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Thanks Kevin .. I should had a lower aperture so maybe I got more focus also on snail



May 28, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks

Awesome. Awesome shots...


leighton w wrote:
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Roland - Welcome back, good to see your work again. I love the first one in your set.

Thank you, leighton. I'll see what I can post more...


georgms wrote:
Roland, sehr schoene Serie (auch im 28/85er Thread)! I really like the first shot and the Fachwerkhaus!

The Fachwerk is a little tilted...
Thank yoe for the comments about the AF-thread - I added some more pictures there and would like comments:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1215666

Had the 28/1.4, 50/1.4, 85/1.4 and the MF 180/2.8 with me, only one of which qualifies for this thread here.



May 28, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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curtis - beautiful moody monochromes. Just gorgeous.

Jeff - what a great sky

Georg - auf wiedersehn Georg Buchner. Great image,



May 28, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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Scott - love the rust !

Laura - what a series!

Kevin - excellent cloudscape

Rafael - magnificent series

Samy - lovely misty image of the aloe (cactus?)

Phillippe - my "young and pretty woman" is lovely. I'm not so sure about yours (the one on the left)



May 28, 2013 at 07:51 PM
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Seemed fitting to photograph the Nikkor 105mm f2.5 with Nikkor 28mm f2.8 ais - since I used the 105 to photograph the 28.













May 28, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Phillippe - my "young and pretty woman" is lovely. I'm not so sure about yours (the one on the left)


Peter, is Ingrid 2000 y.o too?



May 28, 2013 at 08:04 PM
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James Markus wrote:
Seemed fitting to photograph the Nikkor 105mm f2.5 with Nikkor 28mm f2.8 ais - since I used the 105 to photograph the 28.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/hosting-data//500/76816105_2.jpg


a fine specimen. Mine is much older and beat up, but the heart is the same.

somewhere in the Alabama Hills along Movie Road in California, 105mm f2.5 with polarizer, f/5.6 1/250s ISO 100. The modern cowboy rides an extra cab...







Been busy editing and re-editing my April images - rain every day here, hazy, depressing when you have a long lens to try out.

Fantastic images over the last few days - been checking in frequently and enjoyed everything from Alcatraz and ants to epic rust, church interiors, and professional dog model Nitro. If our weather stays as gloomy as it is now, I will have to dig out my old telephoto rain cover (courtesy of Fuji film when they still wanted my business) and shoot some stuff in low light.






May 28, 2013 at 08:27 PM
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Lieutenant, you know some very interesting history. I found this in Wiki. No wonder it was given that moniker.


The safety record of the F-104 Starfighter became high-profile news, especially in Germany, in the mid-1960s. In West Germany it came to be nicknamed Witwenmacher ("The Widowmaker"). Some operators lost a large proportion of their aircraft through accidents, although the accident rate varied widely depending on the user and operating conditions; the German Air Force lost about 30% of aircraft in accidents over its operating career, and Canada lost over 50% of its F-104s. The Spanish Air Force, however, lost none.

The Class A mishap rate (write off) of the F-104 in USAF service was 26.7 accidents per 100,000 flight hours as of June 1977, (30.63 through the end of 2007), the highest accident rate of any USAF Century Series fighter.


Also, did your photography chase away all the nice women from French streets so you have to resort to stone sculptures now Very nice image with Sister of Nikki, nevertheless!



May 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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Agreed on this Jose. Georg, that halo of bokeh forms a perfect round frame for the subject.

asiostygius wrote:
Georg, a masterpiece! The 24/2 master strikes again! I have bought a used PK11a these days, but had no time these busy days to experiment it.




May 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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Peter (Madison), superb job on the "safari", that lion portrait is very well done. And the lonely truck in the rugged hills is a very cool image.

Ronny, your 135/180 work is always tremendous, really love the standoff (or is it a friendly chat) between the snail and the ant!

John, super pano again. I think I read about that avalanche.

Peter (Knysna), I am not sure its either plant, let me see if I can find out which one it is.





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Curtis, Scott, Leighton, Jose, Philippe, Ronny, Peter from Knysna and Samy - thanks for your comments, really much appreciated!

