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I am betting Ray's going to get at least the 400 5.6 Ray that owl will pose even more gracefully for a 400mm

CGrindahl wrote:
Thats what friends are for Ray... As I recall, you were lugging around a much too heavy f/2.8 lens and this little beauty saved your shoulder while giving you the performance you want. Very wise move. Needless to say, should you ever decide to take the plunge with the 400 f/5.6 AI or AI-s with ED glass, you'd be equally happy. Nikon really knew what it was doing when it made those light weight lenses. I'll not likely ever take the plunge with the 500 f/4 but that would be another stunner to add to one's kit.

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Apr 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Excellent flower-images on the last few pages - Ray, Ronny, Ron, Curtis, Samy: excellent work!

Leighton, that's a really lovely portrait of your market-neighbor! The 105/2.5 seems to be almost too sharp for a girl-portrait ;-)

Ronny, great job on the green door again! And the engine looks cool - must be a tiny V2-engine?!

John, your latest sets are great. Love the "Beach"-sign and the ebb tide piles.

Jose, the "Palazzo Bonaparte" looks like a neat home for an elder lady ;-) Good job behind the camera!



Apr 18, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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Georg, I really like the rust and wood, and the grainy monochrome flowers.

georgms wrote:
After seeing Curtis' work with "tubed" MF-Nikkor's I just had to go in the garden for some shot's with an old PC Auto 105/2.5 on a 20mm-Kenko-tube.
But the flowers were too colorful for my taste and after some half-hearted snaps another potential subject caught my eyes.
The 105 delivered not the wanted look and was exchanged for the tiltable PC 85/2.8D:





Apr 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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At the swap meet I was at last Sunday, there was a lady selling a 600mm f/4 that was pristine! She only wanted $4k for it... I played with it with her D4 (it was on a monstrous tripod)...wow, I was able to read the "Push" button on a soda dispenser in the McDonalds about 400 yards away. Heck, it made me think about 900mm on my D7000.


Apr 18, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
At the swap meet I was at last Sunday, there was a lady selling a 600mm f/4 that was pristine! She only wanted $4k for it... I played with it with her D4 (it was on a monstrous tripod)...wow, I was able to read the "Push" button on a soda dispenser in the McDonalds about 400 yards away. Heck, it made me think about 900mm on my D7000.


Kevin, the 600/4 has a major drawback: it wont fit your reversing-ring ;-)



Apr 18, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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I see a little sadness or thoughtfulness in both the "persons", at least that's what I got out of it.

georgms wrote:
Philippe, I really like the second shot: it almost looks like the two "persons" are silently exchanging thoughts (sorry, have no better words for it).




Apr 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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Curtis, Ronny, Jose and Samy - thanks for your words on the wilted blossom and the "rusting wood"!


Apr 18, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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Ron, great colors and background on that magnolia image.

I think this is the first time I saw a 45 GN example?

Samy

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Magnolia's are blooming like crazy now. 45mm GN Ai 100% crop




Apr 18, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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Good point Georg, I also wonder whether Kevin's newly acquired focusing rail will withstand the load of the 600 f4

I went and looked at the weight of the 600 f4 AI/AIS, its more than double that of my comparatively featherweight 500 f4P

georgms wrote:
Kevin, the 600/4 has a major drawback: it wont fit your reversing-ring ;-)




Apr 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM
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georgms wrote:
and finally some rusting wood or so for the corrosion-lovers here ;-)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8657640787_546ba467d4_b.jpg
screwed von georgsfoto auf Flickr


Georg, very nice!



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bruni wrote:
the camel train Curtis put nikki on finally arrived!!

Thank you for the little surprises in the box - they will be treasured!

Rinie - I have the magnet up at work.
Laura - love the B25 pin
Scott - yes, the tape made it intact and I was delighted by my surprise.

There were a couple of filters and a hood there too - total score! Thank you so much.

I'm going out to take some shots today!

ben


Great news Ben. So glad she made it home safely. Many miles, many days, and oh so many memories! That sure was a lot of fun.
Scott



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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The one downside of Nikki arriving with Ben, is that now I have no excuse I can use to avoid sending photos in for Leighton to add to the blog... Of course, now that the market is happening, perhaps Leighton is too busy and we can put it off even longer...


Apr 18, 2013 at 01:16 AM
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John, wonderful series. I especially like the low tide and piles in the second series.

Curtis, more nice flower shots. The red rose is awesome.

Phillipe, nice street scenes. The first image with the mannequin head, she definately has a split personality.

Ron, nice magnolia blossom.

Ray, nice catch finding the owl mate.

Thank you Samy for the comment.



Apr 18, 2013 at 01:18 AM
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YAY on the safe arrival. Glad you liked the B25 pin

bruni wrote:
the camel train Curtis put nikki on finally arrived!!

Thank you for the little surprises in the box - they will be treasured!

Rinie - I have the magnet up at work.
Laura - love the B25 pin
Scott - yes, the tape made it intact and I was delighted by my surprise.

There were a couple of filters and a hood there too - total score! Thank you so much.

I'm going out to take some shots today!

ben




Apr 18, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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p.2655 #15 · p.2655 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


From this evening, a quick run out the door. Shot with a full set of Kenko Tubes



NightOwl Cat 2013

Tulip With Tubes




Apr 18, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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Ray, are you trying to say that the FL women on the beach are too wrinkly?



Yes! 80% look like their skin is made of Alligator hide and hanging off their arms
I can take a few photos of them if you like

Reagan

Must be different on Ray's side of Florida



Apr 18, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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Jose love the shot from Rome. The architecture is simply beautiful.
Samy the flowers are terrific
Curtis the white lily is so elegant and the roses are beautiful
Nice work with the micro Craig
John the 16 plus the 45 make great travel companions
Phillippe nice shots but do I detect a little CA on the mans head?
Georg I love the grain and rust!
Ronny those two shots of the flower have the real WOW factor - well done
Leighton it's great to see you post. Busy time of the year for you and I miss your photos!
Ron nice to see you getting into the spring flower scene
Laura flowers are the call of the day and you did not disappoint us nicely done!
Thanks to everyone for the comments on my flowers and owls




Apr 18, 2013 at 02:36 AM
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Reagan wrote:
Yes! 80% look like their skin is made of Alligator hide and hanging off their arms
I can take a few photos of them if you like

Reagan

Must be different on Ray's side of Florida

It is Reagan and that's why I settled on this side of the state!



Apr 18, 2013 at 02:37 AM
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p.2655 #19 · p.2655 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks for the positive comments everyone - I have not had time to go through the last couple of pages other than to notice chatter about the remote possibility of Curtis moving to Florida . . .

Here's a few more from yesterday and this morning. Fun ends tomorrow.

John





Some Fun With The 400/5.6 ED AI







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Apr 18, 2013 at 04:35 AM
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p.2655 #20 · p.2655 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you Ronny, Ben, Georg and Ray for the comments.

Georg, you're right, the 105 can be TOO sharp at times for portraits. Thank goodness for the adjustment brush in LR!



Apr 18, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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