix.

BTW Reagan, these were all with nice 28mm f2.8 AI-s you sold me, thanks again.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/15/781315.jpg


Leighton, loved the bokeh playing on this one!



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

A macro with the 135 f/2.8 AI and a Vivitar tube whose length I don't recall...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0BxjWJsgHdU/TadkO3GX08I/AAAAAAAAHCE/LSM4xw4J28g/s912/135.DogwoodBlossomFrenzy.jpg


Beautiful capture!



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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MarkdV wrote:
Some love for a lens that doesn't get much use from me, the 75-150mm Series E. A versatile range of focal lengths covered but a couple of peculiarities the stop it becoming a firm favorite like the vignetting on the FX sensor and the zoom creep I haven't quite eliminated yet.
However I think it gives a very nice colour rendition and can make some very pleasing images.







Mark, I loved the rich colours and the subject isolation.



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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This might be a good choice:
http://www.focusingscreen.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92&products_id=593

Ming TheIn put the screen from his F6 on his D700, to help him with all those Zeiss lenses...



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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georgms wrote:
A quick grab from this morning:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8526147020_8f51203d3a_c.jpg
16/3.5Ai at f/16, D700


Georg, you and John are masters of shots of the sun with the 16/3.5!



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Jose nice & interesting images from Pompeď. What a stunning place !

Nothing special from me, just that pic taken with 85 HC :
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/37/781337.jpg


Welcome back!
Nothing special
Oh yes, for your standards, but for me it is a great capture!


Edited on Mar 04, 2013 at 01:13 AM · View previous versions



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Ok, I have reached the extreme of boredom. So much so, I have stooped to taking shots of my boot! I did manage to hobble out to the propagation greenhouses to take a few snaps of crops Barbara has started. it's always nice to go in there this time of year to get a green fix.

BTW Reagan, these were all with nice 28mm f2.8 AI-s you sold me, thanks again.



Really like this one with your new 28 2.8. Also glad to hear your are on the mend. Thank you for sparing us numerous shots of your boot, lampshades, TV screen, and anything else within visual range of your chair.








Mar 04, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Jose nice & interesting images from Pompeď. What a stunning place !

Nothing special from me, just that pic taken with 85 HC :




Hi Philippe. Welcome back. Nice b&w! This guy does look like he could be taking a nap. The piece of art on the easel says "no print". Is he only selling the original?
Scott



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So on a day when Peter, Philippe, Jose, Ben and Georg are all stopping by it is a great day... add the new participants like Dave and Kevin as well as a few usual suspects and we keep moving this thread along. All good with fine conversation and some excellent photographs... the perfect mix, at least for me.

Here is another with the 80-200 f/4.5 AI with a PK-13 attached, shot wide open, hand held. It works...


As an aside I'm listening to Glann Gould at the moment as he plays the Goldberg Variations by Bach. I've been rather mesmerized of late by Bach's Cello Suites and am revisiting some old favorites, made possible with ease by YouTube. I own the CD but have not seen this video of Glenn Gould performing, though I have to say I'd rather listen than watch him leaning over the keyboard.



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

That was with the 135 f/2.8 AI that got VERY little use on that trip and didn't make a subsequent trip. Of course, I discovered it is an excellent lens with tubes and put it to use that way.

I'll post the windmills shot for those newcomers who weren't around back then... two and a half years ago... amazing we've been at this so long...

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Kee9P7Zmfk8/TKjx6My8zFI/AAAAAAAADbE/wIocb3FNzyY/s1000/KinderdijkFinal.jpg

Rain started to fall only moments after this was shot.



Very nice Curtis. Good to see this again. Where is our friend Renie?



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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MarkdV wrote:
Some love for a lens that doesn't get much use from me, the 75-150mm Series E. A versatile range of focal lengths covered but a couple of peculiarities the stop it becoming a firm favorite like the vignetting on the FX sensor and the zoom creep I haven't quite eliminated yet.
However I think it gives a very nice colour rendition and can make some very pleasing images.



Mark, I like your work with the 75-150. I had one of these and parted with it. I now have the 50-135. They are both nice and both (in my case) had/have zoom creep. How are you trying to stop your zoom creep?
Scott



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:49 AM
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Thanks Samy, Scott, Philippe and Georg.

Wow Curtis, another great tube work with the 80-200/4.5!


Today I was busy "testing" some MF Nikkors on my new D600, but managed to edit some from Pompeii.

Pompeii's Large Theatre with Nikkor 16mm f/3.5


Pompeii's Large Theatre with Nikkor 16mm f/3.5 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd hand held, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/1250s.
4 vertical shots pano. A FX camera probably would need just 2 shots.
The theatre was built in the 2nd century B.C. and could accommodate ~ 5,000 people seated.



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Beautiful capture!



Curtis, you have returned to the forum with renewed energy. Your close-up work with the tubes and flowers is outstanding.



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Georg, you and John are masters of shots of the sun with the 16/3.5!



+1 Georg. Nice work.



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:53 AM
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No flowers or sun here. Just another cloudy winter day. Tried something different. This is quite abstract. What do you think? Better yet, what do you see? Taken with the 50 1.4 ais at f2.8, at minimum focus distance. Thanks for looking.
Scott





Woodland Frost




Mar 04, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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mp356 wrote:
Very nice Curtis. Good to see this again. Where is our friend Renie?


I had a long Skype conversation with her this afternoon. She has been very busy at work as well as immersed in her choral music. She is part of a large chorus in Rotterdam as well as a chamber choir drawn from the chorus. They do some adventurous music and it demands a fair amount of study to prepare. I expect we'll see her again at some point.



Mar 04, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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Front yard daffodils using a 50 mm f1.2 with a PK-13 extension tube for the first image, and the 50 mm f1.2, wide open for the second image.












Mar 04, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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Me and my shadow...

Monty







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