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Thanks!

Curtis, right now I don't have the funds to add another camera to my kit, so the existing stuff has to work a bit more (the tiny flower above is "click" # 279.343 on the D700, a shot with the 180/2.8 ED today was # 158.446 on the D3s and the D7000 is somewhere above 130k clicks).



Apr 07, 2014 at 08:14 PM
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The weather here was foul today .... pouring down all day !!!!

So I got bored ....

What do you do .... when you need to exercise the shutter release button??

You put the 55mm f2.8 micro on .... then put the PN-11 to it ... then just for the hell of it add a PK-13

Then find the nearest think to hand .... ah .... the sewing kit will do !!

It seems thats the way forward recently ..... so who am I to buck the trend ....

Not me he shouts!!!

Steve




Stokesey 2014

I'm not sure if it's pin sharp !!

  NIKON D800    55mm    f/16.0    1/125s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





Stokesey 2014

I can't see a camel getting through this needles eye !!

  NIKON D800    55mm    f/16.0    1/125s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





Stokesey 2014

It's much safer when you get a safety pin ....

  NIKON D800    55mm    f/16.0    1/125s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 07, 2014 at 08:17 PM
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Thank's
Great shot steve and Georg


Nikkor 28 f2.8 ai-s von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



Apr 07, 2014 at 09:19 PM
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Let me see if I can summarize what I liked since my last post.

Curtis, congrats on the 55mm f1.2., Craigslist can sometimes surprise you. I scored my 400mm f3.5 and 300mm f2.8 AF from Craigslist for atleast 60% less than eBay price.. I hope I get one soon but I am in no hurry.

Rafael, I really loved the textures on the old car wheels.

Jose, your Tyrant shot shows amazing details and what the 800mm f5.6 can do. Apart from my 400, I am also secretly lusting on either 600mm / 800mm that you have.

David, I love your seaside shots.

George, nice B/W shot on the 55mm f1.2 and thanks for your nice comments on my 180mm shots.

Ken, thank you for your comments. I loved your flying shots.

Ronny, I love your 135mm and tube shots so much that I am inspired to buy the extension tubes.

Scott, You sure have an Eye for detail!! I also loved the photo bomb shot.

Kevin, nice examples of what the 28mm f2.8 E series can do. I used to own one and sold it prior to my upgrade to D7000. One thing I liked about it is that I did not have to adjust focus much. It was almost like a point and shoot., Set it to infinity and forget.

Phillipe, Your 180mm shots inspired me to post mine. Nice work on the water shots.

Steve, Nice work with the Leighton lens., only thing I notice is wide open the fringes on the highlight areas in the first shot. Can it be fixed in post or does it go away at f5.6.

Michael, nice shots of your kid with the 50mm.

After I read about the 35mm f1.4 discussion, I browsed to see the average price and if there are comparables to the 35mm f2 to see if MFNAS would kick in. After seeing price, reality set in. My logical brain convinced me that that is not a focal length I shoot. I have a liking to telephoto lenses and my current wide needs have been satisfied by 24 and 28mm.

Here is a shot with the 24mm f2.8 AIS at f5.6 on my D600. I used some shadow and highlight effect to bring details to sky and buildings.


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Apr 07, 2014 at 10:10 PM
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Here's some more of the 35mm 1.4 AIS from Ybor City, Tampa. Just a friendly stroll along 7th ave to take in the sights






A door of course:


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Apr 07, 2014 at 10:34 PM
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In the studio today for a food shoot.

Hamburger with an olive blue cheese topping on a Rocket Baby Bakery ciabatta roll, served with blue potato and rainbow carrot chips. A little shot of cider on the side.



craigjohn 2014


Nikon D610 - Nikon 85mm f/2 AIS @ f/2 - Profoto D1 250 Air (camera left) - Food Stylist, Jennifer Janz




Apr 07, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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Coulda sworn I posted this... guess I fell asleep
I had thought the door smaller and lower for her to walk in and be partially inside, with half her body sticking out
That didn't quite work out
Neighbour's oven, my dog ...
Single shot, D700 + 45PCE
3 SB-R200s, 1 for ambient, 2 in the oven



don't call me daughter by Zichar, on Flickr



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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Love the whimsy of it Chin. You certainly are making the most out of owning a dog, creating some unusual scenes to shoot her... very much out of the ordinary, which, of course, we know YOU to be...


Apr 07, 2014 at 11:19 PM
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Craig, or John or whomever you are... you clearly belong on this thread. Love this shot, partly because I'm hungry but also because you've made such fine use of that modest, though excellent lens. It was my first MF 85mm lens and I enjoyed it a great deal. Had I not finally liberated funds by selling Canon gear, I might have stayed with that as my main lens rather than buying the big daddy, 85 f/1.4 AI-s.

Nicely styled and very well photographed. Keep em coming...

You may want to tell us in the profile which of those names really is your first name. A list of gear is always welcomed too...



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:23 PM
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So I have an extra set of keys in my pocket... keys to Sue's new home. We met some neighbors who said there is a potluck meal for residents this evening and we're more than welcome to join them. So I'm here only for a few minutes before we head north again, this time through the evening commute. I don't expect I'll be driving to Sue's home in commute traffic but it is a good idea to get a sense of how bad it is. Wish us well...


