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Georg, great bottle picture! Wish to help you drink the content, whatever the name is...

Samy, great looking flower "portraits" with 85!

Paul, the Roman soldiers has beautiful eyes... I'm not sure if the "actor" was selected right for the brutality of the role... but the portrait is impressive!

Ben, good to see you back... with so nice pictures!

Chuong, I also like the window shot!

Jose, I usually shoot 105/2.5 wide open but that particular portrait was stopped down at f4. Lovely use of your 135/3.5... a lens I must try one day!

Jeff, I only can sey "Wow!" looking at your pictures!

Kevin, I'm amazed to see what are you producing with that "modest" E lens...

It seems that lately 45/2.8P is a trendy lens in this thread... Curtis, your shopping days are NOT over untill you get your own copy of it!




Apr 19, 2013 at 09:12 AM
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I'm up much too late Mihai when I'm speaking directly to you...

The 45 f/2.8 is too small a lens for me. Yes, it appears to be a great performer and I'm delighted to see John and others put the lens through its paces. But I have four 50mm lenses and one 55mm lens, so I don't think there is need for a 45. Small lenses work for some folks who are trying to lighten their load. Yes, the 45 weighs 120 grams while the 50 f/2 H.C. AI'd I bought for $56 weighs 205. The 45 gets great reviews, but guess what? The 50 f/2 gets even better reviews... I think I'm in good shape since I don't hike up mountains...




Apr 19, 2013 at 09:43 AM
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Ben (from Boston), that's a fantastic set! I especially like the second B&W-shot: great tones and a very nice rendering of the background (the bit of ghosting works great too).

Kevin, Jeff, Jose, Curtis and Samy - wow, lotsa amazing blossom-shots!

Paul, amazing work with the 135/2.8 Q! The soldiers portrait is stunning.

And thanks for the comments on the sparkling wine - but honestly, I think it's just a bad picture with some nice, eye-catching sun-stars. Sometimes I think I look too much for "cheap effects".



Apr 19, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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Chuong, love the blossom taken with 135/2. The background-colors are wonderfully muted.


Apr 19, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I'm up much too late Mihai when I'm speaking directly to you...



Happy to talk with you Curtis!

CGrindahl wrote:
I have four 50mm lenses and one 55mm lens, so I don't think there is need for a 45


Never say too many... At least in this department (around 50mm) I'm leading you I think I have an obsession for this focal length... W/O to consider the zooms my gear list at 50 +/- 10mm looks like:

C/V 40mm f/2
Nikon 45mm f/2.8 AI-P
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI long nose version
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AIS pancake version
Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AF-S G
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-S G - loaned to a friend, probably for ever
Sigma 50mm f/1.4
Zeiss 50mm f/2 MP
Nikon 55mm f/1.2 AI
Nikon Noct 58mm f/1.2 AI-S

and I was looking for the 50/2 AI as well... but I lost my interest after I read some opinions that this lens which is a great performer on D700 is quite modest on D800, unlike the regular 50/1.8 AI-S or 45/2.8P which are quite stellar on the 36MP sensor.

Believe me or not - I have a use for each one of the listed lenses... each one has its own character and advantage so it's a pleasure to have the right lens at the right application (Do not share the list with my wife please! This is an area where wives better be ignorant )



Apr 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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p.2658 #6 · p.2658 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks, guys. I've sadly had very little time to do any shooting over the winter... was nice to get back out, finally.


Apr 19, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Got to teach a few beginning photog students a little bit about macro work today. Was fun! Outside was a little bit breezy, but did manage a few between gusts.

All shots with PK13...

First up is the Nikkor-Q 135/2.8. Other than the crop, SOOC

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8661550559_c73a9769c3_b.jpg
DSC_7789 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Series E 50/1.8

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8259/8662648764_97b78be3e9_b.jpg
DSC_7826 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Looks like the Series E 50mm is about a 1:2 ratio, so the bug is half size...


Kevin, simply stunning work!
I liked the most these two.



Apr 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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Jeff and Curtis, magnificent flower shots.

Curtis, this is the best of the worlds, an ai'd lens maintaining the excellente scalloped aperture ring!



Apr 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
It is definitely a gorgeous lens but the 4 elements in 4 groups does not stir Bjorn's juices. While the later versions from K through AI-s are given very high marks 4.5 to 5, the earlier lens is given a 2.5. I'm not certain it is a very sensible investment. I love the old lenses, but function matters to me more than form. The pre-AI lenses now in my kit all perform exceptionally well, the best of form and function. That is why my buying days might be over...


