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Some shots from today, still trying to check out the cheap Nikkor-Q 135/2.8:


Neighbors last apples - in this "test" the old Nikkor did pretty well against the light.
None of my 135mm's (including a Leica-lens) is really great in terms of flare and ghosting.
Bokeh is not super-smooth, but not too shabby either.
Nikon D700, Ai'd Nikkor-Q Auto 135/2.8 wide open and close to the MFD


Very strong longitudinal CA's here before the B&W-conversion.
D700+135/2.8 wide open
Should have tripped the shutter a second earlier, don't like the cut-off shadow of the guy.


just a barn-/stable-window, flare could have been worse

and finally a shot with the PC-E 45:

D700, PC-E 45/2.8, minor amount of tilt
Had a hard time to bring the shadows to life, a bit over-processed.
I like the framing with the "sand-traps", but don't like the central position of the lighthouse behind the building (called Teepott here = "tea kettle").




Nov 26, 2013 at 09:46 PM
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Love them all Georg, but I'm not crazy about the bokeh in the first image. May have something to do with the strong backlight.


Nov 26, 2013 at 09:57 PM
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p.3404 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I really like your last shot George! I like the composition


Nov 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Love them all Georg, but I'm not crazy about the bokeh in the first image. May have something to do with the strong backlight.


Thanks, Leighton! The backlight was coming through thick shrubbery, this caused the "bubbly bokeh". Normal backlit foliage (rare now here) will make a much less busy background.



Nov 26, 2013 at 10:05 PM
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Hey Peter if he likes pink who am I to comment. He may have a pink thing going on in his life.

I'm sure you right about Df shooters Georg . I'm liking the window and the cobbles too.

Glad I'm not the only one who likes cake Eric.

Steve



Nov 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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Thanks Rick and Steve!
Steve, I like cake too, but prefer simple and un-photogenic "Streuselkuchen" (= crumble cake) over the fancy looking stuff ;-)



Nov 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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Georg, the barn/stable window is my fav of the bunch.
Phillipe, the antique shop is just your style! Well captured, and I'm with Georg on not using a polarizer.
Eric, are your closeup cropped at 1:1 from the D800? Or did you have extension rings on your macro? My fav thus far is the grasshopper.



Nov 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM
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Another one from this past weekend's MF only trip.






  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    200mm    f/5.6    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Nov 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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Thanks Georg.
In fact it is a natural phenomenon, a misture of sediments and some dirt.

Eric, another set of spetacular macros from the 200/4 Micro;

Georg, great set, loved all, but particularly the 1st and last images.
No CA around the fruit??!!



Well, this will be probably the last from Bariloche, and my first truly huge pano (~240 degrees!!) from Cerro Campanario, a mount in Bariloche with a gorgeous view of Nahuel Huap National Park. Though the 28mm worked very well, I feel a 20/24mm or even the 16mm would be more adequate.

Excuse me for the size, but this is "tiny" in comparison with the original 179 x 30 cm pano!


Cerro-campanario-240graus--10horshots-web by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor-N.C 28mm f/2 C ai'd & CPU'd hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/320s
10 horizontal (landscape orientation) shots covering ~240 .



Nov 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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Wow Jose!! I really need to experiment and start doing some pano! I'll try to find a good tutorial about it. I know you have to set everything manually including white balance

Raymond, I almost always use my macro with a 1.4 tc and for even more magnification I'll put the extension tube(pn11) I wish I could go 5x magnification like the canon mp-e 65mm!!

What sucks about macro is even the smallest breeze can make your picture soft and since you close your aperture to get more dof, shutter speed need to be long so using a flash helps against these enemy!!



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Stokesey wrote:
I couldn't resist this character

Using 180mm f2.8

Steve


They both look like characters.



Nov 27, 2013 at 01:16 AM
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georgms wrote:
Some shots from today, still trying to check out the cheap Nikkor-Q 135/2.8:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/11073411334_20429fee64_b.jpg
Neighbors last apples - in this "test" the old Nikkor did pretty well against the light.
None of my 135mm's (including a Leica-lens) is really great in terms of flare and ghosting.
Bokeh is not super-smooth, but not too shabby either.
Nikon D700, Ai'd Nikkor-Q Auto 135/2.8 wide open and close to the MFD

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/11073401996_f879192866_b.jpg
Very strong longitudinal CA's here before the B&W-conversion.
D700+135/2.8 wide open
Should have tripped the shutter a second earlier, don't like the cut-off shadow of the guy.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/11073404766_8d1247674b_b.jpg
just a barn-/stable-window, flare could have been worse

and finally a shot with
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Georg, what a great series. The first three are terrific. You are making that humble lens sing.



