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georgms wrote:
Scott, thanks a lot for your "Tres Hombres"-test! I think it's safe to say that all 3 lenses are great performers. The good close-range-performance of the 105/2.5 was a bit surprising for me.



Thank you Georg. I too was surprised at how well the 105 2.5 with tubes did against the macros. Maybe Curtis has the right idea!


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Jul 08, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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adh67 wrote:
a few more with the 200mm f4 and some post processing.

Bert



Bert, the first one here is very nice. The 200 f4 is a joy to use and easy on the wallet.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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raboof wrote:
I am still super busy with work. I took a 55mm f2.8 with the PK-13 for about 15mins today. The bees were quite friendly. They were about less than a foot from the front of my lens. No crop.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_8770-2.jpg


Very nice Chuong.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

Nicely done Chuong! I am thinking of selling my 55mm 2.8 AIS with the PK-13, so coincidently I was shooting with mine tonight to see if I really wanted to sell. Here's a couple shots:

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v98/p1878028285-5.jpg


http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v101/p1835771763-5.jpg



These are beautiful Ray. My 55 2.8 is up for sale. I decided that I like the 105 2.8 ais for the longer working distance.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:29 PM
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georgms wrote:
Leighton and Bert: thanks for your comments on the portraits!

Here's an image shot yesterday at the local river. I was playing with the built-in-filters of the neat 16/3.5 Fisheye-Nikkor and also with the in-camera-filter-settings.
I've lost track what kind of filter(s) was used for this image, if memory serves it was the yellow-filter on both lens and in camera (shot as monochrome JPEG):
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/9237342009_7c6f7355aa_b.jpg
an der Warnow von georgsfoto auf Flickr
a messy shot without clear composition, but I like it somehow



I like it too Georg. When you figure out the filter settings in the 16 3.5, let me know. This is something that I am starting to experiment with.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:33 PM
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georgms wrote:
Jared, the background of the "Place of quiet"-image looks like done with water-colors. Great effect and very suitable for this subject


Thanks George. Love your riverside image taken with the filters...



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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Awesome cars, flowers, reflections, BEER, a poodle, mammoth bones(!), gooseberries, "vintage" b&W's from Germany, amazing macros, one "crap" sign, mountains , valleys ...what more can one ask for?

Well done everyone and thanks for sharing.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:42 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I came to the same conclusion some time ago inspired by Dean who was adding mint copies of lenses to his modest kit. I replaced a 28 f/2 and 180 f/2.8 when I found like new copies of each and when shopping generally looked for the cleanest copy I could find. Of course, the earlier the version, the older the lens, the challenge in finding an EX+ lens with the AI conversion kit is significant. That led to buying two mint copy pre-AI lenses after already owning converted copies of the same lenses, then swapping out the aperture ring. That
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I kind of have the opposite mindset. I think the pristine ones are fine and beautiful to look at, but its the beaters that tug at me. I would rather have one that looks well used, as long as the glass is clean and the aperture works as it should and it can focus properly, than a brand new one. Why? When I go shooting and lack inspiration, I will think about the lens I am shooting through and what it might have seen in its life. Usually get inspired there. A new lens (of this variety, MF) just doesn't feel right to me.



Jul 08, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
I kind of have the opposite mindset. I think the pristine ones are fine and beautiful to look at, but its the beaters that tug at me. I would rather have one that looks well used, as long as the glass is clean and the aperture works as it should and it can focus properly, than a brand new one. Why? When I go shooting and lack inspiration, I will think about the lens I am shooting through and what it might have seen in its life. Usually get inspired there. A new lens (of this variety, MF) just doesn't
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This is pretty damn deep in itself... Makes one think a little bit...



Jul 08, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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One quick one of some more Edelwiess. I have no idea what the insect is, but loving the 135mm + tubes combo. foreground sharpness and smooth silk for a background.







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Mark I can't believe you get edelweiss in your balcony : in my mind these flowers usually grow at an altitude of mini 2000 m.


Jul 08, 2013 at 07:15 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Mark I can't believe you get edelweiss in your balcony : in my mind these flowers usually grow at an altitude of mini 2000 m.


1800m is the quoted altitude for them, but I'm at 500m and it grows like crazy. It's the first thing I grew here and it keeps flowering every year. I've lived with this plant longer than with my wife.



Jul 08, 2013 at 08:00 PM
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Is it GMO edelweiss ?


Jul 08, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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Nah…at least I've never seen it wandering around like a triffid. It's just like me, stubbornly happy far from home.


Jul 08, 2013 at 08:11 PM
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hello everyone, I am back! Well, I am sort of back! I have just re-purchased the awe Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS, to pair to my Nikon D800, I am sched to get today, and I can't wait! I also finally got both my Metz 60CT-1's! I sure hope I can make decent images! I would past some Rollei 6008 Pro. film shots, but, rules are rules! xD I can't wait, and hopefully, i dont spam!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1223786/999999#lastmessage



Jul 08, 2013 at 08:15 PM
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a.RodriguezPix wrote:
hello everyone, I am back! Well, I am sort of back! I have just re-purchased the awe Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS, to pair to my Nikon D800, I am sched to get today, and I can't wait! I also finally got both my Metz 60CT-1's! I sure hope I can make decent images! I would past some Rollei 6008 Pro. film shots, but, rules are rules! xD I can't wait, and hopefully, i dont spam!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1223786/999999#lastmessage


Welcome back! The sophisticated Rollei 6008 is my dream machine;-)



Jul 08, 2013 at 08:18 PM
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Andy, that 55/2.8 Micro-shot looks great!

Thanks for the comments on the fisheye-shot!
Here's another one from yesterday, a flower or something green close to a flower ;-)

45 PC-E wide open



Jul 08, 2013 at 08:22 PM
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georgms wrote:
Welcome back! The sophisticated Rollei 6008 is my dream machine;-)



its an awesome work of art, now, i just need to make it shine!



Jul 08, 2013 at 08:41 PM
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Sorry for the flowers, but trying to see which of these len's are my favorite. Is there a way to adjust focus with a MF lens to a specific camera? Can you fine tune like a newer lens? Is there a resource on why certain MF len's were made? what purpose? thanks again for a great thread





50 f 1.2 lens at f4




Jul 09, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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I'm afraid Andy its all on you. Thats not to say there can't be problems with the lens itself though I've had no apparent problem with any of the lenses I've bought over the last three years. You're shooting with the D600 that has an excellent viewfinder. The best thing to do is practice, practice, practice. With time it becomes much easier, at least it will if you have a steady hand and decent eyesight.

And please don't apologize for posting flowers because if that were objectionable on this thread, I'd be in big trouble because i love to shoot flowers. In fact, I'll add another just so yours won't feel lonely on this page...


Shot with the 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd with a 20mm Vivitar extension tube at f/5.6.

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