Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              2517      
2518
       2519              5891       5892       end
  

Manual Focus Nikon Glass
  
 
Zichar
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #1 · p.2518 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Oh and yes, those are cracking images btw. Bitingly sharp.


Mar 08, 2013 at 05:09 PM
mp356
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #2 · p.2518 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


leighton w wrote:
I love it Jeff. Just look at all the colors in the piece of steel!


Ya gotta love rust. Nicely done Jeff.



Mar 08, 2013 at 05:18 PM
mp356
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #3 · p.2518 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


kings_freak wrote:
It was raining off and on here Thursday, so I took Nikki down the road to Lake Skinner for a few shots. The lake is about 5 miles from my house and I have actually never been there! Here is a link to the lakes website if anyone is interested. The foliage is still pretty dried up, but the clouds were awesome, so that made up for it. The little building is actually an old restored school house. I believe that it was built in the early 1900's before being moved down the road a couple of miles, onto the
...Show more

Tony, these are all very nice. I especially like the first several. This one of the fence wire is fantastic. You are making Nikki proud!
Scott



Mar 08, 2013 at 05:22 PM
mp356
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #4 · p.2518 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


leighton w wrote:
Thank you Chuong and Laura. I hope you can un-boot soon as well!

Here are a few from this morning, the light was quite nice. Let me explain the first one. When the snow starts to melt on the barn roof it curls when the weight of it comes off the edge. It has a nice curve to it that the shadow of the nearby tree followed. All taken with the 50-135mm.


Hi Leighton, sitting around did not make you rusty at shooting. Really like this image of the icicles.
Scott








Mar 08, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Ronny Olsson
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #5 · p.2518 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great shot Curtis Leighton Jose and Tony


Mar 08, 2013 at 05:46 PM
MDoc9523
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #6 · p.2518 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Tony what a great start using Nikki LOVE the Bokeh!
Jose more mosaics - so cool
Leighton the icicle shot is amazing
Chin the market shots really give a lot of insight into your world - thank you for posting them
Curtis I look at your photos and they are always that one step better. The lighting is perfect and the bokeh is beautiful!



Mar 08, 2013 at 06:07 PM
raboof
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #7 · p.2518 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


That is really sharp with the H Ai'd, Curtis.
I got nothing. Didn't manage to get out while the snow was here.

All melted - 20mm 3.5







Rust - 300mm 4.5 ED








Mar 08, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Lieutenant Z
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #8 · p.2518 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks everyone for comments on my previous pics and kind words much appreciated

Jose : keep coming the shots from Pompéi
Chin : very interesting images
Tony : beautiful series with Nikki



Mar 08, 2013 at 06:43 PM
Lieutenant Z
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #9 · p.2518 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


B&W -)









Mar 08, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Oosty
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #10 · p.2518 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hi all - somehow I've got out of sequence on my posts so I'm just going to say "thanks" to those who commented on my latest efforts - appreciated.

Ray - enjoy the D600 and please give us a couple of like for like crops.

Jose - you keep saving the best for last!

Sam - wow!!

Jeff - that's rust!

Lrighton - A farmers' version of an abstract! - that's bull!

Tony - I can't believe that we have seen so little theme or style duplication with Nikki. Just terrific.

Curtis - very nice withy the 85

Chuong - two beauts

Phillippe - very subtle. I hope you got her phone number - tres jolie!



Mar 08, 2013 at 06:57 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



leighton w
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #11 · p.2518 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


CGrindahl wrote:
Enjoying the BW shots Chin... street photography at its best. That is especially noteworthy when the photos depict another culture. This is what your world is Chin. As with the photos you produced with Nikki, this is a great delight to see. This is an interesting juxtaposition... a produce market inside a recent building with fluorescent lights. Not exactly how we experience what are called "farmer's markets" here. Right Leighton?

Well done.


That's right Curtis. But the one thing I've noticed with farmers' markets in this country is that they're so worried about germs. There's NO way you could have fresh meat hanging at your stall, or fresh fish sitting on your table. To bad in a way.



Mar 08, 2013 at 07:19 PM
leighton w
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #12 · p.2518 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


raboof wrote:
That is really sharp with the H Ai'd, Curtis.
I got nothing. Didn't manage to get out while the snow was here.

All melted - 20mm 3.5

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_7180.jpg



Oh...I wouldn't say nothing... Nice. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the D600.

EDIT: Sorry Chuong, I must of been thinking about Ray when I commented on your image. Brain fart!


Edited on Mar 09, 2013 at 11:30 AM · View previous versions



Mar 08, 2013 at 07:22 PM
leighton w
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #13 · p.2518 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks all for the comments!

Philippe - I love it, but that's nothing new when it comes to your photos.

Peter -



Mar 08, 2013 at 07:23 PM
jhinkey
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #14 · p.2518 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


raboof wrote:
That is really sharp with the H Ai'd, Curtis.
I got nothing. Didn't manage to get out while the snow was here.

