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Another great shot Chin. You definitely have the eye for engaging compositions, as well as for evocative titles and text. I'm curious which lens you used for that shot. You mentioned there have been some additions to your kit of MF lenses and I'm curious how you're using them.


Sep 05, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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designdog wrote:
Thanks, although I must confess I got the Zeiss 35/2 as well. Will have a shoot-out with the two of them, and the Sigma. (I like 35mm!)

So far the Nikon is looking really good...


When you do your comparison David, make certain you do a set of images at f/2. I'd fully expect the Sigma to produce a smoother bokeh at f/1.4 but that by f/2 all three lenses will perform well. The Zeiss has always intrigued me but 35mm is NOT a favorite focal length for me so I've never felt I wanted to make the additional investment to find out how it performs. I was content with the 35 f/2 AI-s I eventually sold when I bought the 35 f/1.4 AI-s and now I'm content with that lens as well. It has excellent color and contrast and I'm content with its bokeh even in challenging situations.

Have fun.



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.3112 #3 · p.3112 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Love your work with the 500 f/4 Samy. There is something about that lens that is quite magical to me... though not quite magical enough that I want to spend a couple thousand dollars to play with it...

You and Steve will simply have to give me my vicarious thrills...



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Is this a subtle way of influencing me?

Trust me, I AM looking at tripods and considering the investment. No doubt the beautiful images you've been posting, as well as what Jeff and Chin are sharing are pretty strong endorsements for use of a tripod. Of course, if Jeff comes back and says this was hand held... mmm.


If Jeff says that was hand held then he has a much steadier hand than I do



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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Awesome work with the 180 Ray... those butterflies are amazing. I envy you the flora available in Florida that you share with us so often. California at this time of the year is moving toward the brown hills we associate with autumn. It will be a few months before rain returns to bring green to the environment. I may not be inclined to move to your state, but I certainly enjoy seeing what you discover to photograph. I think the 180 is a perfect lens for you... though it doesn't have a tripod collar... Maybe that's why I like it so much...


Sep 05, 2013 at 04:14 PM
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I think you're right Ray, given the shutter speed listed... I wouldn't dream of going there. In fact, it was some of Jeff's early work at the beach that tickled my fancy regarding a tripod. You're just offering frosting on the cake...


Sep 05, 2013 at 04:16 PM
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Thanks everyone, I'm pleased as punch how that turned out

CGrindahl wrote:
Another great shot Chin. You definitely have the eye for engaging compositions, as well as for evocative titles and text. I'm curious which lens you used for that shot. You mentioned there have been some additions to your kit of MF lenses and I'm curious how you're using them.


That one was inspired by another fellow poster on this thread, both comp and title
I'm still processing shots from my South Australia trip in July; taken with the 45PCE
The 28/2.8 is on the way, from Japan so it should be here next week, or so it says on the eBay page

I brought the FM2 + 35/2 AI and 50/1.8 AIS on my visit to Malaysia
I've yet to pick up my developed roll of Ultramax from the consumer lab, maybe tomorrow
After that I've gotta send that and the Delta 3200 to the hobbyist fella I know to get that dev-ed and scanned
Gonna cost me 30 bucks for that, ouch
Very excited to see how they turn out, gosh I miss digital!
But I am loth to start processing a new batch before I'm done with this
I'm persnickety that way... it will be hard to resist the temptation, so many to show you guys
Which also brings me to realise Tom hasn't been around lately



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:22 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
I think you're right Ray, given the shutter speed listed... I wouldn't dream of going there. In fact, it was some of Jeff's early work at the beach that tickled my fancy regarding a tripod. You're just offering frosting on the cake...


Maybe a little less single-malt...



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:23 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Maybe a little less single-malt...




I'm on the wagon at the moment... my hand is steady as a ROCK...



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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Thanks Georg, I feel naked with out it. I have to shoot at the market this Saturday with a P&S.


Leighton, how do you mount a 50-135 3.5 ais on a P&S?



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This one has some serious flaws, especially viewed in a larger size, but I like it anyway.



Very nice Jeff!



