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CGrindahl wrote:

So... after many days of procrastinating, I did my laundry this afternoon. Guess what that means? Bicycle photos... and a few other things as well. These were taken with the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd I bought for myself after buying one for Rinie, who'd already had a spin with Nikki and found herself enjoying the focal length. I've always liked 85mm and at the moment have four primes at that length, three of which are MF. But I wasn't successful finding an H.C. and so we both settled for the older version. It certainly is a fine performer. I'm
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Another great series Curtis. Hope you weren't stuck at the laundry all day!

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 01:46 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Curtis, the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo Photo shows you were an early DSLR nikkor MF user.

Cadman, great kit for your new D800E, did you receive them all?

Peter, Keurboomstrand looks very nice indeed, your D200 photos have a beautiful yo-no-se-que

Ronny, you have the most beautiful dog in the world, or your photos make it look so

Ron, did you get the TC16A to work? I tried with mine but gave up and bought and already modified one, very useful for sunlit shots with long lenses. Envy your 200-400 4.0

Philippe the Maja painting photo is Maja-estic! and the B&W juxtaposition
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Love the B&W white Rafael!

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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Last year Amazing Grace music store was torn down to make way for a park. George Lucas lives in the neighborhood and decided to buy the property with its very dilapidated building. He paid for the demolition but more importantly for the shop owner, he bought an adjacent commercial building and did a rather elaborate remodel and the store moved. I visited the old store and took photos I posted on this thread. Today I went back and they were happy to let me take photos. I was most interested in bokeh play with the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd. Below are a few shots... And here is a link to the store.

http://www.amazinggracemusicmarin.com/home.html




And one shot at f/4.



Mar 10, 2013 at 01:51 AM
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Thanks for the info on the bubbles Rafael. They do seem very protective, but like John, I like to carry light when possible. The bags he linked to look perfect and not too expensive. It's funny, but at the rod run today they were handing out free beer cozys. The 16mm fit perfectly in it! It just doesn't have a drawstring to close the top, but for free, I thought it a decent solution. I will have to take a picture of it later.

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 01:55 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
been on the gogo all day, just got home and wanted to post these before I went to sleep so Leighton could see one of them for sure

First two, I'm torn which I like, the first or the second. The 55 is how many years they've been broadcasting, but I also like the bokeh of the second.


I like the separation of the second one. Too bad they couldn't incorporate the 55 years in the sign in front.

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 01:57 AM
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bruni wrote:
lol Curtis - don't go amateur psych on me - yes I do have the 100MP and there ain't no way it looks anything like the nikkor - I'm not saying better - just nothing like.

went out today cause I felt guilty about not taking any pics for weeks. don't know how Sydney ever got a reputation for being sunny - it never shines - never.

And Sydney's overrun with Americans at the moment - yank accents everywhere - first I cop it on here and then out in the streets...yikes!!

ben

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8541539354_989faf9089_b.jpg
saturday - nikon24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


That first one is awesome Ben!

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Mar 10, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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Zichar wrote:
That's a wonderful self-portrait, Tony. Love the soft light and dark bg

Laura, love the goat photo. Was this with the 200/2? I can see the hairs yet the background's all creamy, fantastic

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I've another of the 'cross', this time from the other end of the airwell


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8540026672_8391e1e85c_z.jpg
that you gave to me (Roll 4668 005) by Zichar, on Flickr


I like this version better. Cool building.

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 02:00 AM
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rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop

Yeah, that is pretty much what my area looks like too! I have to drive a little bit to see some color.

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 02:01 AM
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leighton w wrote:
I think ALL of your lenses are stuck wide open!

Oooh 2! You better watch out, that lens diffraction is gonna start creeping in!!

傍ony



Mar 10, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
As I am an incorrigible birder, a little bit of birding at Pompeii's Forum .
An improbable lens and a unusual environment for birding (a storage room for terracota dolia found in the excavations):

D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/1600s. >~50% cropped. It looks like a female House Sparrow.

On a stone block with Nikki's daughter wide open + TC16A:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8541258620_f6fb410f56_b.jpg
A little birding at Pompeii Forum 2 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd + TC16A (=136mm f/2.8), ISO 320, wide open at 1/4000s. ~50% cropped. It looks like a female House Sparrow.
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Not bad? I think it looks great! I had a question though. With the DX body and the TC16A, wouldn't it equal 204mm?

傍ony



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rafaelcasd wrote:
Philippe, you are an artist, on the other hand how could I compete with a Paris opera here in Escondido................

Paris, Pompei, Ephesus, I give up!
(Or maybe I should move)

+1000! Both as Philippe being an artist and that we having nothing in out area to compete with, settings wise.

