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p.2983 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


And a flower shot so folks will remember who I am... This taken with the 300 f/4.5 H AI'd. Very little done to the image in post. This is a very fine lens. And yes, Jose, I'll eventually compare it to the later version.




Jun 29, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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p.2983 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


pburke wrote:
this must be a lens by lens thing - my 24mm/f2.8 was essentially useless on the D7000, same the 50mm/f1.8 which just wasn't sharp, all across the image. On the D600, both lenses are much sharper. I read something about the "angle of the light" in another thread, which discusses how FX lenses are designed differently from DX due to the way the sensors respond to light at various angles. Seems like there's a lot going on and not all FX lenses work well on DX sensors, even if you just grab the sweet spot in the middle.



I've never heard that. Film vs digital, yes. FX vs DX, not so much. I wonder if maybe the D7000 is out of whack somehow. If you're using the AF confirm dot to focus, is the AF module towards the end of its acceptable adjustment range? If just you're using the viewfinder, is there any chance the diopter was/is off? Is the AA filter on the D7000 stronger than the one on the D600 (would the lens work better on a D7100 w/ no AA filter)?



Jun 29, 2013 at 03:56 AM
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p.2983 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Well, I just uploaded a bunch of pics to my Flickr account from my recent vacation. Here are a couple of samples...

Nikkor 80-200/4.5 and PK13


_DSC8705 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Trying to channel Ronny for this one (same lens combo as above)


_DSC8689 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


_DSC8651 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


_DSC8676 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jun 29, 2013 at 05:48 AM
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zippy_monster wrote:
I've never heard that. Film vs digital, yes. FX vs DX, not so much. I wonder if maybe the D7000 is out of whack somehow. If you're using the AF confirm dot to focus, is the AF module towards the end of its acceptable adjustment range? If just you're using the viewfinder, is there any chance the diopter was/is off? Is the AA filter on the D7000 stronger than the one on the D600 (would the lens work better on a D7100 w/ no AA filter)?


D7000 was fine with other lenses, and a D90 had the same issues. Don't own anything DX anymore, so hard to go back and test anything now. I have a few shots with the 50mm somwhere on a disk, next to tack sharp kit lens 18-55mm of the same scnene, tripod and everythign as close as possible, because I really wanted to know if it was worth using the old lenses. It seemed that the wider the glass was the worse they performed. The 85mm Rokinon was tack sharp on the D7000 and I've posted many airplane shots here taken with the 300mm f4.5 on the same body.



Jun 29, 2013 at 05:53 AM
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p.2983 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


And here are a few with the Nikkor-S 35/2.8 Non-AI

My brother-in-law is a sculptor and a painter. These busts are about 3 inches tall. They are the start of a wedding cake topper...


_DSC8547 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

His daughter is my little photo buddy. She has talent in spades (she took that San Fran pic I posted a few months back). This is one of her favorite toys. The lighting here is how it was in camera, did a little cropping and a few other tweaks.


_DSC8553 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Visited the Capital building in Sacramento, detail on one of their lamps...


_DSC8766 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

On the grounds of the Capital, loved the light that hit this tree.


_DSC8756 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Jun 29, 2013 at 05:54 AM
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p.2983 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Nice work Kevin I love them all!!!


Jun 29, 2013 at 05:58 AM
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p.2983 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
A quick shot under ugly conditions, will try to get something more out of this old squeeze-box this weekend:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/9162875578_2387dbb131_b.jpg
poor little thing I von georgsfoto auf Flickr
it's probably a missing "b": D3s at ISO 6400, 1/50sec., handheld, PC-E 45/2.8D wide open, effective aperture as displayed f/3.8



Very nice, Georg !!



Jun 29, 2013 at 06:03 AM
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p.2983 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


MDoc9523 wrote:
Nice work Kevin I love them all!!!


Thanks! The other half are on Flickr.



