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Ronny, your dog photos are amazing, and now your flower photos are in the same league. Simply beautiful! BTW...would you mind if I forward some of your dog photos links to a friend that is publishing a magazine about dogs (and now cats) called "Unleashed"?


Jun 26, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

Here's a few more shots from Charleston using the D7000 16mm 3.5. This post I will call my church set

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v78/p1744879193-4.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v90/p1728074694-4.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v107/p1861012126-4.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v92/p1662959376-4.jpg


All deserve another look.. Marvelous Ray



Jun 26, 2013 at 08:58 PM
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James Markus wrote:
Ronny, your dog photos are amazing, and now your flower photos are in the same league. Simply beautiful! BTW...would you mind if I forward some of your dog photos links to a friend that is publishing a magazine about dogs (and now cats) called "Unleashed"?


Thanks James
please do .. would be nice if there could be any publising
Have a Nitro set on flickr


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Jun 26, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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I am 10 pages behind! Great work everyone.

Ronny, amazing flower images. Beautiful backgrounds really set these off.

Leighton, the b&w of the pupusas vendor is very nice. I remember his face. Enjoyed the pupusas as well.

Ray, nice images from Charleston. The gates are neat. I too like the 16mm as my wide lens, and if shooting architecture I find it not to bad to correct.

Luc, the lighting and composition of the Mercedes car images are first rate.

Georg, I like the mini-golf obstacle image.

Samy, nice street images from Baltimore.

Laura, I like the first Wright B Replica image.

Jose, the moon shots are definitely worth the repost. The 400 ED of the flower and the 800 5.6 of the Tanager are very nice.

Roland, love the mountain flower closeups.

Chin, more shots of Oolong please.

Philippe, very nice portrait and candle image.

Peter, great bird images.

Curtis, wonderful Iris flower image.

James, I am not a big fan of cats but this little one is very cute. I like the pounce image.

Thank you to Jeff and Jose for comments on my images.



Jun 26, 2013 at 09:33 PM
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So the 300 f/4.5 H AI'd arrived this afternoon and I had to take it for a short spin. Apart from the fact it arrived with a broken UV filter and had a couple of small dents in the lens hood that weren't disclosed, the lens is in beautiful condition with perfect glass and no internal problems. The focus ring is a bit stiff, but I expect that to improve with time. Here is a photo taken with the 50 f/1.2 AI-s of the 300 next to its smaller cousin from the same era, the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd. Personally, I find these two lenses among the most beautiful in my kit.


Here are three shots from my brief ramble up the street. The 300 has a minimum focusing distance of FOUR METERS, twice as far as the 200 Q.C. Everything was shot wide open, hand held.


I didn't notice the approaching bee when framing the shot but I was delighted to see it on the computer screen, especially so clear and sharp. Love the bokeh as well.


A separate shot from a slightly different angle and cropped closer...


I'll do some comparison shots in the near future of the two 300mm lenses now in my kit, the H and the AI-s with ED glass. But this lens definitely appears to be a winner. I don't think you'd go wrong George if you can find one at a decent price. I paid $152.50 plus shipping for the lens with a Lowepro lens case... and a broken filter.



Jun 26, 2013 at 09:59 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks guys

Great shot Ray
Love your bird pictures Jose.. Amazing

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/9143920531_5dafbe60bd_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/7345/9144123039_d0d5568d32_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/7399/9146113192_d599422a79_b.jpg
NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

These are fantastic!



Jun 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks for the comments on the rainy-evening shots with the 24/2Ai!

Here's the gritty result of a short walk through the garden:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/9140786153_685da660e0_c.jpg
D700, 50/1.8 Ai wide open, Nikon Close-up-lens No. 0 attached

Processed with the "push +1.5"-preset, slightly tweaked, in SEP2. This preset is one of my all-time-favs.


Loved the grain.
Was it added in PP and/or high ISO?



Jun 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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Thanks Ronny and Scott.

