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MarkdV wrote:
Some love for a lens that doesn't get much use from me, the 75-150mm Series E. A versatile range of focal lengths covered but a couple of peculiarities the stop it becoming a firm favorite like the vignetting on the FX sensor and the zoom creep I haven't quite eliminated yet.
However I think it gives a very nice colour rendition and can make some very pleasing images.


Mark, like the shot of your son, and yes, you can't go wrong with beer and bikes. Just don't ride while drinking!



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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Good to see you Philippe. I think your subject is asleep.


thanks Leighton. You are right, painting is quite a tiring work!



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:04 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
You'd better keep hanging around Ben or that lens you loaned us might get lost in San Francisco...

Truth be told, passion for shooting comes and goes, as does the inclination to chat about gear. It is wonderful that we have so many folks visiting this thread, including newcomers who bring their enthusiasm to spice things up. Right now I'm a bit turned on once again by extension tubes and flowers... I'll try to restrain myself...



Yeah I know Curtis - if I don't keep announcing myself I fear I'm never going to see it again. You're going to restrain yourself huh? - looking forward to seeing how that goes!

Peter - no, not a cricket fan - but, yes, it's not going well.

Phillippe - no, never abandoned. It's a bit like you - work is intruding on my real life - and it never stops raining here. Don't worry - I'm following your posts - but you cheat - you post old pics!

ben



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
You'd better keep hanging around Ben or that lens you loaned us might get lost in San Francisco...

Truth be told, passion for shooting comes and goes, as does the inclination to chat about gear. It is wonderful that we have so many folks visiting this thread, including newcomers who bring their enthusiasm to spice things up. Right now I'm a bit turned on once again by extension tubes and flowers... I'll try to restrain myself...



Yeah I know Curtis - if I don't keep announcing myself I fear I'm never going to see it again. You're going to restrain yourself huh? - looking forward to seeing how that goes!

Peter - no, not a cricket fan - but, yes, it's not going well.

Phillippe - no, never abandoned. It's a bit like you - work is intruding on my real life - and it never stops raining here. Don't worry - I'm following your posts - but you cheat - you post old pics!

ben



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
You'd better keep hanging around Ben or that lens you loaned us might get lost in San Francisco...

Truth be told, passion for shooting comes and goes, as does the inclination to chat about gear. It is wonderful that we have so many folks visiting this thread, including newcomers who bring their enthusiasm to spice things up. Right now I'm a bit turned on once again by extension tubes and flowers... I'll try to restrain myself...



Yeah I know Curtis - if I don't keep announcing myself I fear I'm never going to see it again. You're going to restrain yourself huh? - looking forward to seeing how that goes!

Peter - no, not a cricket fan - but, yes, it's not going well.

Phillippe - no, never abandoned. It's a bit like you - work is intruding on my real life - and it never stops raining here. Don't worry - I'm following your posts - but you cheat - you post old pics!

ben



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Thank you for the input. Sadly nothing seems to work but I've had a similar experiene with film where I didn't notice that the take up spool hadn't engagaed the sprockets!

Reminds me of the old story about the executive famed for his good judgement. When asked what he attributed his good judgement to he replied "Bad judgement".

Just says it all.



Peter, sorry to hear about the misfortune! I've had good luck with RescuePro (kinda bundled with Sandisk-Extreme-cards). In the past years I could recover a lot of shots from friends/co-workers with it ("bad cards" or unintentionally deleted shots).

Funny note: I've dropped a CF-card with lotsa sports-shots into a mug of coffee once (strong, black, no milk, no sugar, not even rum) and after a quick rinse with water and some hectic activities with a hair-drier I've found all images on the card without the use of a recovery-program.




Mar 03, 2013 at 09:23 PM
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Thanks Leighton and Peter.

Leighton - absolutely right, Drinking and driving or riding is a very stupid idea.
Peter - Snow's still here, we had to keep the flowers in the house to get them to bloom, everything outside (even the "Winter hardy") have died. Least sunlight in winter here for 30 years hasn't down the garden any favors. Just had the first Braai of the year with a friend of mine originally from Jo'burg who was back home for 2 weeks diving and was nearly in tears when he got back to -9C



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:28 PM
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Great shot Ben and Phillipe
Love the number 2#and 3#first from you on this page Curtis.. Wow!