Curtis, though Bjorn is generally spot on about lens evaluations, in this particular case I have to disagree (perhaps I was lucky with a good copy, or it would be the multicoating of the QC?):
Even though I have the 200/4 Q.C for a short time, shooting side by side with the 200/4 ais revealed to me virtually no difference. I made no formal test (perhaps I will perform one this weekend ), but apparently sharpness is equal and the only slight, really slight difference could be that wide open the QC has a little bit more CA in harsh light conditions - easily fixed in PP though. At smaller apertures simply there is no difference at 100% pixel peeping.
The other difference is that the older lens is IMHO better constructed (including the built in hood - firm and not loose) and feels better in my hands than the ais version.



Apr 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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Some stunning photos over the last few days. I have been busy on a business trip and no time to comment on them all let alone get out there and do some shooting, but I have enjoyed the excellent quality of images as always.

I have a couple from last weekend first with the 28mm series E. I like this lens but looking forward to trying out the 24mm that should be coming soon. It's a typical Swiss afternoon in Spring, a man out taking his pet goat for a walk as you do.

Second is with the 180mm+TC201, just a silly shot but hope it's a nice lighthearted way to kick off the weekend for everyone.













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For those interested in comments/reviews on Nikkor lenses, I recommend a look at these links:

http://www.sassmannshausen.eu/lenses.html

http://www.tonipuma.it/tecnica.htm (in Italian, but conclusions are in English)

Many lenses in these links are old MFs.



Apr 19, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Inspired by the flower boom from the last 2-3 days, these are my humble contributions.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8662413582_6075653cda_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 ais at MFD + 3T close up lens test by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 135mm f/3.5 ais + 3T close up lens, lens at MFD, ISO 500, f/8 at 1/400s hand held. The light was a late afternoon sun.



Jose, very nice work with the 135. I like this one very much.



Apr 19, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
Some stunning photos over the last few days. I have been busy on a business trip and no time to comment on them all let alone get out there and do some shooting, but I have enjoyed the excellent quality of images as always.

I have a couple from last weekend first with the 28mm series E. I like this lens but looking forward to trying out the 24mm that should be coming soon. It's a typical Swiss afternoon in Spring, a man out taking his pet goat for a walk as you do.

Second is with the 180mm+TC201, just a silly
...Show moreUnless your EXIF is weird, the bubbles are with the 28 and the goat is the 180... Either way, love the shots. The bubbles are great!



Apr 19, 2013 at 04:45 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
All shots with PK13...

First up is the Nikkor-Q 135/2.8. Other than the crop, SOOC

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8661550559_c73a9769c3_b.jpg
DSC_7789 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Like this very much Kevin. Wonderful texture and color.



Apr 19, 2013 at 04:49 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Curtis, though Bjorn is generally spot on about lens evaluations, in this particular case I have to disagree (perhaps I was lucky with a good copy, or it would be the multicoating of the QC?):
Even though I have the 200/4 Q.C for a short time, shooting side by side with the 200/4 ais revealed to me virtually no difference. I made no formal test (perhaps I will perform one this weekend ), but apparently sharpness is equal and the only slight, really slight difference could be that wide open the QC has a little bit more CA in harsh
...Show more


Funny Jose that we are discussing 200mm 1:4.0, I have the ais and it is an excellent lens, I also have a perfect Q.C. which I don't use because it is non ai. However I just bought this off the Bay, so it will now be used!! Agree that the lens is beautifully constructed.


$T2eC16N,!yME9s5qF8ZwBRQK-6R2hw~~60_57 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


PS been away busy with spring break visitors and the top on the old vette, which is not complete, that was a lot of work!



Apr 19, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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Mahai that's a wonderful portrait of Adrian. Nicely converted to B&W
Phillippe the older gentleman in the herringbone suit is terrific. Textures are amazing!
Georg when you have the 16mm 3.5 you just can't help shooting into the sun!
Samy you are getting very adept at the flower shots!
Paul I enjoyed your photos of the raptors.
Chuong two great shots! Love the lamp and the detail in the flower.
Jose nice work with the close-ups. I so wanted to buy the +5 and +6 that were on the B&S
Jeff nice shots especially considering the patch
Kevin you are continuing to amaze
Mark I love the bubbles



Apr 19, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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My brother and I took a little road trip to Arcadia and Sarasota yesterday. Had a great time talking about old times and taking photos. The first two photos are from Arcadia, which is well known for it's antique shoppes. Taken using the D600 and 16mm 3.5






Apr 19, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

My brother and I took a little road trip to Arcadia and Sarasota yesterday. Had a great time talking about old times and taking photos. The first two photos are from Arcadia, which is well known for it's antique shoppes. Taken using the D600 and 16mm 3.5

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v76/p1546057794-5.jpg


I really like this one.



Apr 19, 2013 at 05:49 PM
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Thanks Kevin I have always been drawn to the lines in these type of photos


Apr 19, 2013 at 06:09 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Thanks Kevin I have always been drawn to the lines in these type of photos


Me too. Always feel like I am being sucked down them. Images with lots of lines are the only ones I really like with a fisheye lens.



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