Scott, love your railroad-bridge-set! The framing of shot #1 is excellent (I would have lowered the point of view just a wee bit, but that's just me) and I like your approach to shoot this as a "bokeh-abstract" as well.
The 50/1.4 SC with it's slightly temperamental rendering of OOF-highlights works great here, a good example for my theory, that an all too smooth bokeh is not always the best for some subjects.
The rust-shots are a beautiful reminder to call my friendly car repair shop for some action with sandblaster and rust-proofing paint ;-)

John, the sky is fantastic on your Seattle-pano! I really enjoyed looking at your fine pictures from the climbing trip too.

Laura, the doe-series is amazing! It must have been a thrilling encounter for you (not so much for the faithful doe, obviously ;-). PS: Can't wait to see your work on film.

Kevin, wow, that's a dramatic sky captured with the 35/2.8!

Rafael, great work with the 20/3.5UD! I like especially the very first shot and the church-interior.

Curtis, I like both versions of the bay-shot. Right now, at this moment, I prefer the color-version. The colors are very old-school, muted, with an earthy-brown touch - a good fit for the subject under these weather-conditions.

Samy, the "pearls" on the leaf-tip are captured in a most beautiful fashion

Philippe, yeah, the Starfighter was known here (in West-Germany, to be precise) as widow-maker. The French "Mirage" might have been a better choice.
The double-portrait from Arles is wonderful, but it seems that the 85/1.8HC is not very gentle to the skin of the ladies ;-)

Ronny, fabulous work again! The jumping Nitro is awesome and the ant-snail-meeting a very cool macro-shot!

James, wonderful lens-portraits again! The 105/2.5 is a legend and my copies rarely fail to impress me in the field.

Peter from Madison - love the Kingcab in the picturesque landscape!







May 29, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Georg, a masterpiece! The 24/2 master strikes again! I have bought a used PK11a these days, but had no time these busy days to experiment it.


Jose, thanks a bunch! I was really surprised how well the 24/2Ai did with the PK-11A. I don't think I will use this lens for critical reproductions or stuff like this, but it's a lot of fun for more "pictorial" imagery/photography.



May 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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Two more shots from the "Georg Buechner" leaving my hometown today, this ship is actually towed to it's final destination.


Georg Büchner von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D700, Ais 180/2.8ED


Georg Büchner von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, 180/2.8ED too, I'm not really happy with the conversion, I was unable to reproduce the hazy feeling of this morning

a planned shot with the PC 85/2.8D didn't work, "schlepped" the Berlebach-tripod for nothing...

Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
lovely trio: D700 and PC 85/2.8D on the Berlebach 3032, taken while waiting with a 300/4.5 IF-ED at f/5.6



May 29, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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I love having the Nikkor 200/2, and it's a gorgeous physical specimen, but I so rarely get to use it. Here're a few snapshots from the other day, on the D700:




















May 29, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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And here are a few with the 55/3.5 Micro:
















May 29, 2013 at 02:25 AM
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Couple new shots with the Nikkor-S 35/2.8

Handles light pretty well with the hood. Second shot had some harsh, direct side light as the sun set.


_DSC8475 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


_DSC8467 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



May 29, 2013 at 02:28 AM
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50mm 1.2 and the F6








May 29, 2013 at 02:46 AM
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Lovely to have your work appear on the thread Ben. Hope New England is taking care of you... though with the 200 f/2 at hand you likely don't need much except good weather... If you get tired of it, let me know... It surely is a classic lens, as is the 55 f/3.5 though in a slightly different league. Happy shooting!


May 29, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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By the way, if you go to this link http://nikonimages.com/hofwidget.php you can grab the code there and paste it on your site if you want. It is a widget of the Hall of Fame pic from Nikonimages.

I will create a separate thread for this.



May 29, 2013 at 03:18 AM
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Thank you everyone the comments on the bridge rust. I do like how the 50 1.4 SC renders backgrounds.

Samy I like the water droplets on the green leaf.

Leighton, no snow! They did get quite a bit in the Adirondack Mountains.

Curtis, nice b&w of San Quentin.

Philippe, nice stone faces.

Georg, where is the Buchner off to? Will it be a museum or recycled?



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