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rafaelcasd wrote:
OK, last one, just in love with San Juan C, and with the 20mm UD, the color in my photos is normally strong, use landscape pic control and up it some more, but I noticed how strong the reds are with the UD, it seems to be a characteristic of the lens. With my usual processing they were overdone.

Here are two picture at standard pic control no post of any kind, also at full aperture of 3.5, cannot be seen at this size but they are quite sharp. I like this old photo style that the old 50s also render,
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I see that style of rendering with my 35mm. It's different and I like it a lot I think this is the first lens that has a chance of dethroning my 50/1.8 off its #1 position. Once I mate the 35 with my pk13...will know for sure.



May 30, 2013 at 06:59 AM
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Thank you Ronny, Jose, Scott, Rafael and John!

Oh, and John...I was thinking the same exact thing until I used it and nothing else one day. There's just something about the images it produces that I like.



May 30, 2013 at 09:50 AM
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http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2889#11582404

Thanks Curtis. Classes are going ok so far, only second week, three rolls of film shot, but the spools that I bought are bent, so I have new ones arriving tomorrow. Couldn't practice rolling the film since I couldn't get it on the spool.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2889#11582555

Can't say it better than Jose here, Georg.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2889#11582814
Ronny, as always, great dog shots with that 180, but the ant and snail shot is the winner!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2889#11583089
Thanks Peter.


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2890#11583667
Thanks Georg, it sure was thrilling, but not having the camera ready was an OS moment, till I got it all together and she was still standing there. I was probably there about ten minutes while she munched and peeked.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2890#11584015
Ben, love the series with the 200 f/2. The boy with the Superman cape is wonderful! Funny thing is, after you posted those shots, one popped up on CL. No, I did not buy it.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2890#11584523
Tony, oh no on the cancelled wedding. Nice pano was your reward.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2891#11585174
Leighton, that's a great strawberry shot. A city near us has a strawberry festival soon, too. and I could drive up to one of the farms for u-pick if I knew I would eat them

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2891#11585186
Phillipe, I had the same thought as Peter, before I ever saw Peter's response. All you'd have needed is "The Penguin" to be in the shot . Nicely done, as always!


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2891#11585833
Thanks Jose, it was hard to stop the coulda woulda shoulda syndrome while I was getting camera and lens ready, hoping she'd stay while I did that. Fortunately she did. I also shot some of my B&W shots with the D3 since I was there, I'll post them in a bit.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2892#11586190
Curtis, Love these flower shots.




May 30, 2013 at 09:51 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Love the bokeh play on both of these.


+1

I cant remember Curtis, did you say you liked the P more than the AI-s?



May 30, 2013 at 09:52 AM
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Shots from the observation tower, D3, and MF lenses



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May 30, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Shots from the observation tower, D3, and MF lenses








These very cool Laura, but my favorite is this one, even with the 16's distortion! I would remove that little black thing in the upper left corner though.



May 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Curtis, congrats on your new 135/2.8 QC. Is this lens really as heavy as the 85/1.4??

Scott, loved your rust stuff;

Laura, loved the 16/3.5 shots;

Rafael, thanks for sharing your experiences with the 20/3.5 UD, excellents images by the way - too bad a near pristine copy I bought more than 50 days ago from Canada did not arrive yet - Even the HN-9 hood from Laura arrived but not the lens...



May 30, 2013 at 03:04 PM
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50 1.8 ais wo:







"Heureux les épis mûrs et les blés moissonnés"




May 30, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
50 1.8 ais wo:



Very nice Philippe! Wonderful lines and soft textures.



May 30, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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Scott, loved your rust stuff;


Thank you Jose.



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leighton w wrote:
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I cant remember Curtis, did you say you liked the P more than the AI-s?


I haven't done a side by side comparison of the 105 f/2.5 lenses in my kit. I don't know what I expected when I bought the first of two P version lenses but I was quite smitten with both the color and bokeh of the Sonnar lens. That was what motivated me to buy a cleaner copy and swap the aperture rings. Add the fact that I'm smitten with the pre-AI form factor and you come to the situation when every lens in my camera bag at the moment has scalloped focusing rings. I do love shooting with an all metal lens. That they all perform so well, even with optical designs that differ from the next generation of lenses. Nikon purportedly is producing ever better lenses with ever improved coatings, but still these old gems perform wonderfully well. It may be true that a 12 megapixel camera is kinder to old lenses than a 36 megapixel camera, but since I own a D700 with 12 things are working just fine for me. These lenses simply sparkle.



