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Zichar wrote:
Okay here's a 14 shot pano that brought my machine to its knees
And paying it forward

Taken with the 45PCE just so I could qualify for this thread



Absolutely stunning image Chin - and you have to live there? Wow!!!



Mar 28, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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pburke wrote:
how do you follow something like this panorama?

Work commute pictures with my 20/f3.5 from this morning. I thought since everyone else is showing flowers, I should take the camera long and look for spring as well. Sunny on my bike route today, warmer than it's been in weeks. You can't smell spring quite yet, but it's just about here

First a self portrait at the highest point of my 13.4 mile route to work. This is hard to do alone - note the remote trigger in my right hand. D600, 20mm/f3.5 @f11 1/125s iso 100, remote fill flash (should have changed
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Excellent Peter. I thought there'd be at least one of you on your back in a snow drift.



Mar 28, 2013 at 07:29 PM
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To discover spontaneity one must go beyond the conventional morality fixed by society. Spontaneity is love and springs from the highest intelligence and integration. It is living moment by moment in the supreme art of self-surrender where conflict is unknown. Action which proceeds from thought, habit, emotion, blind urges and instinct is compulsive and cannot possibly be spontaneous. Spontaneity springs from meditative stillness. It cannot be pursued; no system or technique can teach you spontaneity. In fact one quickly becomes dependent on methods of exclusion and discipline and they lead to a state of reduced sensitivity and automatic and mechanical behaviour....Show more
CGrindahl wrote:
Yesterday I was reading a quote I'd copied from a spiritual teacher who much influenced me on the topic of spontaneity. Here is what Jean Klein said...
I'd much rather trust the good will of this group than try in any way to direct this journey. That way I can simply stay in the moment and do what inspires me personally. The thread will take care of itself. It is in good hands...

Thus endeth the lesson for the day...

Oosty wrote:
You've summed it up. If we'd had any type of dictator at the helm the majority of the group would have gone elsewhere. Tolerance and freedom of expression (except for MF glass on anything other than Nikon!) are at the core of this unique thread.


I think world governments could learn something about getting along from forums like this.



Mar 28, 2013 at 07:31 PM
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I agree Leighton... Henry Kissinger said "power is the great aphrodisiac." I'm afraid that immature souls find it seductive, therefore worth pursuing. That is the reason, of course, why perennial philosophies exist, to show us a better way of living this precious gift we've been given with incarnation.

Taking photos along the way is surely a good use of time... Especially with MF Nikon lenses...



Mar 28, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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Help!

The sun finally came out in Richmond, and I grabbed my D700 to take some photos. It is dead. As a doorknob. Nothing comes on any screen, no lights, no shutter, nothing even with turning it on and off, changing lenses, cards etc. Now, I have the Nikon battery pack, and I took it off. Nothing. Tried reversing the batteries. Nothing. I am patiently charging both batteries again as a last resort.

Called KEH, from whom I bought this (LN, 900 shutter count) and they were very nice. It is under their warranty, and they will get it fixed. (Donít have a comparable replacement.) They sent me a RA.

Also spoke to their sales people about an idea I have had. Seems I am not using my Fuji x Pro 1 and 3 primes. What if I just traded them and the D700 to a D800, or D800E? Yes, I can do that, and have some cash left over.

So I wonder. Are my lenses good enough for the D800/D800E (see below)? I am not using the Fuji stuff now, but I might some day, and I am only getting about 50% for very new, very perfect equipment. I am confident KEH will get my D700 repaired, and back to me, if that is the direction I choose...

So... this may be a crossroads. Thoughts?

Lens List: MF: 28 2.8 AI-s, 50 1.2 AI-s, 85 2 AI, 105 2.5 AI-s, 135 2.8 AI-s, 180 2.8ED AI-s,Rokinon 85 1.4
AF: 18-35mm 3.5-4.5D IF-ED, 35-70 2.8D, 70-210 4D



Mar 28, 2013 at 08:45 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
^^^^^
I agree Chin wonderful shot!
It Looks like a ship on top of the three buildings



+1

but I'm begging you Chin, stop posting with the 45PCE. I can't buy another lens!

ben



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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Ray, Mark, Peter, etc.,

Thanks for the good wishes and comments! And I'm sorry I forgot to add my name (Mike) to my first post. I will keep 'em coming, though not quite as prodigiously as some of you (not unless I want to embarrass myself; there is a lot of really spectacular work in this thread).

