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rafaelcasd wrote:
The local stores no longer have Nikon MF lenses for sale or being traded, Curtis would have to stray from his true beliefs!


My cameras store does sell old lenses and I quite regularly pick through them. But I can do better price wise on E-Bay and frankly, I own so many lenses they never have anything I need. We're blessed with used gear AND a camera technician who knows what he is doing.

And Rafael, thanks for that thorough description of how you got that shot. I think such conversations are useful for those adventuring into new territory. You have valuable experience to share.



Jun 23, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
That would be dangerous Leighton. At the moment I'm trying to GET BACK two lenses I gave that camera shop on consignment. I realized after signing the deal that I likely could get a better price on FM since I wouldn't be paying a hefty commission. I have a 105 f/2.5 P and 50 f/1.4 S pre-AI lenses created when I swapped out aperture rings. As much wheeling and dealing as I do I probably should go into business...


You could become the KEH of the West Coast.



Jun 23, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Leighton, beautiful family.


Thank you Rafael, fortunately, the girls get their looks from their mother.



Jun 23, 2013 at 03:44 PM
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Indeed a very nice image of a beautiful family!


Jun 23, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Thank you Rafael, fortunately, the girls get their looks from their mother.


I did not say it, you did.



Jun 23, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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Did I just commit myself to staying up real late on a weekday??

Rafael, thanks a bunch for posting the details of how you got the shot. The cable release I am sure adds to the quality. I need to drag out my remote cable for the D800. I saw the moon shake through the lens yesterday once I was done focusing and making sure it was somewhere near the center of the frame. I kind of clamped down on the tripod head to try and damp down the vibrations, held my breath and took the shot, not exactly good technique. Live view seems like the way to go also since the mirror slap is going to add the shake.

I always need to do a pass through sharpen in PSE and any noise gets exacerbated. Keeping the ISO low also is a very good tip. I will stick to the TC301 and TC14.

Samy

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Thank you Samy, allow me to share the techie side of getting that shot, I piled up the converters, one TC300, one TC 201 and one TC 14. The image is not cropped top to bottom. The quality of the lens is much lowered, but still better than 15 miles of atmosphere looking straight up or 100+ early in the rise/set. I closed the lens to f8 to get reasonable performance. Set the left top dial to mirror up,and exposure delay menu to three seconds, I use a cable release and set the ISO to 800, as the D800 gets
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Jun 23, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
It sure is a risky business. Luckily, nobody on the crowd was injured, as can happen. The files from my cameras are loaded up on DVD's now to hand in to the FAA/NTSB in case there's anything there they can use.




When a friend showed me the video and location, you were the first person I thought of, as I remembered how you liked going to the show there. Such a sad thing. They were suppose to be here next month for a show.

Matt



Jun 23, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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Leighton, that's a very nice and lovely family-portrait! Did Jed trigger the shutter or did you have to run again after starting the self-timer
The nightscape is wonderful, really love this shot!



Jun 23, 2013 at 04:39 PM
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Thanks Georg! The D600 isn't weather sealed enough for Jed's slobber.


Jun 23, 2013 at 05:13 PM
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Great shot leighton and curtis
Nice sets Chuong
Great b&w Georg as always



Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jun 23, 2013 at 05:19 PM
 

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p.2831 #11 · p.2831 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Ronny.

More beautiful flowers, I especially like the isolation with the second one. Do you grow these?



Jun 23, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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leighton w wrote:
We went over to the youngest daughters for a get together yesterday afternoon. The light and sky were spectacular! Barbara insisted on a group photo. The more I use the 50/1.2, the more I like it.



Leighton your photos using the 50mm 1.2 over the last few days has been extraordinary. Wonderful work and editing!



Jun 23, 2013 at 05:30 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
That's what manual mode is for. Modern DSLR cameras handle low light so well, that you can turn on Auto ISO, set the shutter speed where you find comfort, set aperture and let the camera solve the lighting problem. Between Auto ISO and the non-CPU register you're in good shape unless you really want to stop down. But these lenses tend to be sharp wide open so that's not a problem.

With regard to the 200 Q, Georg mentioned recently that he'd like to buy one. Perhaps you could work out something with him. I've sent quite a few lenses to
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Thanks for the tips Curtis. I'll get an estimate of shipping it to Europe and contact Georg.
However, he mentioned that he passed on a local one since the price was too high and I'm thinking that the extra shipping charges and possible duty might be a deal killer. But I'll ask anyway.



Jun 23, 2013 at 05:31 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Leighton your photos using the 50mm 1.2 over the last few days has been extraordinary. Wonderful work and editing!

+1

Leighton
They are taken in a park that is near where I live .. It's a very nice park



Jun 23, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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Ronny, although I'm not a nature photographer myself I do enjoy your flower images a lot!


Jun 23, 2013 at 06:25 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot leighton and curtis
Nice sets Chuong
Great b&w Georg as always

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/9118685490_2d075b1e13_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7323/9116640815_62606567f2_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


It has been fun watching your technique evolve and improve. That second shot is so beautifully done, wish it was one of mine.



Jun 23, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
+1

Leighton
They are taken in a park that is near where I live .. It's a very nice park


Thanks Ray and Ronny!



Jun 23, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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p.2831 #18 · p.2831 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Well it wouldn't be Sunday if I didn't at least post a few images from the market. All with the 50/1.2

A little color:


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

A customer:


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

And this is what the market looks like when I get there:


50/1.2AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr




Jun 23, 2013 at 07:11 PM
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p.2831 #19 · p.2831 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Here's a few shots taken in Charleston, S.C. I used the D7000 and the 16mm 3.5. I was going through my folders and re-editing some photos and found a few that I missed the first time around. I de-fished the images










Jun 23, 2013 at 07:28 PM
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p.2831 #20 · p.2831 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Going through some pictures from earlier this year I found this:



Shot with a 28/2.8 AiS not a lens I like for distant subjects. And yet... perfect for a gloomy day in Malibu.



Jun 23, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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