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John, if you can confirm the 500 F4P is a good copy, it would be perfect for your kind of photography. Having gone through the 70-300VR and the 150-500 Sigma OS the 500 resolution was such a change.

Peter, I had only come across comments on the donut bokeh for the 500 reflex, you certainly showed there's a lot more to that lens than the donuts. Excellent birding with it!! And just saw the flower shot too, very nice.

Mike from AK, great Iditarod image, hope to see a lot more from Alaska. Good catch on everyone but the girl looking the wrong way

Rafael, very nice to see more of El Salvador through your camera and lenses.

Laura hopefully recovery is quick and you can get around more again.

Georg cool vintage collection and interesting way to celebrate the actuation milestone.

Philippe is buying a business jet? I really have missed a lot of pages recently

Ronny, an outstanding image of your dog over that log. You should try and submit that image to some competition or magazine.

Curtis, you seem to be able to pull of those kinds of handheld shots by the dozen. Good reminder with those blossoms that spring is just a few weeks away here, despite the heavy snow already starting up for today.

Tony, "Out for a stroll" was a great shot (pano?) with Nikki.

Ben, very nice shot with the clumps of people on both side of glass wall. And very pleasant "nothing" shot with the glass of the building reflection the sky.

Ray, the flower shot with the three red "ribbons" is superb!

Ron, thanks for posting the how to for lens dissections!

Jim from SW Virginia, excellent flower image and cool black background.

Scott, so that was frost on the window? VVery nicely caught!

Mark, that yellow flower with the zoom is outstanding.

Jose, exquisite details in that picture of the Stabian baths!




Mar 06, 2013 at 09:08 AM
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Thanks to everyone who made kind comments on my set from the 75-150 and also on the shots of the Kiwifruit with the 55mm.

I have some more from the 55mm with and without tubes. I want to enter one of these in this weeks Food challenge but can't think which one. Any sugguestions? (I know in the time left I am relying mainly on Leighton here)





straight 55mm







21mm of tubes







21mm of tubes




Mar 06, 2013 at 09:27 AM
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Chuong, we definitely have snow this morning. Even the base and the museum are closed.


Ray, I'm sure you have snow today. I'm half tempted to go get my plastic toboggan and find a hill to go down, before it melts away this weekend.


John, pretty neat! Now you're going to have to get her a camera to use too, maybe a nice D1h or D200 to start.


Nice icicles, Avi, didn't realized you had picked up a D300


Peter, the D3 I picked up had 281,754 clicks on it when I bought it.. it has 283,591 as of the last time
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It's not slowing me down that much, but there's snow out there calling my name

Oosty wrote:
Ow, I kicked a step with my little toe 2 years ago and just looking at that makes my stomach twitch.. Hope you're up and about soon.



Love this, Mike, and can't wait to see the return of the night skies

Curtis, go back and find his aurora shots.

mike-in-ak wrote:
Was out with the D3s and the Nikkor 500mm /4 P ED IF last weekend for the Iditarod. Everyone except the girl is looking at the musher. She's the only one watching the athletes.

D3s - Nikkor 500mm /4 P ED IF - ISO 1600 - 1/4000 - /8 - tripod

I will be using this to look for Comet PanSTARRS in the next week or so.



Mark, I like this one the most

MarkdV wrote:
Thanks to everyone who made kind comments on my set from the 75-150 and also on the shots of the Kiwifruit with the 55mm.

I have some more from the 55mm with and without tubes. I want to enter one of these in this weeks Food challenge but can't think which one. Any sugguestions? (I know in the time left I am relying mainly on Leighton here)

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/20/782620.jpg






Mar 06, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Mark, I like this one the most


Thanks Laura. Very sorry to hear about your foot, but admit it - you were just jealouse of Leighton's funky boot, weren't you.

Hope it's feeling better soon and in the meantime enjoy the snow.



Mar 06, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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Snow is here so its time to relearn the 300 4.5 AIS.

This is with the lens rested on a window sill. 1/640s, f/5.6, ISO 1000, the PN-11 extension tube tacked on.







Plenty of time in between trying to clear off the snow today, so I might line up the 135 f2 against the Sigma 150 macro to do some sharpness tests. I am presuming a test comparing a Nikon manual lens against an AF lens is okay for this thread. If not Leighton or Curtis put the hammer down




Mar 06, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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Mark, I like the first too, backlit fruit slices mmm
Then again I may be biased ... see my avatar image



Mar 06, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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Very nice images on the last couple of pages everyone!

Laura, I can REALLY understand your pain.