Ray, rich colours with the 16/3.5;
James, lovely cat captures;
Ronny, each new flower from you is a delightful vision;
Curtis, congrats on the new lens and loved the debut set


A detail of central shot of the last sequence:
Rufous-bellied Thrush eating fruits


Rufous-bellied Thrush eating fruits by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais ED + tripod, ISO 1250, f/5.6 at 1/160s, ~5% cropped. Cloudy day, the high ISO was needed.
Exif showing a 400mm is wrong, because I forgot to change the lens on the non-CPU menu of the camera.



Jun 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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Thank you Ron, Ronny, Jose and Scott
Curtis it looks like you have discovered another Nikkor beauty. Great captures especially the Bee
Jose great shot of the thrush, so sharp



Jun 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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Curtis, congrats to your 300/4.5 H! I'm glad it works well for you (except for the long minimum focusing distance, but I'm sure you'll get over this issue with some tubes soon). There are some "H's" over here, one example in very nice condition, but too expensive for occasional just-for-fun use (250 Euros) and 2 modest priced examples look to worn for my taste (battered Ai-lenses are okay for me, the classic pre-K-lenses should show some patina, but no scratches, so to speak).
But I'm not in a hurry and with a bit of luck I'll find one of these classic Nikkor's.

Jose, the trush (sequence and single shot) is captured in your typical, wonderful manner. I like your approach to show behavior and habitat of your "subjects" and not just the beauty.
Btw, thanks for your PM regarding the 200/4Q, but it's much less hassle for me to buy kinda common lenses over here in Europe (no custom fees or import tax if I buy within the EU).
Thanks for your comment on the green apples in B&W ;-) The grain was added in PP - SilverEfexPro offers excellent control over faked film-grain. Not only the grain-size can be adjusted over a really wide range, it's acutance is also adjustable (think supersharp "Agfa-Rodinal-grain" vs the soft grain of a slightly mis-focused enlargement).

Scott, thanks for your comment on the minigolf-shot!

Ronny, the middle shot of your last flower-set is absolutely outstanding, and your standard is sky-high already

James, the jumping kitten reminds me in it's hilariousness of an Elliot-Erwitt-classic.




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A mixture between "urban landscaping" and "rust-o-graphy" from today. An old and abundant district-heating-pipe that caught my interest some years ago already.
Shot handheld with the PC 85/2.8D, framed a bit too tight (a bad habit) and with too much swing (or tilt). It was about 4 degrees here, about 2 degrees would have been enough to lay the plane of focus along the pipe. Should use the tripod + LiveView more often...

Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, PC 85/2.8D wide open



Jun 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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Jose, the shots of birds feeding you've been posting of late are jaw dropping good. I know this is your passion as an ornithologist but your skill with camera and lens combines your passion for birds and your passion for MF shooting. You contribute much to this thread. And to remember you arrived only a few months after we began. I guess we should consider you one of our founding members...


Jun 27, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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It says a great deal about your love of photography Georg that with a kit of lenses required for your professional work, you indulge yourself and entertain us by shooting with MF gear. I understand how you'd limit the money you invest in these old lenses. And, yes, you're subject to VAT as well as import duties if you shop outside the EU. I complain if I have to pay sales tax of 8%...

I'm sure that you're aware of the venues where you can find used gear in Europe. I visited a shop in Delfthaven outside Rotterdam when visiting Rinie. She has also sent links to a couple of websites she's used. With patience I'm sure you'll find what you're seeking. I feel quite fortunate to have been as successful as I have in using E-Bay, but there are a great many lenses passing through that site. The key is to know the market well enough that one doesn't get sucked into over priced gear. That happened to me once early in the process, but I'm not likely to go there again.




Jun 27, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Jose, the shots of birds feeding you've been posting of late are jaw dropping good. I know this is your passion as an ornithologist but your skill with camera and lens combines your passion for birds and your passion for MF shooting. You contribute much to this thread. And to remember you arrived only a few months after we began. I guess we should consider you one of our founding members...