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Mar 10, 2013 at 02:09 AM
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georgms wrote:
Some images from this week - but nothing really personal:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8542677929_ecfebedd26_c.jpg
portrait of a friendly ceramicist - 24/2Ai at f/4, SB800 in a small softbox from the left, bounced SB800 from the right side

Very nice portrait Georg.

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Mar 10, 2013 at 02:10 AM
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Thank you all for the comments on my selfie. It was quite a simple shot. I was just sitting in front of the computer and had a lamp on behind me. Did my B&W conversion and done!

Went out to the Rod Run today. It was SO crowded! There was no room to really back up and take shots, let alone have no people in them. Plus, I found that I really didn't like the 85mm focal length for that setting. I pretty much just used the 16mm to play around and get used to it. It is quite a different beast than anything I have shot before. Plus, I don't know how you guys do it, but I couldn't get a decent sunburst for the life of me! I even stopped down to 22 and underexposed by quite a bit, but never got what I wanted. Any advice??

傍ony


Temecula Rod Run by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Temecula Rod Run by T&J Photography, on Flickr
Actual 75mm shells modified to be used as velocity stacks.


Temecula Rod Run by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Temecula Rod Run by T&J Photography, on Flickr



Mar 10, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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We are visiting our daughter this weekend in the Land of Coffee and Bicycles
We did some site seeing today
Monty




Minneapolis Institute of Art




Mar 10, 2013 at 03:03 AM
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For good sun bursts you need the front/rear elements to be extremely clean and you may need to underexpose a stop or two relative to the sky and then bring up the shadows a commensurate amount.
Plus, if there are any high clouds, no matter how thin, they will not allow sun stars as they will diffuse the image of the sun too much.

I'd also give a look through the lens to make sure it doesn't have dust inside - being such an old lens it might. If it does this will produce a lot of flare which will also prevent nice sun stars.

In your last image the sun stars off the bumper look a bit weird to me - perhaps it's just the chrome finish that is messing things up. I would check the lens to make sure it's clean inside and out.

John



Mar 10, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
For good sun bursts you need the front/rear elements to be extremely clean and you may need to underexpose a stop or two relative to the sky and then bring up the shadows a commensurate amount.
Plus, if there are any high clouds, no matter how thin, they will not allow sun stars as they will diffuse the image of the sun too much.

I'd also give a look through the lens to make sure it doesn't have dust inside - being such an old lens it might. If it does this will produce a lot of flare which will also prevent
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Yeah, I definitely underexposed some of the shots, just to try and get the bursts, so I will check the lens for dust. I thought the stars looked weird as well. Thanks for the info, John!

-Tony



Mar 10, 2013 at 05:59 AM
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Ok, so after today I realized that I would like a 24mm. I now have the 16mm and my Sigma 35mm 1.4 is on it's way, so I would like something in the middle. Any recommendations on which version? Flare and ghosting are definitely concerns.

傍ony

P.S. I just found this little beauty on the B&S. It's multi-coated and has the scalloped ring that I have grown very fond of since shooting my 55mm SC.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1194310/0#lastmessage



Mar 10, 2013 at 06:30 AM
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That is a beautiful looking lens Tony, though I'm not a fan of lenses that have been converted by cutting down the aperture ring. It will work, but it is hardly an elegant treatment.

The N.C. has enhanced coating, but the pre-AI lenses have a different optical formula than the AI and AI-s lenses. Bjorn Rorslett lumps them all together and gives high praise. Honestly, I don't know whether the change represents an improvement. I do know that the 24 f/2.8 AI-s I own is an excellent performer. I certainly appreciate your feelings about the 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd. I love mine enough that I bought six other converted pre-AI lenses. They are a joy.

Good luck. Glad you're having fun.



Mar 10, 2013 at 07:56 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
When I first posted photos on Trekearth most of the members were from Europe and with their long holidays were heading east to India, Thailand, Japan. I finally gave up and I live just north of San Francisco in a beautiful area. But the glories of Europe and the exotic settings of Southeast Asia offered such delights there wasn't much I could post that measured up.

I've mentioned this before but they did a "treasure hunt" that included a photo of something over a hundred years old. I decided I shouldn't cop out by taking a photo of one of the
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Ok we have nice old stuff in Europe. But my kind of photography is "life" and one can shoot street scenes everywhere in the world.
One of the very best photographer I've ever seen is an american from Boston : http://www.stevemarkphoto.com/
This guy is an artist : I would be very happy with just 10% of his talent (and 2 weeks of vacation in Boston....)



Mar 10, 2013 at 08:17 AM
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Jose , great work from Pompei, these frescoes images are beautiful and very moving
Curtis, I enjoyed the guitar pics, talk about nice bokeh
Georg, wonderful b/w pictures, I especially liked the portrait of the ceramicist

thanks for all the comments on my opera shots!



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