We have about 12 to 15 inches on the ground and it's still snowing. I had to take my air boot off and replace it with chore boots for the first time in 3 weeks. Spent two hours snowblowing the driveway and around the hoop-houses so we could beat the snow off. So far everything is alright although we have lost power. I have the generator running to keep the new chicks warm and have some power in the house. The village we live next to has power so our internet is still up, for now anyway. Hope all my friends up North will be ok as this storm is heading your direction!












Mar 06, 2013 at 04:47 PM
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p.2506 #8 · p.2506 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Leighton - We have some here too but not that much. I am planning head out for lunch to take a few images.


Mar 06, 2013 at 04:52 PM
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Man, I feel your pain It is only 69 degrees today and cloudy
Stay safe

Reagan



Mar 06, 2013 at 05:01 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Man, I feel your pain It is only 69 degrees today and cloudy
Stay safe

Reagan


Would you classify this as dripping sarcasm?



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p.2506 #11 · p.2506 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


leighton w wrote:
Would you classify this as dripping sarcasm?


... In Central California, we are looking at rain and 50's...



Mar 06, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Ray, I'm sure you have snow today. I'm half tempted to go get my plastic toboggan and find a hill to go down, before it melts away this weekend.



How I wish Laura. I don't fancy driving in the white stuff, but it makes for something nicer to look at than greys and browns, and some cross country skiing if enough collects. Alas, we had about 1/4" of wet stuff that mostly metled or iced over and has now mostly evaporated. I hearrd 6-9 inches about two hours south, so I bet you're in the thick of it.



Mar 06, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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p.2506 #13 · p.2506 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks
Great shot Peter ,Mark, Samy and Leighton
Seems like you have a while to spring Leighton ;-)

180mm ai-s is a wonderful lens ... but I probably expected it to be.. I have a 180mm F2.8D ED with
had it for a couple of years


More from yesterday

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

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Mar 06, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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p.2506 #14 · p.2506 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wow, my 180 arrived this morning! Shipped Monday USPS from California don't know how that was done, but I am happy.

The lens looks good. Unfortunately, as is documented here, the snow is keeping me from trying it out. Took a few shots indoors. Man that thing is hard to focus! Paractice, practice, practice...



Mar 06, 2013 at 06:14 PM
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p.2506 #15 · p.2506 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


designdog wrote:
Wow, my 180 arrived this morning! Shipped Monday USPS from California don't know how that was done, but I am happy.

The lens looks good. Unfortunately, as is documented here, the snow is keeping me from trying it out. Took a few shots indoors. Man that thing is hard to focus! Paractice, practice, practice...


Thanks
Then you have something to look forward to .. a wonderful and fun lens
Good luck

Ronny / /



Mar 06, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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p.2506 #16 · p.2506 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Here is a 16mm 3.5 for sale on Ebay BIN $385.00 It looks very clean and has factory AI. Seller has 783 FB at 100%
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Fisheye-Nikkor-16-mm-F-3-5-Ai-Lens-Manual-Focus-/290874953717?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item43b97f8ff5

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Mar 06, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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p.2506 #17 · p.2506 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Comparison shots Nikon 135 f2 AI vs. the very sharp Sigma 150mm f2.8 (non-OS). Only including the AF lens to demo how the old Nikon holds up against modern lenses. I don't have the Zeiss etc. so maybe that will put the old 135 in its place.

Also, my test chart is very bit home made and not quite as comprehensive as Jose's Just checking out close range sharpness (the Sigma macro can focus a lot closer of course) and background bokeh.

Both images 1/200s, f/2.8, ISO 500. Camera/lens resting on stable surface, so who knows if shutter vibration etc. is a factor.

First the uncropped image from Nikon 135 f2 AI.







Next the uncropped image from Sigma 150 f2.8 non-OS.







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Mar 06, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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p.2506 #18 · p.2506 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Next is crops of those images to look closer at sharpness.

First the Nikon 135 f2 AI.








This is the Sigma 150mm f2.8 non-OS:












Mar 06, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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p.2506 #19 · p.2506 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Samy - IMO there's nothing to choose between them. If anything the Sigma is marginally sharper with less "colour bleed" e.g. British Blend in the purple on pink portion. Both seem pretty good lenses.


Mar 06, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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p.2506 #20 · p.2506 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Good point Peter, there's been a bit of discussion about the 135 f2 recently so I was trying to hold it up to what I used to think was a sharpness standard among my AF lenses. I see the "color-bleed" in the Sigma picture. There's a bit better sharpness and contrast with the Sigma macro, but not a whole lot difference even in the crop. And I much prefer the bokeh of the Nikon in this situation, vs. the pointed eggs of the Sigma, but that's subjective.

Here's a "real world" image at f4, 1/50s, ISO 1000, handheld with the Nikon 135 f2 AI.








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