I couldn't agree more! Jose, your images have always been a source of inspiration to me.

After my last vacation, I am going to be selling off a lot of my gear, starting with lenses. I will be posting them for sale here next payday (so I can pay for the ability) but if any of you are interested in anything in my kit shoot me a message. I know there are some newcomers here...

As to why. I spent a day with just my D7000 and my 50/1.8E (my lightest lens) and ended up with neck pain (using a VERY comfortable neck strap). A day with my 80-200/4.5 (PK13 in my pocket) landed me with neck and back issues and the need for meds. (5 minutes into my trek with the 135/2.8Q, I put it back into its bubble). I knew this day was coming, was hoping to hit 50 first...but this is my reality (I am 39). Too many injuries to my spine along with a defect and I can't take the weight anymore. I will be posting a few images from my vacation in the coming days, my only keepers were from early on in the day. After an hour or so, I was no longer stable and unless I was in the 1/2000+ shutter speed, I was blurry. I was able to try a monopod, but it was something else to carry...not really viable.



Jun 27, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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A few from Colonial Williamsburg. Thanks for looking.
Scott





50 1.4 SC







28 2.8 ais







28 2.8 ais







50 1.4 SC




Jun 27, 2013 at 01:12 AM
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Oh no, look who got an evening off and remembered he had some MF glass? I wish I had slept more than an hour last night they may have been better. I almost forgot how to MF these things! All with the 105MM F1.8 and of my favorite subject who after almost 30 days of being sick is back to being himself.



MJO_2594 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2596 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2601 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2606 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2613 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Matt



Jun 27, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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Hi Matt
Welcome back to the NMFAS thread. Glad you hung onto a MF lens.
Scott



Jun 27, 2013 at 01:22 AM
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Thanks folks for the comments on the 300 H. I'm aware when walking with this lens that it is a bit heavier than its more recent brethren, 1100 grams versus 800 since I don't have the tripod collar. It is doable, but frankly, I like the feel of the newer lens

Here are a few photos from my ramble downtown this afternoon. I stopped by Seawood Photo and asked that the lenses I put on consignment be returned to me. The owner exercised his option of paying me 60% of the value he'd ascribed to the lenses. Frankly, it was a mistake to take that route but then again, I don't spend any money there since I shop online, and I'm happy for him to make something out his dealings with me.

All shot wide open, hand held.


Roses in front of town hall.


This is a new wine bar. I assumed this was a family celebrating together. I was standing across the street.


This is another angle of the Indiana Jones statue.


I was able to catch one reasonably sharp photo of this cocky crow dancing along the top of the fence at the back of Imagination Park.



Jun 27, 2013 at 01:39 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

Thanks folks for the comments on the 300 H. I'm aware when walking with this lens that it is a bit heavier than its more recent brethren, 1100 grams versus 800 since I don't have the tripod collar. It is doable, but frankly, I like the feel of the newer lens

Here are a few photos from my ramble downtown this afternoon. I stopped by Seawood Photo and asked that the lenses I put on consignment be returned to me. The owner exercised his option of paying me 60% of the value he'd ascribed to the lenses. Frankly, it was a
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Nice series with the 300 Curtis. The strutting crow definitely has some attitude!



Jun 27, 2013 at 01:44 AM
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I agree with Curtis. Jose, you take awesome bird photos. I'm always fascinated by how similar they look to some north American birds, and even the plants are novel to me. I shared the bird addiction, but even with AF lenses I rarely did as well as you do with manual focus glass.

CGrindahl wrote:
Jose, the shots of birds feeding you've been posting of late are jaw dropping good. I know this is your passion as an ornithologist but your skill with camera and lens combines your passion for birds and your passion for MF shooting. You contribute much to this thread. And to remember you arrived only a few months after we began. I guess we should consider you one of our founding members...




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