Jun 29, 2013 at 06:04 AM
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p.2983 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Best of the lot is this one








Jun 29, 2013 at 06:07 AM
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p.2983 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I love that one too Ray... the faithful 80-200 f/4.5 AI with an extension tube. Honestly, nothing could be finer for this kind of work. I love how you compose the image Kevin. Fine work.


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p.2983 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


105mm f2.5 + D300 + PN11.







Jun 29, 2013 at 08:01 AM
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p.2983 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Nice ladybug!


Jun 29, 2013 at 08:34 AM
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Ai 50mm f2 on a D300 shot at f2
Shutter speed 1/30
No flash used



Jun 29, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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p.2983 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A few more left over from Washington DC, these are from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Portable home from the African Voices section, 35 1.4N, f/2.8






Human ancestors in the Human Origins section, 35 1.4N, f/2.8






Arctic fox, 13.5cm 3.5, at f/3.5






Jaguar and meal in a tree, 13.5cm 3.5, f/3.5







Jun 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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p.2983 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Lots of new posters, welcome franche/charlie don't surf from Italy, and the solitaire from Germany!

Kevin, very nice colors on the butterfly and the flower after that one is colorful and sharp. I have enjoyed your Sacramento images. About 15 years ago I was on a trip to SF, and rented a car to drive to Sacramento for a day, I remember going to the Capitol building but no photos from then, I probably had the Canon S40 at that time. Thanks for the comment on the 13.5.

Curtis, thanks and I blame you for the scallop epidemic! But those lenses really are fun to use. Hope it cools down a bit in CA to get back to more of your regular flower imaging.

Samy






Jun 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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p.2983 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


So I indulged in some NMFAS and purchased a few lenses from Craig AKA digitalthump - the 50mm f2 and 55mm f3.5 Micro. Attached are my initial shots with each. Neither are very remarkable, but you can see the nice bokeh from the f2 and the great MFD of the 55 Micro. The shots of my cats' nose was taken from about 6 inches away.







Liquid Wake-up Juice

  NIKON D300S    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    50mm    f/2.0    1/15s    400 ISO    +1.0 EV  







She'd be so upset if she knew I took this...

  NIKON D300S    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    55mm    f/3.5    1/15s    400 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Jun 29, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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p.2983 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


By the way, thanks Craig, the lenses are great!


Jun 29, 2013 at 01:04 PM
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p.2983 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


And don't forget Jay... we love photos OF manual focus lenses in addition to photos taken WITH them. Some call it lens porn but I believe beautiful craftsmanship is always worth celebrating and these lenses have that in spades.

You have to be careful as well because from everything I've heard, especially from John in Seattle who shot with the D300 when he began his adventure with us. NMFAS can easily include purchase of an FX camera with a bright viewfinder. That is something Leighton has commented on after moving from the D7000 to the D600. My guess is you'd find such a move rewarding if it ever happens.

Regardless, enjoy your new lenses and treat that cat with a bit more respect... I love the fact we have so many cat fanciers on this thread. I'm a huge fan of these remarkable creatures who deign to allow us to feed and care for them while rewarding us with occasional attention... so unlike a dog whose tail will wag the minute you enter a room. The Egyptians thought cats were gods and they may just have been right...



Jun 29, 2013 at 02:10 PM
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p.2983 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


franche63 wrote:
105mm f2.5 + D300 + PN11.


You've joined the tube celebration. I'll point you to another thread I started titled Shooting with Tubes. It is found in the Macro World forum. Quite a few folks who hang out on this thread also share their work on that thread that focuses on using tubes. That thread is not limited to Nikon MF lenses so if you have work with other systems or lenses you're more than welcome to share that as well.

I love this image. Thanks for sharing it.



Jun 29, 2013 at 02:14 PM
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p.2983 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


rafaelcasd wrote:
At risk of wearing you out, I will post a photo from some of the lenses I have used in the recent past, just want to show the breadth of enjoyment and images that using different lenses enables, lens name in the photo name, used prices range from $60 to $1800 and has no relationship to how good the photo will be:

That is it no more postings until Sunday. Promise.


Great set, love them all.

Bert



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