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the solitaire wrote:
Hi George, welcome to this little manual focus Nikon world.

There are a few members here who also like the challenge of using manual focus lenses to photograph dogs in action

You picked 2 really nice lenses already. Can´t really go wrong with any of the Nikon 28mm lenses and the 105 f2,5 is one of my personal favorites as well.

Depending on how big/small you would like to keep your manual focus lens selection either the 180 f2,8 ED Ai.S or one of the 135 f2,8 lenses would be another fine addition and on a crop sensor camera very well
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Thanks! I'm probably going to expand my MF lens collection beyond the point of practicality - it's a personality quirk, er, strength.

Since I also like shooting architectural details I think my next acquisition will be the 200 F4. Then probably the 135. Then a 18 f3.5 for landscape. Just need to keep going to the gym so that I can haul all this stuff around!



Nov 05, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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antilles72 wrote:

I love the D800/105ai combo!

with some tubes

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/9358799213_f97c63bb44_c.jpg
Dragonfly by Royston_Kane, on Flickr



Yeah! That dragon fly would be sharp enough! I have a 105mm AI and tubes
Cannot wait to give it a try tomorrow

Monty



Nov 05, 2013 at 09:30 PM
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montym wrote:
I don't know what made me check out FM, but I sure am glad I did.

OMG! You are insane!! BEAUTIFUL photographs, Just beautiful. You are a serious hiker. I am green with envy. We went to Alaska this summer. I did a little hiking in Denali and thought I was special. Nope! You're the man!!

And only an F3. I took every piece of camera equipment I owned.

I wish I could share some of my pics with you, but.... You know. I'm an AF guy now

Monty

Good to see you Monty. You can always send us a link to your AF body of work . . . I've always been a huge fan of your ability to capture the moment.



Nov 05, 2013 at 09:36 PM
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Who is this Monty character? An echo from bygone days? Of course, folks could say the same thing about me.

I've been following the conversation about the new Nikon camera, the Df and noted a few familiar faces on the thread so thought I'd stop by and say hello. I actually took the camera with me yesterday for a birthday celebration and got a couple of worthwhile "family" photos with the 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd. I have to admit it was when my friend Jesse picked up my camera to take a few photos that I finally remembered it was there…

So here are two shots of my friend's child Ansel… if you can imagine. But dad is a photography buff so why not. It wasn't his birthday but he was sure having a good time. First photo at f/2.8, the second at f/2.


He loves avocados, though this one didn't strike his fancy and ended up on his mother's lap.


Hope all is well everyone. I shall return… as General MacArthur said as he left the Philippines… This will always be my home for photography.



Nov 05, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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Well well...two ghosts in one day!


Nov 05, 2013 at 09:50 PM
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I thought I posted something here recently, but I guess not...

58mm noct/D800E It's fun to show a great lens versatility sometimes. The Noct is not a 1 trick pony. (meaning low light/night) or even color! Which honestly, the Noct does so well.














Nov 05, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Jay,Georg, J.D. & Reagan

J.D. that's a lot of ducks - well done!
Ray beautiful shot - you make the D800 sing
James looks like a 35mm 1.4 does great bokeh after all - very nice!
Monty it's nice to see somewhere other than facebook
Petur great shots using the 35mm 1.4. Mine is fast becoming my favorite lens
Peter looks like a great place to stay and very reasonable prices as well.
Royston very sharp photos and nice framing!



+1 Great shots all.

Ray love 1 and 3 for the depth of the photo's, and 4 great bokeh on the flower shot.
Great to see what the Noct can do!
Thanks for all the kind words on the park/ waterfowl shots. I meant to try a couple other lenses also. Will have to shoot them soon.

Thanks everyone,
JD



Nov 05, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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Some more 105 f2.5 love.

These were shot at the Rogue Brewery HopnBed, which is an rentable old farmhouse located on a working hop farm, complete with a fully stocked pub, full of some of the best ales you will ever drink, ready for your weekend stay.

I got some good photography in that weekend but much of it was with more, um, pedestrian lenses.



RogueHopNBed28 by GeorgeHudetz, on Flickr


RogueHopNBed29 by GeorgeHudetz, on Flickr


RogueHopNBed66 by GeorgeHudetz, on Flickr



Nov 05, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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Peter, really interesting story about the Karoo and it's history. The "stoep" on shot #1 looks like a nice place to spend some hours there. Your country is really fascinating, so many contrasts in every thinkable meaning.

Royston, welcome to FM and to this thread! Excellent debut-shots, I especially like the beautiful B&W-portrait (great detail in the sunglasses!) and the dragonfly. Hope to see more of your work here.

Ray, nice work with the 35/1.4 again!

