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Good to know about the Rokinon trouble too. Note to self, don't leave it on camera. Glad there's actually nothing wrong with the camera, I was going to suggest using the adapter to plug it in and see if it fired up that way. (additional expense though, but since it works on several other cameras I have too, I have one)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/820410-REG/Nikon_27055_EH_5B_AC_Adapter_for.html

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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Mar 29, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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p.2590 #2 · p.2590 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Mark, I used mine with the 300 f/4.5 with no problems.

MarkdV wrote:
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.




Mar 29, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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p.2590 #3 · p.2590 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Tried to get a photo of a friend's granddaughter with a bubble blowing fish as she ran around their deck. Impossible for me with MF!! She did, however, show me the "fishie". Using the old 50mm f2 self Ai'd - it is a sweet little lens.







Mar 29, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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These are from a little island off Hong Kong we visited today called Yim Tin Tsai (Little Salt Field) that I only found out about last week. People used to live here from around 300 yrs ago, but the whole island has been abandoned since the early 1990's (I think). Not sure why. The place is littered with colourful old derelict village houses and is starting to be over run by nature which makes for some cool photography. There is some life starting to happen here again with some organic gardening going on.

I'll be back here for sure to explore further

All taken with the 50/1.2 Ai-S.


DSC_6389 by deang0001, on Flickr


DSC_6367 by deang0001, on Flickr


DSC_6353 by deang0001, on Flickr


DSC_6333 by deang0001, on Flickr



Mar 29, 2013 at 01:26 PM
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Dean - Abandoned village...WOW! If I were there, my D700 probably will need a shutter replacement once I am done shooting Awesome shots.


Mar 29, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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deang001 wrote:
These are from a little island off Hong Kong we visited today called Yim Tin Tsai (Little Salt Field) that I only found out about last week. People used to live here from around 300 yrs ago, but the whole island has been abandoned since the early 1990's (I think). Not sure why. The place is littered with colourful old derelict village houses and is starting to be over run by nature which makes for some cool photography. There is some life starting to happen here again with some organic gardening going on.

I'll be back here for sure to explore
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Wow, just beautiful.
I think I read an article on this place recently, after the last bond film came out there was a series on the abandoned islands that the bad guys lair was based on. Great to see it after reading abut it.
I think it was simply economic reasons most of these places were abandoned, salt doesn't bring in the money it used to.



Mar 29, 2013 at 01:42 PM
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Great shot Dean


Mar 29, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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deang001 wrote:
These are from a little island off Hong Kong we visited today called Yim Tin Tsai (Little Salt Field) that I only found out about last week. People used to live here from around 300 yrs ago, but the whole island has been abandoned since the early 1990's (I think). Not sure why. The place is littered with colourful old derelict village houses and is starting to be over run by nature which makes for some cool photography. There is some life starting to happen here again with some organic gardening going on.

I'll be back here for sure to explore
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Just WOW Dean, these are fantastic, even better than your street shots, and that's saying something! More please.



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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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 bailed at $375. Too rich for me. I can get a Rokinon 14mm for that much, and I'm not really sure I would use the fisheye as much as a 14mm.





Mar 29, 2013 at 02:08 PM
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deang001 wrote:
These are from a little island off Hong Kong we visited today called Yim Tin Tsai (Little Salt Field)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8599305249_045080a415_b.jpg
DSC_6333 by deang0001, on Flickr


Love it - has a real old world feel to it. Color graded, or is this the actual light?






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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


It deserves another look - gorgeous!



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:33 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
It deserves another look - gorgeous!



Yes, I've been looking at this image a lot. Nice shot, Curtis.



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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raboof wrote:
Yes, I've been looking at this image a lot. Nice shot, Curtis.

+1



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:53 PM
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Thanks Georg, Ron, Scott, Curtis, Leighton, Peter and Mark for the very kind words.

Scott, I have not used the 75-150 with tubes yet, someday perhaps I will test tubes vs Close up lenses.

Chin, incredible "blue hour" pano;
Peter, simply awesome bike & ice sets; well done !!
Curtis, loved Nikki with tubes shots of flower buds;
Goran, nice coin shot and thanks for sharing your setup;
Dean, loved your abandoned island set.


Yesterday late afternoon these interesting clouds were showing, so I made a quick comparison of no polarizer vs. circular polarizer (Hoya) filter in the 85/1.4:


No polarizer:


Afternoon clouds - no polarizer filter by labecoaves, on Flickr
D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 ais hand held, ISO 100, f5.6 at 1/1250s.



With polarizer:


Afternoon clouds - circular polarizer filter by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 ais hand held, ISO 100, f5.6 at 1/500s.
As expected, the circular polarizer filter provides a deeper blue sky.



Mar 29, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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p.2590 #15 · p.2590 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Dean - really good pics of the little salt field! maybe it was used up?

Mark - great find!

Jose - goos comparison



Mar 29, 2013 at 03:45 PM
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Dean, excellent set from the abandoned house. The muted tones and colours are a perfect match for the subject.

Peter, love the bubble-blowing fish!

Curtis, looks like a very nice evening! Your close-ups with Nikki on tubes are really inspiring (I like esp. the cactus leaf edge).

Mark, should I stumble across a nice and good priced TC-201 I will give it a try - thanks for sharing your impressions.

Tony, nice test of the 16/3.5 wide-open. Reminds me of all the things I wanna try with this fine lens...

Ray, amazing what modern cameras can deliver - ISO6400 was pretty much unthinkable 10 years ago - not to mention the "film-era". I'm glad the D600 works so well for you.

Jose, love how the polarizer brings out the upper stream-shaped clouds. Sensible used, a polarizer is a great tool.
In the warmer months many thousands of tourists are visiting my hometown and I see wrongly used polarizers every day. Some years ago graduated tabac-colored Cokin filters were en vogue ;-)



Mar 29, 2013 at 03:49 PM
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I'll second Laura's comment Mark about the TC-201. I've used it on the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with fine results. Of course, without a tripod that is a bit of a stretch for me. And I don't have the tripod mount for that lens, so I don't often use the lens with that extender, but rather one of the 1.4x versions. Hopefully, you'll soon get some warm weather and brighter light to use you rediscovered prize.



Mar 29, 2013 at 03:50 PM
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Thanks all for comments on photos above. I hate to admit it Peter but, yes the photo of my friend may a bit soft because of the Laddie... But it was worth it. An excellent Scotch.

And for Georg the edge of another cactus plant... Nikki with tube...




Mar 29, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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p.2590 #19 · p.2590 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Dean, I love that set of images. Classic work and clearly much appreciated by all of us. It is a delight to have you back showing us your exotic corner of this amazing world we share. Well done!


Mar 29, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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Appreciate the lesson Jose, but I have to admit I prefer the photo without the polarizer. There is a softness to it that I personally find inviting. I'm eternally contending with use of the Clarity slider and the Contrast slider because of how they remove some of the softness I appreciate in an image. That may come from my love of bokeh which is intended to be soft. Trying to find the right mixture of sharpness in the focal plane while keeping a soft quality to the bokeh is where I'm working most of the time in post.

That said I don't doubt that polarizers are very useful in doing landscape work where it is typically used. My guess is that with a larger sky above an interesting scene below, as in photos you've posted from your recent trip, that the polarizer helps immeasurably. But in your sample, I like the image without the polarizer.



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