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Zichar wrote:
Yay, I'm off work and will be heading to South Australia this Friday. I've been waiting for the longest time! Haven't had a break in almost a year (sorry Leighton). Packing my gear now and it feels soooo heavy. Tempted to leave the 45PCE at home but what can I say, my allegiance is with this thread


PLEASE take me with you!



May 14, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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I guess we have nothing to worry about with our beloved lenses.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Radioactive_lenses



May 14, 2013 at 06:29 PM
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There is a 35 f/1.4 Nikkor on that list Leighton... so speak for yourself...

The call it a (early variant with thorium glass elements), whatever that means... But the optical design of these lenses appears to be unchanged from the first C pre-AI version, through the AI-s... Mmm. I used the lens a couple of days ago and suddenly felt sick... mmm.

This from Malaysia...

SUPPLEMENTS: From: Dan Lindsay <Lindsay437@cox.net>
Subject: Nikkor lenses and Thorium Glass
To: Leonard P S Foo <leofoo@mir.com.my>

Do you think there is any interest in a discussion of the use of Thorium glass in Nikkor lenses? Nikon used Thorium glass in the early 35mm f/1.4 to attain higher refraction figures. This was a very common design option in the 1960s and very early 1970s (when the 35mm f/1.4 lens was designed). Evidence of this can be obtained either through the use of a Geiger counter to actually read the radioactivity emitted from the lens or by observing the yellowing of the glass from the
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May 14, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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Here are a couple wide open shots of a flowering coral tree, sometimes called a "flame tree."






Red coral Nikon D800 Nikkor 50mm 1.2 ais 1/5000s f1.2 ISO 100






Red Coral 2 Nikon D800 Nikkor 105mm 2.5 ais PK-13 1/640s f2.5 ISO 100




May 14, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
There is a 35 f/1.4 Nikkor on that list Leighton... so speak for yourself...

The call it a , whatever that means... But the optical design of these lenses appears to be unchanged from the first C pre-AI version, through the AI-s... Mmm. I used the lens a couple of days ago and suddenly felt sick... mmm.

This from Malaysia...



you can always store them under water to cut down on the radiation - I have a pretty good setup for that.



May 14, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple wide open shots of a flowering coral tree, sometimes called a "flame tree."




can't wait to get home and try some myself - my 55mm f1.2 just was left at my door by UPS



May 14, 2013 at 06:58 PM
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pburke wrote:
can't wait to get home and try some myself - my 55mm f1.2 just was left at my door by UPS





May 14, 2013 at 07:03 PM
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(early variant with thorium glass elements)

SUPPLEMENTS: From: Dan Lindsay <Lindsay437@cox.net>
Subject: Nikkor lenses and Thorium Glass
To: Leonard P S Foo <leofoo@mir.com.my>

Do you think there is any interest in a discussion of the use of Thorium glass in Nikkor lenses? Nikon used Thorium glass in the early 35mm f/1.4 to attain higher refraction figures. This was a very common design option in the 1960s and very early 1970s (when the 35mm f/1.4 lens was designed). Evidence of this can be obtained either through the use of a Geiger counter to actually read the radioactivity emitted from the lens or by observing the yellowing of the glass from the
...Show more
CGrindahl wrote:
There is a 35 f/1.4 Nikkor on that list Leighton... so speak for yourself...

The call it a
, whatever that means... But the optical design of these lenses appears to be unchanged from the first C pre-AI version, through the AI-s... Mmm. I used the lens a couple of days ago and suddenly felt sick... mmm.

This from Malaysia...


Yea, I saw that one Nikkor. You did say the other day how you felt sick....



May 14, 2013 at 07:17 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple wide open shots of a flowering coral tree, sometimes called a "flame tree."
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/83/811483.jpg

I really like this one Jeff. How's your eye doing?



May 14, 2013 at 07:18 PM
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Thanks
Nice shot Ray !
Really good splash-shots Peter
Nice set Ben with Nikki
Love it Jeff.. Great set

Pretty good sharpness with aperture f2.8 100% crop

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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leighton w wrote:
I really like this one Jeff. How's your eye doing?


Thanks Leighton. The eye is coming along well and I should wrap-up the visits to the specialists in about a month. Can't wait!



May 14, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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Thank you for the kind comments everyone.

Georg - I meant they're the last pics of the adventure. Leighton wants to finish off the blog - and rightly so - so I had to do a final post.

Curtis - Phillippe recently forced me to buy the zeiss 85 f1.4 - but that's gathering dust.

That's the problem with a lens addiction - or as you would say: kit building is forever - something has to sit on the shelf while you pursue the next purchase...and the one after that, and the one after that.

ben



May 14, 2013 at 08:42 PM
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Ronny, thanks for your comment. Terrific bee shot with the 135/2. I'm in awe of your steady hands!


May 14, 2013 at 08:46 PM
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The sun in the northwestern France is not as shiny as in California, but here are a couple oldtimer car pictures I took with the 28mm 2.8 ais last week, all on a D700:


_PG26059 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/200 sec at f8 iso 200

It shows very little moustache distortion at close range:


An English moustache by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/1600 sec f2.8 iso 200

And some more CRC at work, earlier last week in Central France:


_PG25816 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/1000 sec, f5,6 iso 200 and some shadow lifting in Aperture



May 15, 2013 at 12:46 AM
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In Central France I visited the Pont-Canal de Briare, an aquaduct across the Loire river built between 1860 and 1896


_PG25537 by Apapa56, on Flickr

20mm/3.5, 1/160 sec at f8 iso 400, bw conversion with Nik Silver Effex


_PG25573 by Apapa56, on Flickr

20mm/3.5, 1/160 sec at f8 iso 500, bw conversion with Nik Silver Effex


_PG25561 by Apapa56, on Flickr

20mm/3.5 1/160sec at f8 iso 200




May 15, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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Ronny, amazing close-ups again! I wonder how many hours do you spend laying in the grass with the Nikon ready in your hands ;-)

Jeff, that's very cool framing on your coral tree shots!

Reagan, I really like the first shot ("infinity sign"). The 28-50 seems to be a neat and versatile lens.

Ben, thanks for the clarification - I was worried a bit ;-)

Peter, congrats! Can't wait to see some massive background blur produced by your new 55/1.2 ;-)

Leighton, sorry, missed the shot with the horses - I've looked at a gallery with strange hats and so
The "real" tilt-shot is remarkable, great and eye-catching work on a subject that has probably been shot from every angle with every lens.



May 15, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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Two macros with the 300mm/4.5 EDIF ais


_PG25299 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/100 f5.6 iso 200 with PN11 and PK13 tubes, hand-held


_PG25939 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/250 f5.6 iso 200 with PN11 tube and TC14B converter, hand-held and fill flash with built-in flash on D700





May 15, 2013 at 01:03 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Yay, I'm off work and will be heading to South Australia this Friday. I've been waiting for the longest time! Haven't had a break in almost a year (sorry Leighton). Packing my gear now and it feels soooo heavy. Tempted to leave the 45PCE at home but what can I say, my allegiance is with this thread


Chin, I hope you will have a great and restful trip!



May 15, 2013 at 01:05 AM
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300mm/4.5 EDIF ais does long distance pretty nice too, all with TC14B:


_PG26226 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/2500 f5.6 iso 200


_PG26219 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/1000 f5.6 iso 200


_PG26231 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/1000 f5.6 iso 200



May 15, 2013 at 01:08 AM
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Paul, it's great to hear/read from you again. Great work as usual. I especially like the classic B&W-images. The macros are wonderful too - the colors of the flower-shot are excellent.


May 15, 2013 at 01:10 AM
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