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p.2613 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


50 1.1? And I guess those rangefinder lenses can not be used on SLRs?

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Was Vivatar even around then?




Feb 27, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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p.2613 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Chin, that's some OOF rendition! I guess the tilt adds to it?

Zichar wrote:
Something totally uninteresting I suppose
Soft-close hinges... the good stuff I'm told

45PCE full tilt


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8368/8512440329_4ddd7d7a33_c.jpg
zl_uppser_04 by Zichar, on Flickr




Feb 27, 2013 at 09:55 PM
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p.2613 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Seconding Mark here. Jose, welcome back, and great start with your D600. And thanks for reposting these pics. I had missed some of the images before - the raptor shots by Ray, John's vista and Rafael's secretary bird. All of them are superb.


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Welcome back, and what a stunning return, that D600 and 85mm makes one heck of a combu in your hands. Congrats on the new camera.





Feb 27, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.2613 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Just checked out the assignment thread. Agreed, great job Jeff!!

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Conga-rats to Jeff on another assignment win, you are killing them!!

David





Feb 27, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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David Antilley wrote:
Conga-rats to Jeff on another assignment win, you are killing them!!

David

saph wrote:
Just checked out the assignment thread. Agreed, great job Jeff!!


+1 !



Feb 27, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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One more from the Broken Hill Trail:







Stunning image! No surprise you won the assignment, congrats!!



Feb 27, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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p.2613 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you Mark, Ray, Scott, Jeff, Ronny, Leighton, Peter and Samy for the words and welcome back.

One more from yesterday early night: odd clouds over the city.
This time with the 1971 made Nikkor-O 35/2 in my new toy (unfortunately arrived after my trip ) 2012 made D600:



Strange clouds over the city by labecoaves, on Flickr

Early night clouds over the city.
D600 + old Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 F ai'd, ISO 100, f/8 at 2 sec exposure.



Feb 27, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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Ray, keep in mind that the D600 can go down to 50 ISO L0.5 setting. In fact, it can go down to 42 ISO! They say it does this a loss of IQ, but I haven't noticed any. One more thing, I haven't had the 1/4000 top shutter speed keep me from any image yet simply for the reason I just mentioned.


Agreed with Leighton and would add that a simple ND filter can fix your Ray's concern when using ISO 100. Even a polarizer can do that in a emergency.



Feb 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Agreed with Leighton and would add that a simple ND filter can fix your Ray's concern when using ISO 100. Even a polarizer can do that in a emergency.


Well that may be true but I have never been a big fan of filters. To have to use a filter for daylight shooting seems like a pain
Here is an example of a shot I just took. Bear in mind this is Florida in the winter at 5:30 pm D7000 85mm 1.4 at F2 1/8000.








Feb 27, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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Jose - nice big pano. I hope you haven't abandoned the D7000 - we want to see DX vs FX crops side by side.
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Peter, no way I would depart a DX body, since as a birder I always need more reach.

As a matter of fact I always prefer to have two camera bodies, since 1980s: firstly a F2 + FM, then a F3 + FM2, before digital a F4 + F90x (N90), a D2x + D80 and finally a D3 + D300 just before my current pair of cameras.
The reason is that for my wildlife trips I use one camera with a long telephoto (wildlife) and the other is ready with a wide angle or normal o register environments.



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asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Mark, Ray, Scott, Jeff, Ronny, Leighton, Peter and Samy for the words and welcome back.

One more from yesterday early night: odd clouds over the city.
This time with the 1971 made Nikkor-O 35/2 in my new toy (unfortunately arrived after my trip ) 2012 made D600:


Early night clouds over the city.
D600 + old Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 F ai'd, ISO 100, f/8 at 2 sec exposure.

Love the dynamic range of this photo especially the sky - well done!



Feb 27, 2013 at 10:53 PM
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Ray, weighing all sides means you will just have to buy at least the 400 5.6 for the D600 if you decide to go FX, so you can still frame your pet eagle about the same ;-)


Great point Samy. That's what I love about this forum!
Thank you Curtis for your insight too!



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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I need to share a fact occurred to me during this last trip to Italy.
After torturing myself about which lenses to put in my bag I decided finally for the 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd; 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd, 55mm f/3.5 micro (lighter than the 55/2.8); 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd CPU'd + TC16A for reach if needed; and (shame on me!) a 24-120mm f/4 VR AF-S (a 3 in one lens - wide/normal/short tele).

