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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot everyone

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/9439174258_b79c8d30a6_b.jpg
NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/9436619951_392cde88fe_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Ronny, these two are killer shots!



Aug 07, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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adh67 wrote:
A few more from this morning, I had to crop a little as I couldn't get to close with the 200mm F4 Ai.

Bert








Bert, it deserved another look: gorgeous!



Aug 07, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5452/9442165894_f9b5b6c96c_b.jpg


Rafael, nice perspective on this one.



Aug 07, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
My base camp is here in Champex, Switzerland
28/2.8 ais

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/51/845451.jpg


Wow, what a beautiful base camp Philippe!



Aug 07, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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DTOB wrote:
Processed another from the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

I don't do tripods, so I am actually amazed looking at this now at the symmetry I managed to pull off. 16mm can be ruthless at times.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/9456794258_34d3dabda4_b.jpg


That is a wild shot!



Aug 07, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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leighton w wrote:
I can't decide if I like this. Any thoughts or CC?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3831/9455504807_ae2fc5be88_b.jpg
105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Put a bird standing on that fence and it is prefect. Without, and I think it is missing something. A fine scene but needs a compelling subject.

Maybe a horse or cow looking over the fence too as a subject.




Aug 07, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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rattymouse wrote:
Put a bird standing on that fence and it is prefect. Without, and I think it is missing something. A fine scene but needs a compelling subject.

Maybe a horse or cow looking over the fence too as a subject.



You're right, a bird on the fence would have made it. I also think if I stopped down a few stops it would have made the cattle and barn a little more in focus. Thanks.



Aug 07, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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leighton w wrote:
You're right, a bird on the fence would have made it. I also think if I stopped down a few stops it would have made the cattle and barn a little more in focus. Thanks.


You're welcome. I really like the background blurred so I think you picked a good aperture. You choice of bird though (invisible) leaves much to be desired!



Aug 07, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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Hey Leighton Nice pic

My take would have been to lose the farm in the background - too modern for my taste.
Not a criticism just a personal preference. But I love the fence, bird or not. It's got character and patina.

While we are in a farm style frame of mind.

I was passing and he was looking so I shot him !!!

It turned out all white though ..... C&C welcome

Steve




Stokesey 2013

Work horse keeps cool - 55mm Micro f2.8 @ f8 ISO800 1/1250th




Aug 07, 2013 at 02:00 PM
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Rafael - love your lens porn - it makes my wallet come over all unnecessary

Making me positively light-headed.

Great pix too - love what you do with the ultra wide - keep tempting me to go MF super wide.

I can get to 14-24 in AF, but only 24mm in MF - can't wait to get wider.

Thank you.

Another farm field pic from this morning.

It's too hot and humid here to bother with standing up.

Steve




Stokesey 2013

Resting Cows - 135mm f3.5 Q @ f8 ISO800 1/2500th




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Steve, have you already got a 14-24 in your stable? If not, consider the Samyang 14mm. Really the only downside is that you can't post the photos here.


Aug 07, 2013 at 02:16 PM
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Peter in LA (Peter ZZ) () welcome to the thread.

I have both the 5cm and 50 cm H Nikkors. Both f2 and I modified them to fit my D200.

In the case of the 5cm lens the aperture ring fits beneath the meter coupling lever on the camera body while the H lens needed to be filed to fit. In the first case I cut the "rabbit ears" in half and turned it to engage the lever but this was unsatisfactiry so I then glued it to the ring using a 2 part epoxy adhesive and it works perfectly.

In the case of the H lens the aperture ring was too tight and would have damaged the coupling lever and it had to be filed as shown in image 2. The rabbit ears are also glued back and engage the lever to ensure the aperture is correctly measured.

Whatever you do ease the lens into position and if it feels at all tight take it off - the damage will cost plenty to repair!





5cm modification







50mm f2 H modification




Aug 07, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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leighton w wrote:
You're right, a bird on the fence would have made it. I also think if I stopped down a few stops it would have made the cattle and barn a little more in focus. Thanks.


Or, you could focus on the distant barn and leave the fence in a bit of a blur, perhaps with a longer lens. I find disconcerting the angle of the fence with the brambles on the side. I don't think they in themselves make for a compelling composition.

It would be fun to ramble around your home with camera in hand simply looking for shooting possibilities. What a beautiful setting. I'd say you live in paradise except I know you have WINTER...

I just read intervening comments... I love the differences of aesthetic opinion. Honestly, I think one of the fortunate things about this thread is that we've avoided conflict over aesthetic judgment, as well as over gear capability. There is a enough good will established that we can accept differences in approach. Good people here...


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Aug 07, 2013 at 02:56 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
Now you are graduating to bigger bugs in flight...! I can't get those with AF, let alone MF... Nice work. Love the delicate feel of the second shot too.



+100!



Aug 07, 2013 at 02:58 PM
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Unfortunately Dylan that is the case.

I do have the AF 14-24 f2.8 lens for super wide stuff, and can't post the pix here.

I use it mainly for big sky shots.

But the distortion is so small that it is perfect for architectural stuff too.

Not sure about other manufacturers. I have got a Sigma 180mm Macro but would love to afford the Nikkor 200mm f4 instead. Also have a Sigma 2x APO convertor, but it makes everything soft. Don't use it often.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

Steve



Aug 07, 2013 at 03:32 PM
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Steve, don't forget that extension tubes make EVERY lens into a macro lens, granted without infinity focus. But as Ronny demonstrates so beautifully with his tube work with the 135 f/2 and 180 f/2.8 there is a great deal you can do without breaking the bank. Slap a PK-13 on your 180 and have some fun...


Aug 07, 2013 at 03:35 PM
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I just received a private message from Don Jean who was wondering whether the uptick in activity on his Flickr account had anything to do with me... I'm glad folks from this thread checked out his work. Don said he has been re-imagining his photography and has made some changes. He has sold ALL his AF lenses and added an F6 to his kit. The D3s remains his go to camera but he is excited to be exploring film. I told him about the growing interest in film on this thread and encouraged him to stop by and share his work as it evolves.

Don is retired from the U.S. military and has lived outside Venice for over thirty years. He first appeared on this thread with the seventh post, a photo taken as St. Marks Square in Venice with the 24 f/2. I owned eight MF lenses at the time and he owned well over twenty. He became a good friend to the thread. I look forward to his return...



Aug 07, 2013 at 03:41 PM
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After the attempt from yesterday I had to go revisit the hoverfly (syrphid) pix.

I appreciate the great praise for the first picture, but I am still not in the same league as Ronny.

I think this one is slightly better than yesterdays. But taken on 55mm Micro hand held. So element of shake I fear.

I might try to get a set of tubes or use the PB-6 bellows on a tripod soon, just to see if I can get better with a longer lens.

Anyway C&C welcome as always.

Steve




Stokesey 2013

55mm Micro f2.8 @f8 ISO800 1/500th




Aug 07, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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Thanks Curtis, our thinking seems to have coincided.

I feel like I am just about in tune with the thread now, well getting there anyway.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Steve



Aug 07, 2013 at 03:49 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I just received a private message from Don Jean who was wondering whether the uptick in activity on his Flickr account had anything to do with me... I'm glad folks from this thread checked out his work. Don said he has been re-imagining his photography and has made some changes. He has sold ALL his AF lenses and added an F6 to his kit. The D3s remains his go to camera but he is excited to be exploring film. I told him about the growing interest in film on this thread and encouraged him to stop by and share his
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I know I looked at his work, was quite impressed.



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