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Craigjohn, now that's a tasty shot! Love the light and the unusual angle of view (for a food-shot). The 85/2 Ais is a great performer in a neat package.


Apr 07, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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Ray, the neighborhood definitely has the feel of New Orleans. Is it an older neighborhood or a newer development designed to capture that flavor? Inquiring minds... and yes, I can see potential for a visit to your side of the peninsula when next I visit Florida. I hope you have a sofa I can crash on... Unfortunately, I don't think I have anything in my kit with which to tempt you this time around. You've been busy building a first rate kit... When the time approaches we can have a conversation about whether there is anything in my kit you'd like to check out...


Apr 07, 2014 at 11:29 PM
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georgms wrote:
Dean, Mark used the Series-E 28/2.8 on his D4 quite a bit, if memory serves. I never cared much about the Series-E-lenses (didn't like my 50/1.8 E), but was very surprised by the qualities of the 100/2.8E.
Speaking of surprises: I've watched a youtube-clip about Bruce Gilden (known for his unique close-range street-portraits with a Leica M + strobe) and saw him using a FM2 (or similar film-Nikon) too ;-)



Hey Georg.

Thanks for the info. Bruce is a very cool campaigner and great to know he used an FM2 !!! He's totally whacky ... which I really like Leighton sent me a video link featuring a lot of Bruce. Mostly Leica as you say. I've had a hard time bonding with Leica for some reason ... I've owned 4 over the last year, including an film M6. I just prefer the FM2 for some reason. I want to learn to use this camera properly ... and quickly

Kevin from here also uses the 28/2.8 E.

I have heard good things 100/2.8E, but I've shot my fair share of long lens Nikon MF over the years ... into the wider lenses these days. I've been going over photosynthesis and there are so many beautiful lenses to explore.

I want to keep my FM2 as light and unobtrusive as possible ... hence looking at the series E lenses.

I have been researching the 20/3.5 Ai-S and even the 16mm fisheyes although they are bulky.

For now I have the 35/2.5 series E on the way from KEH so will see how I get along with that. 28mm equiv. is what I have been using on the street for a fair while but I think 35mm should be fine. The Contax T3 I use is 35mm so there should be no issues ... except fuzzy pictures from focusing too slowly !!


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Apr 07, 2014 at 11:31 PM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks!

Curtis, right now I don't have the funds to add another camera to my kit, so the existing stuff has to work a bit more (the tiny flower above is "click" # 279.343 on the D700, a shot with the 180/2.8 ED today was # 158.446 on the D3s and the D7000 is somewhere above 130k clicks).


Wow! And I worry about my D700 with 55,475 clicks on it. If you're on your first shutter, I'm amazed. Add the numbers together for those three cameras and it suggests you are a pro... Almost SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND shutter actuations... Wow!



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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Stokesey wrote:
Kevin ... your 2nd pic and the Golden Gate Bridge a la Curtis are superb !!

Steve


Thanks! The first shot was an exercise in seeing what I could do with Gimp (I put it into PS to resize, but all the work was done in Gimp). The second shot is actually an HDR image. 7-shots to be exact. If you look at the full resolution, there is a ton of detail in the underside of the bridge and other areas. I am pretty proud of that one. I want to shoot it again when it isn't raining (which it was when I took this one).



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:38 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Georg, love both, but the second one is REALLY nice. I like the yellow object that's OOF contrasting with the blue flowers. And both in color at that!



I second that! You guys (and/or gals) with the 55 1.2's are REALLY giving me a bad case of LENS LUST.... It's not if, but when, am I going to find one!

Cheers and good light,
David



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:38 PM
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Kevin, I didn't comment on that last set of images, but the first one really tickled my fancy. It takes a great eye to see the possibilities there and a steady hand both with the camera and at the computer to produce such a fine image. I love graphical images and this is first rate!.




Apr 07, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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Zichar wrote:
Coulda sworn I posted this... guess I fell asleep
I had thought the door smaller and lower for her to walk in and be partially inside, with half her body sticking out
That didn't quite work out
Neighbour's oven, my dog ...
Single shot, D700 + 45PCE
3 SB-R200s, 1 for ambient, 2 in the oven


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/13695091445_3ef679c589_c.jpg
don't call me daughter by Zichar, on Flickr


Just brilliant ... makes me laugh Love it !!



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:42 PM
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dhamments wrote:
I second that! You guys (and/or gals) with the 55 1.2's are REALLY giving me a bad case of LENS LUST.... It's not if, but when, am I going to find one!

Cheers and good light,
David


Now you understand how this thread operates...

Lens lust, sometimes called Manual Focus Nikon Acquisition Syndrome... MFNAS... is a disease propagated by close proximity to users of those lenses. It is never fatal, but there really is no cure...

Welcome to the ward...



Apr 07, 2014 at 11:44 PM
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dhamments wrote:
I second that! You guys (and/or gals) with the 55 1.2's are REALLY giving me a bad case of LENS LUST.... It's not if, but when, am I going to find one!

Cheers and good light,
David


All you would have to do is either find an AI conversion ring or cut this one. I have no idea if this is a good price though...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-S-C-55mm-F1-2-non-AI-lens-made-in-Japan-/281292075056?pt=AU_Lenses&hash=item417e507030&_uhb=1

Just trying to spend your money. I love the 55/1.2.



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