All melted - 20mm 3.5

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_7180.jpg



Nice.

Tell me about the 20/3.5 - how do you like it? Is it sharp enough for a wide angle? This is one of those lenses I've been thinking of trying out due to the flare/ghost resistance and great sun stars it's supposedly capable of.

- John



Mar 08, 2013 at 08:07 PM
bruni
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #15 · p.2518 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


CGrindahl wrote:
Philippe, you could always add a 105 f/2.5 to your kit to cover that focal length at a considerably reduced price. It is always a pleasure to see your work on this thread and every new MF Nikkor added to your kit increases the likelihood you'll join us.

I don't believe you were here when a former member of FM, Todd Adamson, was sharing a comparison he did between the Zeiss 100 and the Nikon 105 f/2.5. The Nikkor didn't do too badly. It was a bit like the 1973 Stag's Leap cabernet sauvignon that turned a few heads in
...Show more


oh Curtis, Curtis - you love linking this but you've gotta stop it.....I love the nikon 105 - I've even got 4 different versions of it (one of which you forced me to buy) - but it's not the zeiss 100MP.

I'm not going get into whether one is better than the other - but they are VERY different. That's what I find so puzzling about his tests. Try as I might - I would find it very difficult to get the 100MP to look like the 105 - again not better or worse - but they render very differently, colour is the most obvious difference. Yet somehow he makes them all look the same. How does he do that? Hell, I reckon the different versions of the 105 render differently much less the zeiss.

But the main reason why I'm surprised you keep citing these tests is - they sort of defeat the purpose of this thread. He's making the 105 look just like the 70 - 200mm V1 - and I would have thought that, if there was any raison d'etre for this thread, it's that the manual focus nikons have a quality all their own, in particular the 105 - yet according to him it's indistinguishable from a modern (superseded) zoom.

I don't know what he's doing - but there ain't no way my 100MP looks just like my 105 - and if it really looked just like the 70 - 200 mm - well then, I could get rid of most of my lenses across that range and just shoot the zoom. We could all join a 70- 200mm thread and be done with it.

ben



Mar 08, 2013 at 08:07 PM
bruni
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #16 · p.2518 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Phillippe - the museum shots are wonderful - great fun playing around with frames within frames. I've hardly used the 85P since you forced me to buy it - can't get used it - but it's early days. Sorry to hear you sold the 100MP (saving up for the new 55mm?)

Leighton - love those snowscapes. beautiful - almost abstract compositions

ben



Mar 08, 2013 at 08:13 PM
raboof
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #17 · p.2518 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Leighton and John.

Leighton - I am sticking with the D700 for now

John - I went with this one because I thought it does a better job with the flare than the f4. This shot was directly into the sun at noon with no filter. I cannot tell the sharpness difference between the f4 and this one. It's a keeper for me.



Edited on Mar 08, 2013 at 08:40 PM · View previous versions



Mar 08, 2013 at 08:27 PM
rankamateur
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #18 · p.2518 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


The 28-400 Zooms. And I still wouldn't trade any of them for the one I took the picture with the 28 2.8. Always will be my favorite lens.







Mar 08, 2013 at 08:35 PM
Lieutenant Z
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2518 #19 · p.2518 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ben, Sorry to hear you don't like the 85P. Personally, it is the only lens I really love : it suits my style much better than the 100MP. The 100 MP is perhaps a technically perfect lens but I prefer the very special rendering of the 85P (have a look on Ronny's 85 P shots in his Flickr page).

I'm trying to sell my 2/35 too. I'm not interested - a priori - on the new Zeiss 55, not in my league, but maybe the little and quite nice 1.4/50 P or the fantastic 2.8/21...



Mar 08, 2013 at 08:35 PM
pburke
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2518 #20 · p.2518 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


jhinkey wrote:
Tell me about the 20/3.5 - how do you like it? Is it sharp enough for a wide angle? This is one of those lenses I've been thinking of trying out due to the flare/ghost resistance and great sun stars it's supposedly capable of.


It's great for its size/weight, but sharpness near infinity could be better, even at f8. But whenever I put together camera gear for a hiking or a ski tour, I like it for its size and the ability to use filters. I haven't really done any sun star test with it, but now that you mention it, I'll have to give it a go.

The 20mm f3.5 output is "good enough" for my needs, and I am just tickled tht I can shoot this wide after my DX body days. Wide angles that beat it in sharpness, field of view, and wide open performance (night sky) are usually much heavier and can't take filters (Rokinon 14mm, Nikon 14-24mm). And it is cheap - I found mine for $100, so, hey, I can't even rent a 14-24mm for my next trip under $250...

Secretly, I am really looking for an old Tokina 17mm f3.5, as that would be my ideal hiking ultra-wide lens.




Mar 08, 2013 at 08:37 PM
1       2       3              2517      
2518
       2519              5891       5892       end






FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              2517      
2518
       2519              5891       5892       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Reset password