Below is a graph accounting for lens use (MF vs. AF) in the 7 active shooting days.


Untitled-1 by labecoaves, on Flickr

In spite of the convenience of the AF zoom, its comparatively cheap feeling in the hand and the horrible plastic hood led me to use almost exclusively MF Nikkors after the two first days!
Those solid and metal lenses with smooth focus operation gave me a so much better feeling in my hands; slowing down but at the same time maximizing the fun of taking pictures. Add to these points that I love changing the aperture via aperture ring, even on the my CPU'd 20/2.8 ais and 85/1.8 K ai'd!!
Apart for some situations as BIFs and "nervous" or fast moving animals, I think that autofocus for me is becoming nearly irrelevant! Just my personal impressions, though.
Sorry for my bad English!

Edited on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 AM · View previous versions



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:26 PM
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p.2613 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


One of you made mention of this: The 1/4000 top speed on the D600 is a real issue with me It would almost eliminate my daytime shooting wide open.

Why would this eliminate daytime shooting?

For what I like and my $$ a Dx will work for a long time for me. Ray, if I was in your shoes, I would pony up for the D7100 as you are a master of the Dx format and for what you shoot a lot, I think that format works amazingly well in your hands.



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
I need to share a fact occurred to me during this last trip to Italy.
After torturing myself about which lenses to put in my bag I decided finally for the 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd; 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd, 55mm f/3.5 micro (lighter than the 55/2.8); 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd CPU'd + TC16A for reach if needed; and (shame on me!) a 24-120mm f/4 VR AF-S (a 3 in one lens - wide/normal/short tele).

Below is a graph accounting for lens use (MF vs. AF) in the 7 active shooting days.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8514575596_568764a0f2_b.jpg
Untitled-1 by labecoaves, on Flickr

In spite of the convenience of the AF
...Show more

Your English is better than mine, I did a similar chart for myself...why I don't have any AF lenses anymore.



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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p.2613 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ronny, Peter, Samy and Leighton, thanks for the kind comments!

Jose, love the clouds and city lights. Very nice!

Ray, beautiful flower and background with the 85mm.

Chin, that's a very cool shot with the 45 pc-e. I just may need one of those pc lenses after all.

Edited on Feb 28, 2013 at 06:05 PM · View previous versions



Feb 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
One of you made mention of this: The 1/4000 top speed on the D600 is a real issue with me It would almost eliminate my daytime shooting wide open.

Why would this eliminate daytime shooting?

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Because I have three F1.4 lenses. Shooting wide open would not be possible at 1/4000 of a sec because of too much light for that speed. The only answer would be to stop down or using a ND filter. The example I posted was at 1/8000 at F2 To use this lens under those circumstances with a D600 it would require stopping down to F5.6 thus destroying the DOF



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Because I have three F1.4 lenses. Shooting wide open would not be possible at 1/4000 of a sec because of too much light for that speed. The only answer would be to stop down or using a ND filter. The example I posted was at 1/8000 at F2 To use this lens under those circumstances with a D600 it would require stopping down to F5.6 thus destroying the DOF


Makes sense, never thought about that to be honest... Guess this is my "learning something new everyday" moment...



Feb 28, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Well that may be true but I have never been a big fan of filters. To have to use a filter for daylight shooting seems like a pain
Here is an example of a shot I just took. Bear in mind this is Florida in the winter at 5:30 pm D7000 85mm 1.4 at F2 1/8000.

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v82/p1454382230-5.jpg


Ray, with either the FX or DX you would take amazing images. You are very talented. That said, the DX will give you that extra reach you are used to and the D7100 gives you 1/8000 top shutter speed. You will also save a few $$ compared to the D600. Of course, I am a happy D7000 owner so my opinion might be a bit partial.



Feb 28, 2013 at 01:35 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Mark, Ray, Scott, Jeff, Ronny, Leighton, Peter and Samy for the words and welcome back.

One more from yesterday early night: odd clouds over the city.
This time with the 1971 made Nikkor-O 35/2 in my new toy (unfortunately arrived after my trip ) 2012 made D600:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8513358115_841909022a_b.jpg
Strange clouds over the city by labecoaves, on Flickr

Early night clouds over the city.
D600 + old Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 F ai'd, ISO 100, f/8 at 2 sec exposure.


Jose, another nice cityscape.



Feb 28, 2013 at 01:36 AM
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