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Yay, I'm off work and will be heading to South Australia this Friday. I've been waiting for the longest time! Haven't had a break in almost a year (sorry Leighton). Packing my gear now and it feels soooo heavy. Tempted to leave the 45PCE at home but what can I say, my allegiance is with this thread


May 14, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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Have a great trip, Chin.


May 14, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Did you see the one with the horses rounding the turn and shot real low?


That's a classic tilt-shift shot and i LOVE IT! I don't know quite what it is about these shots but they seem to have at once a hyper-reality and a sense of fantasy as though the world is somehow melting away. Every time Anton posts one of those shots I swoon. Chin has played with the lens as well and no doubt the influence of Anton is beginning to come through.

PS - I see you're off traveling with the 45 PC-E Chin... I'm very happy about that... Have fun and take lots of photos.



May 14, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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Absolutely delicious Ben. You're doing both Sydney and Nikki proud with these shots. I appreciate that you are wrapping up your contribution to the blog before Leighton closes down business, but surely we'll see more of Nikki in the future as you from time to time mount it. It is surely one of the benefits of the adventure just completed that so many of us have deep affection for the lens now back in your hands. We know what she feels like in our hands and appreciate how beautifully crafted she is. What a wonderful thing you did in allowing us all to have this experience. Thanks Ben.


May 14, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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Hi gang, catching up after being away for several days.

Thanks Chuong, Jose and Georg for the kind comments on the b&w seascape.

Laura, congrats on your gaudy GPA. Love the shot of the Pratt and Whitney logo.

Jorge, great work with the 50/1.2.

Philippe, beautiful vacation photos. The sister shots are very fine.

Ben, I really like the Nikki stitches.

Curtis, beautiful flowers with the 35/1.4. The perspective has a nice, natural feel to it. The car show series is terrific!

Ray, love the bird and the Caladiums.

Ronny, wonderful hand held bee shots. There was "Cool Hand Luke." Now we have "Steady Hand Ronny."

Jose, congrats on your collection! Gorgeous Great Kiskadee.

Georg, beautiful "tiny leaves" with the 20/3.5 and I love the green stools in "Coaching Zone."

Mihai, best of luck with your hip surgery!

Rafael, wonderful cruising shots with the 18/3.5.

Dean, great work with the 50/1.2.

Peter, I really liked your shots from Mt. Whitney, and the strobe work is excellent.

Chuong, lovely wren with the 300/2.8.

Philip, love the look of "Aunties and Uncles."

John, it looked like the guy at your yard sale was thinking "ok, where are all the MF Nikkors I've been hearing about?"

Samy, very nice shots from Baltimore. The pumping station is a great subject.

Leighton, love the strawberry bokeh.

Scott, beautiful shots from Letchworth Park.

Alan, wonderful shot of your little one.

Kevin, terrific mothers day portrait.

Reagan, nice ones, especially that 1st shot. I like the subtle fade in the OOF areas.

Chin, have a great trip. Looking forward to seeing some shots with your 45 PCE.



May 14, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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Thank you everyone for the comments on the Letchworth series.

Jose, I like the berry image with the 50 f/2 HC. Nice colors and OOF areas.

Curtis, the latest flower/roses series is very nice.

Peter, the Nikon lens taking a plunge was eye opening! Very nice captures.

Ben, wonderful harbor series with Nikki. Great colors. Don't let her collect dust.



May 14, 2013 at 04:29 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Been lurking around and playing with a new to me 70-300vr I had forgotten how nice VR is
I am amazed at the quality of work lately. Everyone seems inspired by others to try something new
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/53/811353.jpg

Reagan

Glad you took the 28-50 out for a stroll. This shot is why I liked this and the 50-135mm, the color and contrast output.



May 14, 2013 at 06:27 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Yay, I'm off work and will be heading to South Australia this Friday. I've been waiting for the longest time! Haven't had a break in almost a year (sorry Leighton). Packing my gear now and it feels soooo heavy. Tempted to leave the 45PCE at home but what can I say, my allegiance is with this thread


PLEASE take me with you!



May 14, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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I guess we have nothing to worry about with our beloved lenses.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses



May 14, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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There is a 35 f/1.4 Nikkor on that list Leighton... so speak for yourself...

