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CGrindahl wrote:
Is that the clubhouse for the complex where you live Ray? Looks pretty swanky...

Yes, a slower shutter speed would have dropped the ISO but it appears the D600 is up to the task. Of course, if the photographer has the shakes... that's another matter...



Thank you curtis. That is the clubhouse. The lighted area to the right is the exercise room with the latest equipment that I really need to be using. It is a very nice place to live
That last shot is for sure one of the best you've done with tubes!



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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I see that the 16mm 3.5 ai that was on E-bay sold for $425. Did anyone here purchase the lens - inquiring minds want to know


Mar 29, 2013 at 02:19 AM
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You're right Scott. As the lens was traveling through Europe I thought it would NEVER reach the West Coast, but here it is. Amazing. I'm both not surprised and surprised that we were able to do this. Before we began I had complete confidence in the integrity of the folks who'd signed up to be part of the adventure, but then the thought came that despite our best efforts, something could go wrong. Packages do get lost for example.

Yes, Laura has her mishap but she handled that with the skill of a woman who has raised kids... We misplaced
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Thank you you Curtis for being the spark that ignited all this. What a wonderful experience for all of us, and so nostalgic to look back on. Interesting places she visited, great friends we all have all made, and wonderful stories and sights to share, Sorry to see it winding down but sooooooo glad to have had the chance to be a participant. Leighton and Ben certainly deserve big thanks for their parts in this journey. Leighton for putting the blog together, and Ben for sharing Nikki with us all. If I were you Curtis, I would not rush to send her home just yet. She is having too good of a time!



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Frankly, I'm quite surprised to find the 24 so appealing. I've had the 24 f/2.8 AI-s in my kit for quite some time and it hasn't gotten much love, in part because I'm a huge fan of the 28mm focal length. I have three primes at that length including the f/2, f/2.8, both AI-s versions, and the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd that came with my relatively recent fixation on converted pre-AI lenses. I'll admit the 24 f/2.8 H.C. AI'd has taken center stage from time to time since its arrival, but i don't expect it to displace the 28s. But
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I've always had a spot for the 24mm, probably because I learnt to see that way as it was my first prime lens. The fact that Galen Rowell shot with a 24 a lot probably has something to do with it too. I like the 28 f2.8 AIS I have, but my first instinct typically gets me too close for a 28, then I think through how to make the 28mm perspective work while including the larger scene in the picture. I have seen a couple of tempting 24 NC lenses lately .....



Mar 29, 2013 at 03:32 AM
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Dean, I'm enjoying the vintage motorcycle very much....

Ray, the light and timing on the egret is awesome!

Georg, miseed you photos for quite a while there. Great to have you back, and great shots as well. Especially like the "driving snow in my hometown" shot. I don't want to see any more snow this season personally, but you make the best of it!!

Kevin, super job on the State Capitaol dome shot. Your talents are making the Series E lenses shine!

Curtis, I truly enjoyed the pictures of the bicycle coop, enjoyed the story behind the picture even more. What a great idea!

Mike, welcome. I really like the first shot "conservatory garden in Central Park". The shape and repetition, and lighting is just what the doctor ordered!




Mar 29, 2013 at 03:39 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
I see that the 16mm 3.5 ai that was on E-bay sold for $425. Did anyone here purchase the lens - inquiring minds want to know


I Bid $325 knowing well I was going to lose (own one already, would buy second if bargain)



Mar 29, 2013 at 05:26 AM
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pbraymond wrote:
Kevin, super job on the State Capitaol dome shot. Your talents are making the Series E lenses shine!


Thanks Ray! I love the underdog in most things and I think the Series E line is perfectly suited for Dx and most do well in Fx. My plan is to slowly accumulate all of the Series E line. As soon as I can sell my iPod Touch 32gb I will be buying a membership here to sell off some lenses I don't use and start hunting down more of the line. First I want the 75-150 followed by the 35mm. Then the 135mm and the 70-210mm. There is a midrange zoom as well, but I don't know much about it. That one will probably be last.



Mar 29, 2013 at 05:42 AM
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This is how I spent the evening...


And my partner in draining that bottle. We split the cost of a $60 bottle of single malt Scotch whisky and spent four very leisurely evenings listening to Bach's Cello Suites and slowly sipping what is an excellent Scotch.


Shot with the 85 f/1.8 H.C. AI'd, better known as Nikki.



Mar 29, 2013 at 05:45 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I posted this on a couple of other threads, but it really belongs here... a shot using Nikki with a PK-13 extension tube attached.

Nikki works with tubes too!