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Nevermind the chilly walk in the dark to the communal toilet
Nevermind the water heated up by feeding logs to the donkey
Nevermind the fly swarms, so thick they can form giant words and cartoon arrows
Nevermind the creepy stone huts with decor trapped in the 70s
Nevermind the musty smells and carpets to tiptoe on with toenails


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/9677854595_e07e36e8a0_b.jpg
we have so little time in the world by Zichar, on Flickr


Oh my Chin. This is a wonderful image. The title makes it just that much better. Definitely a print and frame!



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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Jeff - Very nice shot, "flaws" and all.

Chin - What a great shot! Print it REALLY large.

Curtis - I'll have to see if there's someone out there I can borrow a camera from. Maybe I can get the Market to buy me one.



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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georgms wrote:
Leighton, I hope, the cleaning/repair of your D600 will be a speedy one.

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Georg, I feel naked with out it. I have to shoot at the market this Saturday with a P&S.

mp356 wrote:
Leighton, how do you mount a 50-135 3.5 ais on a P&S?


Don't think that hasn't crossed my mind.



Sep 05, 2013 at 04:59 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Awesome work with the 180 Ray... those butterflies are amazing. I envy you the flora available in Florida that you share with us so often. California at this time of the year is moving toward the brown hills we associate with autumn. It will be a few months before rain returns to bring green to the environment. I may not be inclined to move to your state, but I certainly enjoy seeing what you discover to photograph. I think the 180 is a perfect lens for you... though it doesn't have a tripod collar... Maybe that's why I like
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Thank you Curtis. I am enjoying the 180 a lot more than I thought I would and I can't believe how sharp and rich it actually is. Good luck in your tripod search. The photos by Jeff and Chin as well as some photos from the landscape section here at FM lead me to get one.
BTW great shot Chin....again



Sep 05, 2013 at 05:17 PM
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p.3112 #16 · p.3112 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Guys and Gals,

Just a heads up...I've posted some lenses on the buy & sell forum that you might be interested.in.

So far a 105 f/2.5 ais, a 180 f/2.8 ai and a 35 f/2.0 ais.

Coming soon: a 200 f/4 ai, a 50 f/1.8 ais, a 50 HC f/2.0 (non ai) and a 70-210 f/4 ais series E.

Thanks for looking.
Larry



Sep 05, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
When you do your comparison David, make certain you do a set of images at f/2. I'd fully expect the Sigma to produce a smoother bokeh at f/1.4 but that by f/2 all three lenses will perform well. The Zeiss has always intrigued me but 35mm is NOT a favorite focal length for me so I've never felt I wanted to make the additional investment to find out how it performs. I was content with the 35 f/2 AI-s I eventually sold when I bought the 35 f/1.4 AI-s and now I'm content with that lens as well. It has
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OK Curtis. I will do a set all at f2, f4, and f5.6. Will post the Nikon here, with a link to the full comparison on my Flickr stream. I bought the Zeiss from a member here, and should have it early next week.

I plan to go to our Market here Saturday with the 35 1.4 AI-s. getting kind of bored with shots around the house.

I can tell you that this lens looks brand spankin' new. Even has a bit tight focusing ring. And it is sharp!



Sep 05, 2013 at 05:49 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments on the fishing shot.

Ray, Curtis is right. That was a tripod shot all the way. I had originally gone out with with a six stop ND filter to capture some smooth water sunset images like the one below. When the kids wandered into my shot I tried to get a few frames of them standing still with the water moving around them. It almost worked, but at least one of them moved enough in each exposure to cause more blur than I was looking for. Though it didn't work out perfectly, I still like the mood and subject of the shot.






Table Top Sunset Nikon D800 Nikkor 105mm 2.5 ais 2.5s f11 ISO 100




Sep 05, 2013 at 07:39 PM
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mp356 wrote:
Oh my Chin. This is a wonderful image. The title makes it just that much better. Definitely a print and frame!


+1. Chin, that's a beauty!



Sep 05, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
Thanks for the kind comments on the fishing shot.

Ray, Curtis is right. That was a tripod shot all the way. I had originally gone out with with a six stop ND filter to capture some smooth water sunset images like the one below. When the kids wandered into my shot I tried to get a few frames of them standing still with the water moving around them. It almost worked, but at least one of them moved enough in each exposure to cause more blur than I was looking for. Though it didn't work out perfectly, I still like the
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Beautiful light and image Jeff, now take that nasty dust bunny right smack in the middle out of it!



Sep 05, 2013 at 07:47 PM
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