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rankamateur wrote:


Peter you may consider not dropping this one!


I dropped the Canon 600/f4 once in the 90s - the new lens shade was $350 then. I just saw the new Nikon 800mm f5.6 lens shade is over $1000 at Adorama...




May 22, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Leighton, simply stunning colours!!!
Congrats Peter, what a beauty!!

Peter, you may be interested in this link:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3121174
The guy has some excellent experiences with a moded TC16A + 500mm f/4 P. As your 600mm is f/4 it should work in a similar way

For a short period I had a D2x + unmodded TC16A + both 500/4 and the 600/5.6 ais working AF. Note that even the slower 600/5.6 had AF, but on the D2x I remenber the lens must be wide open to AF works.

I have some old test shots here:

with my ex (missing it...) 500/4P (= 800mm f/6.4):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/labecoaves/3433735098/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/labecoaves/3432925111/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/labecoaves/3432924975/in/photostream/

with 600/5.6 (= 960mm
...Show more

very impressive images, Jose. I'm pretty sure I can make it work with an f/4 lens. I may even add a chip to the lens, although it doesn't really make a difference with the TC-16a, I think. I'll probably buy a TC-14E first for image quality and less extreme reach - AF isn't on top of my list. I do need to find me a decent Gitzo monopod first, plus a lenscoat cover to keep the lens looking nice even with my clumsy handling








May 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Had to break out the 55mm f2.8 for a while, it was getting dusty.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/8791653808_2cd9e67f37_b.jpg
Calibrachoa 55/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


I suppose black and white wasn't appropriate here - popping colors!



May 22, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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Duck !!

A recent one from the D3s and Nikkor 500mm f/4 P ED IF - ISO 800 - 1/1600 - /8







May 22, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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Between Jame's shots of a pristine 20 f/2.8 AI-s and Peter's pristine 600 f/4 we're in lens porn central here... I love it! Then we get Leighton's work with the micro lens and Mike's latest with the 500 f/4 P and nothing could be finer. We love the lenses and we love what they produce. And Jose, comparison shots of 135mm MF lenses would be a treat. I was looking at that lens you bought but decided I didn't need it. I'm happy you'll be playing with it, however.

Kit building is forever, so congratulations to EVERYONE who is buying MF Nikkor lenses...



May 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Kit building is forever, so congratulations to EVERYONE who is buying MF Nikkor lenses...


True that. My list has doubled in the last few months... Since I am trying my hand at fixing broken lenses/cameras, I have been given a lot of old gear. Been having a pretty good success rate with repairs.

My list so far:

Nikon Series E 100mm f/2.8 (being repaired)
Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8
Nikon Series E 28mm f/2.8
Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 AI'd
Nikkor 80-200mm f/4.5 AI
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 (soon to be converted to AI, have a second, older one that has damaged elements, might use it for parts)
Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 (soon to be converted to AI)
PK13 Extension Tube



May 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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Glad you're having fun Kevin. It really doesn't matter how we get there, it is the journey that matters more than the destination.

I came upon this unusual lens on E-Bay a moment ago... a Carl Zeiss optical design mounted WITHIN a Nikkor lens body...



135mm at f/4 in a 135 f/3.5 Q pre-AI body... I've no idea whether this is an actual Zeiss product, but how strange.

Zeiss 135 f/4 for $669.99



May 23, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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Peter, congrats to your new 600/4! Wow, it looks really clean - I've seen some really banged up long Nikkors (400-600mm) lately. Good job with the 135/2.8Q - the cow is very nicely captured and the "Diner & Bakery" too. The bullet-hole is amazing.

Curtis, the Sonnar in Nikkor-housing looks strange indeed. Over at the alt-forum some wildly modded lenses can be seen too - Zeiss-Optics for the Contax G-models in vintage housings as an example. I have the highest respect for people who do this mods, but I for my part will not pay premium just for "looks".
Kit building is forever indeed - I have my eyes on the PC-E 45/2.8, just can't make up my mind up if I should pay so much money for a "special purpose lens". But the 85/2.8D is so much fun already... ;-)

Leighton, great job on the flowers!

James, you have some beautiful models in your studio ;-) Great work

Ron, your long-distance flower-shot is amazing.

Philippe, I like the springy, airy look of your flower-image a lot.

Jeff, love your Sea-Dog-captures, especially #1! We have very few seals here, but their population is growing. I have probably a dozen (mediocre) shots of seals in their natural habitat and well over thousand pictures taken at the zoo or the local seal- research center ;-)

Mark, I like the portrait of your son a lot - completely lost in science.

Bill, very nice set!




May 23, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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Jose, Ray, Peter from Knysna, Ilya and Kevin - thank you for your kind comments on the spider's web or the bike!




May 23, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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Had an opportunity to shoot with the 50 mm f1.2 over the last weekend while in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Here are a couple of images from the trip:





Truncated cone shaped tornado, with debris whirl at the ground.







Southern Kansas Sunset Colors on a Supercell Thunderstorm




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sbarricklow wrote:
Had an opportunity to shoot with the 50 mm f1.2 over the last weekend while in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Here are a couple of images from the trip:


Wow, that second shot is amazing!



May 23, 2013 at 02:44 AM
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raboof wrote:
I have one. Mine isn't hacked and it still "limited" AF with my 300mm f2.8 AIS on my D2X and D700.


The modified TC16A willl AF just fine. Congrats Peter!

I have both a modified and an untouched TC 16a, the untouched one autofocuses on my F4 but not on my D200, D3 and D800. The modified TC16a does not AF on the F4, but it autofocuses well in its limited range in the D200, D3 and D800. If focused well with my 400 3.5 and 600 5.6, but its optical quality varies a lot with different lenses, from poor to excellent.


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May 23, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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Sam, the first shot is scary, the second absolutely wonderful. Thanks for sharing!




May 23, 2013 at 11:42 AM
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Had some fun in the garden after a few days of rain:

Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
dandelion/blowball, 24/2Ai at f/4, PK-11a


Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
24/2Ai and PK-11A wide open



May 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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Love these Georg! Now tell us the truth, did you lay on your belly. or did you pull them?


May 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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Thanks, Leighton!
Pulled the blowball above, after some painful tries/shots in crouching position



May 23, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks, Leighton!
Pulled the blowball above, after some painful tries/shots in crouching position


Smart man, that's exactly how I would have done it. Actually, that's the ONLY way I could have done it.



May 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

Glad you're having fun Kevin. It really doesn't matter how we get there, it is the journey that matters more than the destination.

I came upon this unusual lens on E-Bay a moment ago... a Carl Zeiss optical design mounted WITHIN a Nikkor lens body...

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Rare-Carl-Zeiss-Sonnar-135mm-F-4-135mm-1-4-Lens-For-Nikon-Barrel-Carl-Zeiss-Lens-/00/s/NjAwWDc5OA==/$(KGrHqR,!lIE9RoyrdvHBPnPkvedVw~~60_3.jpg


135mm at f/4 in a 135 f/3.5 Q pre-AI body... I've no idea whether this is an actual Zeiss product, but how strange.

Zeiss 135 f/4 for $669.99

would that lens be allowed in the forum?



May 23, 2013 at 01:11 PM
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p.2744 #19 · p.2744 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Autumn leaves





Stacked image









May 23, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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Peter, I really like the autumn colors you've captured above. But I'm happy to report that I actually enjoy the spring here ;-)
Btw, the light on the second shot works great - it really brings out the leaf-textures



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