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asiostygius wrote:
One more pano of Trajan's Column - 8 shots pano - a slight different view from southeast and closer to the column.

Wow Jose, I kept scrolling and scrolling, well done.



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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mp356 wrote:
Laura, nice images from the museum.

Here is one from today. Look! No snow, no ice! Spring must be here! Taken with the 108mm 2.8 ais.


Scott, love the reflection. You did a good job with the symmetry.



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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There looks like a hurricane forming in the Atlantic.



Hurricane Forming by Leighton W, on Flickr



Apr 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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Oosty wrote:
Curtis - really good portraits perfectly processed. Did you really need another lens



I'm so far beyond need that it is truly embarrassing. What is being revealed is a facet of my perfectionism...

When buying AI-s versions of these lenses it was relatively easy to find lenses in EX+ condition. After a bit of encouragement from Dean and after selling the last five Canon L lenses, I decided to spend some of that money to buy the high priced MF lenses I'd until then ignored. I also "upgraded" a few lenses that were not quite so pristine. With pre-AI lenses it is much more of a challenge to find EX+ copies WITH the Nikon AI conversion kit. I've found myself on two occasions picking up converted pre-AI lenses that are fine from a performance perspective, but one of which was not the "latest and greatest." Again, I was infected by Ben's search for the lenses touted by Bjorn that typically had the latest coatings. That is the reason I bought a pristine copy of S.C. version of the 50 f/1.4 without the conversion kit intending to swap out the S version kit I already own. With the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd the issue is not version but condition. If I didn't love the lens so much I'd likely have ignored the fact its condition is EX-. But I do love it and I got a pretty sweet deal on what appears to be an EX+ version. Now, of course, I need to actually change the aperture rings... From what I've read, this is not necessarily an easy task for a number of reasons. Apparently Nikon did something to keep screws from coming loose that in fact can make it very difficult to free up screws on pre-AI lenses rear plate. Then, as Ray noted, there is a spring for returning the aperture ring that is difficult to reach and properly release.

I have the choice of buying a few tools and doing it myself, or taking it to the technician at the local camera shop to see what he'd charge for the task. More will be revealed. And as the Paul Simon song says, I'm "Still Crazy After All These Years..."

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Apr 15, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Very nice, looks like the Gerber baby!


And as we all know, shooting often fast moving subjects like Ansel, can be a challenge with an MF lens. I was pretty pleased that I got so many worthwhile shots, such as this one. And yes, I remember the Gerber baby. I think they're still around.

Here's a "what me worry?" photo of Ansel, who loves to look at photos of other infants...




Apr 15, 2013 at 03:14 PM
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Philip, I like your street-scenes a lot. The high-contrast "NoBro Pizzeria" is fabulous, "Czehoski" works great in color.

Ronny, love the "Green Doors" and the shallow Depth-of-Feield on the bench-shot.

Philippe, please keep your "banal" shots coming!

Leighton, the "Hurricane forming" is way cool, as is the director of the singing group

Kevin, some excellent shots over the last few pages!

So much for now, will come back later...



Apr 15, 2013 at 03:58 PM
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Had some fun today with the 180/2.8ED on the V1. This combo handles great and feels almost "just like it should" in my hands (a recently added Fotodiox-grip might play a role here, too...).

Wide open the 180/2.8ED shows some longitudinal CA's, especially if the shot is a bit over-exposed and mis-focused:

taken in the local Zoo: a female fur-seal in the sun - 180/2.8ED wide open, V1, 1/500sec, CA's not removed here


big boss - he will loose about 100 kilograms during mating season, stressful job ;-)



Apr 15, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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Chuong somehow I missed your 16mm cemetery shot - very nicely done
Curtis love the eyes and smile you captured. A very happy baby indeed! I am keeping the D7000 for long shots and as a back up camera, unless I really need to sell
Cute shot leighton it really does look like a hurricane
Georg the seal shots are wonderfully sharp and close up. V1 must really provide some distance.



Apr 15, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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leighton w wrote:
There looks like a hurricane forming in the Atlantic.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8650844769_2822f5bbf0_b.jpg
Hurricane Forming by Leighton W, on Flickr


It looks like a Border Collie to me



Apr 15, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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georgms wrote:
big boss - he will loose about 100 kilograms during mating season, stressful job ;-)


Lucky feller - we should all have to lose weight that way!



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micro-nikkor 55 3.5
I really like this lens on my d800e. Sharp all the way to the corners and hard wide open, although it's 3.5

Dog01 by deadhumpy, on Flickr

Edited on Apr 15, 2013 at 06:30 PM · View previous versions



Apr 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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Looks like a problem in your posting. I looked up your photo and that's a beautiful dog. The 3.5 version is said to be sharper than the 2.8 with none of the oil and stiff focus problems.


Apr 15, 2013 at 05:45 PM
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deadhumpy wrote:
micro-nikkor 55 3.5
I really like this lens on my d800e. Sharp all the way to the corners and hard wide open, although it's 3.5
<a href="http:[email protected]/8651858335/" title="Dog01 by deadhumpy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8651858335_97befb3ee7_b.jpg" width="534" height="800" alt="Dog01"></a>


Hi deadhumpy, welcome!
You just need to copy the link in flickr's "share-pulldown-menu" - make sure it's the BBCode. Basically the second line (just the address between the two square bracketed "img"'s) is all you need to make the picture show up here. Please excuse my English.



Apr 15, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Looks like a problem in your posting. I looked up your photo and that's a beautiful dog. The 3.5 version is said to be sharper than the 2.8 with none of the oil and stiff focus problems.


The dog shot was great! I like it a lot. Like Georg

I was just looking at these yesterday. There was a guy selling both. One (the 3.5) was perfectly fine as far as aperture goes but had a damaged helicoil whereas the other one was a 2.8, focus was smooth on this on, but the aperture was stuck wide open. I passed on both of them, even with them being super cheap.



Apr 15, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Laura, nice images from the museum.

Here is one from today. Look! No snow, no ice! Spring must be here! Taken with the 180mm 2.8 ais.



Scott; I lke that picture, very nicely done!



Apr 15, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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georgms wrote:
Had some fun today with the 180/2.8ED on the V1. This combo handles great and feels almost "just like it should" in my hands (a recently added Fotodiox-grip might play a role here, too...).

big boss - he will loose about 100 kilograms during mating season, stressful job ;-)


Georg, hideous beast but very nice shots!



Apr 15, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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Ben, I confirm you that you don't need the Zeiss 2/135...... but maybe a 1.4/35....

btw lovely picture as usual!



Apr 15, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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Street scene from Nancy, 85 1.8 HC :









Apr 15, 2013 at 06:14 PM
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Perfect moment Philippe. I love it. Leaving it as a color images helps as well. I think the scene would become quite muddled had you converted it to black and white. Excellent work.


Apr 15, 2013 at 07:00 PM
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Thanks Peter and Georg!

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Street scene from Nancy, 85 1.8 HC :



Ahh, this is fantastic! The bokeh looks quite different to me, is there any special processing here?



Apr 15, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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