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Thanks everyone for the compliments. That last image of the car was meant to be just something fun, but the response has been overwhelming. Thank you. I have been seeing the car driving around my town recently and I never had my camera with me. Was blind luck that I stumbled upon it parked. I had to crop it a bit to get most of the modern Ford pickup behind it. Then I thought about making it look vintage. Glad you all like the result.


Mar 19, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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I picked this 35mm F2 O up yesterday from the original owner who is in his 80's. He said he probably used it 10 times before he had it AI converted along with his 55 1.2 After it was converted he remembered using it twice. He much preferred the 55 which had a fair amount of wear but the glass on it too was pristine. The 35 was in a little leather case and that is where it has sat. I already have the 35 -O and the 35 F2 AI-S and I see little difference in them. I took the shots with the AI-S version. I might just keep it but I will probably stick it on the B&S before long.

















Mar 19, 2013 at 06:05 PM
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p.2555 #3 · p.2555 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I sent you a PM Ron...


Mar 19, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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p.2555 #4 · p.2555 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great one, Chin!

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When the wife reached for the box of treats...


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8571030317_7b9522d8c9_c.jpg
mepls (CKC_9393) by Zichar, on Flickr




Mar 19, 2013 at 11:13 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
I picked this 35mm F2 O up yesterday from the original owner who is in his 80's. He said he probably used it 10 times before he had it AI converted along with his 55 1.2 After it was converted he remembered using it twice. He much preferred the 55 which had a fair amount of wear but the glass on it too was pristine. The 35 was in a little leather case and that is where it has sat. I already have the 35 -O and the 35 F2 AI-S and I see little difference in them. I took
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What a gorgeous lens Ron. I'm reminded of the 35 f/2 AI-s I bought from a Japanese gentleman who had recently bought his first DSLR. He was ready to move from MF to AF.

These old lenses with the scalloped focusing rings are really gorgeous and a joy to use. Congratulations on your latest acquisition.



Mar 19, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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Thanks Ray, Scott, Samy and Tony for the comments.

Mike, your Aurora Borealis series is jaw dropping;

Tony, nice sets with Nikki;

Ray, loved the 105/2.5 P set;

Curtis, what fantastic flower capture with the 135/2 + PK13; and some reviews state this lens is "weak" at shorter distances...

Kevin, spetacular set with the old 135/2.8 Q;

John, as usual, excellent landscapes with the 400/5.6 ED;

Ron, congrats for the beauty 35/2 O;

Chin, lovely twin dogs shots, loved the most the last one.



Mar 19, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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I just received a PM from Tony alerting me to the fact Nikki was shipped today and is on the way to me. Amazing to realize this adventure is drawing to a close. I was a little less than a year ago that Leighton and I had a conversation about trying something like this. And now I'll be the last person to entertain our fair lady before sending her home to Ben who so graciously gave us this opportunity to play. Thanks again Ben.

It is remarkable to realize what this adventure has wrought. Quite a few of the folks who shot with Nikki proceeded to buy a copy of the lens for themselves. And, of course, a few of us became enamored with these old pre-AI lenses with their scalloped focusing rings. I'm still looking at them, which is patently absurd because I already have WAY TOO MANY lenses. Four of them are sitting on the table in front of me, five or six are in my camera bag and the cabinet behind me has so many packed on the shelves there isn't room for me. Of course, I do have a couple of empty camera bags I could press into service...

So by this weekend I expect I'll have a new playmate. I'll put her through her paces as i introduce her to northern California. Who knows, she might like it so much she won't want to got to Australia...



Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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Until 90-89 BC Pompeii was a Samnite city allied to Rome, but rebelled against her mighty ally and, as a consequence, the city was besieged by general Sulla during the so called "Social War". Even today it can be seen deep holes made by the stone projectiles launched by Roman's military machine against the northern walls of Pompeii. Eventually Pompeii surrended to the Romans at 89 BC, and became a fully Roman town until the eruption in 79AD.

