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Thanks Curtis, Dean, Samy, Peter, Georg, Scott and Reagan.

Samy, spetacular zoo set and liked the bird set, mostly the burrowing owl;

Ray (Ohio), amazing "rusty bokeh";

Georg, loved the easter-fire, the grain/atmosphere and the B&W conversion;

Peter, well done photo stacking;

Reagan, liked your lunch set, mostly the lunch itself with the bokeh playing;

Rafael, congrats on your new 55/1.2, and I would appreciate a lot the "50's battle" - looking forward for your tests!

Kevin, spetacular your last series E lenses' set, liked the most the bokeh playing and the bridge HDR;

Curtis, excellent pano with the 24/2.8 N.C scalloped; OMG, I don't need a scalloped 24/2.8 N.C...I don't need a scalloped 24/2.8 N.C...I don't need a scalloped 24/2.8 N.C...



Apr 01, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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OK, I updated my Golden Gate HDR to make it a lot more accurate with what was actually seen. I like this version a lot better than the previous, I hope you do as well. The edge of the cloud was as depicted with the sun breaking through to the right. Made the reflections on the water quite nice, but man it was cold, windy and wet...

Series E 28mm


Golden Gate 6-Shot HDR by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Apr 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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Continuing my Herculaneum day more two images.

Another brickwork:


Brickwork at Herculaneum by labecoaves, on Flickr

Mixed brickwork in a wall at Herculaneum. Above "opus incertum", middle right "opus reticulatum" and bottom "opus latericium". Mortar is used in all patterns.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/160s.



And a sad view, not beautiful (excuse me), just a document to share with you:


The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting by labecoaves, on Flickr

The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting.
Sad to know that still today there are among us "barbarians" like those that scratched the ancient wall painting.
Not surprisingly this house was closed and this photo was taken through an iron grid.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/100s, ~ 35% cropped.



Apr 01, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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kpc011895 wrote:
My first three manual focus lenses, extension rings, and bellows are in the mail I saw a deal on ebay and am going to be delving into the world of manual focus lenses


Welcome. If you intend to come play with us I'd encourage you to add your first name to your profile and then make certain you keep your gear list current as you add and occasionally subtract items. We follow those things, not so much to keep score but to facilitate conversations which often relate to gear. This is a manual focus lens appreciation thread after all...

You will be a bit challenged with the D90 since it does not have a non-CPU register, which would enable your camera to meter with these lenses that don't have electrical contacts. But others have been successful with such cameras, so with a bit of practice you'll get the hang of it. Congratulations on your new gear. We're all have a great time, so welcome to the adventure.



Apr 01, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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I'm not certain Kevin, what others will think about your latest effort but it appears a bit over-processed to me. It is challenging when working with difficult light such as you found with this image. Sometimes less is more...


Apr 01, 2013 at 12:56 AM
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I did some shooting downtown in Sausalito this afternoon and will be adding a few images, but at the moment I'm heading out for dinner with Sue. But here is a downpayment. I was hanging out near Lappert's Ice Cream parlor and got a few good shots of customers enjoying what is perhaps the best ice cream I've ever eaten. I had to constrain myself from going in for a chocolate macadamia nut cone.... mmm good. I have had one in perhaps ten years...


Shot with Nikki, converted with Silver Efex Pro 2 and then converted to duotone in PS.



Apr 01, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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OK, about ready to bite on a 25-50 4. It is an AI as opposed to an AI-s. Does that matter? I can wait...


Apr 01, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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Georg, terrific sparks and scene, and great job holding the camera steady in that situation at 1/15s.

Curtis, very nice pano. Interesting perspective where San Francisco appears distant and small.

Jose, very nice captures again. Too bad people don't always have the sense of preservation of history.

Here's one more from the zoo. This is from the Elephant Trail, which is the newly redone Asian elephant area: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsianElephants/ElephantTrails.cfm

400 5.6 AIS, wide open.











Apr 01, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I did some shooting downtown in Sausalito this afternoon and will be adding a few images, but at the moment I'm heading out for dinner with Sue. But here is a downpayment. I was hanging out near Lappert's Ice Cream parlor and got a few good shots of customers enjoying what is perhaps the best ice cream I've ever eaten. I had to constrain myself from going in for a chocolate macadamia nut cone.... mmm good. I have had one in perhaps ten years...