The call it a (early variant with thorium glass elements), whatever that means... But the optical design of these lenses appears to be unchanged from the first C pre-AI version, through the AI-s... Mmm. I used the lens a couple of days ago and suddenly felt sick... mmm.

This from Malaysia...

SUPPLEMENTS: From: Dan Lindsay <[email protected]>
Subject: Nikkor lenses and Thorium Glass
To: Leonard P S Foo <[email protected]>

Do you think there is any interest in a discussion of the use of Thorium glass in Nikkor lenses? Nikon used Thorium glass in the early 35mm f/1.4 to attain higher refraction figures. This was a very common design option in the 1960s and very early 1970s (when the 35mm f/1.4 lens was designed). Evidence of this can be obtained either through the use of a Geiger counter to actually read the radioactivity emitted from the lens or by observing the yellowing of the glass from the
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Here are a couple wide open shots of a flowering coral tree, sometimes called a "flame tree."






Red coral Nikon D800 Nikkor 50mm 1.2 ais 1/5000s f1.2 ISO 100






Red Coral 2 Nikon D800 Nikkor 105mm 2.5 ais PK-13 1/640s f2.5 ISO 100




May 14, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
There is a 35 f/1.4 Nikkor on that list Leighton... so speak for yourself...

The call it a , whatever that means... But the optical design of these lenses appears to be unchanged from the first C pre-AI version, through the AI-s... Mmm. I used the lens a couple of days ago and suddenly felt sick... mmm.

This from Malaysia...



you can always store them under water to cut down on the radiation - I have a pretty good setup for that.



May 14, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple wide open shots of a flowering coral tree, sometimes called a "flame tree."




can't wait to get home and try some myself - my 55mm f1.2 just was left at my door by UPS



May 14, 2013 at 06:58 PM
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pburke wrote:
can't wait to get home and try some myself - my 55mm f1.2 just was left at my door by UPS





May 14, 2013 at 07:03 PM
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(early variant with thorium glass elements)

SUPPLEMENTS: From: Dan Lindsay <[email protected]>
Subject: Nikkor lenses and Thorium Glass
To: Leonard P S Foo <[email protected]>

Do you think there is any interest in a discussion of the use of Thorium glass in Nikkor lenses? Nikon used Thorium glass in the early 35mm f/1.4 to attain higher refraction figures. This was a very common design option in the 1960s and very early 1970s (when the 35mm f/1.4 lens was designed). Evidence of this can be obtained either through the use of a Geiger counter to actually read the radioactivity emitted from the lens or by observing the yellowing of the glass from the
...Show more
CGrindahl wrote:
There is a 35 f/1.4 Nikkor on that list Leighton... so speak for yourself...

The call it a
, whatever that means... But the optical design of these lenses appears to be unchanged from the first C pre-AI version, through the AI-s... Mmm. I used the lens a couple of days ago and suddenly felt sick... mmm.

This from Malaysia...


Yea, I saw that one Nikkor. You did say the other day how you felt sick....



May 14, 2013 at 07:17 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple wide open shots of a flowering coral tree, sometimes called a "flame tree."
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/83/811483.jpg

I really like this one Jeff. How's your eye doing?



May 14, 2013 at 07:18 PM
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Thanks
Nice shot Ray !
Really good splash-shots Peter
Nice set Ben with Nikki
Love it Jeff.. Great set

Pretty good sharpness with aperture f2.8 100% crop

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



May 14, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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leighton w wrote:
I really like this one Jeff. How's your eye doing?


Thanks Leighton. The eye is coming along well and I should wrap-up the visits to the specialists in about a month. Can't wait!



May 14, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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Thank you for the kind comments everyone.

Georg - I meant they're the last pics of the adventure. Leighton wants to finish off the blog - and rightly so - so I had to do a final post.

Curtis - Phillippe recently forced me to buy the zeiss 85 f1.4 - but that's gathering dust.

That's the problem with a lens addiction - or as you would say: kit building is forever - something has to sit on the shelf while you pursue the next purchase...and the one after that, and the one after that.

ben



May 14, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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Ronny, thanks for your comment. Terrific bee shot with the 135/2. I'm in awe of your steady hands!


May 14, 2013 at 08:46 PM
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