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with the 50 1.8 ais :









May 22, 2013 at 03:03 PM
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Tired of looking at this lens sitting in the case due to my laziness. 100% crop from about 100ft with the 200-400mm ED-AIS




  NIKON D800    400.0 mm f/3.5 lens    400mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 22, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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Wonderful photos over the last few days. Here are three all shot with the Nikkor 105mm f2.5 ais + 36mm tube.




















May 22, 2013 at 03:37 PM
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More from yesterday with the Nikkor-Q 135mm f2.8.


this was f4 I think, ISO 800, 1/1000s - infrared converted in CS6







f/2.8, 1/1000s ISO 320 about a 50% crop of a vertical frame






the budget corner - f/8 1/100s ISO 320






kinda boring Main Street shot - focus was on the first tree, wished I had had the time to focus on the person, but she was gone on the next frame

f/2.8 1/640s ISO 100







this one I figured would look good in B+W, but nothing I did with the CS6 Channel converter looked as good as color straight out of ACR - don't like the big fat planter and the cyclist in the frame either - but too difficult to clone out of there

f/16 1/60s ISO 100







the radical solution:








May 22, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
Some shots from a day trip to Technorama, the Swiss Science and technology museum, with my son. All taken with the 105mm f2.5. It's not so easy to get lots of photos plus stop a 21 month old child from getting into trouble with all the hands on experiments about but got a few shots.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/66/814466.jpg


I like this one the most - shows the curiosity so well, plus has that sci-tech lighting you get in your usual tech photographs. Actually, looking at your series, I decided to bring my camera down into our data center - full of flashing lights and cool looking geometry. Wonder if I am violating some big "Verboten" rules doing that, so I better check first...




May 22, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
Tired of looking at this lens sitting in the case due to my laziness. 100% crop from about 100ft with the 200-400mm ED-AIS


you're going to make me click the Buy-it-Now button on a long lens if you keep posting samples like this.

I've been a good boy and have NOT bought the 600mm f/4 yet, but there are two on ebay that interest me a lot - one very nice with all the papers and case, the other one still nice, but clearly more used and no case, $600 less - but from a seller in Canada, which wuld make returns a real pain. undecided, which is good, because all this talk about CC's camera shake reduction filter and those crisp long range detail shots have me itching to invest into glass that clearly has held its value for over a decade (a friend sold the 500mm f/4p 10 years ago for $2000, today you can't find a nice one like his under $2200)




May 22, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
There are a lot of great dog photos on the thread so I thought I'd post a few pics of "sea dogs."


The first one is "too cute" - my daughter just went ooooh over that one.



May 22, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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pburke wrote:
Kevin,

my copy is 210434 made in the middle of these numbers 189945 - 247708 from 1969 to 1971. There are ball bearings inside these lenses! I had it apart once before I sent it to John White for AI conversion (who could not get it back together properly and didn't charge me, but since I had had hit the same snag myself before, I knew how to fix it - difficult to get the aperture lever into the right place, to say the least)

it's the tank second from the right

http://didnt.doit.wisc.edu/photo/forum_pix/fredmiranda/mf_glass_jan_2013_web.jpg

Good to know mine isn't the only one that
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Mine is in the second round made between 71-73. I got lucky with mine, already AI converted. Glad I didn't have to take my copy apart. It focuses a little gritty from time to time, but the rest of the lens is in great shape mechanically. Front element has a few scratches on it, but nothing that affects performance.



May 22, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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Thanks Ronny, Scott, Georg, Laura, Peter (S.A.) and Jeff for the kind words.

Leighton, loved the cat portrait and the amazing "ray of light" flower;

Peter (S.A.) beautiful and "dramatic" sunset;

Rafael, very nice sets with the 50/2 S;

Philippe, spetacular "pine + castle" shot;

Mihai, have a very nice operation;

Ray, loved the D600+ 16/3.5 set and the owl captures too;

Ronny, great dog shots with the 180/2.8, as usual;

Georg, amazing spider web + bokeh playing;

Bill, loved the evocative wren shot;

Jeff, great "sea dogs" set, liked the most the first one;

Ron, nice details in the flower at 100% crop with the mighty 200-400;

James, nice "lens porn"; your copies are so pristine;

Peter B, liked your "IR converted" shot of the wall/house.



May 22, 2013 at 05:10 PM
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James, nice "lens porn"; your copies are so pristine;



spotted a finger print left of the m/ft symbols

there's a reason I don't buy mint lenses - I drop my stuff too frequently! My 55mm made it through one week and now has more paint damage than what it collected over 40 years before my ownership...