Shot with Nikki, converted with Silver Efex Pro 2 and then converted to duotone in PS.


I like the look of the conversion here, Curtis ... very nice.



Apr 01, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!



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CGrindahl wrote:
I'm not certain Kevin, what others will think about your latest effort but it appears a bit over-processed to me. It is challenging when working with difficult light such as you found with this image. Sometimes less is more...



It is tough with doing HDR. This is just the neutral photographic HDR setting in Photoshop. I did a little burning to the slightly blown highlights and fixed a couple of raindrops on the lens. Other than that, I didn't tweak much. Still learning. I am finding it very hard to not over-process them and I am not sure if I will continue with the HDR process. You are totally correct that the light I had was more than challenging. I like the effect of this one, it should look good printed as well. This evening, if time permits, I will post a shot of just the properly exposed image (so #4 of 6). I feel that it looks very similar to this, just muted.

More to come! (I feel like Curtis, I took 560 shots in two days in SF)



Apr 01, 2013 at 01:27 AM
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Here's another blue hour photo of our pool area with the D600 and 16mm 3.5




Apr 01, 2013 at 01:27 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Continuing my Herculaneum day more two images.

Another brickwork:

Mixed brickwork in a wall at Herculaneum. Above "opus incertum", middle right "opus reticulatum" and bottom "opus latericium". Mortar is used in all patterns.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/160s.

And a sad view, not beautiful (excuse me), just a document to share with you:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8607632970_0f6e08ce97_b.jpg
The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting by labecoaves, on Flickr

The "work" of contemporary "barbarians" at a Herculaneum's wall painting.
Sad to know that still today there are among us "barbarians" like those that scratched the ancient wall painting.
Not surprisingly this
...Show more

Agree whole hardly, Jose ... this type of stuff is absolutely deplorable. The graffiti around some of Naples's monuments is also very bad ... but probably done by young locals (scugnizzi). That a tourists could do something like this is just bizarre ... what sort of people do this?



Apr 01, 2013 at 01:31 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!


You can't resist . . . . . resistance if futile . . . .






Long Distance Landscape - 400/5.6 ED AI

  NIKON D800    400mm    f/8.0    1/2s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 01, 2013 at 02:08 AM
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A few random shots from the weekend. 50/1.2 AIS or 135/3.5 AIS.

It's turning out that the 135/3.5 AIS is a lens that I don't hesitate shooting wide open unless pointing into the sun.
It's eyelash sharp on the D800 at f/3.5 and MFD . . . . and that's good enough for me.

Now if it only focused down to 1 meter instead of 1.5 meter it would be perfect!

John





Ice Cream Good - Bright Thing In Sky Bad!

  NIKON D800    135mm    f/3.5    1/1000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Frozen Yogurt Wtih Sister

  NIKON D800    50mm    f/1.2    1/200s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  







Posing For Dad!

  NIKON D800    50mm    f/1.2    1/200s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 01, 2013 at 02:26 AM
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Great work with the 400mm. Cute family photos John!


Apr 01, 2013 at 02:28 AM
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I have been playing with Color Efex 4 in the NIK software package for $126 you can't go wrong
I need to watch the videos though
First one is inside the Chapel where the wedding was and taken with the 25-50 ais
second one is with the 25-50 also
Last one is with the 105

Reagan





  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    25mm    f/5.6    1/50s    560 ISO    +0.3 EV  






  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    25mm    f/5.6    1/400s    100 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    105mm    f/5.6    1/100s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 01, 2013 at 02:34 AM
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Reagan wrote:
I have been playing with Color Efex 4 in the NIK software package for $126 you can't go wrong
I need to watch the videos though
First one is inside the Chapel where the wedding was and taken with the 25-50 ais
second one is with the 25-50 also
Last one is with the 105

Reagan


Love the set!



Apr 01, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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Curtis, the rose thru the window is wonderful. Also the monitor breaking pano of the Golden Gate is very nice.

Reagan, lunch looks good. Is there a chance we will turn you into a northerner?

Kevin, nice series. I like the second version of the Golden Gate. Is that Curtis I see on the far side of the bay taking the pano of the bridge?

Georg, I really like the bonfire image.

Jose, that old brickwork is beautiful. A real shame about the graffiti.



Apr 01, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
You can't resist . . . . . resistance if futile . . . .



John, I like the color and clarity in this. The tele compresses things nicely.



Apr 01, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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