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Can someone give me their overall impression of the 50 300 F4.5 zoom?


Jul 01, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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Samy Love your Smithsonian photos. It's been 30 years since I was there
Franche very nice floral shots especially the first one!
Leighton your flowers shots are outstanding
Georg wonderful bokeh with the 28mm 2.0!
Scott you did a fantastic job metering those mid-day shots
Bert your work with the tubes is amazing!
Rafael these photos rank near the top. Great dynamic range and worth a second look





Curtis this shot should be hanging in your house





Matt precious shots using the 85mm 1.4 Possibly the best ever Nikkor
John I am totally blown away from these shots using the 45mm -
Thank you all for your kind comments on my Charleston photos. I have also been working on some of the Smoky Mountains photos that I miss first time around. We have been having a lot of rain lately so I haven't had much of a chance to shoot, so I took time for editing
Ronny I had missed this one before - love it You are getting way to good at this and you are making us look bad!





Leighton I missed these extraordinary shots from before. A-1 use of a B&W photo!







Jul 01, 2013 at 06:02 PM
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Here are a few of the over looked photos from our trip last fall to the Smoky Mountains, These were taken in the Cades Cove area using the 24mm 2.8 ais and the 135mm 2.8 AI








Jul 01, 2013 at 06:42 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Jared, baie welkom! It's great to have another S African on this thread. Good places to look for Ai and Ais glass in SA are gumtree, bidorbuy or the classifieds at outdoor photography. Very nice images of the daisies. Keep them coming. Peter


Peter, baie dankie man!

Thanks for the gumtree tip, completely forgot about that site as I was only looking on the ODP classifieds! I may have found just the lens I am after a few minutes ago! Fingers crossed!!

Glad you liked the daisies, will shoot some more when they bloom again.

adh67 wrote:
Jared, great flower shots.


Thank you Bert, love your close up fly shots! Great work!

saph wrote:
Jared, bright colorful flowers against a black background always shine, very nice.


Thank you Samy, much appreciated.

rafaelcasd wrote:
Jared, love the flowers, how do you get that pitch black background?


Thank you Rafael. To get the pitch black background I purchased some thick black material and doubled it up and propped it up behind the flower against the wall. Then I did a touch of post processing in Photoshop Elements 10 whereby you would use the magic wand to select the flower, then invert the selection to select the black part of the image. Then you can just make the area black with the paint bucket tool.



Jul 01, 2013 at 07:12 PM
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rd4tile wrote:
Can someone give me their overall impression of the 50 300 F4.5 zoom?


If you're patient you'll surely get an answer from Rafael in San Diego who owns the lens and occasionally post images taken with it. He is very serious in his evaluation of gear, so he will doubtless give you a very good sense of what that lens is capable of doing in its various iterations. The last two versions have a different optical design and have ED elements added. I believe Rafael has the newest version, the AI-s.

Rafael works during the day and generally shows up late in the evening.



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:05 PM
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Thanks Bert, Leighton and Ray for comments on my D700 - 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd "watercolor." That was definitely the feeling I had when I first opened the image. These fast lenses are a delight to use, no doubt.



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:10 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
If you're patient you'll surely get an answer from Rafael in San Diego who owns the lens and occasionally post images taken with it. He is very serious in his evaluation of gear, so he will doubtless give you a very good sense of what that lens is capable of doing in its various iterations. The last two versions have a different optical design and have ED elements added. I believe Rafael has the newest version, the AI-s.

Rafael works during the day and generally shows up late in the evening.


Thanks Curtis, I'll check back and now that I know he shoots with it I can look at some of his previous posts. I am looking for info specifically on the ED AI-S version.

Rich



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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Here is a link to his posts Rich... You can always send him a PM as well.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/recent/rafaelcasd



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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Thank you Ray.


Jul 01, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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Thanks

John: love that set
Leighton: Great flower shot
Scott and Ray:Relly nice set
Bert:great work with the tubes
Curtis: love the soft flower shot
Matt: Really nice set with lot of feeling
Samy Great bokeh shot
Gerog : Great shot as always
Rafael : Great shot with Nikon 15mm



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


Edited on Jul 01, 2013 at 09:04 PM · View previous versions



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Here's the steering wheel that goes with the 66 Vette.