Mike



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:02 PM
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m1mgd00 wrote:
Ray, Mark, Peter, etc.,

Thanks for the good wishes and comments! And I'm sorry I forgot to add my name (Mike) to my first post. I will keep 'em coming, though not quite as prodigiously as some of you (not unless I want to embarrass myself; there is a lot of really spectacular work in this thread).

Mike


Welcome Mike, don't worry about embarrassing yourself, I do it all the time!



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Beautifully said Peter. I was speaking to the bicycle man yesterday about what we're doing on this thread. In fact, I've told the story to a number of folks recently as I've been giving Nikki a tour of the Bay area. I had no idea where things would lead after the thread began. One of the reasons I keep saying the thread belongs to all of us, is that I'm not smart enough to know what we should be doing here. It is far better to simply ride the wave. We have people coming and going, and as you say
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Great lesson today.

David



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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designdog wrote:
Help!

The sun finally came out in Richmond, and I grabbed my D700 to take some photos. It is dead. As a doorknob. Nothing comes on any screen, no lights, no shutter, nothing even with turning it on and off, changing lenses, cards etc. Now, I have the Nikon battery pack, and I took it off. Nothing. Tried reversing the batteries. Nothing. I am patiently charging both batteries again as a last resort.

Called KEH, from whom I bought this (LN, 900 shutter count) and they were very nice. It is under their warranty, and they will get it fixed. (Donít have
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Judging by the images I've seen by the D800 users on this thread I'd say go for it!



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georgms wrote:
Some recent images taken with various MF-Nikkor's:

httm.



lovely Georg

love that first one.

the next 2 are interesting - the pole in the foreground is straight but the building seems to tilt and curve - maybe it's an optical illusion ?
ps - I like the flare in the first one.

ben



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:13 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Goerg, I love the snowdrops - gorgeous!



+1
lovely Georg



the next 2 are interesting too - the pole in the foreground is straight but the building seems to tilt and curve - maybe it's an optical illusion ?
ps - I like the flare in the first one.

ben



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:16 PM
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Chin, your nightly pano is simply fantastic! Wow!
Btw, your poodle-double-portraits are first rate too.



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:18 PM
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Peter, your "ice-scapes" are beautifully captured. I like especially the shot from the shoreline.
Under certain conditions the old 20/3.5 is a bit better than the 20/2.8D and the 14-24/2.8 when it comes to flare and ghosting. Removing dust-spots is a major pain, a good reason to shoot fast lenses wide-open only ;-)



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:26 PM
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bruni wrote:
+1
lovely Georg

the next 2 are interesting too - the pole in the foreground is straight but the building seems to tilt and curve - maybe it's an optical illusion ?
ps - I like the flare in the first one.

ben


Thanks, Ben!
Actually I was quite happy with the amount of distortion displayed in these shots (the only lens-correction I did in PS was a modest rotation). Some earlier shots with the 28/3.5PC did show more hard-to-correct distortion. Flare is for sure an issue with (my copy of) this lens. In this case it was okay and added a bit mood.
The 24/3.5 PC-E and it's 45mm-brother are dream-lenses for me - maybe sometimes...



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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leighton w: Are we doubles?


Mar 28, 2013 at 09:38 PM
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designdog wrote:
Help!

The sun finally came out in Richmond, and I grabbed my D700 to take some photos. It is dead. As a doorknob. Nothing comes on any screen, no lights, no shutter, nothing even with turning it on and off, changing lenses, cards etc. Now, I have the Nikon battery pack, and I took it off. Nothing. Tried reversing the batteries. Nothing. I am patiently charging both batteries again as a last resort.

Called KEH, from whom I bought this (LN, 900 shutter count) and they were very nice. It is under their warranty, and they will get it fixed. (Donít have
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Go for it!!!!



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Scott and Curtis, Leighton, Mark and Peter - thanks for your kind words!



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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BTW I haven't heard a word about Global Warming all month


Mar 28, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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designdog wrote:
Help!

The sun finally came out in Richmond, and I grabbed my D700 to take some photos. It is dead. As a doorknob. Nothing comes on any screen, no lights, no shutter, nothing even with turning it on and off, changing lenses, cards etc. Now, I have the Nikon battery pack, and I took it off. Nothing. Tried reversing the batteries. Nothing. I am patiently charging both batteries again as a last resort.

Called KEH, from whom I bought this (LN, 900 shutter count) and they were very nice. It is under their warranty, and they will get it fixed. (DonÔŅĹt have
...Show more

Sorry to hear about your trouble with the dead D700!
Only 50% for a very new Fuji-outfit would be a deal-breaker for me. I would keep the hopefully soon repaired D700.
Best of luck, Georg.



Mar 28, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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