Some views of the wall and a tower remain between the "Herculaneum" and "Vesuvius" gates, particularly showing the stone projectiles marks at the walls, supposedly from the siege at 89 BC:



Tower remains near the Vesuvius Gate by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 250, f/5.6 at 1/250s. ~20% cropped.
Defensive tower remnants near Vesuvius Gate at Pompeii northern Wall.





_D7K_20130217_1140_01-WEB-near-Vesuvius-Gate by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/60s. ~10% cropped.
Holes of ballista (or other Roman artillery machine) projectiles near Vesuvius Gate at Pompeii northern Wall.





Roman projectile holes in the wall near Herculaneum Gate by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/400s.
Holes of Roman artillery projectiles near Herculaneum Gate at Pompeii northern Wall.






_D7K_20130217_1256-WEB by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/500s.
Closer view of the holes left at the wall by Roman artillery projectiles near Herculaneum Gate.

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Mar 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I just received a PM from Tony alerting me to the fact Nikki was shipped today and is on the way to me. Amazing to realize this adventure is drawing to a close. I was a little less than a year ago that Leighton and I had a conversation about trying something like this. And now I'll be the last person to entertain our fair lady before sending her home to Ben who so graciously gave us this opportunity to play. Thanks again Ben.

It is remarkable to realize what this adventure has wrought. Quite a few of the folks who
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Will be in San Francisco with the family and in-laws next Friday. If you happen to be near the city...let me know!



Mar 20, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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Wonderful shots the past few days!

Ronny, you're doing some really nice work with the 180mm.

Mike, gorgeous shots of the aurora!

Curtis, love the poppies and other flowers.

Paul, very nice pano of the band.

Ray, the D600 is really suiting you. Great garden and St. Patty shots.

Jose, your photos and stories of Pompeii would make a great article.

Sam, really nice comet images, especially the 3rd.

Alan, congrats! Great shots of the kids.

Tony, really fine set from Venice!

Chin, the dogs on the red chair is an excellent photo.

John, I really like the mountains from the beach. Great sky.

Kevin, very nice flowers and I like the look of the b&w car shot.

Laura, thanks for making me laugh when you chided Curtis for owning too many lenses!



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Here are a couple with the 180mm 2.8. I should use this lens more.




Desert Flower Nikon D800 Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ais PK-13 1/200s f5.6 ISO 100






Desert Road Nikon D800 Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ais 1/200s f8 ISO 100




Mar 20, 2013 at 01:49 AM
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Jeff, , it was funny up till I counted my own. Tonight, I'm one lighter, but that hole will be filled within a week..

Foggy14 wrote:
Laura, thanks for making me laugh when you chided Curtis for owning too many lenses!



And yes, you definitely should!!

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Here are a couple with the 180mm 2.8. I should use this lens more.




Mar 20, 2013 at 01:54 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Tonight, I'm one lighter, but that hole will be filled within a week..


Can't imagine what you are refering too.



Mar 20, 2013 at 02:06 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Will be in San Francisco with the family and in-laws next Friday. If you happen to be near the city...let me know!


Careful Kevin, you might end up catching a case of NMFAS.



Mar 20, 2013 at 02:08 AM
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From the master of NMFAS himself, no less

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Careful Kevin, you might end up catching a case of NMFAS.




Mar 20, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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snicker. it'll be fun!

mp356 wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Tonight, I'm one lighter, but that hole will be filled within a week..




Mar 20, 2013 at 02:16 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
A bonus shot from the Series E 50mm... Played around with this one. I like how it turned out, what do you all think?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8570081349_183450e7c5_b.jpg
DSC_7044 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Masterful!



Mar 20, 2013 at 02:50 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
From the master of NMFAS himself, no less



I am immune simply because of economics. My spirit and desire are already dreadfully afflicted.



Mar 20, 2013 at 04:35 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
I am immune simply because of economics. My spirit and desire are already dreadfully afflicted.

You and me both Kevin!

Tony



Mar 20, 2013 at 05:47 AM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple with the 180mm 2.8. I should use this lens more.


Really nice Jeff - looks like we lent you one of our road painters



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