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Stokesey wrote:
Hey Leighton .....

I did the comparison few pages back - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/3716#12246609

between the 180mm Ai and the 200mm f2 Ai-s chubby - it won't be too far out fro the Ai-s version as the glass is ED glass just never advertised as such .... only when they did the Ai-s version and put a gold ring round it.

I may need to do more comparisons ..... was there anything specific you had in mind?

Steve


Although your comparison shows a difference, the subject is a bit busy so reading it can be a challenge. I think Leighton is looking for something not quite so elaborate that shows how both lenses handle the out of focus area. I doubt anyone believes there is a significant difference between the two lenses in the focal plane since both are very sharp wide open. And with regard to the presence of ED glass in the AI lens it is my understanding that only a few lenses at the end of production of the AI included ED glass. Perhaps you're connection with the business gives you better information on the subject. I'd be curious.



Apr 22, 2014 at 04:49 PM
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James, you're tickling my lens lust... stop that!

Thanks for the examination of the 28 PC which is not in my kit. Your description certainly adds to its appeal. I'll look forward to what you produce from the lens.

Also enjoy the conversation on creative rights. These are definitely challenging times for folks whose work can be digitized. And when you give every monkey a word processor and enough time, eventually, they'll produce the writings of Shakespeare... Give every person a digital camera and eventually no image produced by a camera will have any value... getting a buck for a photo from a stock agency may seem like a nice thing unless selling images is what you do for a living...



Apr 22, 2014 at 04:55 PM
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Jose your micro work with the praying mantis is superb!

Curtis the abandoned train trestle shots are great but i agree with Georg I like the color one the best. Great DOF!!! Now the 180 2.8 AIS of mine needs a little loving too after it's trip to the doctor to fix the blades. It is such a beautiful lens and you use it to it's distinct advantage, especially in the last flower photo

Georg I love your artist series especially the last one. Thanks for the insight into your method! The door is soooo nice!

Peter the waterfalls make an excellent photo - well done!

Scott the door is truly an American front porch - I love it!

Joan it's so nice to see the attention to details in your framing with the 16mm

Andy your close ups and flowers are wonderful. You are very talented!

Rafael you have the ultimate collection of Nikkors. Heck you could start a museum

Nuno I think you are correct in passing on that 85mm 1.4. The floating element is easily dislodged with an impact like that!

David the sailboat makes a beautiful scene that you have captured. Well worth hanging?

Flow that is such a classic photo and your post really sets it apart

Chin you are the master of lines and space - outstanding!

Ken I really like both of your photos but the last one really rings my bell

James your photo of the bridge is expertly processed and the framing is wonderful!

Steve your bird photos are outstanding especially the first one!

Buddy you have a beautiful dog and I am sure there is a real challenge to keep up

Thanks for all of the likes and comments
Ray









Apr 22, 2014 at 05:27 PM
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I bought a 24-85 ED VR to use at family outings but I never seem to use it
Here's a few shots of the grand kids from Easter Sunday. I used the 55mm 1.2 and the 85mm 1.4












Apr 22, 2014 at 05:41 PM
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Curtis, Thought these might help you decide.

Mounted on my old D300 sporting a really well made wide angle hood found on ebay, and the 72mm solid aluminum milled lens cap. (glad I hung on to it)







BTW...you can turn the shift knob with one finger, and it slides like silk






Hope that helps...



Apr 22, 2014 at 05:48 PM
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Ray, the real challenge is keeping up with this thread!

Thank you for the kind words on the dogs. The first two pictures are from Holly. She used to be mine until my ex decided we split up. We still live together until I find a new apartment so atthe time I still take Holly for walks about every day.

In the last two pictures you see Amy. She belongs to my girlfriend and when we move together Amy will be the subject in more of my photos. At the time I only get to see them during the weekends.

Here is another pet that will soon live with me:

Taken with the 55mm f1,2 S.C Auto Nikkor at f2,8



And a flower with the 135mm f3,5 Q.C Auto Nikkor



There are some photos I would love to comment on, but with life keeping me away from my notebook and the internet it's really tough. It doesn't make sens to comment on many of the impressive photographs posted a few pages back even if I would love to. Most of you posted newer photos and things would get very confusing very fast.

Some of the recent photographs I would like to comment though are these:

Steve, the Chaffin photo is amazingly sharp. I never get feather detail like that. Especially not at 1/90th of a second!

Georg, I really like the craftmanship on that door. And you did an excellent job framing that magnificent door. What's a Hausbaumhaus though?