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All this interesting discussion and great shots with the 135/2.8 Q, and by coincidence this moornig I got a near pristine scalopped 135/3.5 Q.C by a good price (USD 50.00). The interesting is that the lens has a diffrent optical design (4/3) to my current 135/3.5ais (4/4).
If the performance is so good as the 200/4 QC vs. 200/4aisI will be satisfied.
Have to wait though at least 30 days to received it because of the cumbersome Brazilian post



May 22, 2013 at 05:25 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
All this interesting discussion and great shots with the 135/2.8 Q, and by coincidence this moornig I got a near pristine scalopped 135/3.5 Q.C by a good price (USD 50.00). The interesting is that the lens has a diffrent optical design (4/3) to my current 135/3.5ais (4/4).
If the performance is so good as the 200/4 QC vs. 200/4aisI will be satisfied.
Have to wait though at least 30 days to received it because of the cumbersome Brazilian post

I look forward to seeing the comparison shots. I love my older 2.8. Have to use the hood with it at all times though, it does not like stray light unless you are being artistic.



May 22, 2013 at 05:53 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
I look forward to seeing the comparison shots. I love my older 2.8. Have to use the hood with it at all times though, it does not like stray light unless you are being artistic.


The nice thing is that the lens I bought came with the original hood and bubble case.
No problem, if Curtis allows I will post a "135mm (f/2 ais x f/3.5 ais x f/3.5 QC) battle" on here


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May 22, 2013 at 06:13 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
The nice thing is that the lens I bough came with the original hood and bubble case.
No problem, if Curtis allows I will post a "135mm" (f/2 ais x f/3.5 ais x f/3.5 QC) battle on here


I doubt he will have an issue, but if he does, PM me the tests, I am VERY interested. I think the QC will do well. Mine has the bubble case too. It really is my favorite lens to use, it is just a difficult focus machine on my D7000. I haven't found the sweet spot yet like I have on all my other lenses.



May 22, 2013 at 06:23 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
Mine is in the second round made between 71-73. I got lucky with mine, already AI converted. Glad I didn't have to take my copy apart. It focuses a little gritty from time to time, but the rest of the lens is in great shape mechanically. Front element has a few scratches on it, but nothing that affects performance.


My focus action is pretty smooth all around, only the hood is a little sticky. I don't even remember when and where I bought it, but it had to be back in 1988 on my first John Muir Trail hike. Today I'd think twice about carrying a lens this heavy for 220 miles, but there were no plastic VR G type zooms available at the time.

Image quality is great, except for the typical fringing for the lenses of that period. Purple and green, both very visible at f/2.8 and even f/4, but ARC does remove most of it very easily. Software these days gives these lenses another lease on life.






May 22, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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pburke wrote:
My focus action is pretty smooth all around, only the hood is a little sticky. I don't even remember when and where I bought it, but it had to be back in 1988 on my first John Muir Trail hike. Today I'd think twice about carrying a lens this heavy for 220 miles, but there were no plastic VR G type zooms available at the time.

Image quality is great, except for the typical fringing for the lenses of that period. Purple and green, both very visible at f/2.8 and even f/4, but ARC does remove most of it very easily.
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I wish that ACR did as good of a job in removing the fringing as the internal JPEG does in my D7000. Oh well, I have my technique down enough that I can get them nearly invisible. I love the character of the older lenses. The newer stuff is technically better, but a lot of the times I find images taken with them somewhat sterile.



May 22, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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Thanks Jose. I have tried to find mainly pristine ais copies to add to my gear. My 400 mm looks like someone pounded in tent stakes with it, but the glass is pristine. I tried a 135mm
f2.8 ais last night at a concert...it just doesn't cut it - good but not good enough IMO. The lens is pristine, but the front coating is messed up. The thing is - I use all my gear. For me, there is no point owning it if you don't use it. The lens I shot these with (the 105mm f2.5 ais) looks like it just came out of the box, and it operates so smoothly.

asiostygius wrote:
James, nice "lens porn"; your copies are so pristine;





May 22, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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Georg your cobweb shots are so cool. Good imagination
Peter i am seeing some great color in your shots. I especially love the 57 Chevy and the bullet hole.
Bill what a cute baby!
Mark love the abstracts, such nice color.
Jeff the seals are perfectly framed - well done!
Phillippe lots of subtle colors in your shot - I like it
Ron 'bout time we had some shots from the 200-400
James your product shots are first rate. Of course the subject matter doesn't hurt
Peter I actually like the cyclist included in your shot
Thanks to everyone for your comments on my photos



May 22, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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Interesting post here about the TC-16a (the teleconverter that when hacked can give you limited AF capabilities on a lot of older Nikkors) - I am another step closer to getting a long AIS telephoto after reading that.

All I need to verify is: does it actually work on D600 with an f4.0 lens - f/6.8 effective aperture your AF system needs to work with. The specs for the D600 state f/8 is the AF limit, but is anything above f/5.6 still snappy enough to be usable?



May 22, 2013 at 07:51 PM
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I've done it. Life will never be the same again

Some lens porn while I wait for the mail man to ask for my signature
















May 22, 2013 at 08:10 PM
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