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Sounds like someone is telling you the time to buy is now...

jhinkey wrote:
So the local guy with the excellent condition 500/4 AI-P that had the front protective element replaced still has it for sale - now down to $1900. It's an your trip just to get to him to even see the lens. Meanwhile the mint condition one on the B&S has had the price lowered a bit . . . . MFNAS is very catchy these days . . . .




Mar 26, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Another wow shot Jose. I like the color version better


Mar 26, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Yes, I have the review here in this thread somewhere - Curtis knows what page it's on.

Here's the short story:

16/3.5 AI vs. 16/2.8 AIS:
- 16/3.5 not quite as sharp in the center as the 16/2.8 unless stopped down a bit
- 16/3.5 way sharper in the edges/borders/corners at just about all apertures (wide open up to f/11) both on DX and FX
- 16/3.5 has slightly better flare/ghosting resistance when sun it directly in the frame
- 16/2.8 has slightly better flare/ghosting resistance when the sun is just out of the frame
- 16/2.8 has removable/losable rear
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thanks for the summary. Sounds like the f3.5 is the clear winner. I suppose the "f2.8" part was the selling point of the design change, but - duh. Perhaps they behave differently on film cameras, but that's not relevant for me.

Peter



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Mar 26, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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Simply awesome Jose! Love them both!


Mar 26, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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Glad to see the thread is humming along just fine. Free time is at a minimum these days, but I try to at least keep up with the photos, if not the conversation. So many great photos of such a variety of subjects, a truly unique corner of the internet.

Margot passed her half-year milestone a week and some days ago, and is growing in leaps and bounds. She army crawls around, has started eating solids, has gotten a bit better at being able to sleep, and is as beautiful as any little girl could be. A portrait from today with the 180mm f/2.8 AI-s, wide open, as this lens should be used.


Eeyore by philipjohnson, on Flickr



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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Another stacked image - a model of probably my favorite race car of all time

first the real thing - last summer at Road America, D7000 with 300mm f4.5 ED-IF AIS, iso 220, 1/500s f11 (GoPro cameras should not be allowed at vintage races...)







and my own copy, 1/32nd scale, about 6 inches long






9 image focus stack, taken with the D600 and 105mm f2.5 and K2-5 extension tubes. All images iso 100, 1/60s f8, two remote strobes and some diffuser cloth. I had to do some clone tool cleanup in some areas, because the master images were spaced just a little too much, although you can only see that in full zoom.


100% detail crop






the full image here



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:34 AM
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Philip, Margot is just too adorable.

John, I'd love to see the very capable 500mm f4P in your very capable hands!

Jose, very much like the pano of the forum in Pompeii.

Laura, beautiful arrangement of bananas and strawberries.

Leighton, I'm glad some of us at least have beautiful scenery to go along with the snow, nice captures this morning.

Goran, welcome. Good series in the baseball themed shots.

Curtis, your shot of bay bridge photographers reminded me of something we saw in Italy last year - a lot of tourists who did not mind toting around an ipad as their main camera. I wonder what all the camera designers are thinking, keep downsizing or maybe get the right balance of features to attract the masses.

Laura, I did not get anywhere for March Madness, the BB shots are from the University of Toledo, participating in the WNIT tournament.



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:37 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I almost overlooked this sweet shot of the Golden Gate bridge taken with Nikki...

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-hFKHxWUZzmA/UU55nihKVbI/AAAAAAAAShI/b7lsn_vv4Z0/s1000/85.1.8.HC.GGBridge.jpg


I think I have the same shot, taken in 1990 on Tri-X film. Hasn't changed much



Mar 26, 2013 at 01:45 AM
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Space Needle shot from my 80-400AFS VR vs. 400/5.6 ED AI test images.





Space Needle On A Rare Clear Spring Afternoon




Mar 26, 2013 at 02:39 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks for that link, PS sure makes that easy, so I'm finally going to get that installed tonight, and then right afterwards, install the Nik Software now that the whole collection is so cheap. Those that have bought bits and pieces before, check your emails for info, those that haven't bought it.. BOY IS IT CHEAP NOW!!

https://plus.google.com/112991908363536599988/posts/dwJAcwuphTa

I was alerted to that from this post:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984/3621#11441211

And further down, there's a promo code for an additional 15% off, which brings it down to $126.65 before local sales tax. The licensing is per USER, not per machine.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984/3621#11441843

I'm a bit late with this,
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Thanks for the heads up on the promotion code Laura. A friend sent me an email with a link to the Google offer but it was your post with that code that got me to move. This is a great deal for certain. I simply couldn't resist. It is installing as i write this. Happy days are here again...



