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Thanks Jay.
What a great idea of a tube on the 16mm 3.5 fisheye. You have an amazing photo there. I just love the angle and I will definitely have to try this out



Jan 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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Ray, congrats on 20 years, and on the 55/1.2.

Andy, love the first one.

Jay, very nice sunburst. Pretty cool using the 16 that way.



Jan 20, 2014 at 11:46 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
These days almost all afternoon we have some rain over here (wet season).
Inspired by Georg's love for the humble 85/2 I took my AI version to capture this unusual scenario:

D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI + tripod, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 3 exposures -2EV (1/2000s), 0EV(1/500s), +2EV(1/125s). I tried to do a not overdone HDR.


I love the rain is coming shot, nicely done - makes me almost want to run for cover! I think the HDR is well controlled - I kept looking at the image thinking something was interesting about the lighting, but "HDR" didn't pop immediately into my head, so that's a good thing!



Jan 20, 2014 at 11:52 PM
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subidiom wrote:
I love the rain is coming shot, nicely done - makes me almost want to run for cover! I think the HDR is well controlled - I kept looking at the image thinking something was interesting about the lighting, but "HDR" didn't pop immediately into my head, so that's a good thing!


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Jan 21, 2014 at 12:01 AM
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p.3388 #5 · p.3388 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you leighton


Jan 21, 2014 at 12:09 AM
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Thanks Ray, Scott, Subdiom and Leighton.

Andy, fantastic B&W city nightscapes (or night cityscapes?)!!



Jan 21, 2014 at 12:22 AM
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Another rain scenario, this time a lightning captured after ~ ten shots at 6 seconds of exposure; late afternoon-early night.



Lightning with Nikkor O.C 35mm f/2 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor-O.C 35mm f/2 aiŽd + tripod, ISO 64, f/16 at 6 sec of exposure. ~50% cropped.



Jan 21, 2014 at 12:26 AM
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Peter, the Marina pic is wonderful in B&W. I am amazed at the apparent depth of field at f3.5 at this size onthe web.

Scott, your recent pics inspired me to go out looking for barns during Sunday's snow, did not get anything, so I'll continue to enjoy yours (and keep trying over here). I keep running into having no place to pull over safely, or risk getting stuck on the unplowed snowy and soft shoulder.

Larry, the Dallas skyline is cool, don't think I've ever noticed such unique looking "starbursts" from the 55 micro before. I have the f2.8 AIS version, I wonder how that would look.

Andy, I like the b&w water shots, but on my screen it looks like there's some JPEG artifacting going on in the buildings.

Georg, I've never said this about your shots, but the cigarette ashtray makes me feel yucky; no offense to anyone who smokes here, I just have a hypersensitivity to cigarette smoke and my eyes tear up and turn red very quickly. I am really trying to appreciate the shot though :-)

Chin - Carpark - thumbs up!

Jose, wonderful capture on the lightning. I've always wanted to try that.

Ray, I think I read you are getting a 55 f1.2! Congrats. Did you get to try a day with just the 135mm? Or did shooting with just the 50 convince you that it was your focal length? I for one certainly thought you did great with the 50.

Kevin, your DC-3 in Asian airline attire does not show up on my screen.





Jan 21, 2014 at 02:29 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the kind comments on the pictures from the Henry Ford Museum. Here's a couple more:


Checker Cab, D700 w/ 105 f2.5 AIS, 1/20 at f4





Railcar, D700 w/ 105 f2.5 AIS, 3s at f8, two shots focus stacked





Jan 21, 2014 at 02:36 AM
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Thanks Ray. Our friend Chuong offered me such a good deal on the 55mm that I couldn't say no and with the money I saved I am part way toward the 135 already. Maybe later toward summer I will get the 135.
Great eye on the first photo with the Checker Cab. It looks like a street shot. Plus your focus stack is truly amazing!



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Mishu01 wrote:
You did really great! Especially considering a MF long and heavy lens... this is a real performance.

Thanks Mishu01.
Personally, I find MF long tele-lenses are more difficult to use on FX than on DX body.



pbraymond wrote:
Sar, nice bird of prey series with the 2x on the 300. My fav is #3.

Thanks Raymond.
#3 is my favourite too.



rafaelcasd wrote:
Sharp little falcon Sar, Incredible focusing skills with a TC and the 300mm

Thanks Rafael.



Zichar wrote:
Handheld Sar? Wowsers, bet you never had a drop of coffee in your entire life
The third one is just jaw-dropping!

Thanks Zichar.
Yep, I hand held the lens combo for these shots.
These photos were made after work and after having had 4 double ristrettos during the day (I'm a barista !).



Oosty wrote:
Sar - amazing BIF - so hard to do with long MF lenses

georgms wrote:
Sar, wow, truly outstanding bird-portraiture! I would never have guessed that these kind of shots would be possible with manual focus (maybe apart from a single, "lucky" shot). Excellent - thanks for sharing!