180/2.8 ED AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:25 PM
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leighton w wrote:
...Sue's portrait is very well done too, but she looks a little worried. Or is it that you're just pointing a camera at her again?


Actually, she didn't know I was shooting her and when she turned she asked what I was shooting. I caught her mid-speech. Despite all the uncertainty in her life we took Sunday off and had a glorious time. This walk in the woods was so refreshing for us both.

Today she found temporary housing that will be available on August 1. She will stay one month with friends, then move into an apartment at San Francisco Theological Seminary, which is about two blocks from her present home. Hopefully, that will prove a respite until she can find an affordable condominium to buy. In truth, this have been a remarkably graceful process, for which we are both very happy.



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Thanks Bert, Leighton and Ray for comments on my D700 - 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd "watercolor." That was definitely the feeling I had when I first opened the image. These fast lenses are a delight to use, no doubt.

I meant to comment on those images as well, Curtis. I have seen your images as well as a few others with that same lens and I want one. With as often I use my 50 and wish it had just a tad more reach, I think the 55/1.2 would be perfect.



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:30 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks

John: love that set
Leighton: Great flower shot
Scott and Ray:Relly nice set
Bert:great work with the tubes
Curtis: love the soft flower shot
Matt: Really nice set with lot of feeling
Samy Great bokeh shot
Gerog : Greg shot as always
Rafael : Great shot with Nikon 15mm

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5543/9187357918_9e39616a9a_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Your mastery of tubes and post work never ceases to amaze me Ronny... Love it!



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:32 PM
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rd4tile wrote:
Thanks Curtis, I'll check back and now that I know he shoots with it I can look at some of his previous posts. I am looking for info specifically on the ED AI-S version.

Rich


if you just want to peek at some 50-30mm photos, check this link (it shows many from Rafael, since he hosts his images on Flickr, too)

http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/50300mmf45ais/




Jul 01, 2013 at 08:47 PM
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pburke wrote:
if you just want to peek at some 50-30mm photos, check this link (it shows many from Rafael, since he hosts his images on Flickr, too)

http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/50300mmf45ais/


How does one get their pictures to show up like this? Do you have to tag your images in a certain way or do you have to be part of a group?



Jul 01, 2013 at 08:56 PM
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My office move went well. One of my servers uptime was 6.5 years. I had to shut it down myself cause I didn't want anyone to take it down.

Looking forward to catch up with the forum tonight.




Jul 01, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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This was the evening sky yesterday. Taken with the 105/2.5 ais.


105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Jul 01, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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Ronny, I love not just your masterly taken shots, I really like your your post-processing too. The soft and warm colors on your last shot look wonderful.

Leighton, great work with the 180/2.8! I wrote this already some weeks ago: you could make every market-weekend a 180mm-weekend ;-)

Ray, I really like your "Smoky-set". Great colors and framing. The single tree should make a very nice poster-sized print (or a jigsaw-puzzle ;-).

John, I like the "Wide open space" a lot, just like the dog-images ("A good time in the grass" is my personal fav here).

Matt, just like Leighton I really like the image of Brandon with Summer.

Curtis, love the airy look of your flower-shot with the 55/1.2! The B&W-portrait is very nice too, I like your old-fashioned looking processing.

Rafael, the scrub-oaks are fantastic! I remember your take with the 85/1.8 on these trees and can't make up my mind if I love the super-wide-shots more or the one with the fast 85 ;-)

Bert, your fly-shots are amazing, very nicely done! edit: Your wasp-portraits are even better !

Scott, nice set from the fields! My personal favorite is the very first shot: love the framing and the cloud-shadows on the green.

Samy, I really enjoy your work with the superfast 35! Love how the blossom stands out at the second image.

Jared, welcome! I like your daisy-shots.

Kevin, it's great to see that you've overtaken your photo-funk. The portrait of John is great, I really like the punchy processing. I also like your take on the busts and the butterfly-shot.



Jul 01, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Leighton, wow, now that's a sky!


Jul 01, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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