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pburke wrote:
I think I have the same shot, taken in 1990 on Tri-X film. Hasn't changed much


I think they've upgraded their tour boats...

I've never taken photos from the northern overlook, largely because it is overrun by tourists. But this is definitely a good perspective from which to shoot the bridge. You and me and a few million others took a photo there...



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:51 AM
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That's one sharp image John... Seems you're having fun.

I did as well, with a day trip taking Nikki along the coast on Highway 1. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd, which is one sweet little lens.


We're looking north toward Stinson Beach with Bolinas above the cliffs on the left.



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:55 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
So the local guy with the excellent condition 500/4 AI-P that had the front protective element replaced still has it for sale - now down to $1900. It's an hour trip just to get to him to even see the lens. Meanwhile the mint condition one on the B&S has had the price lowered a bit . . . . MFNAS is very catchy these days . . . .


I would never invest this much money in a lens but I know how much you love to go long. This feels like a once in a lifetime investment John. If you can handle it, the mint copy of the Buy and Sell board really seems the way to go. I've no doubt you would take great joy in that lens and doubtless we'd love seeing what you produce with it.



Mar 26, 2013 at 06:58 AM
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So here is my first Nik conversion, this using Silver Efex Pro 2. The photo was taken at the Vedanta Retreat Center with Nikki this afternoon.


Here is a shot I took of the same building with the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd. If I recall correctly, I processed that with SEP 2 as well.


These beautiful old lenses are a joy to use and they certainly perform beautifully.



Mar 26, 2013 at 07:08 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Thanks Curtis, I'm enjoying this beauty that Reagan let go!
Here are two more from this morning.



WOW Leighton - you are really flying with that 28mm.....beautiful shots. but it's not just the lens, I know, the compostions are great and a lens can't do that.

ben



Mar 26, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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John, perhaps you want to go LONGER with a 600 f/5.6 AI that appears to be in GREAT condition for under two thousand dollars.

Nikon 600 f/5.6 AI ED-IF on E-Bay



Mar 26, 2013 at 07:29 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Another wow shot Jose. I like the color version better


+1 Probably the best so far!



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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philipj wrote:
Glad to see the thread is humming along just fine. Free time is at a minimum these days, but I try to at least keep up with the photos, if not the conversation. So many great photos of such a variety of subjects, a truly unique corner of the internet.

Margot passed her half-year milestone a week and some days ago, and is growing in leaps and bounds. She army crawls around, has started eating solids, has gotten a bit better at being able to sleep, and is as beautiful as any little girl could be. A portrait from today with
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Good to see you again Philip, Margot is growing like a weed.



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

So here is my first Nik conversion, this using Silver Efex Pro 2. The photo was taken at the Vedanta Retreat Center with Nikki this afternoon.

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JhHmEORk_lI/UVFIrJ6LxHI/AAAAAAAASpg/pZdEr1wPB1U/s1000/85.1.8.HC.VedantaFarmhouseBW.jpg

Here is a shot I took of the same building with the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd. If I recall correctly, I processed that with SEP 2 as well.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bnc4aMqoDjs/UAUBEzLTo6I/AAAAAAAAOdQ/MzxfBNV4fpE/s1200/28.3.5H.VedantaRanchHouseBW.jpg

These beautiful old lenses are a joy to use and they certainly perform beautifully.


I definitely like the second one better!

And I love the shot of Stinson Beach, another desktop!

Don't forget the blog!



Mar 26, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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Giving this its own replay so nobody has to hunt for the code, if you bought some of their stuff in the past, then you'll be hunting in your email looking for the free upgrade email from them. Otherwise, use the code, it was too much for me to resist, too And in going through those google posts, I see where CaptureNX and Nik have gone their separate ways.

CGrindahl wrote:
Thanks for the heads up on the promotion code Laura. A friend sent me an email with a link to the Google offer but it was your post with that code that got me to move. This is a great deal for certain. I simply couldn't resist. It is installing as i write this. Happy days are here again...




Mar 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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