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georgms wrote:
Thanks, Lestor! The shots above are done in a way to show the "character" of the 24/2Ai - shot into the sun to provoke flare and ghosting and so on. The "ring" can be removed just like dust spots, cloned or stamped out. But that's a lot of work.


those images are still fantastic..with or without ring..loved them all



Mar 12, 2014 at 03:58 PM
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lsds wrote:
those images are still fantastic..with or without ring..loved them all


Thanks again, Lestor.

Will come back later to comment on some fantastic posts above, but have to dry my desk and keyboard (poured a big cup of hot black coffee over it and some letters dont work right now).



Mar 12, 2014 at 04:01 PM
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Georg, I really liked the third one the most. I think those kind of flares and such add to a picture (sometimes).


Mar 12, 2014 at 04:15 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
This beauty was just purchased in e-bay for $70. Hope it is as good inside as it looks outside. Been looking for one a long time, since Curtis sang its praises. These are the sellers pics.



Very sweet looking lens Rafael. You remind me of how much I love these lenses AND how seldom I use them... I really need to get my act together. I bought both the Q.C. version of this lens and then the K version, but neither of them gets used. Shame on me!

Here are the four 135mm lenses sitting in the cabinet behind me at the moment...






Mar 12, 2014 at 04:17 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
I have 275XXX, not as perfect as Peter's but not too shabby either.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/7950947226_75895c0c60_b.jpg
nikon nikkkor 16mm 3.5 with D3 55mm 3.5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


I think we should start a club or something... Or maybe just a thread in the Nikon forum...



Mar 12, 2014 at 04:24 PM
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Great photos Jose... love those beautiful lenses. It seems you caught the same disease I did, likely around the same time since it was Ben who was trotting out his collection of pre-AI lenses. As much as I love the newer lenses, there is something special about the ones with metal focusing rings. So many ways to play... and here you are showing us another... chipping the lenses. But I hope you don't fall into the Chris Dees trap and get so preoccupied with other pretty things that you SELL your MF lenses... I'm pretty sure you won't, that you're as hooking on these beauties as I am.


Mar 12, 2014 at 04:27 PM
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Ken - thanks - and in the words of the old joke " that's no lady, that's my 'wife'"

Lestor - thanks. We have endless vistas in some places - real big sky country with dead straight roads that go on for miles. SA 's winter begins in about June and while it gets very cold at night it's usually sunny in the day time as the majority of the country is in a summer rainfall area so snow is very unusual.



Mar 12, 2014 at 04:30 PM
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Our 4 day trip to the Kruger Park turned into an unwanted off road adventure as there was heavy rain and we were cut off in our camp. The camp was evacuated and all 4x4 and high clearance SUV's were allowed to go out cross country along two wheeled tracks. It took us 7 hours to travel 70 km and we were bogged down in mud three times!

Fortunately we've been there many times and game viewing was not a priority. I only managed a couple of images using my trusty 80-200 f4 zoom . Here they are -





Burchell's (or Plains) Zebra

  NIKON D200    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    200mm    f/4.0    1/750s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







South African Giraffe

  NIKON D200    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    200mm    f/8.0    1/320s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Green Backed Heron

  NIKON D200    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    200mm    f/8.0    1/200s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 12, 2014 at 04:40 PM
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En route we stayed at the historic Kimberley Club which is now a boutique hotel. Kimberley is where the De Beers diamond business began and the club was founded by among others, Cecil John Rhodes, renowned for the Rhodes Scholarships to Oxford. Bill Clinton is one famous Rhodes Scholar so Cecil probably has something to answer for !

This is where "Diamonds are forever" was conceived.





Cecil John Rhodes at the Kimberley Club

  NIKON D200    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    28mm    f/2.8    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Rhodes private entrance

  NIKON D200    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    28mm    f/2.8    1/160s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 12, 2014 at 04:46 PM
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@Curtis:Nice line up
@Peter:Loved the series..Beautiful



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Great shot's everyone

From today
Nikkor 135 f2 A-is

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Mar 12, 2014 at 05:57 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:


From today
Nikkor 135 f2 A-is

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/13109092615_d656f7a4c8_b.jpg




You must have a built-in AF in your hand !!!

