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Ron, I just hope that the poor little froggy didn't become a toy for Cooper


Jun 13, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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p.2935 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


rankamateur wrote:
A little sun bathing was in order for Mr Froggy. Not to shabby for a $40 lens. 28 3.5 AI



Mr Froggy meet Mr Anole.

This with a bargain bin Series E 100/2.8 and an old TC200. I'm amazed at the sharpness of this combination.

Larry







Jun 13, 2013 at 09:24 PM
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p.2935 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
Ron, I just hope that the poor little froggy didn't become a toy for Cooper


No he was in the house but I have faith he would have run like crazy if it hopped!



Jun 13, 2013 at 09:26 PM
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LarryM wrote:
Mr Froggy meet Mr Anole.

This with a bargain bin Series E 100/2.8 and an old TC200. I'm amazed at the sharpness of this combination.

Larry

I am currently repairing a Series E 100/2.8. I am a big proponent of the Series E lenses, half of my kit consists of them. Nice shot!



Jun 13, 2013 at 09:40 PM
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p.2935 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg I love the rusty Benz!
Nice shot larry



Jun 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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p.2935 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Larry, love the colorful lizard!

Ray, thank you, I'm glad you like the *enz ;-)

Kevin, hats off to your skills: repairing lenses at home is way out of my abilities.


The whole scalloped focusing ring Nikkor talk lately here made me investigate the current offers at the famous auction site.
Let's see, with a bit of luck I can add another MF-Nikkor to my stable (or arsenal ;-).

Here's another shot of the controversial discussed fountain sculpture, taken today too:

Haltung von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s + 180/2.8ED wide open too, this is basically the Tri-X-preset in SEP2



Jun 13, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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georgms wrote:
Kevin, hats off to your skills: repairing lenses at home is way out of my abilities.


Well, that remains to be seen... I have it nearly done, just have to get one stuck and messed up screw out and replaced. Luckily, I have a donor lens that I can borrow bits from. These old screws are SO hard to remove when you find one stuck fast. Grr...

Here's another shot of the controversial discussed fountain sculpture, taken today too:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/9038104746_3ab2641882_b.jpg
Haltung von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s + 180/2.8ED wide open too, this is basically the Tri-X-preset in SEP2


Nice shot, your post work is always a pleasure. Even with a preset, skill is required to know when to use it.



Jun 13, 2013 at 11:32 PM
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Thanks Choung, Peter (S.A.) and Georg.

Chuong, you are right, towards the borders they became lentil shaped;

Mihai, hope a nice recovery from the surgery, and looking forward your "tons" of pictures;

Ronny, fantastic dragonfly captures, as usual;

Ray, loved the bird set;

Ron and Larry, loved Mr. Froggy & Mr. Anole



Jun 14, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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As some of you can be interested, this is a "bokeh battle" at short distance with my current 85mm.


General scene:


Nikkors 85mm-bokeh-general-test-scenario by labecoaves, on Flickr
D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 ais wide open.

General scene/setup for 85mm bokeh battle at short focusing distance (<1m).
Tested lenses were Nikkors 85mm f/1.4 ais, 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU´d and 85mm f/2 ai

All shots were taken with D600 + tripod + remote shutter + tungsten lamp.
Left to right:
85mm f/1.4 ais, 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU´d and 85mm f/2 ai



Wide open:


85mm-bokeh-wide-open by labecoaves, on Flickr



At f/2:


85mm-bokeh-at-f2 by labecoaves, on Flickr



At f/2.8:


85mm-bokeh-at-f2.8 by labecoaves, on Flickr

Left to right: 85mm f/1.4 ais, 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU´d and 85mm f/2 ai.
At f/2.8 9, 6 and 7 blades are visible.





Jun 14, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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Nice comparison Jose. The 1.4 is such a nice creamsicle


Jun 14, 2013 at 12:17 AM
 

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Thanks Georg, I think pretty much everyone who frequents the thread has a distinctive style, either in subject matter or processing!

A couple from today with the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s, the first stopped down to f/4, and the second wide open.


Black and white by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Umbrella by philipjohnson, on Flickr

Both taken on Spadina Av in downtown Toronto.



Jun 14, 2013 at 02:11 AM
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I am currently repairing a Series E 100/2.8. I am a big proponent of the Series E lenses, half of my kit consists of them. Nice shot!


Thanks. I'm also collecting the Series E lenses but I only have 3 so far: 28, 50 & 100.



Jun 14, 2013 at 02:20 AM
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p.2935 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I just sold my 100/2.8 Series E - too many 100-ish primes about, so this one had to go.

105/2.5 AIS
90/3.5 CV AI-P
135/3.5 and 135/2 AIS

I was kind of saving the 100/2.8E for my m43 GH-2, but I needed to clear things up a bit.

I did buy an F-to-m43 mount converter so I could use my Nikkors on my GH-2 - especially for video as I absolutely hate using my D800 for video unless it's on a tripod . . .

Edited on Jun 14, 2013 at 07:15 PM · View previous versions



Jun 14, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I appreciate everything you have to say Rafael. I'm delighted that you've chosen to become more involved in this thread precisely because of the history you bring to these conversations. My limit initially was $300 and I was able to accumulate quite a few lenses keeping the price in that region. In fact, I believe eight of my lenses have cost less than a hundred dollars and a great many less than two hundred. It was only when I sold the last five of my Canon L lenses that I stepped up and paid the then market price for the
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Simpler than that, just downsize it to the best lens or two in each focal length, I know nothing but nikon, never used anything else other than nikon and a kodak brownie and a fiesta!



Jun 14, 2013 at 03:40 AM
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You're a braver man than I am Rafael. I can't imagine thinning the herd. I'd suggested to Chin that I might let go of one of my 135mm lenses but when he took me up on the offer and I placed three of the four lenses I own at that focal length I just couldn't do it. I told him it felt like selling one of my children... The only solution for me is to STOP BUYING... But i wish you well...


Jun 14, 2013 at 04:40 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Here's a couple shots with the 300mm 4.5 EDIF plus the TC-14A



Very good series Ray



Jun 14, 2013 at 07:38 AM
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p.2935 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Every single image here is high quality as usual, there's just no let up

Ray, your trio of excellent FL bird images is timely. I have seen a couple of herons and yesterday an egret flying over the highways in Maryland, and made me think of my drive last June from Orlando to South FL on Route 1. Turned out to be much more scenic and soul-relaxing than driving down 95. Every few minutes one or the other large Florida bird flew overhead, and a couple times there were herons standing right by the roadside. Only thing I didn't come across was an alligator crossing the road




Jun 14, 2013 at 09:27 AM
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p.2935 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Jose, another excellent comparison. The 85 1.8K seems to be not so far behind the high standard of the 1.4.


Jun 14, 2013 at 09:33 AM
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p.2935 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ron - Love the frog, reminds me of Jeff.

Philip - I like the B&W in your first set, but the B&W of the second set does it for me.

Georg - Love the statue shot, but the B&W one of the "Haltung" I like even more.

Larry - Welcome back, that's a very nice lizard!

Jose - Thanks again for the lens comparison. These are very helpful and I wish there was a way we could make them "stickies".



Jun 14, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Jose - Thanks again for the lens comparison. These are very helpful and I wish there was a way we could make them "stickies".


That would be a good idea ... even a "search thread" function would be nice.

I guess the only sort of way to have something remotely like a sticky would be for Curtis to add links in the first post ... just a thought. I've seen this done effectively in other forums where the thread gets massive.

There's some extremely useful info in this thread and I have seen this thread referred to in other sites such as DPR and the like when questions about MF lenses come up.



Jun 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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