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p.2539 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


MDoc9523 wrote:

Some shots from yesterday using the 300mm 4.5 EDIF. BTW Scott has one these great lenses for sale on the B&S

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v8/p1416542560-5.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v23/p1416540808-5.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s11/v33/p1416539712-5.jpg



Wonderful work Ray. You certainly are expert at flowers. Thank you for the marketing plug.



Feb 06, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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p.2539 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


jhinkey wrote:
Thanks Ray - I think all of them were shot wide open, except for the pano.

Maybe others have found this too, Nikki reports as being at f/2 on my camera when the aperture is set to be wide open at f/1.8. Perhaps the AI conversion is not quite exact.



John, I had this same issue at times with Nikki on my D7000.
Scott



Feb 06, 2013 at 01:42 AM
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p.2539 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


mp356 wrote:
John, I had this same issue at times with Nikki on my D7000.
Scott


Similar issue here - if the aperture-ring is set slightly beyond F/1.8 (think f/1.7 :-) the D3s and D700 show f/1.8 in the finder, but the slightest turn at the aperture-ring will make the display show f/2, sometimes going back to f/1.8 after a few clicks. No need to worry for me. I've had similar stuff happen with the Ais 50/1.2.



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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p.2539 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Curtis, very nice work with the tubed 300/4.5 IF-ED! Personal fav is the first shot - nice contrast between the fresh and the "aging" green.

Ray, beautiful work with the 300/4.5 IF-ED too! I like the oranges most (or is it "the most" "the best" in English?).

John, the blue pano is awesome! Love the "Three Friends"-shot too.

Jose, you continue to impress me with your shots and technique - the flower taken with the old 400/5.6 is marvellous.



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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p.2539 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A recent shot with the 180/2.8 ED:

"Time for a cig" - D3s, ISO1600, 180/2.8ED at f/4, 1/1000sec.
I'm not happy with the framing, but at least I've managed to nail the focus on this snapshot.



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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p.2539 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ray, I really like the look of those 300mm shots of yours. Great balance of the foreground sharpness to the background. The bokeh isn't completely obliterated, which I prefer.

Went out today with the goal of getting another shot taken on my Holga 120 wide pinhole camera. Working on the first roll. Ended up getting one with my MF 50mm F/2 instead. I really wanted some light trails on the interstate with a nice blue sky after the sunset. Drove over along the beat-up road to the bridge. Went to pull off the road onto the snowy side, only to have the "OH SHOOT I'M STUCK" feeling. Slowly reversed, slowly pulled forward and SUCCESS. After that close call, I couldn't find a safe spot, so ended up parking half a mile away and walking back. Pulled out the Holga WPC, and was disappointed in the composition. Looked through the 50mm and liked what I saw.

After 20 minutes, I even had a nice police officer stop by. Investigating a tip called in, and he confirmed I wasn't doing anything illegal.

Great day!



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Feb 06, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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p.2539 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you, Ray, Scott and Georg;

Ray, the oranges and last flower are phenomenal!

Curtis, another killer shots with 300/4.5 + tubes;

As for the discussion about Nikki's f/2-1.8 issue, my copy of Nikki's daughter (85mm f/1.8 K ai'd) fortunately never had had any issue both with a D3 and a D7000. Last week I even CPU'd this lens and the f/1.8 and f/2 are perfectly communicated to the body.



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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p.2539 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
A recent shot with the 180/2.8 ED:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8448523571_1e2b1beb0d_o.jpg
"Time for a cig" - D3s, ISO1600, 180/2.8ED at f/4, 1/1000sec.
I'm not happy with the framing, but at least I've managed to nail the focus on this snapshot.


Georg, you sure did nail the focus on this. You can see the individual horse mane hairs! Nice crisp conversion.
Scott



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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designdog wrote:
OK! Got my Canon gear packed and ready to ship. Got a quote I can live with (KEH.)

Next up, what camera to choose? My options are, D300s (LN- $900), D700 (LN- $1699), D600 (refurb $1690).

As a reminder, here are my MF lenses:
28mm 2.8 ais
50mm 1.2 ais
85mm 2 ai
105mm 2.5 ais.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!