Superb capture !



Mar 12, 2014 at 07:01 PM
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Ronny is also a tripod in disguise as a man.


Mar 12, 2014 at 07:06 PM
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4mpx wrote:
You must have a built-in AF in your hand !!!

Superb capture !


Thank's )
Mine 135 f2 ai-s is chipped and shows wrong exif .. it shows 35mm instead of 135mm
But I have not tried to fix it

A couple more

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Mar 12, 2014 at 07:57 PM
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Ronny, awesome dog captures!
If your chip is the same Pindelski tell us here:
http://pindelski.org/Photography/2012/03/08/adding-a-cpu-to-mf-nikkor-lenses-part-i/

then it is truly easy to program it to show correct exif, simply using your camera.

Here:
http://pindelski.org/Photography/2012/03/17/adding-a-cpu-to-mf-nikkor-lenses-part-ii/
at the middle of the page under "Programing" subtitle you have detailed instructions of how to program the chip:
http://pindelski.org/Photography/2012/03/17/adding-a-cpu-to-mf-nikkor-lenses-part-ii/
For my D600 or D7100 I used 1 sec-5 sec-1sec cycle (not 6 sec) and it worked fine.



Mar 12, 2014 at 08:25 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Great photos Jose... love those beautiful lenses. It seems you caught the same disease I did, likely around the same time since it was Ben who was trotting out his collection of pre-AI lenses. As much as I love the newer lenses, there is something special about the ones with metal focusing rings. So many ways to play... and here you are showing us another... chipping the lenses. But I hope you don't fall into the Chris Dees trap and get so preoccupied with other pretty things that you SELL your MF lenses... I'm pretty sure you won't, that
...Show more

Thank you Curtis, and no, no way, I would not fall to that trap!
In fact I am selling all my remaining "plastic fantastic", and I will maintain just the long AF lenses for bird action. These MF will be with me until my last days



Mar 12, 2014 at 08:31 PM
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Scott, you once more proved what a great lens is the humble 75-150 E!

Georg, killer bokeh set, very artsy and an inspiration;

Peter, great safari set with the 80-200/4; I nee to use more this zoom I acquired recently, but at least I managed to take some close ups with the 6T close up filter added:



Praying Mantis preying upon an ant by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 80-200mm f/4 ai-s @200mm + Nikon 6T close up lens + tripod + Nissin macroflash, ISO 200, f/22 at 1/60s, lens set to MFD, ~30%crop.
I would prefer more DOF, but f/32 or f/45 are not options, since the resulting diffraction destroys any detail on the subject. The apparent "double antennae" is due to the fact this guy is used to vibrate very fast its antennae.

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Mar 12, 2014 at 08:45 PM
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Awesome Jose


Mar 12, 2014 at 08:48 PM
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Peter, welcome back from your trip! The giraffe-shot is superb, love the very effective composition. The panos are great too, my favs here are #1 and 2.

Jose, great to see that the new Zoom-Nikkors are working so well for you (even with the TC-1A). Great job on the chipping.

Rafael, congrats to your new 135/2.8Q! Nice reminder to try my copy again.

Ronny, great portraits of Nitro!

Scott, very nice architectural detail-images! Great framing on both shots and i like the fact that you've not totally corrected the keystoning. B&W is a good choice for #2.

Chin, the diagonal beams of light are the icing on the cake on your fine seascape-shot!

Ken, your double-portrait of the batik-sellers is an eye-catcher! Sometimes, especially when in a hurry, i try focus-bracketing when shooting fast glass wide open. Loved your wide-open shots from the first market-set, btw.

Curtis, i feel the same about neglecting certain lenses. Too bad that we can't use all those fine Nikkors at the same time ;-)




Mar 12, 2014 at 09:23 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Curtis, and no, no way, I would not fall to that trap!
In fact I am selling all my remaining "plastic fantastic", and I will maintain just the long AF lenses for bird action. These MF will be with me until my last days


Happy to hear it Jose AND not surprised. You've definitely been an inspiring presence on this thread with your kit building as well as your fine shooting. I have a feeling this thread will last for a very long time as well, because of folks like you and quite a few others who've taken to these lenses with passion.



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