Rafael, nice sunstars on the 8mm fish eye
I agree on the one desert island lens. If I only could bring a single camera and lens my choices would be FM2 with 55mm f1,2 S.C Auto Nikkor

Other then that, I'm at a crossroad in life and even though the events of the day keep me away from home a lot of the time I always enjoy casting a cursory glance at the photography, lens porn and conversation in this thread. At the time to me it's like the beacons and lighthouses used by sailors in bygone years to keep a steady course.



Apr 22, 2014 at 05:56 PM
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Alright. Quick question. How difficult is it to convert a non-AI lens to AI?

Are there DIY kits you can buy? If not, can recommendations where to send a lens to get it converted. ...you know, just in case I stumble across an oldie but a goodie one of these weeks.



Apr 22, 2014 at 05:57 PM
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craigjohn wrote:
Alright. Quick question. How difficult is it to convert a non-AI lens to AI?

Are there DIY kits you can buy? If not, can recommendations where to send a lens to get it converted. ...you know, just in case I stumble across an oldie but a goodie one of these weeks.


Go here
http://www.aiconversions.com/



Apr 22, 2014 at 06:03 PM
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Thanks.


Apr 22, 2014 at 06:24 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Although your comparison shows a difference, the subject is a bit busy so reading it can be a challenge. I think Leighton is looking for something not quite so elaborate that shows how both lenses handle the out of focus area. I doubt anyone believes there is a significant difference between the two lenses in the focal plane since both are very sharp wide open. And with regard to the presence of ED glass in the AI lens it is my understanding that only a few lenses at the end of production of the AI included ED glass. Perhaps you're
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Steve, what he said.



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Ray, lovely grandkids, I bet it's a house full when they all get together!

Buddy, love the snake, I could use it in my barn.

Edited on Apr 22, 2014 at 06:34 PM · View previous versions



Apr 22, 2014 at 06:33 PM
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Great shot everyone

Nikon 50 1.2 Ai-s von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr

Nikon 50 1.2 Ai-s von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



Apr 22, 2014 at 06:34 PM
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Ronny, Nitro's looking good!


Apr 22, 2014 at 06:36 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Ray, lovely grandkids, I bet it's a house full when they all get together!

Buddy, love the snake, I could use it in my barn.

Thanks leighton. Yes it does get pretty crazy when they are all there. I love it!!!

Great stuff Ronny!



Apr 22, 2014 at 06:39 PM
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Thanks Leighton ..Looks like the aperturering is stuck in f 1.2 position
Thanks Ray



Apr 22, 2014 at 06:45 PM
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James Markus wrote:
Curtis, Thought these might help you decide.

Mounted on my old D300 sporting a really well made wide angle hood found on ebay, and the 72mm solid aluminum milled lens cap. (glad I hung on to it)

http://www.photomatter.com/_images/28PC_Mounted.jpg

BTW...you can turn the shift knob with one finger, and it slides like silk
http://www.photomatter.com/_images/28PC_Mounted2.jpg

Hope that helps...


Lovely lens James. Mine looks to be in similar condition and I like it a lot.. Look forward to your images.



Apr 22, 2014 at 07:26 PM
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Nothing spectacular about a gaggle of geese, but they were relatively still. A few shots have purple martins darting in

All shot from a tripod

Clicky click



Apr 22, 2014 at 07:30 PM
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the solitaire wrote:
...Georg, I really like the craftmanship on that door. And you did an excellent job framing that magnificent door. What's a Hausbaumhaus though?
...

Other then that, I'm at a crossroad in life and even though the events of the day keep me away from home a lot of the time I always enjoy casting a cursory glance at the photography, lens porn and conversation in this thread. At the time to me it's like the beacons and lighthouses used by sailors in bygone years to keep a steady course.



Buddy, thanks and I like the nautical terminology used in your last sentence
I like your image done with the 24/2.8 a lot. Superb framing - the old tree over the way - just beautiful.

The "Hausbaumhaus" (about "house-tree-house") was built in or around 1490. The name is derived from a strong oak-tree-trunk settled on a granite-boulder. "Trees" branching away from the trunk are holding the joists. That's the "Hausbaum". Here are more informations in German: Hausbaumhaus

Some more old images from this interesting building. Not good images, rather test-shots I kept as future reference:

20/3.5 Ais at f/8 - a too close/steep shot because 99% of the time cars are parking in front of this building.
It rains or snows the remaining 1 %


16/3.5 at f/11 part of the "Hausbaum" - house-tree


16/3.5 at f/8, tried a remote strobe for a staged shot with people on the stairs later



Apr 22, 2014 at 07:58 PM
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Georg, I think one is safe in saying that they don't make them like this anymore! Great old building.


Apr 22, 2014 at 08:11 PM
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and if that comparison doesn't work for you Leighton, I'll go to the museum next week after "the big test"


Apr 22, 2014 at 08:28 PM
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