May 30, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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Laura I love the fisheye shots you took from the tower. Nothing satisfies as much as getting out and shooting with one's gear. Clearly you're motivated and perhaps even inspired by being in school and visiting some new neighborhoods. Nicely done.


May 30, 2013 at 04:30 PM
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Love the grasses Philippe. Wonderful conversion as well. The little lens that could.


May 30, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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Thanks
Love that shot Phillipe


Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI 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 30, 2013 at 04:35 PM
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I am not sure if this is allowed here. If not I will delete the image and switch to a link.
After Rafael's comments on the TC16A limited AF capability some months ago (and again some days ago), I purchased a modified version (I already own a non modded one) to test this limited AF in our beloved old glass.

This is one of the first sample shots with a D7000 and the 180/2.8 ED, making a 288 (= 432)mm f/4.5 lens.
As already told by Rafael, we always need to manual focus the lens at first and then activate the AF by a limited moving range of the lens inside the TC-16A.
Not the best scenario or perch in the world, but anyway just a test shot with this combo:


_D7C2589_VNX2-40pc-crop-180mm-plus-tc16a-mod-test-4m by labecoaves, on Flickr

Golden-chevroned Tanager captured at ~4m of distance. This is a ~40% cropped image.
D7000 + TC-16A modified teleconverter + Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ED ais hand held, ISO 400, f/2.8(=4.5) at 1/320s. Though exif shows a 145mm f/4, in fact this was an effective 288mm f/4.5 (x 1.5 crop factor of D7000 = 432mm lens).
We need at first manual focus and then activate the AF by the modified TC-16A.


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May 30, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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Taken some days ago a deep reddish sunset at the big city: no winds or rain = heavier pollution in the air


Sunset with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ED ai'd by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ED ai'd, supported on a windowsill, ISO 200, f/11 at 1/200s ~35% crop.
The air pollution at the big city delivers deeper reddish sunsets.



May 30, 2013 at 04:54 PM
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Great shot Jose


May 30, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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Jose, that's a pretty big sun over at Brazil Amazing shot, as always.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful result of your TC-16A+180/2.8ED-test.
That's an impressive picture for a wide-open lens + converter-combo, but knowing your fantastic work with the 400/5.6's (plural here, right ;-), I think the long Nikkors would outperform the TC-16A/180-combo.
But it's good to know that a modded TC-16A will work pretty well with long MF-Nikkors and current DSLR's.



May 30, 2013 at 05:47 PM
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Ronny, it's always a pleasure to look at your fine work! The snail-portrait is really cool.

Philippe, love your smooth grain-shot! The shallow DoF works beautiful, just like the soft and silky tones. "Il padrino" is a very cinematic photograph, an excellent capture.

Laura, very nice work at the observation tower! My personal favs are the very first and the last shot, your choice of framing on these images is very appealing to my eyes ;-)
And thank you, I'm glad you like the dandelion from a (faked: dandelion pulled and handheld) frogs perspective.

Rafael, I like your work with the 20/3.5 UD a lot. B&W works really well on the first subject.
Thanks for your comment on the ship-series, I'm tracking the final journey (AIS of the towing tug, to be precise) with a bleeding heart...

Curtis, B&W suits the dark bird really well Shooting dark subjects against a bright background is always asking for trouble and you've made the very best out of it.

Leighton, your fruits-shot is wonderful and was my pick at the WA-contest. I'm a bit sad that the other voters didn't recognized the quality of this shot.



May 30, 2013 at 06:12 PM
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leighton w wrote:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/71/817671.jpg

These very cool Laura, but my favorite is this one, even with the 16's distortion! I would remove that little black thing in the upper left corner though.


I'm glad she left the black thing in - one tiny reason that keeps me from wanting to buy one

Really like the roof shoot - ISO 6400. wow.



May 30, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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