Curtis, I like your family-pictures a lot, very close and personal. Hope to see you here again soon - (did MacArthur came back to the Philippines? American or Asian history wasn't taught en detail when I was a school-boy in the eastern part of the back then divided Germany).

Doug, love your classical (in the best meaning) fall-shot! The leaves on the green moss - wonderful!

George, nice work with your 105/2.5 again! The corrosion-shot and the beaker are my personal favs. Have to add "pedestrian lenses" to my dictionary ;-)



Nov 06, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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leighton w wrote:
I've only tried it once using Scott's D7000. It worked real well with the DX viewfinder, but I've never felt the need for one with my D600. YMMV

A shame about the Df isn't it?


Leighton is right. It was very difficult manually focusing using the stock screen. The Katzeye is a vast improvement.
Scott



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georgms wrote:
Hey Monty, please don't tell me you've sold the 16/3.5! I miss your Heavy-Metal-shots from the factory.



+1 Monty. Glad to see you posting here. How is the Particle?



Nov 06, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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paxnobiscum wrote:
A bench. Nikon D700 + Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 AIS. Handheld at MFD @f/1.4

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6816586223_55ddc46dfa_z.jpg
20120203-_DSC2511-Testing Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS (@1.4) by Count Basil, on Flickr



Very nice bokeh Petur.



Nov 06, 2013 at 01:30 AM
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Some leaf colors from Alabama.

D90 - 50mm 1.8 E


20131103_0068 by davidthejr, on Flickr



Nov 06, 2013 at 03:54 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Why I don't always use the 50/1.2 wide open. It's super sharp stopped down as seen here at f8.



Nice pumpkins Leighton.

Jumping Mullets Jeff!

Sharp dogs George

Beautiful Mont Blanc slides John, will have to use the same set up on my slides

Jay, the house with deer could not possibly be Tucson very nice use of the 180mm

Brainy lichens Jose, very artistic

Lovely Garden Ray FL

JD Geese in Westminster CA!

Great Leaves Ray OH

James, Petur, the 35 1.4 bokeh is supposed to be ugly

Monty, rare sight indeed

Nice place Peter, in CA $25 a night would get you a park bench

Roston, nice eyes in all three photos

Colorful fall Doug

Keep them coming David

The Df is intriguing, but really only for the D4 sensor in it, I do event photography and the D800 is just too many pixels, too much time processing. Looks pretty, but I would far prefer the D4 sensor in a D800 Body. I love my F and F2s, but a digital camera is a digital camera and the ergonomics of my D3 or D800 are first class for digital photography.

This is Nikon's publicity photo, note the 55 1,2, one of our favourite lenses. Curious that they processed this photo with such harsh contrast


f-mount-lenses-1200 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This is what the 55 1.2 does


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC D3 Beauty does exist by Rafael CA, on Flickr




Nov 06, 2013 at 04:00 AM
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A few with AI-S 105mm f/2.5 on D600, at Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts












Nov 06, 2013 at 04:06 AM
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rafael, A brush can be used many ways on the canvas.

rafaelcasd wrote:
James, Petur, the 35 1.4 bokeh is supposed to be ugly





Nov 06, 2013 at 04:25 AM
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George from LakeO- thanks for the tip on the HopnBed. I will have to check that out. Agree that Rouge makes some of the best around. Great 105 shots too. Welcome!

Brian those Sturbridge shots are terrific. My Grandma took me there many years ago. This time of year too. It was magical and I will always remember it. Seems like it hasn't changed a bit



Art



Nov 06, 2013 at 06:56 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Peter - Thanks for the story. I had to look up Karoo sheep. They are almost like our Suffolks, very interesting. Have you ever had the meat?

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Leighton - most of the lamb we get in Knysna is Karroo lamb due to the proximity. It is generally the most sought after in SA mainly because of the diet which is generally various Karroo bushes including a wild rosemary. The varieties vary across the Karroo which is vast but are mainly Dorpers ( a local hybrid bred from the Dorset Horn and the Persian sheep) . They have relatively light fleece - the Karroo is very hot in summer but can be well below freezing in winter. In other parts of SA the Dormer is the prominent all purpose sheep (Dor plus Merino) as well as Merino in wool producing areas.



Nov 06, 2013 at 07:46 AM
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Ray, Georg and Rafael - thanks. At R10 = $1 everything in SA is a bargain

Rafael - beautiful lady well captured

Brian - very nice series

Ray - the 35 1.4 looks like an excellent lens. Nice group.

Curtis - good to see ya! You haven't lost your touch



Nov 06, 2013 at 07:53 AM
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The Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS is a temperamental lady - she can smile and sing and dance, but also get crazy at times. I love her because of her great character and I don't want her to be a predictable and perfect handmaiden.

James Markus wrote:
rafael, A brush can be used many ways on the canvas.




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