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jhinkey wrote:
+1

me too - that's exactly what it reminded me of - well done Leighton

ben



May 06, 2013 at 08:59 PM
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Thanks Ben!



May 06, 2013 at 09:03 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Thanks Ben!



'morning Leighton

well, it had to be said



May 06, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Ronny, love the light in this set.



+1

seems like a change of pace for you Ronny - nice ot see.

ben



May 06, 2013 at 09:10 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Don't you like the FL?

Yes especially for portraits. The bokeh is creamy which makes it wonderful for flowers. It is a lot sharper on my D600.



May 06, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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Playing with a recent toy (Thanks Leighton) taken close to 200 shots before I found one I liked
Not used to the push-pull lens still trying to decide if I like it
28-50 3.5
I have only scanned over the last 10 pages. Now I have to go back and read them. Some really beautiful images
Makes me feel like I am using a point and shoot
I have been playing with AF lately though

Reagan




  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    28mm    f/8.0    1/60s    125 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 06, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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I've been rather distracted of late as Sue and I consider whether we can tolerate living together... We're checking real estate listings in Grass Valley and Nevada City in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and intend to drive up tomorrow and check out the area. With so much on my mind about a possible move I really haven't had the capacity to give my full attention to this thread, but I know it is well managed by all the folks who've chosen to hang out around here. I do browse through the images and am always impressed by what folks are doing with these lenses. I'm still trying to figure out how to get the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd off my camera. Do I turn it clockwise or counterclockwise?

Shot this today... a short break from flowers...


Okay, that's enough of a break...




May 07, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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I actually found a flower in front of my house - first flower shot with tubes for me

300mm f4.5 EDIF with K1 through K5 extension rings (about 2 inches), light fill flash, f/8 and 1/200s ISO100 on tripod



then I put the 105mm f2.5 on the same tubes, went to about 15" distance and tried a focus stack, but the wind was messing with me. The 11 image stack needed some clone tool fixup, but it's not a total loss (all frames about f11 1/100s ISO100)




meanwhile I caught this little rascal stealing part of my laundry line to build a hammock in his nest - crop from bigger frame with the 300mm f4.5 EDIF ISO 800 1/3200s @f5.6 - didn't quite get the focus on the bird before it left with the string



but he came back looking for more, and I had a few seconds to get one more shot

300mm f4.5 EDIF @f5.6 1/1000s ISO 1600, spot metered on the railing, camera supported on my kitchen table



no idea how the bird untied the string and got away with it, but I have a hunch the squirrels helped...







May 07, 2013 at 02:00 AM
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John, that is an impressive pano! Nicely done.

Peter, nice aircraft images and conversions. I like the gritty b&w texture.

Georg, I like the cruise ship interior. The conversion is very well done. Is it your livingroom?

Ray (FL), cute little friend and sweet flower images. Nice work with the 85 1.4.

Peter, love the Austin images. Sweet cars.

Ronny, beautiful backlit flowers.

Philippe, nice image of your daughter in the boat.

Thank you everyone for the comments on my images.



May 07, 2013 at 02:33 AM
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Thanks to all that have commented on my recent images - I feel back I don't have time to thank you all individually.

It seems to me that there was a lull in image for a while a few weeks back, but now it seems that people are really stepping it up!
Tonnes of great images by many different people. This is what's keeping this thread more than just alive.

- John



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Oosty wrote:
Some more from the car show.

The Borgward was a marvellous vehicle - the first passenger car to be produced in Germany after the war. My dad had two of them and part of my driving lessons were in an Isabella sedan lik the one on the left.

The company's history can be read at http://www.borgward.co.za/index.php/borgward-history/ - it may interest Georg


Peter, in El Salvador, Central America, my dad had a gray Borgward Isabella - very well made car. I was too young to drive it but remember it well - Thanks for sharing that picture!



May 07, 2013 at 03:19 AM
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One last pano from Saturday morning - this one just before the sun actually came up - the Rhinie's "Blue Hour" at dawn.

This time with the 135/2 AIS using 4 landscape images. NX2 conversion to .tiff, then PS6 assemblage into the panorama with some cropping and light sharpening and finally downsizing to still break your screens.







John



May 07, 2013 at 03:33 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
One last pano from Saturday morning - this one just before the sun actually came up - the Rhinie's "Blue Hour" at dawn.

This time with the 135/2 AIS using 4 landscape images. NX2 conversion to .tiff, then PS6 assemblage into the panorama with some cropping and light sharpening and finally downsizing to still break your screens.

John


Love the deep dusk blue on this one John.



May 07, 2013 at 03:40 AM
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35-70mm f3.5 AIS

You'd think she is reading a book. No, it's an iPad.








May 07, 2013 at 03:44 AM
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Peter B, with that lens and a few tubes you'll have a great deal of success, as you do above. Wonderful images. I really need to get that lens out of its bag and start shooting with it. In the meantime, the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd continues to impress. Another flower shot wide open.




May 07, 2013 at 05:55 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I've been rather distracted of late as Sue and I consider whether we can tolerate living together... We're checking real estate listings in Grass Valley and Nevada City in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and intend to drive up tomorrow and check out the area. With so much on my mind about a possible move I really haven't had the capacity to give my full attention to this thread, but I know it is well managed by all the folks who've chosen to hang out around here. I do browse through the images and am always impressed
...Show more
Grass Valley is nice! I have some friends that live up that way. You will be driving right by where I live on your way up there.



May 07, 2013 at 06:51 AM
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Reagan - Glad you finally gave it a try. Once you've used the push/pull a while I think you'll like it.

Curtis - I hope you and Sue can work this out. When we moved 2 hours away, we went through a little culture shock. But now we wished we had lived here our whole lives. The beauty of the area you've chosen to look at will be well worth it! Now I KNOW George will get you out early for a trip to photograph his world.

Peter - Love the red flower shot. Seems that there have been quite a few flower shots coming from the 300mm lately. I wonder if this is some kind of omen?

John - I really like the "blue hour" pano. Helps to have that horizon perfectly level.

Chuong - I love the shot! The light from the window along with the lamb is what makes it for me. Well seen.



May 07, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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D700 + 28/2.8 Ai-s:








May 07, 2013 at 11:31 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
Somebody wants one of these:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1209892

Not me though - I already have a 2000mm f/11 telescope . . .


John, as you have 2 (or 3?) 16/3.5 copies I surely would like an extra 800/5.6, my most beloved lens, but the big problem is the cost
Who knows after a couple of years and IF the 800/5.6 VR drops one thousand dollars in price, these MF beauties can drop some hundreds or one thousand dollars too
I have to respectfully disagree with Peter B about MFocusing these 800/5.6 ais, since I have had no problem at all:
after I calibrated the grren dot focusing indicator for the camera/lens combination, I have had proper focusing on most shots; for example for the D3 my 800/5.6 was spot on the (O) green dot; for the D300 and D7000 it was a blinking (>O), and I need to test it properly for my new D600, but apparently it is also a spot on (O).
However, without any doubt, with TCs other than the TC14, the focusing is harder (green dot is intermitently blinking, due to low light levels) and live view can help a lot.



May 07, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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All your set is fantastic, but I liked the most this one.



May 07, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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