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Lieutenant Z wrote:
...It is an Indian silk shop : I was shooting around while the wife and daughters were spending all my € there


It is not my money being spent when my partner goes shopping, but more often than not I'm simply the chauffeur who waits patiently while she shops, often with camera in hand. Of course, she also appreciates my taste and so often asks me to join her so I can comment on what she is considering. I think it is probably axiomatic that women shop while men wait... What better way to use that time than to take photos...



Jun 01, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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Ronny, your close work with tubes is whetting my appetite to get out there with a 135mm lens. These are delicious! Thanks for sharing your work with us.


Jun 01, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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Here is one more image from the "Georg Buechner" - sad news here, the ship sank under mysterious circumstances while being towed to Lithuania. Nobody was injured, but that's the only good news from the Polish coast.


Georg Büchner von georgsfoto auf Flickr
55/1.2 Ai at f/5.6, D3s

another image, this one taken today at the zoo, just a happy snap:

a young reindeer is sharing my passion for English camera-bags, 55/1.2 at f/2.8



Jun 01, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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designdog wrote:
What about this one?

http://bit.ly/17EatHH

And what do I do to get it to work on my D800?


Kevin and Peter covered the important bases here. I'd simply mention there is a merchant advertising on E-Bay who does conversion also. I know John White has been used by quite a number of folks on FM and most have had excellent experience with him. But you might want to check out the other fellow as well. Here is a link to his listing on E-Bay...


AI Modification/Conversion of Nikon Nikkor Classic Lens

I like how he adds a second row of smaller aperture numbers at the bottom of the aperture ring, much as Nikon does with their AI conversion kit. John affixes a narrow strip of paper with the numbers unless asked not to do so. I find that a bit tacky, but then I'm a purist about such things. I prefer to buy already converted pre-AI lenses rather than deal with filing down the old aperture ring. Of course, Jose did a beautiful job on one of his lenses so I know it can be done well. Depending on your comfort with such close work, you may or may not wish to tackle this yourself. It IS a beautiful lens. I even toyed with the idea of buying it and exchanging the aperture rings with the one I recently bought. But I re-examined my new purchase and it is in good enough shape I don't need to play that game.

Good luck sorting it out.



Jun 01, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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Thanks! Now it seems my holy grail of lenses may be available: a 135 f2. This is an AI.

I wonder it there is that much difference between the AI and AI-s here? Anyway, keh, who owes me some credits, has an EX for $599. Trading in my current 135 2.8 AI-s (fraid so) should get me mostly there. We will see...



Jun 01, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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designdog wrote:
Thanks! Now it seems my holy grail of lenses may be available: a 135 f2. This is an AI.

I wonder it there is that much difference between the AI and AI-s here? Anyway, keh, who owes me some credits, has an EX for $599. Trading in my current 135 2.8 AI-s (fraid so) should get me mostly there. We will see...


You owe it to yourself to become familiar with photosynthesis.co.nz which gives you everything you need to know about lenses, from serial numbers for different versions and detailed specifications for each lens. Put this in the category of teaching someone HOW to fish so they can take care of themselves. This is a resource we all learn to use eventually. Here is a link to specifications for all 135mm lenses. Have fun answering your question.

Photosynthesis Specifications for 135mm Nikkor Lenses

And here is a link to a very nice 135 f/2.8 Q.C. that HAS been converted to AI using Nikon's conversion kit. This looks like a very sweet lens at a decent price. I paid less, but the one I bought is not in such good condition.

EBay Listing for 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd

The 135 f/2 doesn't get highest grades with Bjorn Rorslett, but I find it to be a spectacular lens. I love it. One of these days I'll do some comparisons between my copy of that lens, an AI-s in pristine condition, and my recently acquired f/2.8. The older lens produces some very delightful images and may on that level compete with the f/2. But if you've got a credit and can make the f/2 work, it is definitely worth a try. Here's a photo of the f/2 I bought on E-Bay for $625.




Jun 01, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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Fat lenses are so cool... the bigger the front element, the more I want to own it


Jun 01, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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From what I read Peter, your 600 has the biggest front element of any Nikkor lens, unless, of course, you bought the newest version of the AI-s lens... The earlier version is 177mm, the last version is 173. My 135 f/2 AI-s is a paltry 80.5mm. You got exactly what you wanted... Life should always be like that...


