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I tried something new... if you can imagine a flower shot in black and white. This was shot with the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with a 36mm Vivitar tube, then converted in Silver Efex Pro 2. It is an experiment, but not likely one I'll repeat soon or often.




Jun 25, 2013 at 03:17 PM
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16mm 3.5 Fish but appears to be non AI and with no rings available now would need to be cut! Lousy listing no pics but a real decent price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Fisheye-16mm-3-5-NIKKOR-Lens-/181164507997?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2a2e3f035d



Jun 25, 2013 at 03:30 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I tried something new... if you can imagine a flower shot in black and white. This was shot with the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with a 36mm Vivitar tube, then converted in Silver Efex Pro 2. It is an experiment, but not likely one I'll repeat soon or often.

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lRZIrckxJ2E/UclGDCBwMNI/AAAAAAAAVZI/dcwYge_nJFo/s1000/300.36.LilySEP.jpg


I think this is pretty good Curtis. I find white flowers very hard to capture so why not a black and white for white ones.



Jun 25, 2013 at 03:31 PM
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Because this is a VERY orange flower...

This is a companion flower from the same shoot that I posted a few days ago...


But you are right about white flowers... I'll have to try that.



Jun 25, 2013 at 03:47 PM
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This might be my first posting here. Taken with my old D50 and 75-150 Series E at 5.6:









Jun 25, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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Jay and Curtis - thanks for commenting.

Curtis - my being "off the boil" relates more to my level of enthusiasm than to my health, which is fine. (perhaps my "mental health" needs examination")

On the subject of B&W flowers, Endre Balogh, alias "strad" is a master and his shots on the Black and White Vision Forum are works of art. This is one I found after a quick search but he has many that are much better http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1127905

His gallery of flower photos is at http://www.endresphotos.com/-/endresphotos/gallery.asp?cat=119826&pID=1&row=5



Jun 25, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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Wow Peter. Gorgeous stuff! Thanks for the link. That he is a violinist of great accomplishment is an interesting side note since for the last few weeks I've been exploring classical music videos found on YouTube and have been drawn especially to works for the violin. I'll have to do a search on his name to see what might be available. There are quite a few very talented violinists performing today and since video production has greatly improved with time, you'll find more performances by young talents than the more familiar stars of days gone by. It is amazing what is available on YouTube. I've been very taken by a young Japanese woman who was the youngest winner of the Paganini Competition in Genoa. I'll share a link to her performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Watching her facial expression is a delight.

Sayaka Shoji - St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Sorry everyone for the digression...



Jun 25, 2013 at 04:16 PM
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Randy Roy wrote:
This might be my first posting here. Taken with my old D50 and 75-150 Series E at 5.6:



Gort, Klaatu Barada Nikto. Sorry, I couldn't resist. One of my favorite movies.

Welcome to the thread Randy!



Jun 25, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Gort, Klaatu Barada Nikto. Sorry, I couldn't resist. One of my favorite movies.

Welcome to the thread Randy!


I guess with that comment I'm completely off the hook for my Tchaikovsky reference...

And yes Randy, welcome. Anyone who shoots MF with the D50 deserves our respect. No non-CPU register and a not very bright viewfinder demands skill. Nicely done.



Jun 25, 2013 at 04:39 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I guess with that comment I'm completely off the hook for my Tchaikovsky reference...

And yes Randy, welcome. Anyone who shoots MF with the D50 deserves our respect. No non-CPU register and a not very bright viewfinder demands skill. Nicely done.


Thanks. I see a D7100 in my not too distant future.



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Thanks
Great shot Peter and Curtis


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

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Jun 25, 2013 at 04:57 PM
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Randy Roy wrote:
Thanks. I see a D7100 in my not too distant future.


If you go through this thread you'll find a great many photos taken with MF lenses and the predecessor of the D7100. I believe for anyone who prefers a cropped sensor that is a great choice and you'll be very happy mounting MF lenses. The non-CPU register makes life a great deal easier. Glad you found us Randy. Enjoy yourself.



Jun 25, 2013 at 05:06 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
16mm 3.5 Fish but appears to be non AI and with no rings available now would need to be cut! Lousy listing no pics but a real decent price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Fisheye-16mm-3-5-NIKKOR-Lens-/181164507997?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2a2e3f035d


Actually this is one of the first ones made in 1973. I bought mine for $299 a couple years ago so this seems to be a great price. As I mentioned yesterday I have a whole set of photos exclusively using the 16mm and D7000.
Randy welcome to the thread. This one would be a great lens for you. As a wide angle lens this provides around a 21mm coverage on a D50 or D7100

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/p1064651749



Jun 25, 2013 at 05:19 PM
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p.2971 #14 · p.2971 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Gave this a whirl and not sure I like it or not. 55mm 1.2 F8







Jun 25, 2013 at 05:59 PM
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Right now I do have two other MF lenses - a 28/3.5 K that I converted to AI with a factory Nikon aperture ring (thank you Koh's Camera), and a 135/3.5 K also factory converted to AI (Koh's). I'll see about adding more (300/4.5?) in the future.


Jun 25, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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Randy, if you know about Koh's Camera and their AI conversion kits you BELONG on this thread! What took you so long?

Ray who posted above got the last AI conversion kit Kohs had to fit the 16 f/3.5 he'd picked up. Sad that so few of those kits remain. I'm not inclined to be cutting aperture rings and fortunately have always been able to find converted lenses when shopping for pre-AI versions.



Jun 25, 2013 at 06:45 PM
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I like it Ron. After seeing the photos that Peter directed us to, I'm going to have to look a bit more seriously at converting some flower shots to black and white. More possibilities to play...


Jun 25, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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Hi all,thanks for warm welcome,asiostygius I take the picture directly,no tube.
cheers



Jun 25, 2013 at 07:16 PM
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Kevin, I selling to finance some AF gear, considering a couple Nikon lenses and I also need to offset a portion of a new M4/3 system (wanted something lighter for an upcoming trip) It's a bit difficult for me to sell the 85/1.4 and 50/1.2 though....I'm sure at some point I'll pick up another 50/1.2.

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Jun 25, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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Curtis your photo of the chessmen was beautiful. It brought back a lot of memories for me. My mother bought me a chess set very similar to yours when I was 10 years old. I was a bit of a child prodigy in the game having been taught to play by one of my elementary school teachers. He had been a state chess champion from the state of California. For one recess everyday we would play. Finally near the end of the school year I was able to win one game. At the age of 11 and 12, I won the city of Middletown Ohio city wide chess championship for ages 16-25. Sadly afterwards we moved away and I had no one to play. Soon I lost interest, but it is a fond memory. I just realized that this set is 50 years old
I still have that chess set. Your photo prompted me to get mine out of the closet and snap a photo using the 35mm 1.4












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