Foggy14 wrote:
Sar, the 2x extender sure worked well on your 300/2.8.

asiostygius wrote:
Sar, simply stunning!!

delic66 wrote:
All great shots, perfectly in focus... The third one is particularly amazing with the viewpoint it offers.

saph wrote:
Sar, wow what a capture of that predator in flight!!

Thanks Oosty, georgms, Foggy14, asiostygius, delic66 and saph for your comments and Likes.



Jan 21, 2014 at 04:30 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Another rain scenario, this time a lightning captured after ~ ten shots at 6 seconds of exposure; late afternoon-early night.

D600 + Nikkor-O.C 35mm f/2 aiŽd + tripod, ISO 64, f/16 at 6 sec of exposure. ~50% cropped.

What a beautiful capture, asiostygius ! : technically excellent on the field and on post-processing.



Jan 21, 2014 at 04:34 AM
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Finally finally finally got out today with the family during a spectacular day (especially after that nail-biting NFC Championship game last night).

Lincoln Park beach. 16/3.5 AI and 135/3.5 AIS on my D800.

John

16mm, f/8, 1/60s, ISO 100
Mostly Madronas:






16mm, f/8, 1/1000s, ISO 100
Fauntleroy Ferry:






135mm, f/5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 100
Returning To Fauntleroy:







Jan 21, 2014 at 06:05 AM
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p.3388 #14 · p.3388 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks much for the comments on the Velvia conversion shot.

When I was my son's age, I played high school hockey in Pennsylvania. We used to get up at 4:30 am, in the freezing cold, to get to our 5 o'clock practices.

My son surfs for his high school team and they have contests in La Jolla. He sometimes complains that he never had the chance to play hockey on frozen lakes like I did. I always have a big laugh when he says that.

Here are a few shots from the surf teams' contest this past weekend. For all our friends in icy climes, stay warm.






Go Girls! Nikon D800 Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ais 1/800s f5.6 ISO 200






Standing Tall Nikon D800 Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ais 1/1250s f5.6 ISO 200






Barrel Nikon D800 Nikkor 180mm 2.8 ais 1/1000s f5.6 ISO 200




Jan 21, 2014 at 06:56 AM
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p.3388 #15 · p.3388 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks - Samy, Ray, Jeff and Ken

Samy - the DC images are excellent. I love the real close ups from the gardens.

Larry - Dallas looks great and the girl is pretty enough for the TV series too

Phillippe - Rue de la Source looks spookily like one of Don's. Great shot.

Chin - love the garage and the intriguing title.

Andy - very detailed nightscapes. What causes the light edges to some of the buildings? I don't take many night shots so haven't a clue.

Jay - the flowers are good and the macro is spectacular!

Jose - beautiful rain and lightning shots.

Ray - Cab and train images are terrific. There's nothing special about the DOF on the PC lens. It is a preset lens and the camera doesn't register the actual f stop which is set after focusing. These were at 5.6 as I recall.

Jeff - I love the B&W of the rocks and the surfing images remind me so much of my son's obsession when he was a teenager.



Jan 21, 2014 at 08:37 AM
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Sneaking this in before my meeting:



the price of fish oy vey by Zichar, on Flickr



Jan 21, 2014 at 08:41 AM
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I passed this building quite a few times now and really like the texture.

Not sure if this is the best angle I can get, but the light was really nice this day.



Nikon D300 with 50mm f1,4 S.C @ f5,6, 1/3000

Looks like weŽll skip winter this year



Jan 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM
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Nice shots Jeff - yeah, our daughter complains that now we live in the tropics of Australia (from uk originally) that she misses the cold ! Kids eh ?

John - lovely place you live, looks very peaceful

Jose - love those 2 shots - stunning work.

Andy




Jan 21, 2014 at 12:08 PM
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I remember someone mentioning bikes a while back. As I washed my bike for the first time in 6 months I thought I'd better take some pic while it was clean.

I've always had sports bikes but these days have opted for comfort, or at least a little comfort.

The bike is a 96 Honda CBR900RR Fireblade, flat bar conversion, 07 Yamaha R1 front end and tail/seat, Aprilia RSV swing arm and Sachs rear shock. Headlight from the USA. Everything else off ebay from china !
Painted the frame and bodywork myself with rattle cans.

55/3.5 micro.......again !


_DSC5650 by cadman342001, on Flickr


_DSC5641 by cadman342001, on Flickr


_DSC5657 by cadman342001, on Flickr


_DSC5654 by cadman342001, on Flickr

Andy




Jan 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM
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p.3388 #20 · p.3388 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Beautiful bike Andy, but I prefer my power on 4 wheels
55 works well
Jeff, Like the first one best with the reflection in the water

Reagan



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