Jun 01, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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Oops! I'm afraid the 6 f/2.8 OBLITERATES the 600, with a front element diameter of 236mm. Time to go shopping Peter...



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Jun 01, 2013 at 01:22 AM
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And the 300 f/2 AI-s goes for 183... You'd be mortgaging the rest of your life to buy those two lenses... I think you better stop while you're ahead...


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That'd make for a great 2 lens kit though!


Jun 01, 2013 at 01:50 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
And the 300 f/2 AI-s goes for 183... You'd be mortgaging the rest of your life to buy those two lenses... I think you better stop while you're ahead...


ok, I will settle for big, not biggest.

From a more reasonable lens - 135mm f/2.8 Q with some tubes attached come these two

f/5.6 1/125s ISO 400, 50% crop about - illustrating the week we have had here







f/2.8 1/320s ISO 400 slight crop on bottom







and from my stubby fat 55mm f1.2 these weekly umbrella assignment rejects

f/2.0 1/250s ISO 400







f/1.2 1/400s ISO 400







f/1.4 1/400s ISO 400










Jun 01, 2013 at 03:06 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Oops! I'm afraid the 6 f/2.8 OBLITERATES the 600, with a front element diameter of 236mm. Time to go shopping Peter...



that is an obscene lens. The eye of the kraken



Jun 01, 2013 at 03:39 AM
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great shots these last few pages everyone.

Leighton - love the woman holding the strawberries - everything works in that shot - even her blurred running shoes with the purple laces.

Phillippe - amazing work with the "humble" 50 f1.8 - really like the shot of the old man staken from above. Someone commented it was typical of your style - but to me it was very different, and I liked the new look. And thank you for giving us the reference to the poem - how were we expected to know that allusion without a bit of help.

Georg - spectacular B&Ws of the ships. for a while I even thought that shot by Curtis was one of yours.

ben



Jun 01, 2013 at 04:58 AM
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Friday, cruising grand time again, it was actually quite fun to walk around this time as many people were interested in my camera and lens, the D800 and the UD and made quite a bit of conversation about it, in particular a young man came up to talk to me who had a red D3200 with a very beat-up 55 1.2 S!.

Rather than photographing the graphical aspect of the cars, decided to show the human side of the event, some of it reflected in the objects. How people can come together to have a good time.


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand 59 Chevy by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand 57 Chevy Sheepdog by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand hula hoops by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand seductress by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand proud man 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand proud man by Rafael CA, on Flickr




Jun 01, 2013 at 05:07 AM
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Thanks for the comments on my tower shots It was a fun spot to visit, and there's lots of sway when you're up there.

Went out to shoot some video the other night for a local project, had the D300s working, with a 50mm f/1.2 attached. Exported a clip from each angle we shot at, this one's from the 50

The rest can be seen here:


http://nightowldesigns.zenfolio.com/p491589652







Jun 01, 2013 at 01:30 PM
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georgms wrote:
Here is one more image from the "Georg Buechner" - sad news here, the ship sank under mysterious circumstances while being towed to Lithuania. Nobody was injured, but that's the only good news from the Polish coast.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/8907201506_53102309b1_o.jpg

Georg, if I understood correctly the "Georg" was being towed to be scrapped, it is more fitting an end for an old ship that it lies at the bottom of the sea.



Jun 01, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Another b/w with the 50 :



Very nice Philippe. I like this composition better than the previous closeup.



Jun 01, 2013 at 03:02 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Friday, cruising grand time again, it was actually quite fun to walk around this time as many people were interested in my camera and lens, the D800 and the UD and made quite a bit of conversation about it, in particular a young man came up to talk to me who had a red D3200 with a very beat-up 55 1.2 S!.

Rather than photographing the graphical aspect of the cars, decided to show the human side of the event, some of it reflected in the objects. How people can come together to have a good time.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/8909115324_a7b5820821_b.jpg
nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD by Rafael CA, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/8909115490_4b6124aba5_b.jpg
nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 cruising grand 57 Chevy Sheepdog by Rafael CA, on Flickr

...Show more

Nice series Rafael. I like these two very much.



Jun 01, 2013 at 03:07 PM
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pburke wrote:
http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/forum_pix/fredmiranda/55mmf1.2/DSC_2432_web.jpg

f/1.2 1/400s ISO 400

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/forum_pix/fredmiranda/55mmf1.2/DSC_2439_web.jpg

f/1.4 1/400s ISO 400



Peter, nice color and oof areas in these.



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