The D700 has a proven track-record. I love mine (right now it's short before the 266.666'th click on the first shutter). DX is not my cup of tea for daily photography. And btw, that's a beautiful set of lenses to work with!



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:35 AM
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My first negative "scanning" with a digital camera, after instructions here:
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/05/18/how-to-scan-film-negatives-with-a-dslr/


Green-barred Woodpecker with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 ED non IFm-f56 by labecoaves, on Flickr

Old negative duped through a D7000 + 20mm extension tube + 55mm f/3.5 micro @f/8 and ISO 100 +ES-1 slide copying adapter, flash + diffuser behind slide. ~35% cropped.
Original negative (Kodak Gold ISO 400) was taken ~2000-2001 with a F90x camera + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 ED non IF.



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p.2539 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


The horse, in this image, has the most intriguing expression. I don't know if it is some internal reflection on something that had just occurred, or if it is something occurring just out of the frame. Regardless, the horses expression makes the photo for me - I really like it!

georgms wrote:
A recent shot with the 180/2.8 ED:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8448523571_1e2b1beb0d_o.jpg
"Time for a cig" - D3s, ISO1600, 180/2.8ED at f/4, 1/1000sec.
I'm not happy with the framing, but at least I've managed to nail the focus on this snapshot.




Feb 06, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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Getting ready to pour concrete. Taken with the 28-50 ais wide open. Thanks for looking.
Scott







Feb 06, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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Scott, thank you! I like the graphic nature of your construction-shot. The highlights are really lively and suit my personal taste just fine. The iron-benders (reinforcement benders) have for sure the hardest job on a construction site.


Feb 06, 2013 at 02:49 AM
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James Markus wrote:
The horse, in this image, has the most intriguing expression. I don't know if it is some internal reflection on something that had just occurred, or if it is something occurring just out of the frame. Regardless, the horses expression makes the photo for me - I really like it!



James, thanks! Unfortunately I'm not an expert when it comes to horses expressions. I see a bit of tiredness and a deep devotion for it's rider. But that's based on watching old western-flicks ;-) There were other horses and people around, maybe it's a reaction on those.



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
My first negative "scanning" with a digital camera, after instructions here:
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/05/18/how-to-scan-film-negatives-with-a-dslr/

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Old negative duped through a D7000 + 20mm extension tube + 55mm f/3.5 micro @f/8 and ISO 100 +ES-1 slide copying adapter, flash + diffuser behind slide. ~35% cropped.
Original negative (Kodak Gold ISO 400) was taken ~2000-2001 with a F90x camera + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 ED non IF.


Jose, very nice Woodpecker-shot and a to my eyes very good "scan"! I still like the F90x - two of those were my workhorses for some years during the late 90's.



Feb 06, 2013 at 02:56 AM
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p.2539 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Adam, very nice light-trails! What shutter-speed did you use? It looks like more than 30 sec.


Feb 06, 2013 at 03:00 AM
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georgms wrote:
Scott, thank you! I like the graphic nature of your construction-shot. The highlights are really lively and suit my personal taste just fine. The iron-benders (reinforcement benders) have for sure the hardest job on a construction site.


Thank you Georg. These guys do have hard work.



Feb 06, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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Adam Bavier wrote:


http://adambavier.com/photos/photography/2013/0205/2013_0205_Car_Light_Trails_on_Interstate_94_North_of_Maple_Grove_MN_by_Adam_Bavier_1024x680.jpg


Very nice Adam.



Feb 06, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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+1 Adam

I don't know how you guys go out into the weather to get these shots
I mean they are beautiful and all but almost getting you car stuck walking and being out in the cold!!
I don"t go outside at all below 50 degrees and only if I have too below 55
I am impressed

Reagan



Feb 06, 2013 at 03:17 AM
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Jose, like all the scanned photos
I tried that once but ended up just throwing about 1000 slides away because I got tired of doing it
Most were vacations with the first wife so I didn't really care about them that much

Georg, Nice B/W of the cowboy and horse
Ray, great work with the 300
Scott ,the iron work and background really go together just right on the OOF area

Reagan



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