Nov 27, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Well, this will be probably the last from Bariloche, and my first truly huge pano (~240 degrees!!) from Cerro Campanario, a mount in Bariloche with a gorgeous view of Nahuel Huap National Park. Though the 28mm worked very well, I feel a 20/24mm or even the 16mm would be more adequate.

Excuse me for the size, but this is "tiny" in comparison with the original 179 x 30 cm pano!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/11075930864_5ba10bd636_o.jpg
Cerro-campanario-240graus--10horshots-web by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor-N.C 28mm f/2 C ai'd & CPU'd hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/320s
10 horizontal (landscape orientation) shots covering ~240 .


Jose, another very nice pano.



Nov 27, 2013 at 01:23 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Georg.
In fact it is a natural phenomenon, a misture of sediments and some dirt.

Eric, another set of spetacular macros from the 200/4 Micro;

Georg, great set, loved all, but particularly the 1st and last images.
No CA around the fruit??!!

Well, this will be probably the last from Bariloche, and my first truly huge pano (~240 degrees!!) from Cerro Campanario, a mount in Bariloche with a gorgeous view of Nahuel Huap National Park. Though the 28mm worked very well, I feel a 20/24mm or even the 16mm would be more adequate.

Excuse me for the size, but this is "tiny" in comparison with
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Wow! Jose. Wow!
One of the best panos I've seen in a long time.



Nov 27, 2013 at 01:29 AM
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Ray, Georg - thank you


Nov 27, 2013 at 08:52 AM
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Oosty wrote:
Wild Garlic - D200 + PK11 + 105 2.5









Peter, I missed this one.
Wonderful capture. Was the lens wide open??



Nov 27, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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p.3404 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wow Jose, great pano. But I think you just blew up my 27" monitor!

EDIT: That's funny, when I first came to the page it was full size. After I posted my comment and the page refreshed, it was normal viewing size.



Nov 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Sorry, this is long since I didn't get time to comment earlier!

Peter (Knysna), beautiful wild garlic flower with the classic 105mm and PK-11!

Jose, tremendous pano from of the Argentinian landscape! Your standards for adequate are a bit high I did wonder too if the appearance of that glacier had anything to do with the warming/melting that's going on in many places around the world.

Eric from Qu bec (is that how it is spelled? ), nice camera/lenses in your profile. You certainly have a few more manual Nikons to check out that might supplement your profile And great macro of that fly and flower. And that grasshopper hugging the grass blade was outstanding. Macro images are some of the most difficult, congratulations on mastering that skill!

Georg, that second image is my favorite -the street image with the one man walking and in focus. Very striking image!! And the soccer shot with that 135 is very well taken, great action capture.

Steve, very nice to keep on getting the glimpses of London through your images. The Piccadilly Arcade is especially nice. And since its breakfast time here, the scrumptious cake looks like to be timely

Georg, the best way to deal with incipient graying is close shaved and crew cut. It works, I can attest

Ray (FL), that flower in your neighborhood is so pleasant to look at, especially since I am looking out the window at bare branches right now

Peter (Madison), really enjoyed the F3 + classic Nikkors pics!!!

Ray (Ohio), that chilled leaf in the grass with the 55 micro is superb! And loved the bench waiting patiently for someone walking the path to sit down on it.

Agentbird, outstanding set with the 45 PC!

Chuong, pleasant scene with the colorful lamp and blurred background outside the window.

Sar, glad to have you participate in this fun thread, and great picture of the owl!

Scott, enjoyed that entire set, the paths through the rows of trees, the horse and the dried up flower. And very nice train pic again from upstate NY.

Rafael, is that 28 PC new in your arsenal? Look forward to seeing some more from it!

Leighton great job on spotting the matching ensemble of the dog, the socks and the skirt!! And the 180 image of the lamp and wreath is superb.

John the backlit rooftop birds with the 135 f2 were cool!

Jeff, the smashed up Sedan de Ville in the parking spot is very well taken and great processing too!

And thanks folks for your comments on my earlier pics!









Nov 27, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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Jose's pano is still breaking my old 17" laptop monitor, but the only complaint I have is envy since the amount of memory I have is insufficient to get my PSE to create panos

leighton w wrote:
Wow Jose, great pano. But I think you just blew up my 27" monitor!

EDIT: That's funny, when I first came to the page it was full size. After I posted my comment and the page refreshed, it was normal viewing size.




Nov 27, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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Thanks Samy, and good to see you again.


Nov 27, 2013 at 01:23 PM
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