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designdog wrote:
Thanks for the input guys! I am going to try for a very clean D700. Second up would be a new D300s. Staying away from the D600, due to highly publicized issues, etc.

Got the Canon stuff in the mail to the buyer, so this will go down next week.

BTW, what is the MF zoom lens of preference here? I see a lot of images with zooms. Just short to mid focal reange, for me, in the case of a walk around lens (hate that cliche).


Just trying to help you spend your money, D700

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1183564

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Feb 06, 2013 at 02:51 PM
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Ray, glad you found something you want to try - thanks for the kind comment.
pbraymond wrote:
James, the cold tree line image is inspiring me to try something similar, just to expand my horizons.


Jose...wonderful seperation in this image!
asiostygius wrote:
Just to show how this old lens performs at 10 metres (~30 feet) of distance, wide open.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8447926246_287fdef819_b.jpg
Flower with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6K ai'd by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ED non IF ai'd, supported on the window sill, ISO 500 at 1/250s, ~15% cropped.



Alan, congrats on your soon to be new baby. I hope it is an uneventful pregnancy and delivery.



Feb 06, 2013 at 03:40 PM
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designdog wrote:
Thanks for the input guys! I am going to try for a very clean D700. Second up would be a new D300s. Staying away from the D600, due to highly publicized issues, etc.

Got the Canon stuff in the mail to the buyer, so this will go down next week.

BTW, what is the MF zoom lens of preference here? I see a lot of images with zooms. Just short to mid focal reange, for me, in the case of a walk around lens (hate that cliche).


Most everyone on here know's that I LOVE the 50-135mm f3.5 AI-s. I rave about it often. The other one in that range is the 80-200mm AI f4.5 with the square plate on the back. They both are very sharp for zooms, but I like the IQ of the 50-135 better, which pairs well with the 28-50 f3.5 AI-s. Keep in mind that both of these will probably have a loose zoom/focus ring, but don't let that deter you from getting one.



Feb 06, 2013 at 04:00 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Georg I never had given any thought that there might be Cowboys in Germany But our Cowboys don't were earrings

Reagan


There were no jewelery stores on "Brokeback mountain"



Feb 06, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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Thanks, Leighton, Georg and Reagan.


Feb 06, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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Georg - snow shots are great


Feb 06, 2013 at 05:12 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Most everyone on here know's that I LOVE the 50-135mm f3.5 AI-s. I rave about it often. The other one in that range is the 80-200mm AI f4.5 with the square plate on the back. They both are very sharp for zooms, but I like the IQ of the 50-135 better, which pairs well with the 28-50 f3.5 AI-s. Keep in mind that both of these will probably have a loose zoom/focus ring, but don't let that deter you from getting one.


Or you could get one of these dirt cheap non rectangular baffle types but then you would have to put up with dull photos. 80-200 4.5 C Auto. Just messing with you Leighton.





  NIKON D800    80.0 mm f/4.5 lens    80mm    f/4.5    1/3200s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Feb 06, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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I finished my Frankenstein of the two 105mm 2.5P lenses. I had one with a chewed up focus ring and one with fungus. The plan was to take the focus ring off one and place it on the other. I had my friend cut the ring to specs because there was no factory replacement ring available. I then had to put the lenses back together. If you attempt this with a scalloped lens I can tell you that the greatest challenge is the little spring that works the aperture. Patience and a steady hand is required. Be sure NOT to stretch the spring and take it off very carefully. Replacing it is no easy feat either.





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Feb 06, 2013 at 06:03 PM
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Thank you Reagan, Curtis, Peter, and Leighton for the comments.

Peter, the 28-50 does render a fairly shallow depth of field wide open. I did crop this image in a small amount which might help as well. I like the second image in your series.

Leighton, I like using the 28-50 in cold snowy weather so I do not have to make lens changes between 28mm and 50mm primes in the field. It is a sweet little lens.

Georg, really like the gable end of the roof in the snow. The horse head shapes are very novel.



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:07 PM
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Very nice, Ray!


