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pbraymond wrote:
Mihai, all the best to you on the surgery. You're demonstrating an attitude that more people could use, and at times that includes me. Amen to family and friends. Will say a prayer for you. Stay in touch here.

Ray


Mihai, I'm with Ray.
You're right , enjoying the good part of life is the best way to go. Be strong and confident!



Apr 11, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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Took 5 minutes and ran outside with the PK13 and the 135mm Nikkor-Q... I am in love! Probably falling into the banal category (can't believe I am saying that now!), but handheld, spur-of-the-moment...I love the possibilities. One thing of note!!! Focus conformation dot is razor sharp, I have maybe 1mm of play when I had 8~10 before.

8x10 crop, white balance corrected, basic sharpening in ACR


DSC_7765 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

SOOC with ACR default sharpening, white balance corrected (ever so slightly)


DSC_7768 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr




Apr 11, 2013 at 05:22 PM
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Great shots Kevin. Your photography is improving on a regular basis. It's so nice to see you experimenting with different styles. Well done my friend!


Apr 11, 2013 at 07:24 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Mihai, I'm with Ray.
You're right , enjoying the good part of life is the best way to go. Be strong and confident!



+1

Mihai - that's a great attitude to have, I wish you all the best

ben



Apr 11, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
My penance for having sinned!



cmon Curtis - just gotta face it - John's right - that voigtlander is fantastic. The only reason I stopped using it constantly is that I bought the zeiss 100MP (and the 85P - damn Phillippe). I didn't realise they're no longer available John.....mmm.....must be like the voigltander 125 - they've become so expensive.

ben



Apr 11, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
If you buy the 500 f/4 P, all will be forgiven...


+1000



Apr 11, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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Oosty wrote:
I'll be thinking about you Mihai - hope it all works out OK. We've been missing you here.


Yes, good luck with everything, Mihai ... you will be back better and stronger than ever.



Apr 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
15 minutes with the 45/2.8 AI-P.

This lens is really resonating with me. Small, sharp, and easy to use. I've just been leaving it on my D800 and stuffing it in my laptop case - something I could not really do with the 50/1.8G because it sticks out too much from the camera. I also did not like taking my 50/1.2 AIS around because it also sticks out too much AND it's pretty heavy. The 45P is not fast, but it makes up for it in other ways it seems.

John



Nice series John. I like the colors in the last one.



Apr 12, 2013 at 01:35 AM
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Some Specled Mousebirds grabbing a few rays this morning after quite a chilly night. They are frugivorous and often sit in fairly hot sun which apparently assists in food digestion.



Nice shot Peter. They are furry looking little guys.



Apr 12, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Took 5 minutes and ran outside with the PK13 and the 135mm Nikkor-Q... I am in love! Probably falling into the banal category (can't believe I am saying that now!), but handheld, spur-of-the-moment...I love the possibilities. One thing of note!!! Focus conformation dot is razor sharp, I have maybe 1mm of play when I had 8~10 before.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8640989366_0f52449de5_b.jpg
DSC_7765 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Kevin, I like this very much!



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Am keeping you in my thoughts Mihai


Apr 12, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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My last PanSTARRS picture taken with the 135/2 AIS was finally used -

http://westseattleblog.com/2013/04/skies-over-west-seattle-april-2013-edition-astronomy-month-some-planets#comment-998452

I had submitted it and they did not use it right away, but it seems they hadn't forgotten about it.



Apr 12, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
I have that same issue with my 80-200, foreground bokeh is nice, background is so-so, depending on aperture. I wouldn't be to worried about it, just find the apertures that aren't so great and avoid them. Granted, it is very dependent on the OOF area being rendered. I have had the opportunity to shoot with the 75-150 and I would gladly trade my 80-200 for it as the range is more in line with where I like to shoot. The extra 50mm at the long end is wasted in my hands...the tube I just got may change that though.

Speaking of
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Having a tube to mount on these lenses can change everything. I see you checked out the Shooting with Tubes thread I started in the Macro World Forum. Tubes work magic with every lens, but they do especially well with a few, including the 80-200 f/4.5 AI with the rectangular baffle at the rear. Give it a try before you trade it for a Series E lens.



Apr 12, 2013 at 04:05 AM
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I shot this today with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd with the PK-13 attached. This is uncropped, resized and converted using Silver Efex Pro 2. A palm frond...




Apr 12, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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John, I didn't mention it at the moment, but the landscape work you did with the 45 f/2.8 was wonderful. That lens appears to perform beautifully. I've looked at the lens before, but it always struck me as so small I wouldn't no what to do with it. Clearly, it works for you. Well done!


Apr 12, 2013 at 04:08 AM
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Excellent as usual Curtis - you've been on quite a run lately!


Apr 12, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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Thanks John. I've been having a good time, though with Nikki gone, my shooting has definitely slowed down to what might be considered a SANE rate...

Here is a color shot with the same setup, this at f/8. Tubes obliterate bokeh.




Apr 12, 2013 at 04:33 AM
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Here are a few more shots taken with Nikki at Muir Woods. These are the "educational" shots...





This tree sprouted in 909 A.D. It is certainly not the largest tree in the Woods, nor certainly in California. I love the redwood trees and so do most folks who visit this park.



Apr 12, 2013 at 04:38 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
John, I didn't mention it at the moment, but the landscape work you did with the 45 f/2.8 was wonderful. That lens appears to perform beautifully. I've looked at the lens before, but it always struck me as so small I wouldn't no what to do with it. Clearly, it works for you. Well done!


Thanks Curtis - It's kind of weird how a lens can get one excited!



Apr 12, 2013 at 05:20 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
Thanks Curtis - It's kind of weird how a lens can get one excited!


Except, of course, the fact that this thread is about exactly that... a manual focus lens... We are eternally celebrating one lens or another. I've not used that particular lens, but you've done a wonderful job of presenting it to us. We do that over and over again. Frankly, I think we do a great service to Nikon shooters with all the experimenting we do... I really do love this thread, and clearly, I'm not alone...



Apr 12, 2013 at 06:24 AM
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