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Leighton - that looks like clear skies to you? that's the middle of the day in Summer - look how dark and menacing it is. Looks like you've been at the grape juice too.

Peter - I expected the US members to flame me over my accent crack - but you? YOU?

Thank you Ronny - very kind as always.

Philip - are people complaining about the 24PCEl? that's crazy. Yes, it is ridiculously sharp, and great colour too. I haven't really figured out tilt and shift (I get shift, but tilt is hard to gauge). It's my current favourite lens - but it's new and you know how these things go.

Ben



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:06 PM
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As I am an incorrigible birder, a little bit of birding at Pompeii's Forum .
An improbable lens and a unusual environment for birding (a storage room for terracota dolia found in the excavations):


A little birding at Pompeii Forum by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/1600s. >~50% cropped. It looks like a female House Sparrow.



On a stone block with Nikki's daughter wide open + TC16A:


A little birding at Pompeii Forum 2 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd + TC16A (=136mm f/2.8), ISO 320, wide open at 1/4000s. ~50% cropped. It looks like a female House Sparrow.
I think this is not bad for a wide open 40 years old lens + the overlooked TC16A.

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Mar 09, 2013 at 08:06 PM
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bruni wrote:
Leighton - that looks like clear skies to you? that's the middle of the day in Summer - look how dark and menacing it is. Looks like you've been at the grape juice too.

Ben


I generally don't waste my time with the fruit of the vine! Hey...that rhymes.



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Laura, That's quite a nice looking Nubian. We had some of these when we first started farming. They're VERY friendly.



Laura I like this one very much. When you took this, at least you aimed higher than Leighton.



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:16 PM
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p.2656 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


My favourite 5cm

nikon nikkor 5cm f 2 S D3 Taken with D200 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Capturing official graffiti


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 official graffiti by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Not a bad Brickwall for testing, fully open.


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 official graffiti 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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Mar 09, 2013 at 08:19 PM
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Ben, this is very nice. Great detail and love the composition.







Mar 09, 2013 at 08:19 PM
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I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop


Nice Ron. Glad to see spring "might" be around the corner.



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:23 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Laura I like this one very much. When you took this, at least you aimed higher than Leighton.





Mar 09, 2013 at 08:25 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
My favourite 5cm
Not a bad Brickwall for testing, fully open.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8541977627_7698e7b45b_o.jpg
nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 official graffiti 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Looks a little soft on the edges? yes...no?



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:28 PM
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p.2656 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


From the Opéra Garnier, Paris
first two with 50 1.8, other with 28 2.8 :


























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p.2656 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wow I love no 1.


Mar 09, 2013 at 08:47 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Reagan, great capture.
I am wondering how this zoom will perform with tubes or close up lenses. Need to experiment some day.


Thanks, but I think you mean Ron
but we both like cats


Reagan



Mar 09, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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p.2656 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Absolutely stunning set Philippe! Great work. Your framing from very low in the last shot is a signature of your shooting style. I love it.

I so envy you the opportunity to be shooting in these magnificent settings. I am eternally fascinated with the grandeur of Europe. Sadly, we're a culture of strip malls and big box stores. I know that some of that is coming to Europe as well, but at least you have a few centuries worth of great art and architecture to feed the soul. I'm very happy you found us Philippe and that you continue to entertain us with your "growing" kit of a MF Nikkor lenses...



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:00 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Thanks, but I think you mean Ron
but we both like cats

Reagan


Oops, need to edit that!!



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
From the Opéra Garnier, Paris
first two with 50 1.8, other with 28 2.8 :

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/88/783888.jpg




Philippe, stunning set, I liked the most the first and last photos.

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Mar 09, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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fsiagian wrote:
Wow I love no 1.


+1 !



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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p.2656 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


leighton w wrote:
Looks a little soft on the edges? yes...no?


I've never understood why a wide open lens should be critiqued on whether it is sharp corner to corner. Perhaps at a time with ASA 400 was deemed fast, there was a greater need to shoot wide open and corner to corner sharpness was of greater significance. But with today's cameras, the only reason to shoot wide open is because the photographer is attempting to isolate a portion of a scene. In that situation, I'm after bokeh at the edges not sharpness. In fact, I'll frame the scene so I get the maximum blur everywhere but the area I want to be sharp. If I'm concerned about corner to corner sharpness AND the scene I'm shooting permits me to gain that, I'll stop down. Apart from flat walls, one is rarely put into the position where such matters need to be considered. Landscape photographers who are seeking maximum depth of field are definitely stopping down their cameras. I spoke with my friend George who said he shoots at either f/11 or f/16. He also said there is not a single shot in his archive taken with the lens wide open.

I direct this as much to John as to you Leighton, recalling his comments on the performance of the Zeiss 100 on his D800. If I'm not seeking corner to corner sharpness, I'm not inclined to discount a lens because it doesn't achieve perfection in that regard. I'd rather evaluate a lens in terms of its utility to me and not some standard. I understand the more technically inclined among us enjoy making those kinds of evaluations as fully as I enjoy working with an image in post to get out of it the most I can.

I feel the same way about contrast produced by a lens. I can manage that very easily in post. Our digital tools are so incredible that a great many deficits can be overcome.



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:31 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
From the Opéra Garnier, Paris
first two with 50 1.8, other with 28 2.8 :

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/88/783888.jpg



Wow, this image is pure class. I love your style.



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:41 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
Wow, this image is pure class. I love your style.



love these Phillippe...and I especially love the idea of you lying on the ground at the Opera to get that shot

ben



Mar 09, 2013 at 09:54 PM
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Phillipe: Love it ..Last one is stunning


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