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MDoc9523 wrote:
I finished my Frankenstein of the two 105mm 2.5P lenses. I had one with a chewed up focus ring and one with fungus. The plan was to take the focus ring off one and place it on the other. I had my friend cut the ring to specs because there was no factory replacement ring available. I then had to put the lenses back together. If you attempt this with a scalloped lens I can tell you that the greatest challenge is the little spring that works the aperture. Patience and a steady hand is required. Be sure NOT to
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Very cool Ray, you could start a cottage industry to do lens mods for all of us!


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Feb 06, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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Oosty wrote:
There were no jewelery stores on "Brokeback mountain"


Love your quick humor Peter. Also loved the last set of images you shared. Fine work. Hope you're enjoying your summer. I'm looking forward to ours...



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:25 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Leighton, I like using the 28-50 in cold snowy weather so I do not have to make lens changes between 28mm and 50mm primes in the field. It is a sweet little lens.


You're right Scott, it is a sweet little lens. The only thing I find that makes a mark against it is that it vignettes a little on the wide end opened up on a FF. I didn't notice it when I had it on my D7000. Other than that I like it. I also like the hokey micro setting, comes in handy sometimes. I know this is blasphemous, but this lens, combined with the 50-135mm makes a nice little travel kit.



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:26 PM
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pbraymond wrote:
A couple from a quick hit Alberta clipper snow event this evening.

D700, 75-150 "Tree Line and Snow", single frame cropped into a wide horizontal shot. I liked the contrasting shades of the foreground trees and background trees due to the snowfall.
*EDIT* just changed the crop a little, decided that it made for a stronger image.

D700, 55 f2.8 AIS "Truck" shot. Slight crop, I liked the subtle tones and just a hint of color from the truck.

Love the tree line crop. Great job Ray



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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huddy wrote:
A lot has changed for us in the last year... shooting with MFNG has been one of the few constants!
After a year, our little Eli is quite fun, and loves his mom (and me too!)

It is fortunate that he really likes other babies too, as we're going to be welcoming another late this July:

Although the little one is rather unaware, Nikki and I are very excited to see our family growing and I'm sure I'll be flooding the boards with pictures of another cute baby soon!



Instead of NMFAS is it SAS (sibling acquisition syndrome)?

Congrats

David



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:31 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Very cool Ray, you could start a cottage industry to lens mods for all of us!


Perhaps you'll inspire to exchange aperture rings on the two copies of a 50 f/1.4, the S with the Nikon AI conversion kit and the S.C. that is pre-AI at the moment. They're both fine looking lenses but I bought the S.C. when in the height of my lens lust, which has diminished somewhat of late. I have to say though, the the old all metal lenses are a joy to hold and use. I do love these lenses.



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:32 PM
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leighton w wrote:
You're right Scott, it is a sweet little lens. The only thing I find that makes a mark against it is that it vignettes a little on the wide end opened up on a FF. I didn't notice it when I had it on my D7000. Other than that I like it. I also like the hokey micro setting, comes in handy sometimes. I know this is blasphemous, but this lens, combined with the 50-135mm makes a nice little travel kit.


And when exactly do you go anywhere?



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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Do Instagram altered photo's count? I did use my one and only lens of course, but Instagram killed the data info once i used them? Here it is, hand held Nikon D700 # Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS! A boat/ship at the SF California beach area. Happy photography -Americo.Rodriguez





A Ship by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr





Feb 06, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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David Antilley wrote:
Instead of NMFAS is it SAS (sibling acquisition syndrome)?

Congrats

David


Great line David. And Alan, the world would be a better place if kids were brought into the world by parents who are really up to the task and want bigger families. Being a parent is incredibly challenging and not every person is up to the task. You can see families that are working well by the joy you see in a child's eyes. Eli is looking pretty sweet.



Feb 06, 2013 at 06:36 PM
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Thank you Chuong, Leighton and Curtis. I am not sure i want a cottage industry
Curtis I see that there are two rings with those particular lenses, rings 6 & 7. As I discovered with the 16mm 3.5 they can be quite different. The difference can be as small as a couple mm's and make a huge difference.



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