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How about some free advertising.


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Jun 22, 2013 at 06:31 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I should post one photo before heading to bed. This was taken with the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with a 36mm Vivitar extension tube attached... hand held, wide open.

http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5X9srwX-ceI/UcUvw_DXV-I/AAAAAAAAVVE/Xv56tmfh8UY/s1000/300.36.BeeLavendarSipping.jpg

I'll be interested to see how the H version performs. Like all of the pre-AI lenses I've bought, it has a different optical design than later lenses. Thus far, I've enjoyed greatly how the older lenses perform.



Very nice Curtis.



Jun 22, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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georgms wrote:
Some snaps from today, all with the 180/2.8ED AT F/2.8 or f/4 (when I got this lens the aperture-mechanism was pretty lame, it's nice and snappy now after some use):

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7379/9105649215_3ca5dc077f_o.jpg



Nice series Georg. I like the first image the best. He looks very stately.



Jun 22, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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saph wrote:
Some work with the 13.5cm 3.5Q, at 3.5 or 5.6.

f/5.6
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b530/sa_maryland_fotofun/Flowers/ThinFlowerjpg_zps35cb6f8f.jpg



I like this one Samy. Nicely seen.



Jun 22, 2013 at 06:39 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
That second photo is a gem Bert... it looks like a still life painting by a great master and you captured it with a humble Nikon MF lens. Beautiful.

The sweet thing about traveling with MF glass is that they are relatively small and light weight in comparison with modern AF glass. I took five lenses to Turkey and was perfectly happy with my kit, though after six hours lugging a backpack filled with lenses the bag felt pretty heavy...

I'll look forward to more photos from your trip.



+1 on this image Bert.



Jun 22, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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leighton w wrote:
How about some free advertising.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/9108363597_93cee9afd2_c.jpg
50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Looks like a couple satisfied customers.



Jun 22, 2013 at 09:04 PM
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Thanks
Great shot Leighton


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

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




Jun 22, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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Oosty wrote:
As always the voice of reason.

Ultimately this thread is a showcase for the well crafted and magnificent Nikkor lenses that we own, love and, in some cases are obsessed,by. In addition it is a place where we hang out with others who share our enjoyment of the glass.

Most people are polite and either comment favourably or don't comment at all. Most also say "thank you" when something nice has been said about an image. It would be rude not to.

Speaking personally, I have neither the time nor the inclination to do much more than take pictures with my MF
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As some of you may have guessed from the images I posted here I'm the "post processing type". I like to refine an image in post. I use Lightroom and Nik plugins. However, no way a bad image can be recovered by post processing. I think the "to each his own" attitude is very much ok.



Jun 22, 2013 at 09:39 PM
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leighton w wrote:
How about some free advertising.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2877/9108363597_93cee9afd2_c.jpg
50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Nice shots Leighton! I'm a big fan of good street photography. I have to say though I mainly use my Fuji's X100 and X20 for that.



Jun 22, 2013 at 09:41 PM
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Two more Kodachrome slides, shot with the Nikkor 50mm f1.2. Scanned with an Epson V500 flatbed scanner.













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rafaelcasd wrote:
Back to the T Fords, first the brass era. The lens was inches from the cars, the owners were worried, but on contact I would have been the one crying.



Awesome shots, Rafael !!!

A real treat seeing this lens in action ... and you could not have chosen better subjects. Great work.



Jun 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
If by "discovering" a devilish side you mean girls, I was already a troublemaker by then...

It is true that I was too smart for my own good, which often translated into boredom that led to mischief. I climbed out of the window at Sunday school when the teacher left for a moment and locked all the doors in my grandparents home and then hid the key. I climbed under a postal truck in the slot normally reserved for a spare tire. The truck drove away and it was a frantic neighbor who saw me and flagged down the truck.
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My God ... what an absolute nightmare you must have been !!!



Jun 22, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Usually around 5, doesn't everyone?


I'm with you, Leighton ... 5am or earlier and go to bed at midnight. Morning is great.

Sleeping is the biggest waste of time ever. 4-5 hours max. We should only need 1hr !!



Jun 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks
Great shot Leighton

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9107983249_cd393b5a4f_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Very nice, Ronny ... really like the processing on this last one. I love this delicate look you get with some of the images you post. I think it works very well.



Jun 22, 2013 at 10:25 PM
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LarryM wrote:
I was playing with a 200mm f/4 Nikkor-Q (AI'd) that was in a bag of lenses I bought recently.
It looks almost brand new, but I'll probably put it up for sale soon since I am already covered with that focal length, and more importantly, I need to recover some of the grocery money I spent buying them.

I also learned I can no longer hand hold long lenses at slow shutter speeds.

Larry


That's what manual mode is for. Modern DSLR cameras handle low light so well, that you can turn on Auto ISO, set the shutter speed where you find comfort, set aperture and let the camera solve the lighting problem. Between Auto ISO and the non-CPU register you're in good shape unless you really want to stop down. But these lenses tend to be sharp wide open so that's not a problem.

With regard to the 200 Q, Georg mentioned recently that he'd like to buy one. Perhaps you could work out something with him. I've sent quite a few lenses to Europe, South America and Australia using First Class International mail. Yes, I have to fill out a customs form, but that's not a big deal. Of course, you have to work out a method of payment. Paypal gift is not a bad way to go. Think about it Larry. If you really want to let that lens go, Georg might be very interested.



Jun 22, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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Gorgeous flower photos Ronny. You are setting the bar very high with those shots. I love them...


Jun 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM
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Very nice set Luc. You clearly have an eye for composition. First rate. And yes, creative post processing is always appreciated. I often say that half of the pleasure I take from photography is with camera in hand, the other half is when seated at the computer doing post processing. You're right, of course, you need to capture a quality image to produce a quality result. Judicious cropping can help sometimes but it is hard to salvage a badly out of focus image. We do what we can with the option to delete the image always present...


Jun 22, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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I am testing my D600. I like it. Looks like we're on tube mode.

300mm f4.5 ED with PK-13 tube.


















Jun 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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Something is working Chuong, whether the camera or lens I'm not certain... maybe they BOTH are...

Very nice.



Jun 22, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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Thanks Curtis. Yeah, looks like it's working I am sure it's the lens because the D700 can do the same. I am going lighter and needed the video for now. Still hanging on to the D700 for a while to see if I truly can replace it.


Jun 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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