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:32 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
That was with the 135 f/2.8 AI that got VERY little use on that trip and didn't make a subsequent trip. Of course, I discovered it is an excellent lens with tubes and put it to use that way.

I'll post the windmills shot for those newcomers who weren't around back then... two and a half years ago... amazing we've been at this so long...

Rain started to fall only moments after this was shot.


Thanks for re-posting. It may not have gotten much action, but what it did, it did beautifully. Great capture. Also really like your latest work with the tubes, but I think even from the early days of this thread you've had a talent for them.



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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Ben and Philippe - nice to hear from you! As usual very nice work!

Curtis, I like the windmills-shot a lot! I've been boating over at Frisia a couple of times and really like the views from the countless waterways.
The Agave (?) is another great capture.

Mark, beautiful portrait of your son!

Leighton, I really wonder how you've managed to shoot your boot ;-)

Avi, congrats to your 400/5.6!

Kevin, very nice work with the "underrated" Series-E-28mm! I like especially the free-lensed "Abstract".

Ronny, good job with the 180/2.8ED!

Jose, the Pompeii-shots are really great - keep em coming!

Chin, the digger in the jungle is fantastic!



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A quick grab from this morning:

16/3.5Ai at f/16, D700



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Thanks
Great shot Georg



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:44 PM
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Good to see some of the lost, Philippe, Ben and Georg!

Great "grab" Georg.



Mar 03, 2013 at 09:52 PM
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Turned out to be a fantastic late winter afternoon here in Seattle so the whole family went down to the beach for low tide.
Took the 16/3.5, 50/1.2, 90/3.5CV, 135/2, and 400/5.6 ED with me, but I never took the 135/2 off the camera.

Can't wait to see the results, but I'll have to as those little plastic strips with light sensitive chemicals on them need to be "E6 processed" so I hear . . .

All with the newly rebuilt FE2. Hope the focusing screen is accurate as I rarely shot anything other than f/2. Now why again can't modern DLSRs have a focusing screen as bright and crisp as my FE2 . . .?

When I get the slides back I'll image them with my 55/3.5 and D800 since my CoolScan 5000ED is long sold.

John



Mar 03, 2013 at 10:49 PM
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John, I can really understand your wish for a DSLR with a screen like the FE2. Based on Dylan's hint I've replaced the stock-screen of my D700 with the screen from an old Miranda, and while it's a huge improvement over the standard-screen, it's still not like a classic SLR.
Just in case you stumble across a Leicaflex SL, have a look through it's finder - it doesn't get any better than this in my opinion. Nikon should really offer a screen made for manual focusing.
Btw, shooting with a manual SLR is a great experience - the shutter-sound, the handling, the feel to work with something "mechanical" is hard to beat. Hope the slides turn out great ;-)



Mar 03, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Ok, I have reached the extreme of boredom. So much so, I have stooped to taking shots of my boot! I did manage to hobble out to the propagation greenhouses to take a few snaps of crops Barbara has started. it's always nice to go in there this time of year to get a green fix.

BTW Reagan, these were all with nice 28mm f2.8 AI-s you sold me, thanks again.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/15/781315.jpg


Leighton, loved the bokeh playing on this one!



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

A macro with the 135 f/2.8 AI and a Vivitar tube whose length I don't recall...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0BxjWJsgHdU/TadkO3GX08I/AAAAAAAAHCE/LSM4xw4J28g/s912/135.DogwoodBlossomFrenzy.jpg


Beautiful capture!



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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MarkdV wrote:
Some love for a lens that doesn't get much use from me, the 75-150mm Series E. A versatile range of focal lengths covered but a couple of peculiarities the stop it becoming a firm favorite like the vignetting on the FX sensor and the zoom creep I haven't quite eliminated yet.
However I think it gives a very nice colour rendition and can make some very pleasing images.







Mark, I loved the rich colours and the subject isolation.



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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This might be a good choice:
http://www.focusingscreen.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92&products_id=593

Ming TheIn put the screen from his F6 on his D700, to help him with all those Zeiss lenses...



Mar 04, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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georgms wrote:
A quick grab from this morning:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8526147020_8f51203d3a_c.jpg
16/3.5Ai at f/16, D700


Georg, you and John are masters of shots of the sun with the 16/3.5!



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