She certainly does - beautiful.



Mar 29, 2013 at 06:33 AM
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designdog wrote:
Here is an update on my D700.

I am proud to say that I figured out what was wrong with it on my own: nothing.

Here's the deal. As Thom Hogan and others counsel, I have kept my camera in the on position. Normally not a problem. Unless you leave a chipped Rokinon 85 1.4 on your D700 overnight. Drained the internal battery and the grip battery all the way down. Took 3 hours to charge each.

Imagine my smug self satisfaction when I put the first battery back in and everything came right back up!

I am keeping the D700. Just
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Good news about the D700. I caught up on Strobist yesterday and he's in love with his FujiX100 which he indicates is as good as a Leica except the lens is fixed



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CGrindahl wrote:

This is how I spent the evening...

And my partner in draining that bottle. We split the cost of a $60 bottle of single malt Scotch whisky and spent four very leisurely evenings listening to Bach's Cello Suites and slowly sipping what is an excellent Scotch.

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OPzernOPQFE/UVUm2oArHdI/AAAAAAAATII/jRdt646ULiY/s1000/85.1.8.HC.DaleCloseBW.jpg



Do we attribute the slight softness to The Laddie Ten?



Mar 29, 2013 at 06:47 AM
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The sky was beautiful here tonight at work. I would have loved to run down to the beach for sunset, but work prevailed. I was curious how the 16mm faired wide open, so I racked it out to infinity and shot this. Pretty decent DOF at ƒ3.5. Not how I would normally shoot this but it was still a decent test.

–Tony


Ganahl Sunset by T&J Photography, on Flickr



Mar 29, 2013 at 07:18 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

Okay, one last close shot with Nikki and her new best friend, the PK-13...

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uRVJrtckJFQ/UVTqhJXqmLI/AAAAAAAATHY/xFFN5RjXNmM/s1000/85.1.8.HC.PK13.BlossomClose.05.jpg

Curtis,

Your work with Nikki has been great, just as expected. Your shots are an excellent way to end the journey!

Tony



Mar 29, 2013 at 07:35 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I'm afraid Nikki has a bad case of extension tube fever... Or perhaps I'M the one with the disease...

Regardless, both Nikki and an extension tube found their way to my camera this afternoon and no one should be surprised at what happened... Magic!



What a surprise. Great lens + great photographer = great magical photographs.

I've been looking forward to your putting Nikki on extension tubes and glad you got a chance to do so, she's really shining!



Mar 29, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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leighton w: Are we doubles?


I don't think so, I'm much better looking!



Mar 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I posted this on a couple of other threads, but it really belongs here... a shot using Nikki with a PK-13 extension tube attached.

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lpFq2HFnW4w/UVTTeH1-RYI/AAAAAAAATF0/69coJ9nC5eM/s1000/85.1.8.HC.PK13.BlossomClose.01.jpg

Nikki works with tubes too!


Nikki looks like she loves the tubes. Well done! I'm still waiting to see downtown SF.



Mar 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

This is how I spent the evening...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8FVFSiKqsHM/UVUp4L9MepI/AAAAAAAATJE/OC1ilcjOlho/s1339/85.1.8.HC.LaddieTen.jpg

And my partner in draining that bottle. We split the cost of a $60 bottle of single malt Scotch whisky and spent four very leisurely evenings listening to Bach's Cello Suites and slowly sipping what is an excellent Scotch.

It took y'all four evenings to drink that?!



Mar 29, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

This is how I spent the evening...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8FVFSiKqsHM/UVUp4L9MepI/AAAAAAAATJE/OC1ilcjOlho/s1339/85.1.8.HC.LaddieTen.jpg

And my partner in draining that bottle. We split the cost of a $60 bottle of single malt Scotch whisky and spent four very leisurely evenings listening to Bach's Cello Suites and slowly sipping what is an excellent Scotch.


Looks like the bokeh gets smoother toward the end of the bottle

Nice shots.


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leighton w wrote:
Nikki looks like she loves the tubes. Well done! I'm still waiting to see downtown SF.


She certainly does ! Really nicely done, Curtis.




Mar 29, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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After a moment of bad luck it's always nice to have some good…
I was doing some spring cleaning in the kellar and found something I didn't know I had, and certainly forgot I had bought…brilliant.

Just a quick trial with the 55mm micro and it works fine, optically very clean.

Now I read that these were made only for use with lenses up to 200mm, so will it not work at all with the 300mm or just not as sharp?

Kind regards,
Mark.





Result, worth checking that old box







55mm at MFD without TC







55mm at MFD with TC



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