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agentbird wrote:

I feel ashamed of not using my 45 as much as it deserves, lately I've been lazy and usually end up using my 85mm 1.4G or the Sigma 35mm. But here are two recent shots from the D800E and 45mm PC-E, the one with the rocks was with a B+W 10 stop.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/10773209943_da37f6b113_b.jpg


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/10773090684_49f02129eb_b.jpg



Very nice Agent Bird.



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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4mpx wrote:

There are some very nice creations in this very long thread. MF Nikkor really shine on modern DSLR !

My first contribution :

D2Hs, AI-S 300/2.8 IF-ED, wide open.
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1378/teg8.jpg


Great image and welcome aboard.



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:22 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Speaking of NIK, here's one I developed using SEP.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/10774706773_2aaaed540e_c.jpg
JK&Gloria/28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Very nice portrait Leighton. I remember these people. They served a great lunch.



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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Thanks Scott. I was beginning to wonder where you were.


Nov 10, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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philipj wrote:
Good to see many of the usual suspects still posting, and some new faces as well!

I've been in Zürich now for just over a week, finally starting to get my bearings and also finally managed to take the camera out with me today. Sadly it was raining and rather dreary, but I still managed to take a few photos from around the old town that I'd like to share. These three were all taken along the Limmat river in the centre of Zürich with the 28mm f/2.8 AI-s.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2874/10784532774_d826c38727_b.jpg
An der Limmat by philipjohnson, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/10784596565_401f52eac0_b.jpg
A narrow little gasse by philipjohnson, on
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Philip, good to see you posting. Gee, stuck in Switzerland for two years.



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Thanks Scott. I was beginning to wonder where you were.



I know these are just excuses, but have been very busy lately, and with fall over, very little to get inspiration from around here. On the other hand you seem to very creative taking your D600 into room full of porcelain.



Nov 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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Not much inspiring right now so these are from the late summer. Taken with the 28 2.8 ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott












Nov 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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That first one is superbly composed Scott!




Nov 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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A mixed bag from today.

First of all, following Georg's suggestion, here's old glory better lit and waving in the wind. 400 5.6 ED AIS, wide open.


Flag2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Cat's eyes. 85 1.4 AIS, f2.


Cats by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Artifact at Walters art museum in Balitmore. 55 1.2 S, f2.

Goats by maryland_photos, on Flickr




Nov 11, 2013 at 12:17 AM
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saph wrote:
A mixed bag from today.

First of all, following Georg's suggestion, here's old glory better lit and waving in the wind. 400 5.6 ED AIS, wide open.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5524/10788655596_34249a61a5_b.jpg
Flag2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Cat's eyes. 85 1.4 AIS, f2.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/10788748544_c3a316e14e_b.jpg
Cats by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Artifact at Walters art museum in Balitmore. 55 1.2 S, f2.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/10788751254_84f7f61778_b.jpg
Goats by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Thanks Samy. Your series is very nice. Great colors and light in the flag image. The composition of the cats eyes image is terrific.



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4mpx wrote:

Keep smiling :


D800, AI-S 50-300/4.5 ED + TC-200.
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4841/5ijs.jpg



Cool and sharp, you and I are the only users of the 50-300 ED in this thread, I love the lens, it does well with converters too.



Nov 11, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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Chuong, funny portrait of the cardinal in the coldness!

Buddy, nicely illustrated story about your model #1!

Philip, great to hear/read from you again! Hope you and your family will enjoy the years in Suisse. Nice shots from a town that was not built with motorized traffic in mind ;-) Nice seagull-feeding-image - probably a future adventure for your daughter…

4mpx - very cool bird-portrait!

Weasel_Loader - congrats to your 20/2.8! That's a very good (=low) price you've paid in my opinion.

Scott, I like both riverside-building-shots, with a slight preference for #1. Your beautiful composition would have been even better if taken a bit more from the left side, but this effort would have brought probably wet feet in it's wake ;-)

Samy, I'm really glad that my suggestion worked out. The flag-shot has much more life in it now. Love the cats-shot!



Thanks for the comments on the door, the fishing-vessels and the de-fringe-comparison - much appreciated!



Nov 11, 2013 at 01:39 AM
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Some staged portraits done with the 16/3.5 Ai, shot in the last months. The fisheye and a 20mm-prime have teamed up and already replaced the 14-24/2.8 for many similar shots. The mighty AF-S 14-24 was my go-to-lens for close range portraiture, but after a while I've found my pictures with it looked basically identical in their composition. The 28/2 works great for this kind of stuff too, but isn't wide enough for many situations. Anyway, here are some shots:


construction managers/supervisors - fill flash manually dosed - TTL can't handle reflective stripes ;-)


idea generator, planner and builder of our local velodrome - this friendly guy started it 30 years ago


maintaining the ice at our ice-rink -
I've felt like a monkey on a sharpening wheel on the ice-resurfacer ;-)





Nov 11, 2013 at 02:01 AM
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NIKKOR-N 24 f/2.8 Nippon Kogaku does a remote for basketball. Who says "old glass" can't do action sports?



© WThiry 2013

University of Kentucky Freshman Julius Randle finished off an offensive rebound with a monster dunk against Northern Kentucky University.



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Nov 11, 2013 at 02:40 AM
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philipj wrote:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/10784707485_3a7a352edb_b.jpg
Feeding the birds by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Really like this one. Is this film or conversion (if conv. what was your process?)

The 28mm 2.8 AIS seems like a popular one around here. Is there much difference optically between the f/2 and f/2.8?


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Nov 11, 2013 at 02:47 AM
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I like it!


Nov 11, 2013 at 02:49 AM
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Shot with a Nikon D3. Purchased this off of *bay a few years ago, it has a scratched front element, got it for around $50. Used my 24-70 the other day, but hated having an $1800 piece of glass as a remote, so I tried the 24 out tonight. Shot a ISO 2500, 1/640th.


Nov 11, 2013 at 02:51 AM
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m.sommers00 wrote:
Really like this one. Is this film or conversion (if conv. what was your process?)

The 28mm 2.8 AIS seems like a popular one around here. Is there much difference optically between the f/2 and f/2.8?


The 28 2.8 AIS is one of my favorites. It works great on my D7000 as a standard focal length, has a very close focusing ability, and is very sharp even wide open. I had a chance to compare it briefly with the f2 version but did not see any big differences. For me the close focusing was the deciding factor.



Nov 11, 2013 at 03:54 AM
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mp356 wrote:
Very nice series Dean.


Thanks, Scott ... and thanks Jay, Jeff, Georg & Ray for the nice comments



Nov 11, 2013 at 04:27 AM
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pbraymond wrote:
John, you D800 file rescues are amazing. Makes me wonder if the Df would have been a bigger hit with the D800 sensor (though I have not really researched the rescue potential of D4 files since that body was always out of the question for me.

Yes it is pretty amazing. According to DXO the D800 has about a 1 stop larger dynamic range at base ISO compared to the D4, while at high ISO the D4 has at least a 1 stop advantage.
I have a few more to process that I'll share later.



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